Sierra Nevada Pale Ale - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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Ratings: 7,330 | Reviews: 2,622 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by TrueHT:
4/5 rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Comming from California, Ive always kept a bunch of these tasties in my fridge for as along as I can remember, but I will try to review this as neutral as I can.
Despite its level of hoppiness, this beer is very balanced and drinkable. It is not only balanced, but extremely crisp and clean. The initial flavor comes off citrussy and pure and has an after taste of pine and hops that isn't overly bitter.
What a lot of people fail to mention is its affordability. I see this beer all over the USA in just about every store. I rarely see it sell for more than 8 dollars a 6-pack. To get a beer of this quality for that price just makes it an obvious go-to beer even for a college student with a tight budget.
The company is known for brewing a lot of different recipes and sharing all if it on the market. All their stuff is pretty decent, but this original has always been my favorite.
Serving type: bottle
07-07-2013 15:12:02 | More by TrueHT
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4.05/5 rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Bottled beer served in a glass.
Golden/amber, hazy, with a fine suspended sediment. Very little effervescence. Moderate head, with moderate longevity.
Fruity and refreshing aromas of pine, citrus, banana and honey.
Overall a very bitter and hoppy beer. Sips reveal citrus and banana notes, with a dominant grapefruit flavour. Banana cake flavours become more prominent when swallowed. Finishes with a bitter, cut grass after-taste.
A beer that feels clean and as light as air. The light carbonation provides a slight numbing tingle. A refreshing beer that goes down easily.
A refreshing and fruity beer; an APA which ventures towards IPA territory being hop-rich. Full of flavour with a pleasant albeit slightly weak aroma, and plenty of complexity to enjoy. The bitter, grassy after-taste can linger and be a touch overpowering at times; it's best to let this one warm a bit to balance the flavours a bit more. One that's definitely worth a try.
Serving type: bottle
04-17-2014 14:20:27 | More by baumaxx1
4.11/5 rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Poured from a can with a packaged on date of 2/4/14; into a pint glass.
Appearance - dark gold; swirling carbonation that builds an ice cream sundae-like white head. Lacing is spot on!
Smell - sweet malts and a blend of grass, pine and citrus.
Taste - wonderfully balanced and complex flavors in true SN style!
Feel - about as easy drinking as you get for the style!
Overall - a bit lacking in the aroma department, but that is nitpicking a stud of a beer!
Serving type: can
04-13-2014 01:30:33 | More by DenverHopHead
Sierra Nevada Pale Ale from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
91 out of 100 based on 7,330 ratings.