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Tuesday, May 31, 2005

BOTD: Sierra Nevada Pale Ale

Not to be thought as un-American as I drink through a long list of imported beers, today’s BOTD comes to us from Chico CA. Sierra Nevada Pale Ale is the number one product of the Sierra Nevada Brewing company, known as a “micro-brewery” in the American lexicon of beerese. For those of you observant may be able to note that the pint glass in the picture has the same logo and the bottle. For those of you deductive you may have an inkling of how this review will pan out.

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This pale ale announces the power of its hops within seconds of the opening of the bottle. It has a very floral nose, to be expected with the use of whole hops and not ground down flakes. The taste is hops from start to finish, with a upper medium bitterness. There is a complete absence of any malt. It’s a clean taste and in all should be considered the arch-type for American pales.

Brewery: Sierra Nevada
Year: 1981
Origin: America (Chico, California)
Style: American Pale Ale
Content: 5.6%
Rating: Superb
Recommendation: For lovers of the hop flower this should be considered ol’reliable.


At June 03, 2005 8:27 PM, Blogger Giant Bladder said...

This stuff flows like soda here in Denver. When you see it at every bar you go to it takes on kind of a Budwieser quality.


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