Sierra Nevada Draught Style Pale Ale - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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Ratings: 77 | Reviews: 20 | Display Reviews Only:
2.85/5 rDev -25.8%
The first time I tasted this, i thought there was something wrong. I even had the store replace the keg because I thought something was wrong. After troubleshooting my setup and further investigating, I realized this is merely how this beer tastes. The draught style is keg conditioned and loses much the bitterness from the hops. Disappointed.
A: Beautiful deep golden, best feature of this beer
S: Sweet Lemon, grassy, citrusy
T: I've come to expect a certain taste from a pale ale, and this doesn't measure up
on draft at the home kegerator, pint glass
12-23-2009 02:14:39 | More by 110toyourleft
3/5 rDev -21.9%
Similar to the Pale Ale but I liked it a little less. It reminds me a little like a smooth Carlton Draft.
Shared a taster on-tap as part of four flights at the brewery; Sierra Nevada Brewing Co, Chico, USA. As part of a six-week West Coast beer tour. See my blog for more details: carbeers.wordpress.com
06-07-2013 22:34:36 | More by Rosanne
3.23/5 rDev -15.9%
1/2 pint at the brewery for two dollars on 8/11/08, reviewed from notes, seemed to be the drink of choice by several people out in the patio that day
A-Golden copper color, 1/2 inch foamy off white head, did not last long, weak retention, lacing at the beginning
S-Hoppiness, light lemons, some black pepper, citrus, caramel malt, strong yeast, and bread
T-Start is full of malt, middle has some watered down bread, finish has light hops mixed with some citrus, which comes out more later with grapefruit and orange peel, flavor is much milder than the standard pale ale, needed more strength, tasted more like a light version to me
M-Thin to medium bodied, taste does not linger like the normal version, mouthfeel is light and not near as hoppy, lightly carbonated
D-Could drink a couple glasses of this, taste is mild and light on the stomach, ABV cannot be too high, which would make a decent session beer, goes down too easy
I could not detect many differences between this and th normal version other than this is much lighter in flavor and significantly less robust, it seemed to be way more watered down, probably would skip next time, worth trying though
08-28-2008 20:22:25 | More by Floydster
3.39/5 rDev -11.7%
I had this today at Sierra Nevada Brewery.
Appearance- golden color, thin head, nice lacing
Smell- light aroma of hops
Taste- light flavor of hops
Mouthfeel- light to medium bodied
Drinkability- I thought this was pretty good but I think it is a lot lighter than the regular pale ale. I still liked it though and would drink it again.
01-21-2014 05:21:09 | More by jeffjeff1
3.43/5 rDev -10.7%
I like this beer from the tap better than the bottle, which seems to be unusual for this brew. Still clean and crisp-tasting with a slight bite. The tap has been more reliable for me. I've occasionally had problems with the bottle being skunked or funny tasting. It must not ship well because it has happened with multiple distributors.
12-16-2008 17:43:38 | More by magictrokini
3.45/5 rDev -10.2%
Pours a half finger of head on a clear dark straw colored body.
The aroma is a faint grapefruit smell.
The taste is moderate lemon zest and grapefruit bitterness. Good balance.
The texture is crisp with moderate carbonation.
It's an enjoyable beer..
04-15-2014 06:00:13 | More by Fatehunter
3.68/5 rDev -4.2%
served in a shaker pint
A - pale orange with a hint of amber; slight off-white head; moderate retention; one nice ring then little lacing
S - clean and balanced nose; lightly grainy; some toasty grains; citrus and pine hops
T - quick lightly creamy palate; very balanced; nice weave of hops and malt
M - creamy and easy; moderate CO2
O - quite appealing, but lacking something on the nose and palate
03-31-2011 18:15:09 | More by nezelrac
3.73/5 rDev -2.9%
appearance: poured into 22oz mug, a nice amber color. Head retention seems slightly lacking, I have to swirl to keep bubbles and there is still about 12oz left, and there is almost no lacing.
smell: Some citrus and pine comes through but i seem to smell buttery biscuit as the prominent aroma. I don't get this same aroma from the bottle, it is much more hoppy - mostly citrus and floral.
taste: nice and hoppy. not quite as much hop flavor as the bottled version, but in my opinion it is better balanced. i would consider myself a hop head but i enjoy the draught better than the bottle even though it seems a bit more tame. I get mostly citrus hops and a biscuity flavor with a nice dry aftertaste.
drinkability: The drinkability is good, but I think I'd rather go for a Best Bitter, as it is more flavorful and even lower ABV.
09-08-2010 04:21:52 | More by Estocker
3.74/5 rDev -2.6%
They say this is lighter, but I always remember it pouring a bit darker than the bottled version. Aroma of earthy grassy pine with a nice bready malt backbone. Flavor follows the aroma perfectly, with light biscuityness and some medium bitter pine. Pretty good stuff that goes down easy and nice to have around in place of the other crap at the bar.
11-06-2013 00:35:10 | More by BMMillsy
Sierra Nevada Draught Style Pale Ale from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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