Sierra Nevada Pale Ale - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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Ratings: 8,132 | Reviews: 2,666 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by Act25:
4.05/5 rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Sierra Nevada is so consistent, their Narwhal is as fine as any RIS, and their Pale Ale is perhaps the best pale ale for the price in the world, bested only by Stone or Dales Pale Ale (which is entirely different beast).
A: Perfect pour, lighter colored, hazed, and good head and lacing.
S: Nicely floral and spicy, complex craft, original, piney, and refreshing. Inviting. Gets really good at 50-55 degrees.
T: Follows the floral and spicy nose. Good hop flavoring pronounced in the mid-body.
MF: Medium to light bodied, cut nicely by bittering. Leaving mouth nice and dry and tingly. Lighter than sticky Stones, Dales, Troegs, or Left Hand.
O: This is one to buy by the case on sale. This is the go-to beer of all go-to beers. For example, I have found it for 12.99 a 24 vs 18.99 for 24 Dales. 4.25 for value.
Serving type: bottle
02-01-2014 02:39:16 | More by Act25
More User Reviews:
4.11/5 rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
A: Pours a clear golden with a dense white head. Very lice lacing and retention.
S: This beer smells of balance. Perfect balance of floral citrus hops, light caramel and very light grainy sweet malt. A wee bit of pilsner like aroma is present. Neither the hops nor malt take over the aroma.
T: Starts with a beautiful floral Citrusy, grapefruit and mild pine flavor followed by a lemony citrus in the mid palate. Bitterness is present but subdued and balanced to the sweet malt flavor. The light lemon character and hop flavor persists in a semi dry finish. Quite a complex hop flavor going on here.
M:Medium body with a velvety texture. moderate carbonation. Smooth.
O: This is one of the best overall pale ales I've ever had. Balance is the word here. It's a complex variety of flavors that each have their own identity and distinct flavors are identifiable through the finish. A very smooth and easy drinking beer.
Serving type: bottle
07-24-2014 23:17:58 | More by slusk
Sierra Nevada Pale Ale from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
90 out of 100 based on 8,132 ratings.