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Sierra Nevada Pale Ale | Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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Sierra Nevada Pale AleSierra Nevada Pale Ale
11,370 Ratings
Sierra Nevada Pale AleSierra Nevada Pale Ale

Brewed by:
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
California, United States

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.60%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Generous quantities of premium Cascade hops give the Pale Ale its fragrant bouquet and spicy flavor.

37 IBU

Added by kbub6f on 07-05-2001

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Ratings: 11,370 |  Reviews: 3,038
Photo of bluemoonswoon
4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

24oz twist off bottle poured into pint glass, no freshness date.

A: Pours a nice amber with a one inch off white head that fades into a cap rather quickly.

S: Big bready aroma upfront with hints of flora hops hinding in the back of the inital bread and biscut aroma.

T/MF: Lots of big biscut flavor upfront coupled with nice bubbly carbonation and a decent hop bite. Not quite as juicy as other APAs I've had (Alpha King for example) but this is a nice change of pace. Still I feel that the bread and biscut flavor dominates too heavily for my tastes, not quite as smooth and leaves a bit of a dry aftertaste.

D: I held this beer up against Alpha King because I wanted to know the differences, and boy are they evident. That being said this is still a very solid beer and one that I will always come back to.

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of Jodio
4.2/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mabermud
3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of illini4x4
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of Bonsall_Phil
3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of LoganMc
3.68/5  rDev -8.7%

Photo of ithinkimasofa
3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

Photo of nanobrew
4/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of Samp01
4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours golden amber with a nice white creamy long lasting head. Aroma of floral hops, citrus.Taste is hops, some citrus and spice. Mouthfeel is med body, with good carbonation. Nicely balanced, goes down easy and smooth. Overall a very enjoyable and drinkable Pale Ale.

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Photo of JSchock7
3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of bmeGT
4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jeonseh
3.33/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

nice light amber color with a thick golden white head that doesn't dissolve too quickly; very smooth; a good IPA rone that has the bitter taste that usually is associated with the IPA without leaving a bad aftertaste in the mouth; actually a little bit of a tart taste too which i almost want to say is a hint of lemon or at least taste's like it; actually has a lot of citrusy undertones in general; a pretty good beer that i would definitely recommend especially if you enjoy IPAs

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Photo of Beezee
3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of AC-Mivsek
4.56/5  rDev +13.2%

Photo of joaopmgoncalves
4.61/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Drank at Catraio, Porto.

A: The body is crisply crystalline with a one-finger thick white head. There's lot of lacing and retention. Going back to the body, it's yellow perfect appearing to be almost a pilsner.
S: The aroma has hints of banana and citrusy profiles. It's very soft.
T & M: Can you imagine an awesome IPA with citrusy, kind of hoppy and mostly tropical flavors? Basically it's that but it lacks the bitterness in the end. It's soo great, it seems a beer made in heaven.
O: It's my first Sierra Nevada and I'm totally stoked. It's now clear to me why this beer is classical, it's really a higher product.

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3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

Photo of ToddGingerich
4.75/5  rDev +17.9%

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3.79/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

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4.08/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of Chickenhawk9932
3.94/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a pale light yellow with an off white head.

A nice bouquet of pale malt with citrus, pine, and floral hops in the nose.

Taste is biscuit malt up front with bitter pine and citrus pulling it towards hoppy with a dry nutty finish. The Pale ale standard.

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Photo of PatrickCT
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Sierra Nevada Pale Ale from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.03 out of 5 with 11,370 ratings
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