Sierra Nevada Pale Ale - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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Ratings: 8,519 | Reviews: 2,682 | Display Reviews Only:
4.83/5 rDev +19.6%
Finally had this beer on tap the other night at a great pool hall in the neighborhood and wow! This was much smoother on tap and the beer had a much more pronounced malt character than it does in the bottle. The floral hoppyness was still there, but in a much more balanced way. I had about 5 of these on tap and they went down so good I could have had 5 more!
10-23-2003 08:13:24 | More by Dmann
4.03/5 rDev -0.2%
Bottle data indicates a bottling date of 1-31-07.
Pours a crystal clear golden amber with a nice two finger creamy slightly orange head which subsides quickly to just a thin surface cover with minimal lacing.
The smell is a bit yeasty with a nice floral orange-citrus note. Nice actually.
The taste is sweet biscuity malt with a big bitter component, the two being nicely balanced. Hoppy but not to an extreme, with a touch of fruit sour orange-citrus component and perhaps a tad of caramel. As noted, nicely balanced with just a touch of alcohol warmth on the tongue.
Mouthfeel seems medium to me with just the right touch of carbonation.
Drinkability is quite good, it goes well with most foods and is one of my standard everyday beers. Might be a bit more bitter than batches I've had in the past, still very good and easy to drink.
01-12-2008 21:19:24 | More by BlackBearForge
4.58/5 rDev +13.4%
A - Beautiful light amber color, yellowish orange in the light. Very little foam, still a beautiful beer overall.
S - Light notes of malt Very strong hop presence, slightly citrus, mostly pine. Smells like a balanced beer to me!
T - Bright hoppy front, slight biscuit malts underneath, all around balanced and sweet. Not overly bitter but maintains it's clean, refreshing hop pallet. Tasty start to finish. Full of flavor without being a sip-only.
M - Light syrup feel, active carbonation, very refreshing. Not thick compared to many pale ales, but still more heft than a lager. Nice and smooth.
O - I will drink this beer every day for the rest of my life. Well, not really, but I now know when I want something that is not too heavy or too punchy with flavor, this beer will do the trick. Very tasty, refreshing.
11-07-2012 15:53:08 | More by BigBarley
3.79/5 rDev -6.2%
A: Golden, perfect head size - ideal look for a pale ale (Judging by the times I've poured it from a bottle or had it on tap)
S: Piney hops dominate the smell along with some citrus
T: Follows the nose. Mostly piney hops some citrus and bitterness with a small malt backbone that is vaguely present. Finish is very smooth and lingering. Clean, Easy to drink beer.
M: Pretty thin mouthfeel which is normal for the style. Hoppy dry finish.
O: This beer has earned it's status as the quintessential American Pale Ale. Overall, Not the best pale ale I've had, but it's up there. Could go for one of these anytime. My go to session beer.
08-31-2013 22:12:06 | More by Givemebeer
4.13/5 rDev +2.2%
A 12 oz bottle pored into a pint glass.
Aclear golden amber with about ½ of head, leaves medium lacing on the glass as I drink the beer.
Shops and malts balanced well, not overpowering, but a nice aroma
Twonderful hop and malt combo, the mild bitterness is flavorful and finishes nicely
Msmooth and mellow and a little lighter than I expected
DA great pale ale with classic pale ale flavors and mild bitterness. Could drink many in one sitting.
01-26-2006 03:34:23 | More by hanco005
Sierra Nevada Pale Ale from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
90 out of 100 based on 8,519 ratings.