Sierra Nevada Pale Ale - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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Reviews by littleshamrocks:
4.05/5 rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5
12oz brown bottle with no freshness dating. Served in a pint glass.
Pours a medium amber with about one finger of frothy white head. It has a very nice clarity and about an average amount of carbonation. When held up to the light it seems to have some small particles, possibly yeast, suspended in the brew. The head settles to a small crown on top and leaves behind impressive rings of lacing. The aroma is kicked off by toasted grain/bready maltiness along with a mix of a floral to perfumey to citrusy hop presence. Some fruity esters are here as well. The malt flavor is very solid with some spicy hops in the middle and an orange peel-like bitterness in the finish. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with a somewhat coarse texture and lively carbonation. The finish is lightly astringent.
This beer makes me feel nostalgic. It was one of the two or three brews that really got me hooked on "better" beer. I remember back then being impressed by the hoppiness of it, but now, after being exposed to a whole new world of beers, I am struck by the balance in the ingredients. It is a supremely drinkable classic of an American craft beer. If Sierra Nevada would only put some kind of freshness dating on their bottles, I would keep this one around much more often.
Serving type: bottle
01-09-2008 01:14:52 | More by littleshamrocks
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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
Sierra Nevada Pale Ale from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
90 out of 100 based on 8,209 ratings.