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Sierra Nevada Pale Ale


This is one of my favorite beers and I’ve never even reviewed it. Not sure how that’s happened, but I had some left over from my last beer club, so I’ll finally review it. This has 2-row Pale and Caramel malts with Magnum, Perle, and Cascade hops.

American Pale Ale. 5.6% ABV. 37 IBUs. California.

Burnt orange color with a nice white head. Quite a bit of sediment in here.

Citrusy hops dominate the nose. Orange, lemon, lime, and a hint of grapefruit. The grainy malt shows just a hint of itself.

Mouthfeel is fantastic. Nice medium body with a medium carbonation.

The citrusy hops hit the palate first, which transitions to a honey and grain flavor. The bitterness shows up and it’s on the higher side for a pale. The finish is long with a lime and grain flavor.

After all this time, this is still one of my favorite beers. It’s just a classic and one of the best pale ales out there. 93 points.

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