Sierra Nevada Pale Ale - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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4.09/5 rDev +1.2%
Appearance - Light orange/amber, clear, 2 finger head dissipates into a wispy cap, a bit of sticky lacing
Aroma - Floral/citrusy/grassy hops and sweet honey/caramel malts in equal measure, I feel like the yeast is imparting some fruity ester qualities.
Feel/Taste - Smooth medium body and gentle carb. Like the nose, the taste is impeccably well balanced between a citrus/pine/floral hop bite and honey/toasty/caramel malty sweetness. Slight lingering hop bitterness on the end.
Overall - Haven't had this in quite a while, it's so easy to brush over... Picked it up on a whim anyway to revisit and review. Glad I did,; reminded me that it really is an outstanding APA and certainly very worthy of it's classic status. Highly drinkable, might have to go buy a sixer now.
08-29-2014 04:18:26 | More by Redneckwine
4/5 rDev -1%
12oz to a pint glass, bottled 7/714
Pours a clear light golden orange with a finger of foam. Retention isn't too bad, pretty heavy carbonation, good lacing 4.25/5
Smell is hoppy with a good balance. upfront pine and citrus. A bready caramel malt makes a solid backbone, both in pretty equal proportion 4/5
Taste follows really well. Lots of pine with some orange-y citrus backed up by a caramel malt. Again, pretty balanced between the two 4/5
Feel is pretty solid, a moderately light body with a nice bite of carbonation. No alcohol, incredibly easy to drink 4/5
Overall it's reputation as the flagship beer of one of the largest craft breweries is well deserved 4/5
08-28-2014 07:22:16 | More by lordofstarside
Sierra Nevada Pale Ale from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
90 out of 100 based on 8,534 ratings.