Sierra Nevada Pale Ale - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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Reviews by abeeronthebeach:
3.81/5 rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75
A - A copper-gold liquid fills the glass. You expect this beer to have some flavour and it does. Lacing is generous and sticks around.
S - Grapefruit, a modicum of sweet malt. Hop bitterness.
T - Clean, very crisp due to the hop character. Opens with a little sweetness before the main citrus-hops arrives ending nice and dryly. Hoppiness is definitely at the citrus rather than the pine end of the spectrum. Surprisingly strong-flavoured and has that more-ishness which keeps you sipping
M - Satisfying, well-balanced. I thought the mouthfeel was pretty much spot on with this one.
O - I enjoyed this a lot more on tap than I remember enjoying it from the bottle. It's nice to have a widely available beer of such solid quality to fall back on. A fine beer.
Serving type: on-tap
10-22-2013 08:20:05 | More by abeeronthebeach
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4.08/5 rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Drank from a can on a muggy summer evening.
Slightly hoppy and Easy drinking IPA. Smell the hops. First taste is slight hops and bitterness. Finishes to sweet and dry. Probably first IPA I ever had 20 years ago and still is a great intro to bolder flavor beers.
Serving type: can
07-23-2014 02:07:51 | More by metmorg
3.76/5 rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Keep in mind that I am more of a stout/porter/dark brew fan than I am of ales and lagers.
Still thought this was great. The appearance was beautiful - poured a deep golden amber but did not have a very thick head, thin and white with no lacing at all. Would have rated Appearance at least 4 if it had more persistent head/more lacing. We'll see if the next bottle is any different. Smelled kind of. piney in a way. Smells hoppy. Spice-y. Smells good. The taste is one of my favorites for a pale ale. Absolutely perfect blend of hops and malt. Got a hoppy flavor which transitions into a bready spiced barley kind of flavor. Finishes a bit dry. Light-medium bodied, closer to the light side. Slightly above average carbonation. Overall I'd say a 3.75. High drinkability, might purchase again if I'm ever in an ale mood.
Serving type: bottle
07-22-2014 20:15:50 | More by Lordhelmit
Sierra Nevada Pale Ale from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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