Sierra Nevada Pale Ale | Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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Sierra Nevada Pale AleSierra Nevada Pale Ale
11,466 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: 11,466 |  Reviews: 3,050
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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

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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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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

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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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%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +17.9%

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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4.44/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

LOOKS: Poured aggressively into a Nonic Pint glass. Nice 2 finger, off white, foamy head. Lots of small bubbles streaming up the glass. Color is a clear amber-orange. Leaves a fair lacing down the glass.
AROMA: Floral sweetness and honey right off the bat. Pine and citrus/mild grapefruit rind. Lots of floral/jasmine here.
TASTE: Sweet and bitterness are nicely balanced here. Mild citrus and pine notes, this beer came in a winter variety pack and the beer is exactly three months past the bottling date. Probably would be a bit more flavorful if newer, same with aroma. But that is what is available.
MOUTHFEEL: Medium light body, not overly dry, not overly the middle. Perfect carbonation to this beer, prickly on tongue.
OVERALL: I think a super fresh bottle would pop a bit more, but this is still a great tasting brew. An easy drinking, pleasant brew that would appeal to a wide audience.

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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +17.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

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4.37/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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3.78/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Pours a clear, light copper with a big foamy head that quickly recedes and leaves spotty touches of lace all over the glass. Aroma is slightly bready and is dominated by floral / citrus hops. There's a light touch of caramel malt in the taste, but this is quickly overtaken by the citrus hop / lasting grapefruit rind bitterness. Mouthfeel is on the lighter side; its a fairly drinkable and refreshing ale. Here's to the brew that is the "gateway" for many of us craft beer geeks -

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5/5  rDev +24.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

Sierra Nevada Pale Ale from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.03 out of 5 with 11,466 ratings