Sierra Nevada Pale Ale - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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Ratings: 7,918 | Reviews: 2,658 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by Rhynes2:
3.7/5 rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
Took a few tries to get into this beer to be honest. Clear, light colored beer when poured out. Little head retention. Very citrusy in flavor. I am normally a fan of the grapefruit flavor in a beer but this beer was a bit too sour for my tastes. Aftertaste is a bit too unpleasant. I really liked the bottle condition aspect here. It really helps this beer stick out and be unique. Had very high expectations for this one but it didn't impress me much.
Serving type: bottle
05-14-2009 16:57:51 | More by Rhynes2
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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
4.15/5 rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
12oz can into tulip
A: Deep goldenrod hue, a bit hazy without being completely opaque. Pouring for effect yielded a nice two and a half finger head of a paper white color - moderate to light retention. Lacing is minimal, but present. Carbonation is visible and the body appears medium to light
S: Sweet pine mixed with apricot, peach, and traces of very light mango. Mild resinous aroma – oak and fresh pine needles – juicy characteristics along with some spicy renderings – Citrus peel and minced ginger. Tail end of the nose is sweet and tropical.
T: Dry and resinous initially, mixture of oak bark and pine, notes of dry earth and peat, fresh grass with piquant notes of lemon citrus in the background. Crisp and diverse on the palate – the middle mouth introduces some maltier elements that articulate the caramel backbone while also being a bit bready. The light fruits from the nose are even more suppressed on the palate, only contributing a transient zest. The finish moves from zesty back to wood-bready hybrid, very well balanced.
M: Medium body, with medium-light carbonation – solid mouth feel, copes with the palate nicely – easy drinking – Aftertaste is dry but sweet.
O: One of my first craft beers and a delicious one at that. Finally sat down to review. This beer essentially began a revolution and remains a solid go to today. Fabulously balanced with superior drinkability. An easy choice anyone looking for craft brew
Serving type: can
07-09-2014 01:14:09 | More by ZagZagg
Sierra Nevada Pale Ale from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
90 out of 100 based on 7,918 ratings.