Sierra Nevada Pale Ale - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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4.15/5 rDev +2.7%
Pours a heavy finger of fluffy off-white head over a clear dark straw liquid. Smells sharp grapefruit pithy, mild pine, some orange. With searching I get bubblegum, lemon, and a woody grassiness (like EKGoldings hops).
Tastes much like the flavor. Nice cohumulone grassy edginess gives girth to the flavor profile. This is very hoppy for a pale ale. Apricot and pear esters, mild biscuity malt base. Flavorful, but not a complex monster that would turn this easy drinker into something disjointed or ponderous. Hop flavors are really well integrated. Oranges, mild baby aspirin, grapefruit pithy. Ptihy is drying in the finish and helps clean the tongue in the aftertaste. Heavy carbonation stings in the aftertaste, but is somehow fine-bubbled and creamy when liquid is in the mouth. Md-light viscosity is somehow a bit creamy, too. Well done!
07-29-2013 03:03:38 | More by mentor
4.06/5 rDev +0.5%
Definitely a "starter beer" for anyone introducing themselves to the craft industry. Great flavor with the whole cone hops. You will taste a earthy piney, and grapefruit flavor from the hop combination. Pale Ale to me is great anytime of year.
07-28-2013 16:21:26 | More by apr3940
Sierra Nevada Pale Ale from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
90 out of 100 based on 8,501 ratings.