Sierra Nevada Pale Ale - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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Ratings: 8,117 | Reviews: 2,666 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by pmcadamis:
4.18/5 rDev +3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5
This pale ale pours golden amber with a quickly rising foamy head. After an initial agressive pour, the head nearly reached the bottom of the pint glass, but rose quickly to a one-finger head that stayed the duration. Left nice laces of foam on the glass.
*sniff* *sniff* Smells great! I smell hops first, citrus fruit second. Upon subsequent sniffs I smell grapes somewhere in there. Definitely zesty and astringent in a pleasant way. Tickles the nose hairs! (maybe it'
s time to trim those suckers).
*sip* *sip*.... Wow! I taste grape fruit and a lemon-rind zing along with hops. This could be a great thirst-quencher in the summer! Slightly sweet at first, citrusy aftertaste. Bitter, but only slightly and in a very good way!
Mouthfeel is zesty and refreshing. I really like this!
Overall, a very good pale ale that would be great in the summer. Complex enough to be enjoyable, but light enough to drink several....this beer could be quite dangerous. Awesome.
Serving type: bottle
08-04-2006 09:00:12 | More by pmcadamis
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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 8,117 ratings.