Sierra Nevada Pale Ale - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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Ratings: 7,109 | Reviews: 2,611 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by tewaris:
4.35/5 rDev +7.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
OG: 13 degrees Plato
FG: 4 degrees Plato
12 oz bottle, barely short of 3 months from bottling, poured into a Samuel Adams Perfect Pint.
Quite clear for a bottle conditioned ale, SNPA pours deep amber with a big off white crown with good retention and excellent lacing. A truly good looking and inviting beer.
Perhaps the beer is too old, although I picked it from the fridge at a beer store of repute, but I do not get much hops in the aroma. However, there is a very delicate and delicious bready malt character, and some floral/perfumy esters.
Slightly sweet with a nice hop bite that is bitter but not big on any specific hop character. A good body to support the relatively light bitterness. As far as I am concerned this beer doesn't stand out in terms of being "big" or complex but is a nice drinking beer that one can have a few of without tiring the palate or straining the liver all that much, and is the defining beer for its style.
Right carbonation, right body, and the right finish. Nails it!
I got a six pack and had four without even realizing. SNPA is the beer!
Serving type: bottle
02-17-2011 06:38:08 | More by tewaris
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4.16/5 rDev +2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
12 oz bottle into a tumbler. I really need to work on my glassware situation, but I feel like any glass is better than none. Last one from a 6 pack, enjoyed this beer quite a bit. It's a style I love, and pretty typical for it.
Pours a slightly hazy light amber/dark blonde with less than one finger of creamy off white head. Lacing isn't anything to write home about.
Sniffs Good. Subtle and hoppy, probably cascade. Mouthfeel is pretty light, and drinks smoothly. Would be a good beer in the summer, and is great right now late in the winter too. Tastes well balanced with plenty of hops. If you don't like hops this one is pretty approachable. (People should just drink what they like though.)
Serving type: bottle
03-11-2014 02:08:20 | More by DagenhamDavis
Sierra Nevada Pale Ale from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
91 out of 100 based on 7,109 ratings.