Sierra Nevada Pale Ale - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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3.93/5 rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Here it is - the classic, original "hoppy" beer by which all others are judged. This brought me to craft beer, and years later it's still always refreshing and satisfying.
Beautiful, classic pale ale appearance. Clear, pale, golden orange. Always a little sudsy head on top and good lacing down the glass.
Smell brings lemony fruit and a little pine. Perhaps some toffee/caramel too?
Taste is immediately bright, floral and a little bitter, with hops delivering those lemon and orange notes. At the center is that classic, slightly herbal, caramel backbone.
Mouthfeel is prickly, but soft, if that makes sense. Ample carbonation. Coats the tongue for a good couple seconds and then leaves a dry finish. Lemony, herbal aftertaste, almost like tea.
Man, I can pound these back entirely too fast.
Serving type: bottle
10-31-2013 00:28:59 | More by Mongrel
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Sierra Nevada Pale Ale from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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