Sierra Nevada Pale Ale - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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Ratings: 8,133 | Reviews: 2,666 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by SmashPants:
3.6/5 rDev -10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Bottle: reasonable brown bottle with an original and decent label.
Appearance: mid-amber in colour with a light haze. Disappointingly minimal head that doesn't last long.
Aroma: a typically APA nose of citrus, pine and a dash of caramel. A touch of herbs behind as well. An enticing prospect.
Taste: a little disappointing, actually. Not as full as the aroma, and a bit weak in feel. The good flavours do still come through, however, which helps keep this beer afloat.
Aftertaste: oddly, stronger on the finish, with a good dash of bitterness. Even better near the bottom of the bottle.
Mouthfeel: a bit weak in body. The flavour could have been carried better by a heavier feel. Light-to-medium carbonation is pretty bang-on.
Overall: a good quality American Pale Ale that is only let down by its lack of body. Good for a 6-pack, but I don't think it will be joining my list of regular beers.
Serving type: bottle
09-11-2012 04:00:20 | More by SmashPants
More User Reviews:
4.11/5 rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
A: Pours a clear golden with a dense white head. Very lice lacing and retention.
S: This beer smells of balance. Perfect balance of floral citrus hops, light caramel and very light grainy sweet malt. A wee bit of pilsner like aroma is present. Neither the hops nor malt take over the aroma.
T: Starts with a beautiful floral Citrusy, grapefruit and mild pine flavor followed by a lemony citrus in the mid palate. Bitterness is present but subdued and balanced to the sweet malt flavor. The light lemon character and hop flavor persists in a semi dry finish. Quite a complex hop flavor going on here.
M:Medium body with a velvety texture. moderate carbonation. Smooth.
O: This is one of the best overall pale ales I've ever had. Balance is the word here. It's a complex variety of flavors that each have their own identity and distinct flavors are identifiable through the finish. A very smooth and easy drinking beer.
Serving type: bottle
07-24-2014 23:17:58 | More by slusk
Sierra Nevada Pale Ale from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
90 out of 100 based on 8,133 ratings.