Sierra Nevada Pale Ale | Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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Sierra Nevada Pale AleSierra Nevada Pale Ale
BEER INFO

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

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

BEER STATS
Ratings:
11,299
Reviews:
3,028
Avg:
4.05
pDev:
11.6%
 
 
Wants:
313
Gots:
3,146
For Trade:
2
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Ratings: 11,299 |  Reviews: 3,028
Photo of RickGrimes
3.37/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of Minuteman
3.87/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of charapaus
4.22/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Very good APA, perfect balance of bitter, sweet, hop and malt, taste is dry and fruity.

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Photo of ironmark666
3.49/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Shane-L-Waddell
3.52/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Fabric8r
3.95/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

The hops really grab you right away. The hop smell, and the taste. I believe they use Pearle and Cascade hops, a nice combination. If you like hops, it can't be beat, if you like to taste malt, get another brew, or really think of malt and you can find it in there somewhere. The second glass is better, as you begin to get used to, and like the hops. Bottled version not quite so hoppy. Great Beer, these folks know how to brew!

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Photo of AbePhroman
4.27/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This was one of the first beers I tasted that switched me into the realm of quality beers. ( I was a big Yuengling fan, I still think it's great for the price). It pours into a true golden color with a head that settles fast. It smells of hops but not overwhelming. It tastes oh so good. Bitter at first but it leaves me wanting more. Very high drinkability. My favorite brew, I can always fall back on this when I can't decide what to buy. Quality through and through.

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Photo of grindcore666
3.5/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had this on tap at The Mucky Duck.

Pours dark copper. This one had a nice meak one-finger head. Sandy but everlasting lacing. Lemony citrus up front with some balanced carbonation and hops. Taste wasn't stunning but still good. Mouthfeel is comfortable and I have a feeling this one is quaffable, though I savored mine. Won't go out of my way for this one, but definitely won't turn it down.

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Photo of bayner34
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of thedamnscott
4/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of hopsteez
3.9/5  rDev -3.7%

Photo of oderus666
4.04/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of pajonkunz
4/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of UncleWesticles
5/5  rDev +23.5%

Photo of dabeers1013
4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

Photo of Billz187
4.75/5  rDev +17.3%

Photo of wgfxkmf
4/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of ayestidham
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of Huntingtonbasser
4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

Photo of Insubordinator
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of Carcieri
3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

Photo of Arcman
4/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of KBrady
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of Johnny_V
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of Holdren84
4/5  rDev -1.2%

Sierra Nevada Pale Ale from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
4.05 out of 5 based on 11,299 ratings.
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