Sierra Nevada Pale Ale - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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Reviews by Josievan:
3.9/5 rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
Appearance: Pours a fine golden hue with a nice head and lacing.
Smell: Somewhat hoppy, but more piney for me.
Taste: Good old Cascade hops duking it out with a pack of pine trees. This beer makes me want to lie on the cool ground on a late afternoon under immense California pines.
Mouthfeel: Significantly carbonated, with a good moderate weight for an APA.
Drinkability: For me, not sessionable, but very drinkable for an APA, which is not my favorite style.
Overall, this beer's reputation as the Old Faithful of APAs is warranted. Hop-forward beers such as APAs and IPAs aren't exactly my thing, but if I'm craving an APA, this comes to mind. I remember having this beer once before I was really into craft beer. At that time, it was quite a bit too hoppy for me to enjoy it. Now, I clearly see why it's a benchmark for APAs.
Serving type: bottle
11-03-2009 05:31:46 | More by Josievan
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Sierra Nevada Pale Ale from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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