Sierra Nevada Pale Ale - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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Ratings: 8,189 | Reviews: 2,670 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by freed:
4.75/5 rDev +17.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5
I consider this the benchmark. The continental divide. Beer flowing to the east should go back to the drawing board. Beer flowing to the west is how life should be. And those beers are tributaries that flow into the great standard. I don't mean to make SNPA sound like an amalgamation of beers, but its really just one of those great confluences of smell, appearance, taste, and enjoyment.
It pours a rich golden color. As the pour slows, the head billows up with a turbulent cap that settles with a nice crisp rim of foam. The aroma is of ample fresh hops, bursting is bright green flavors. The first sip is crisp, malty, and satisfying. Spring, Summer, Fall, and Winter, its always the same taste. With a nice malt background the hops are a wonderful compliment. The biscuit and the citrus are a wonderful mix.
Maybe its the years of practice, but when in doubt, pick up a sixer and you'll be set.
Serving type: bottle
06-13-2003 22:39:21 | More by freed
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3.95/5 rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
The driving range and par 3 that I frequent used to have Newcastle in cans. It had been a while and I had since become a hop fan, so when I got back into golf, I was thinking "ok, it's better than ****-light". But oh, what the devil?!? They now have Sierra Nevada in cans! I took it as a good omen. (I think this beer has actually helped me with my fade.)
Serving type: can
07-30-2014 20:15:44 | More by seymourcox
3.81/5 rDev -5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
A great drinking beer. The appearance is a light orange with a nice white head. The smell is full of hops but does have some more earthy smells in it as well. The taste is great with a burst of hop flavor in the beginning that fades into a toasty malt flavor that finishes the beer well. I can definitely see how this one is a popular beer today.
Serving type: bottle
07-30-2014 14:02:04 | More by WhiteHillsStore
Sierra Nevada Pale Ale from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
90 out of 100 based on 8,189 ratings.