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
BEER INFO

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

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

BEER STATS
Ratings:
99
Reviews:
23
Avg:
3.82
pDev:
16.23%
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
9
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 99 |  Reviews: 23
Photo of Sabtos
3.62/5  rDev -5.2%
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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3.96/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.2/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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3.35/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.03/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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3.93/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.25/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.25/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.78/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.52/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.89/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.55/5  rDev -7.1%
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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3.93/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.94/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.83/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.97/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.52/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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4.25/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.73/5  rDev +23.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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.

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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3.88/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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.

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Sierra Nevada Draught Style Pale Ale from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
3.82 out of 5 based on 99 ratings.
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