Sierra Nevada Pale Ale - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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Ratings: 8,116 | Reviews: 2,666 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by philipt:
4.38/5 rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Some times the "well distributed" beer folks do well. This is an outstanding beer that is readily available even in the most remote parts,
Copper/amber in color with a respectable off-white head. Good lacing effect too. Fresh hops dominate the nose. The taste is much more balanced between hops and malt. Starts with a caramel sweetness that is quickly attacked by a very fresh hop flavor (Cascade hops I believe).
Probably the best readily available beer on the market.
Serving type: bottle
11-02-2003 23:51:08 | More by philipt
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4.11/5 rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
A: Pours a clear golden with a dense white head. Very lice lacing and retention.
S: This beer smells of balance. Perfect balance of floral citrus hops, light caramel and very light grainy sweet malt. A wee bit of pilsner like aroma is present. Neither the hops nor malt take over the aroma.
T: Starts with a beautiful floral Citrusy, grapefruit and mild pine flavor followed by a lemony citrus in the mid palate. Bitterness is present but subdued and balanced to the sweet malt flavor. The light lemon character and hop flavor persists in a semi dry finish. Quite a complex hop flavor going on here.
M:Medium body with a velvety texture. moderate carbonation. Smooth.
O: This is one of the best overall pale ales I've ever had. Balance is the word here. It's a complex variety of flavors that each have their own identity and distinct flavors are identifiable through the finish. A very smooth and easy drinking beer.
Serving type: bottle
07-24-2014 23:17:58 | More by slusk
4.68/5 rDev +15.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
love this stuff - this is my "go to" - and honestly, it tastes even better from the can. bold, beautiful color, maintains its head - can conditioned - I'm sold. and when the supermarket runs the price special for 12, I'm investing in the future. a truly character laden pale (love the pine and evergreen influence) that has legs - keep up the great work, SN !
Serving type: can
07-23-2014 23:43:22 | More by Tom_the_bomb
Sierra Nevada Pale Ale from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
90 out of 100 based on 8,116 ratings.