Sierra Nevada No. 4 Pale Ale
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RATINGS: 10   MEAN: 3.34/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 28   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
Sharing the same proprietary hop blend, around 40 of our brewery brethren nationwide created beers to benefit research for ALS, a disease often associated with baseball legend Lou Gehrig. A strong swing of tropical fruit and citrus drives light-boded No. 4 Pale Ale to the wall, and it crosses home with a crisp, dry finish. (Lou Gehrig’s number 4 was retired by the New York Yankees in 1939.)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
joeneugs (4220) - Livermore, California, USA - AUG 1, 2015
On tap at the Torpedo Room. It pours a golden color with an off white head. The aroma is bready with light notes of melon. A bit subdued. The flavor has some lightly toasted malt, dry floral and spicy hop notes and stone fruit. Mostly just bready with medium floral/spicy bitterness in the finish. A bit bland, but clean and drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Suttree (5548) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 20, 2015
Wait, drinking this benefitted ALS research? So, I could’ve just drank a bunch of this instead of pouring a bucked of Ice Water over my head? Because this is so much better. Clean and crisp, with nice citrus throughout. Kind of peppery, too. Nice stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
woodychevy (637) - - JUL 12, 2015
On tap at Mills River. Another solid pale from SN, but nothing outstanding. Pretty much as described by server- nice and crisp and tons of grapefruit. Ends up a bit one note. A bit heavy on the caramel upfront. Pours slightly lighter than the pale with a decent head. Dry and crisp- definitely refreshing and the low ABV goes down easily. Slightly anemic.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Zymurgeist2 (1281) - Redwood City, California, USA - JUL 21, 2013
On tap at the brewery/restaurant. Pours orange with a white head and is clear. Nice, but restrained, citrus and tropical fruit with some tangerine.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dodgrblu (680) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUL 4, 2013
On tap at Capitol Beer and Taproom, thin disappearing head, not muche bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
marcus (7555) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUN 30, 2013
On tap at Capitol Beer, Sacramento. Pours clear golden with a nice off-white head and a floral aroma. There is a medium-bodied pale malt flavor with a dry slightly bitter finish. Too thin.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
whicheck (81) - California, USA - JUN 27, 2013
Not going to tank it. But not that great for an ipa. Can really taste the yeast. Not a big fan. Not many hops.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
oRos (1348) - sacramento, California, USA - JUN 27, 2013
On tap at capitol beer and taproom. Pour ruby with white head. Taste is sweet malty with not much hop bitterness average.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
deekyn (1367) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUN 22, 2013
A - pours nice effervescent gold. With low white ring of head. Strong lacing. S - interesting fresh citrus with musty white grapes, light musty hop flowers and resin. M - light dry body. A little thickness. T - lager notes, lemon juice, musty orange juice and blossoms. Doughy and caramel malts. O - good but lightly muddled. Sweetish pale, so un Sierra. Like a mellow sweet Sierra pale. 3.3

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (12455) - Woodland, California, USA - JUN 8, 2013
Pours dark gold with a creamy white head. Aroma is sort of citrus/mango. Med body. Flavor is bready with mixed fruity hop. Maybe light roast malt is a better descriptor than bready. Finishes a bit papery, but dry and bitter. Good session ale.

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