Sierra Nevada Pale Ale - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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Reviews by SeattleBeerBlog:
4.75/5 rDev +17.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5
Grew up on this stuff and figured I should finally make a formal review!
A- Great light copper Color, slightly hazy from bottle conditioning and dry hopping but still very clear, nice one inch head that dissipates a little too quickly but great lacing and a tad bit of white head remaining.
S- Grapefruit, pine, sweet malt, floral. awesome pale nose
T-Bitterness hits right up front with great grapefruit, pine, citrus notes supported by a great dry malt backbone, lingering bitterness is great, much hoppier than I remember, and so tasty.
M- nice carbonation (perhaps a bit low but good) and alcohol level is unnoticeable, medium bodied.
O- there is a reason this is one of the top selling beers in the US. It was the first American Pale Ale in the world and is still a fantastic beer, I don't drink this as often as a should and it is so good out of the bottle (Kegs are CO2 conditioned). Best pale hands down.
Serving type: bottle
09-27-2011 00:20:07 | More by SeattleBeerBlog
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4.16/5 rDev +2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
12 oz bottle into a tumbler. I really need to work on my glassware situation, but I feel like any glass is better than none. Last one from a 6 pack, enjoyed this beer quite a bit. It's a style I love, and pretty typical for it.
Pours a slightly hazy light amber/dark blonde with less than one finger of creamy off white head. Lacing isn't anything to write home about.
Sniffs Good. Subtle and hoppy, probably cascade. Mouthfeel is pretty light, and drinks smoothly. Would be a good beer in the summer, and is great right now late in the winter too. Tastes well balanced with plenty of hops. If you don't like hops this one is pretty approachable. (People should just drink what they like though.)
Serving type: bottle
03-11-2014 02:08:20 | More by DagenhamDavis
Sierra Nevada Pale Ale from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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