Sierra Nevada Pale Ale - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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Ratings: 8,187 | Reviews: 2,669 | Display Reviews Only:
4.21/5 rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Serving: Bottle poured into pint glass
Served: 28 Aug 2013
Brewed: 23 July 2013
Appearance: A copper-reddish color with a nice one finger head that collapses to just a ring of foam around the edge. Little carbonation coming up from the bottom of the glass. Frothy semi-dirty looking head.
Smell: Great balance of malt and hop here. The aroma hops won't whack you over the face, but they are present in the nose. Sweeter smelling malts play great with the smell of the hops.
Taste: A more intense version of the nose. Great interplay between malts and slightly bitter hops. A nice assertive bitter-citrus hop quality is balanced with malt that allows the palate to remain fresh and conditioned for another sip. The hops are not too strong, but can certainly be tasted slightly. A masterfully balanced taste.
Mouthfeel: Great carbonation allows this one to feel thicker on the tongue than the beer actually is, allowing it to be enjoyable for some time in the glass.
Overall: This is my standard for comparison for APAs. Sierra Nevada has a fantastic, delicious beer here that is easy to compare to others in the style in all categories, especially color and hoppiness. This is a go-to beer for me due to it's balanced flavors, yet noticeable complexity.
Serving type: bottle
06-01-2013 11:46:14 | More by Beric
Sierra Nevada Pale Ale from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
90 out of 100 based on 8,187 ratings.