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Sierra Nevada Draught Style Pale Ale - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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Sierra Nevada Draught Style Pale AleSierra Nevada Draught Style Pale Ale

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BA SCORE
86
very good

77 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 77
Reviews: 20
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 17.71%
Wants: 2
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

Our popular draught version of the classic Pale Ale. Lighter in flavor and a little less robust than our Pale Ale. The Draught Style Pale Ale is a very drinkable and flavorful ale. ABV 5.0%

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 01-20-2003)
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SirPlunkett

Kansas

1/5  rDev -74%

01-05-2012 23:12:57 | More by SirPlunkett
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mdmoore

Kentucky

1.5/5  rDev -60.9%

12-30-2011 18:34:20 | More by mdmoore
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110toyourleft

Illinois

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
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dav

Missouri

3/5  rDev -21.9%

11-22-2011 04:34:21 | More by dav
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6demonbag

Missouri

3/5  rDev -21.9%

01-29-2012 03:27:26 | More by 6demonbag
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JAHMUR

Connecticut

3/5  rDev -21.9%

04-29-2012 16:18:25 | More by JAHMUR
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JoeMans

New York

3/5  rDev -21.9%

12-22-2013 02:13:05 | More by JoeMans
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mikelward

California

3/5  rDev -21.9%

08-25-2013 00:01:31 | More by mikelward
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Homebrewjason


3/5  rDev -21.9%

02-29-2012 22:34:46 | More by Homebrewjason
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Rosanne

California

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
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Floydster

California

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
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JupiterJesus

California

3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

08-04-2012 22:06:37 | More by JupiterJesus
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Big_Jeckt

Tennessee

3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

03-19-2014 00:19:14 | More by Big_Jeckt
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Johnroby

Ohio

3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

11-20-2013 20:29:06 | More by Johnroby
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FireEmt37

Maryland

3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

03-02-2014 21:20:21 | More by FireEmt37
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jeffjeff1

California

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
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magictrokini

California

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
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Fatehunter

Oregon

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
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livingtodie

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

01-02-2012 19:52:20 | More by livingtodie
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kelvarnsen

Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

01-03-2012 15:19:30 | More by kelvarnsen
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nezelrac

New York

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
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Estocker

California

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
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BMMillsy

Florida

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
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jbriggs7

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

07-14-2014 18:46:41 | More by jbriggs7
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JRBecks

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

04-09-2012 16:17:52 | More by JRBecks
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Sierra Nevada Draught Style Pale Ale from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 77 ratings.