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

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

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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%

Added by BeerAdvocate on 01-20-2003

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1/5  rDev -74.2%

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1.5/5  rDev -61.2%

Photo of 110toyourleft
2.89/5  rDev -25.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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

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3/5  rDev -22.5%

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3/5  rDev -22.5%

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3/5  rDev -22.5%

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3/5  rDev -22.5%

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3/5  rDev -22.5%

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3/5  rDev -22.5%

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3/5  rDev -22.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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:

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Photo of Floydster
3.23/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

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

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3.25/5  rDev -16%

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3.25/5  rDev -16%

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3.25/5  rDev -16%

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3.25/5  rDev -16%

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3.35/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of jeffjeff1
3.4/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

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3.41/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

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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

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..

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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

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3.52/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.52/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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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

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.

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3.62/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

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