Sierra Nevada Pale Ale - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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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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3.76/5 rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Keep in mind that I am more of a stout/porter/dark brew fan than I am of ales and lagers.
Still thought this was great. The appearance was beautiful - poured a deep golden amber but did not have a very thick head, thin and white with no lacing at all. Would have rated Appearance at least 4 if it had more persistent head/more lacing. We'll see if the next bottle is any different. Smelled kind of. piney in a way. Smells hoppy. Spice-y. Smells good. The taste is one of my favorites for a pale ale. Absolutely perfect blend of hops and malt. Got a hoppy flavor which transitions into a bready spiced barley kind of flavor. Finishes a bit dry. Light-medium bodied, closer to the light side. Slightly above average carbonation. Overall I'd say a 3.75. High drinkability, might purchase again if I'm ever in an ale mood.
Serving type: bottle
07-22-2014 20:15:50 | More by Lordhelmit
Sierra Nevada Pale Ale from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
90 out of 100 based on 8,071 ratings.