Sierra Nevada Pale Ale - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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Reviews by Philousa:
4.35/5 rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Pours a pale gold, clear, with one finger sticky head. The rocky foam clings to the glass and laces well for a pale. The tart yeast aroma is clearly evident upon opening the bottle, but disappears soon after. I get sweet, sticky pale malt, toasted biscuit made with honey. Piney fresh hops sit atop, wafting easily to your nose. The initial sweet malt flavor is fleeting as bitter hops and yeast flavors take over quickly. The yeast starts tart and serves as a smooth transition to the bitter piney, earthy hop flavors. This is about as full bodied as a Pale Ale can get, with middling mouthfeel and a medium finish.
I'll make no claim that I am currently an acolyte of Sierra Nevada's Pale Ale. I'll tell you a secret, though: I hated it when I first had it in college. I was into nutty, watery beers (read: Newcastle), and this tasted like soap to me. I didn't always get along with hoppy flavors, it seems. Now I can't imagine a better stand by, go to beer in a jam. Thank you, Sierra Nevada, for making such a palatable, robust ale that is available nearly anywhere that a boring tasteless InBev product is served. Cheers!
Serving type: bottle
02-03-2012 05:46:12 | More by Philousa
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4.05/5 rDev +0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Sierra Nevada Pale Ale reminds me of a less hoppy Dales Pale Ale (I compare every canned pale to this beer) or a can of Budweiser that actually tastes good and has flavor. It's a very drinkable beer and might be a good intro beer for someone who wants to try something hoppy or bitter without being overwhelmed.
Serving type: can
07-10-2014 22:46:57 | More by iheartmyTHO
Sierra Nevada Pale Ale from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
90 out of 100 based on 7,938 ratings.