Sunday, April 30, 2017

Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. Pale Ale

The Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. has been brewing beer for thirty-seven years. They were one of the first craft beer breweries in the United States. One of their first beers and their flagship brew, Pale Ale, 5.6% is probably the most popular beer that they brew. When I have traveled to Europe I found it being sold in England and Sweden, and the Swedish beer drinkers find Sierra Nevada Pale Ale quite good, as we do here in the U.S. Sierra Nevada Pale Ale is brewed with whole-cone Cascade hops and is bottle-conditioned, which means the last part of the brewing process (final fermentation) is done in the bottle. So you might get some sediment particles in your bottle and/or glass. Sierra Nevada Pale Ale is the base beer for their newest beer, Side Car Orange Pale Ale. Sierra Nevada Pale Ale pours a copper gold color with a one and a half finger of somewhat fizzy white head with a little retention. The aroma is earthy with pine notes and touches of slight grass. Taste is classic Pale Ale with earthy grassy pine notes and a slight hoppy bitterness on the back of the mouth. Sierra Nevada Pale Ale is also refreshing and easier to drink than some pale ale I’ve come across. The mouth feel is light with a nice piney earthy and slight bitter finish. After taste is there with a slight earthy bitterness just for a moment then it fades away. Overall this beer is good but Sierra Nevada Pale Ale doesn’t blow me away but its a very solid drinkable pale ale and show you what the definition of a pale ale taste like. Sierra Nevada Pale Ale is a B+. Good solid beer without over doing it for thirty-seven years strong and counting. Cheers! Please enjoy responsibly!

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