Draught Style Pale Ale
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

Draught Style Pale AleDraught Style Pale Ale
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From:
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
 
California, United States
Style:
Pale Ale - American
Ranked #625
ABV:
5%
Score:
87
Ranked #17,309
Avg:
3.87 | pDev: 15.76%
Ratings:
108
Status:
Active
Rated:
May 07, 2022
Added:
Jan 20, 2003
Wants:
  4
Gots:
  10
SCORE
87
Very Good
Draught Style Pale AleDraught Style Pale Ale
Notes: 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%
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3.36 by stephenlee93 from England on May 07, 2022
 
3.74 by DOCRW from Washington on Mar 14, 2022
 
4.41 by LesDewitt4beer from Minnesota on Nov 26, 2021
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4.03/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by CTHomer from Connecticut

A: crystal clear; copper colored; 1+ finger finely pored off white head that receded to a thin cap; nice rings of lace;

S: mostly floral;

T: nicely balanced; floral and caramel from start to finish; moderate bitterness at the end;

M: medium bodied; moderate carbonation; moderately dry finish;

O: easy drinking; a great example of the style;

May 07, 2020
 
3.85 by jak from North Carolina on Jan 31, 2020
 
3.69 by misteil from Ireland on Jan 19, 2020
 
3.87 by BeardedWalrus from North Carolina on Aug 10, 2019
 
4.46 by harrycowell from England on Jan 31, 2019
 
4.89 by wekoontz from Maine on Dec 30, 2017
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3.62/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by Sabtos from Ohio

On draft at the taproom in North Carolina, this poured classic amber with a khaki convex foam head.

Smell is lemon and orange zest, lightly dank yet floral, weedy with a touch of grass and earth.

Taste is floral, with a little bread, wheat, corn, and moderately bitter grass and grapefruit pith.

Moderate and frothy body.

Mar 28, 2017
 
3.96 by AlpacaAlpaca from New York on Feb 19, 2017
 
4 by RBassSFHOPit2ME from California on Aug 29, 2016
 
4.2 by LXIXME from New Mexico on Jun 05, 2016
 
3.35 by AlexFields from Tennessee on May 01, 2016
 
3.75 by ArkyVaughan from New Jersey on Feb 01, 2016
 
4.03 by cnealc from North Carolina on Nov 16, 2015
 
3.93 by BEER88 from Washington on Nov 06, 2015
 
4.25 by VABA from Virginia on Oct 30, 2015
 
4.25 by target88 from Kentucky on Oct 07, 2015
 
3.78 by Sound_Explorer from Washington on Sep 17, 2015
 
4 by pathman from Ohio on Jul 26, 2015
 
3.52 by VeganUndead from Virginia on Jul 20, 2015
 
3.89 by rallyr32 from New York on Jul 16, 2015
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3.55/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by chinchill from South Carolina

On tap at the NC brewery taproom.
Excellent clarity. Deep Amber color with a very good head.
This is not just lower in ABV. This is a light bodied and lightly aromatic APA.

O: Drinks like a mild session pale ale.

Jul 07, 2015
 
3.93 by ssgunbond from Belgium on Jun 15, 2015
 
3.94 by Kegatron from Pennsylvania on Jun 05, 2015
 
3.83 by italianstallion from Wisconsin on May 30, 2015
 
3.97 by DrMindbender from South Carolina on May 26, 2015
 
3.52 by RochefortChris from North Carolina on May 26, 2015
 
4.25 by baklo from North Carolina on May 26, 2015
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4.73/5  rDev +22.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
by troobie from California

I just had a pitcher of Draught-Style Pale Ale at the Chico brewery (in the Big Room.)

To be clear, this is a different beer than their standard Pale Ale. Draught-Style is a little lower in ABV and has an increased sweetness.

A: Dark amber, almost brown. A definite difference as compared to Pale Ale. It goes without saying that the head and lacing were world class.

S: Wow. Malt forward. Strong toasted grain. Some sweetness that is sugary. Hops take a backseat with this Draught version.

T: Not 50/50 balanced like the bottled Pale Ale, this one leans towards the malt side. The malty sweetness is an outstanding, and welcomed, addition to the original Pale Ale!

M: I almost always appreciate more carbonation and this is no exception. More substantial than expected. Instead of hop bitterness this finishes with a kiss of sweetness.

O: Just wow. It's Sierra Nevada's Pale Ale adjusted for my palate. I really, really, really would like to see this bottled and available year 'round. My only issue is the low ABV.

May 20, 2015
 
3.75 by green_plastic from Wisconsin on Jul 23, 2014
 
3.75 by jbriggs7 from North Carolina on Jul 14, 2014
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3.88/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
by GreesyFizeek from New York

On tap at the Rochester Taproom in Rochester, NY.

Pours a clear golden light copper color, with a one inch head, and a little bit of lacing.

Smells like a bit more muted version of regular SNPA- pine, grapefruit, and some spicy pepper flavors as well.

The taste is similar. Tastes pretty similar to the regular version, but just a bit more muted. A good amount of peppery, grassy hop flavor.

The mouthfeel is smoother and creamier than regular SNPA, almost cask-like, which is nice. Very drinkable.

A nice variation, but I prefer regular SNPA.

Apr 26, 2014
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3.44/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by Fatehunter from Oregon

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..

Apr 15, 2014
 
4 by shoretaxi from New Jersey on Mar 31, 2014
 
3.25 by Big_Jeckt from Tennessee on Mar 19, 2014
 
3.25 by FireEmt37 from Maryland on Mar 02, 2014
 
4 by Dmbphoenix from New York on Feb 18, 2014
Draught Style Pale Ale from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 87 out of 100 with 108 ratings