Sierra Nevada Pale Ale - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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Reviews by mmva321:
3.73/5 rDev -7.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
A: A pale amber body is clear and very carbonated. There some foamy but quickly dissipating head that leaves little lacing. A clean and active look.
S: Quite a crisp aroma. The overall effect is very floral. Hops, yeast and citrus notes all pop with great clarity. Well balanced but bold.
T: While many of the characteristics are carried over from the smell, the taste doesn't achieve the same balance. The hops and more grassy notes dominate, but it comes across as a bit dull. Bold but flat. Some citrus finds its way through.
M: The beer has a dryer feel thanks to the grassiness of the taste. While it does have enough carbonation and doesn't feel too heavy, the feel is flat.
O: This is a very worthwhile beer. An everyday kind of brew that isn't that way because it's easy to drink. Some big and bold flavors are here, it just doesn't have the best balance.
Serving type: bottle
01-21-2013 00:59:39 | More by mmva321
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4.15/5 rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
12oz can into tulip
A: Deep goldenrod hue, a bit hazy without being completely opaque. Pouring for effect yielded a nice two and a half finger head of a paper white color - moderate to light retention. Lacing is minimal, but present. Carbonation is visible and the body appears medium to light
S: Sweet pine mixed with apricot, peach, and traces of very light mango. Mild resinous aroma – oak and fresh pine needles – juicy characteristics along with some spicy renderings – Citrus peel and minced ginger. Tail end of the nose is sweet and tropical.
T: Dry and resinous initially, mixture of oak bark and pine, notes of dry earth and peat, fresh grass with piquant notes of lemon citrus in the background. Crisp and diverse on the palate – the middle mouth introduces some maltier elements that articulate the caramel backbone while also being a bit bready. The light fruits from the nose are even more suppressed on the palate, only contributing a transient zest. The finish moves from zesty back to wood-bready hybrid, very well balanced.
M: Medium body, with medium-light carbonation – solid mouth feel, copes with the palate nicely – easy drinking – Aftertaste is dry but sweet.
O: One of my first craft beers and a delicious one at that. Finally sat down to review. This beer essentially began a revolution and remains a solid go to today. Fabulously balanced with superior drinkability. An easy choice anyone looking for craft brew
Serving type: can
07-09-2014 01:14:09 | More by ZagZagg
Sierra Nevada Pale Ale from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
90 out of 100 based on 7,912 ratings.