Pale Ale by Sierra Nevada Brewing Company

One of the most common American Beer's you can find in UK Supermarkets, Sierra Nevada Pale Ale demonstrates classic consistency in a beer.


Type: Indian Pale Ale
ABV: 5.6%
Brewery: Sierra Nevada Brewing Company

One Beer that is commonly found in Supermarkets up and down the country is popular Californian Brewery Sierra Nevada, with their flagship Pale Ale.

At 5.6% ABV, this is not low on alcohol content by any means. But as I found out in the tasting, this isn’t a strong beer. It’s delicate, it’s tasty, it just has the balance that we look for in a great Beer!

Pouring the Pale Ale into my half pint glass, what greets me is a yellow, amber coloured Beer with a decently sized head with a very light cloudiness. There’s some carbonation too.

On the nose, the aroma doesn’t come out and grab you. I can detect a light amount of malt and hops, with a hint of fruit and toffee.

Sierra Nevada Pale Ale

On tasting, straight away, I came to the conclusion that Pale Ale is one of those easily drinkable, but incredibly dangerous beers. Everything is so well balanced. The hops are light to medium in strength. There’s a good amount of light fruit here too. Along with your basic citrus notes, there’s some Peach with a hint of butterscotch.

With the Alcohol Percentage and the clean, fresh flavours, Sierra Nevada Pale Ale reminds me somewhat of an Belgium Beer. Not that they have tried to do so, but there are some slight similarities.

Retailing around the £1.70 mark, for a 330ml bottle, Sierra Nevada Pale Ale isn’t cheap. You can get a pint of Real Ale for around the same amount from the same section at your local Morissons. However, sometimes you have to pay just a little bit more for quality.

I can see why this Ale is so popular. Everything is just brought together so perfectly. The aroma, the flavours. I could drink this all night long. This is an easy drinking, delicious Beer

Final Score:
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
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