Sierra Nevada The Dude | Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

Your Rating: None
Want it   Got it 
Very Good
5 Ratings

Brewed by:
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
California, United States

Style: American Brown Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Retsinis on 01-09-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

Bros Score:
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 5 |  Reviews: 2
Photo of wethorseblanket
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Reviewed from notes taken during Blue Palms 4th Anniversary party on 8/12/12.

77 characters

Photo of Jason1337
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of abeerdude
4/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.55/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On tap for the 4th Anniversary event at Blue Palms Brewhouse in Los Angeles, CA.

Pours a clear amber with a foamy khaki head that settles to an oily film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of toasted malt, nutty aromas, and some slight cherry/fruity notes. Taste is much the same with a mild amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer that is drinkable but the cherry presence in the aroma and flavor is very mild.

 583 characters

Photo of Retsinis
4/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this on tap last night at Blue Palms. It is described as a Cherry torpedo'd imperial brown.
Served in a goblet.

A: Dark mahogony brown, with a half inch of foamy tan head. No light penetration, with light touches of sticky lacing on the glass.

S: Touch of cherry, medium brown sugar, malt, and just a touch of hops.

T: Notes of a blend of medium roasted malts, with hints of cherry, light non sweeet dark chocolate. Mirrors the nose quite seamlessly, well balanced imperial brown ale, with light notes of cherry mixed in. Not overly sweet or fruity by any means, and the alcohol is well masked.

M: Pretty full in body, light carbonation, smooth finish.

O: Good. Solid, well balanced offering, as I expect from Sierra Neveda.

 750 characters

Sierra Nevada The Dude from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.76 out of 5 with 5 ratings
  • About Us

    Founded in 1996, BeerAdvocate (BA) is your go-to resource for beer powered by an independent community of enthusiasts and professionals dedicated to supporting and promoting better beer.

    Learn More
  • Our Community

    Comprised of consumers and industry professionals, many of whom started as members of this site, our community is one of the oldest, largest, and most respected beer communities online.
  • Our Events

    Since 2003 we've hosted over 60 world-class beer festivals to bring awareness to independent brewers and educate attendees.
  • Our Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.