Sierra Nevada Pale Ale - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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Reviews by tealeaf:
2.9/5 rDev -28.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5
well i have tried this beer on two occasions only, and both times i was not impressed. maybe it is because i am not a big pale ale fan.
Its a nice rustic gold, amber color.
i picked up alot of hops in the smell, there may have been a little hint of citrus in there too. i actually really liked the smell of this beer.
the taste is what throws me off.
the hops sort of punch out in the beginning and theres an after taste of more hops with a little bit of fruitiness, to me at least.
like it may be because i am not a big fan of pale ale even though there is a few i enjoy.
for me this beer was bearable for about half a glass and after that i had to struggle to drink it.
Serving type: bottle
07-15-2010 22:07:38 | More by tealeaf
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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 8,079 ratings.