Sierra Nevada Pale Ale (on-tap)

Significantly better on draught than in the bottle.

Hoppy, malty and tasty, this is a very nice, an often available oasis of a drink, in an frequently hopeless desert of North American macro’s. A very good example of the style that I enjoy reverting back to as a steady staple of (unspectacular) quality and consistency.

Always a decent body and color with a good head, nice bitterness and a well rounded ending. This is a satisfying beer as a commonly available and decent staple and I will continue to turn to it, but I find it generally over-rated (like many SN brews) with gushing praise often coming from some BA’s and other, less informed drinkers. Nice brew, but let’s keep it in perspective chaps! People will tell you it’s a classic, and in one way it is. It forged a path of consistency, quality and taste in a disasterous desert for a long time, BUT let’s remember the context. A lot of beer could do that without much effort, and although SNPA is worthy of some praise, I always want to temper it with mild calming.

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05/22/2004
Format:
on-tap
ABV: 5.60 %
Appearance: 4
Taste: 4
Mouthfeel: 3.5
Smell: 4
Overall: 3.5
Total: 3.85
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