Sierra Nevada Pale Ale - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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Ratings: 8,446 | Reviews: 2,678 | Display Reviews Only:
4.65/5 rDev +15.1%
On top of all the high marks for quality, I also have a soft spot for this brew, as it was a benchmark in my beering adventures. It became a beer to which I compared all others. I have recently taken to almost exclusively trying new beers of all styles (which I highly recommend) but I came upon this bottle in my inlaws fridge, and instantly decided it would be my next (third) review. I have a solid twenty minutes before I am noticed missing, and plan to cherish each and every one.
A-Light clear bubbly amber color with a large almost half-a-glass head (I poured into a curved Boddintons pint glass)that sticks around and then leaves some lacing.
S-When I smell a Sierra Pale Ale I get that green fresh hoppy IPAish sense in my head
T-But the taste is something smoother and more refreshing than expected.The bitter hops remain after a well balanced initial mouthful.
M-Carbonation is present and tingly throughout your mouth. Gets a little heavy and syrupy as it warms. I would tend to not want to let this one sit too long in the sun.
D-This one has given me many a headache which earns it a 5 in Drinkability
09-28-2008 01:47:55 | More by yossarian14
District of Columbia
4.1/5 rDev +1.5%
Pale copper in color with lots of carbonation and a bit of head which is retained nicely, leaving good lacing. Smells of hops, for sure - plenty of citrus and pine notes, which a touch of caramel maltiness in the background. Tastes about the same - great hop profile with mostly pine notes. Caramel and bready malts come through nicely making for a balanced, easy to drink ale.
04-16-2010 11:58:26 | More by goldbot
4.2/5 rDev +4%
A-It pours an amberish orange with fluffy off white head and lots of sticky lacing,it also has tons of little yeast particles that are slowly falling to the bottom of my pint glass,it looks delicious like apple juice
S-i could actually smell this one (a little),sweet,with a pine like bite!
T-this is a VERY tasty beer,what a nice suprise,it starts with a flavorful hoppy goodness,and then finishes with a fruity,earthy touch that leaves my tounge screaming for another sip(gulp)
M-medium body,but on the lighter side of the spectrum,it has a strong bite upfront,very soft,and fulfilling on the finish
D-very drinkable at all times really but especially when out a eatery,bar,ect. and nothing else is avalible,a great stand-by!
10-25-2007 05:33:20 | More by orangemoustache
Sierra Nevada Pale Ale from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
90 out of 100 based on 8,446 ratings.