Brew Review: Sierra Nevada Pale Ale

February 10, 2013 / by / 0 Comment

A well-rounded Pale Ale from Sierra Nevada Brewing. Presents with, strong scent of grapefruit and pine dominates the senses when the beer is poured. It’s got an amber color and a thin but dense head, almost as appealing to look at as it is to smell and taste. The flavor is unfortunately not as delicious as the smell leads you to believe. The flavor is a weaker manifestation of the citrus, malt, and pine scents that character the brew. Really, this is the only drawback. I enjoy the taste of the beer, but it makes you think it’s going to be so much more that it disappoints. The flavor is crisp and malty but a little sharp at the end, enjoyable in it’s own way. The distinct character of this beer makes it seasonal, really not something you want to drink during the winter (both because of freshness and seasonal preferences) but a delicious treat in a cold glass on a hot spring or summer day.

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