livingasghosts (28) - London, Kent, ENGLAND - SEP 28, 2017 partyninja (17) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 13, 2009
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
The best way to enjoy the world’s finest beer (Sierra Nevada Pale Ale) is from a bottle into a glass. Although on draft it still smokes about 99% of beers on the market, get a bottle instead and pour into a cold pint glass. Mmmmm.
UPDATED: SEP 29, 2017 Pours a dark Amber with white head. Great looking beer. Medium body. Light carbonation. Citrus, brown sugar, blackcurrent soothers, woody on the palate. Sweeter and maltier than expected. Pleasant but not overly special. PhillyCraft (7714) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 22, 2017
Draft many times at Flyers games or local dumpy bars that don’t stock smaller craft beers. Pours an orange color with tons of carbonation and a medium but receding head. Notes of bitter pine, wood, lemon, old grapefruit, and toasty malt. Not a bad old school pale when in a pinch. thejackpacker (576) - East Sussex, ENGLAND - JUL 26, 2017
On tap at Bishops Arms Östersund. Just a great ale and very glad it was at the forefront of the beer revolution. Delicious. PotjeBier (3628) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - JUL 18, 2017
Had it first in 1998 in the SF area and regularly after that, but not in the past 10 or so years. Now they had it In De Wildeman, so I thought I might try it again. Mostly clear amber color. Somewhat frothy almost white head. Aroma’s: rather faint, a bit fruity, faint hoppy, a bit malty sweet. Flavor is light bittersweet. Light bodied. Reasonably bitter finish. Probably lost a lot of its freshness on the way....Calls for a retry, fresh in the US. sephyrott (199) - - JUN 16, 2017
Pint from tap at Fullers (Heathrow Terminal 2). This pale ale is always a safe choice. Neat, clean, slightly hoppy and consistent.
shuvar (203) - Poznań, POLAND - JUN 6, 2017
Lane. Jasny, słomkowo-żółty kolor, prawie klarowne. Biała, gęsta, prawie kremowa piana utrzymuje się półcentymetrową warstewką do samego końca. W aromacie wyraźny grejpfrut, trochę łąkowej trawy i żywicy. W smaku sok z grejpfruta, bez żadnych zbędnych kontr słodowych. Goryczka intensywna ale bardzo krótka (chyba najkrótsza jaką spotkałem). Wodniste, z dość wysokim wysyceniem, które jednak w ogóle nie przeszkadza. Bardzo orzeźwiające. Stuu666 (14563) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 28, 2017
Keg at ecbf 2017. Pours golden, nose is light citrus, toffee, taste is sweet, grapefruit, cereal. Westy1130 (108) - New York, USA - MAY 10, 2017
Rich golden amber with floral and fruity aroma/taste and a dry clean finish. I was surprised to learn that this is not as hoppy as the bottle/can version. I would like to taste test both back-to-back, since i don’t remember much difference. john44 (3331) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 2, 2017
Draft at White Horse American Festival July 2008 - As "Sierra Nevada Extra Special Pale" - Golden Brown in colour. White head. Very hoppy; good hop bitterness. Bitter citrus-fruity (bitter lemon & grapefruit). Malty backbone, sweet biscuity malts, caramel. Bittersweet hoppy and citrus fruity throughout. Dry hoppy finish. Very drinkable. (2008-07) Mr_Pink_152 (5412) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - MAR 19, 2017
On tap at the Mailbox, Lincoln. Clear pale amber colour with a small white head. Citrus hop aroma and taste, with medium a body. Slightly sweet finish.