Sierra Nevada Pale Ale - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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4.25/5 rDev +5.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
beautiful gold color. nice head retention. nice effervescence. great clarity.
smells like hops. citrusy ones at that. no real malts apparent through all those hops.
bitter beer. wow that is bitter. more hop bitterness than hop flavor. there is a subtle sweetness there in the middle just before the finish which adds a very nice dimension to this beer, i think the flavor of the caramel is subtly detectable too. this beer of course is full of hops at every stage both bitterness and flavor.
soft mouthfeel and crisp for an ale.
i have heard this beer referred to as the benchmark american pale ale. i think it deserves that title. this is a good beer. it IS simple, but not to a fault, instead its simplicity sort of makes it more lovable. its just a good beer. good night america
Serving type: bottle
06-29-2011 05:49:24 | More by spitInTheOcean
Sierra Nevada Pale Ale from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
90 out of 100 based on 8,132 ratings.