Sierra Nevada Pale Ale - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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Reviews by johnrobe:
3.88/5 rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5
A true modern classic and one that started me on the path to better beer. Others have improved on the original, IMHO, but as the trend has been "bigger is better" in craft brewing, SNPA retains high marks for drinkability; simply one of the finest session pale ales around. Once I began stockpiling Celebration every year I stopped buying this beer, so this is a homecoming of sorts. It pours a light orange amber with a frothy white head that leaves rings. The aroma is light but dominated by citric hops. The taste is mostly citrus with some pine and is pleasantly bitter. A simple sugar, candy-like sweetness makes a brief appearance on the palate but the malt doesn't develop like some of the bigger PAs. Mouthfeel is light-medium bodied and slightly creamy but not heavy, an excellent lunchtime brew.
Serving type: bottle
02-02-2004 02:02:42 | More by johnrobe
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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.
91 out of 100 based on 7,115 ratings.