Sierra Nevada Pale Ale - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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Ratings: 8,132 | Reviews: 2,666 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by BlackJeremiah:
4.05/5 rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5
Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a pint glass.
A: Coppery, golden, clear as crystal. Lots of streaming, but almost lazy in tempo. Head is white, foamy, with good lacing.
S: Biscuity malt, bready yeast--sweet scents. Hop smells are more citrusy than piney, but retain elements of both.
T: Nice, crisp hop and light carbonation melt into mild, sweet malt flavors. A complex, well-balanced, benchmark pale ale. Lemon, orange, pine tar, raisin nut bread and biscuits.
M: A bit drying, crisp, light on the tongue. Refreshing and pitch-perfect for the style.
D: An ideal--maybe THE ideal--session beer. Drinks well, with an ABV that is present, but not prohibitive to drinking a sixer during the ball game.
Serving type: bottle
10-14-2006 15:41:11 | More by BlackJeremiah
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.