Ron-P and other beer lovers: Sierra Nevada Pale Ale.

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  1. Jack Briggs

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    The Smart & Final store near my house is stocking cases of Sierra Nevada Pale Ale. Is it not my understanding, Ron (and other beerheads), that you have a high opinion of this brew? It was mentioned in your "Let's Talk Beer" superthread a bit.

    Please advise, because I can't take much more of this watery, low-potency stuff from Tecate, and I'm not in the mood for so full-bodied a beer as Pacifico.

    Thinking of picking up a case tonight if I get a response to this post soon enough.

    My pleasure is entirely dependent on a timely response.

    Thank you, sir.
     
  2. Ron-P

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    Pick it up Jack. It is a very good, full bodied Pale Ale with a good hop flavor with balanced malts, slightly on the sweet side finishing clean with a slight (mild) bitterness.

    Do you happen to know the price? There is a S&F across the street from my house, I may just have to swing in.


    Peace Out~[​IMG]
     
  3. Chris Moe

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    Sieera Nevada Pale Ale is one of my favorite beers. Definitely give it a try.
     
  4. Tim Morton

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    Great beer!!!!!!One of the best...we pay about 9 bucks a six for it out here in vermont. But since The Atkins diet i am learning to LOVE the new michalob low carb beer ('[​IMG]')..so lets not talk to badly of tecate!!!*LOL*
     
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    Let me add to the chorus...Don't get it much up here, but had my first taste in Tarrytown NY a few years ago and thoroughly enjoy it. Has an excellent sharp after taste and as Ron mentioned nicely hoppy.

    I expect you've already picked it up given the responses, so what do you think? Regular rotation?
     
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    I don't drink, but my parents hold this beer to the sky as one of their favorites [​IMG]
     
  7. Dennis Nicholls

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    It's always available cheap from Costco. IIRC $18 a case.
     
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    Another great seasonal brew from the same company would be known as Sierra Nevada "Celebration Ale". I believe you can find it in the Autumn. Pale Ale is good in my opinion, also.
     
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    Very Very good Beer. I get it when I go to Cook outs that way the "BUD CREW" Doesn't drink my beer.
     
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    I drink Sierra draft at my 'local' every week.

    Two big thumbs up.
     
  11. Ralph Summa

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    It's one of my favorite Pale Ales. Second only to Harpoon IPA from Boston. It boggles my mind how expensive it is in New England. I paid $10.99 for a 12 pk of Newcastle and $12.99 for Mackeson triple Stout and Sierra was $13.99. I still pay it because it's a great beer.
     
  12. Philip Hamm

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    It is excellent, but often very pricey.

    If you like it and would like a lower cost alternative look for Red Hook IPA, another fine example of a Pale Ale. I like the Red Hook ESB even better.
     
  13. Zen Butler

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    Jack, Sierra Nevada Pale Ale is a very popular beer among even the most discriminating palates (see Michael Jackson (not the performer). Although its popularity has risen, the quality has not dropped off.

    This brew, is suprisingly a solid medium bodied brew, with hints of citrus and a generous hop snap. It accompanies just about every style of dish, like most pales & IPA's can. Instead of a Corona , fire up a SNPA with your favorite mexican meal. You'll see what the hype is about. Simple, clean and a bit complex for a Pale Ale in IPA clothing.
    A little value tip, Rite Aid carries SNPA , and varies in price there from $11.99 to as low as $8.99 a 12/pk. This is the cheapest I have found it. It is a wonderful fallback brew, when funds are low or you need to satisfy more than one palate. A highly respected brew in the taster community as well as the hophead cult.

    note: this is a bottle-conditioned brew! it can contain bits of yeast (yummy!) and vary slightly bottle to bottle. Do not drink from bottle! Use a nice open pint glass. Enjoy!
     
  14. Tim Markley

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    Sierra Nevada Pale Ale has been my 'regular' beer for years. I always have some in the fridge. An excellent Pale Ale.
     
  15. Jason Ly

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    Speaking of Sierra Nevada it's almost Bigfoot time. mmmm..big beer.

    Jay
     
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    Jack,
    Try Bohemia for a change as well.
     
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  18. Jack Briggs

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    Thank you so much, people. Due to circumstances I didn't stop by S&F last night. But I will do so tonight. I won't be able to give a report until another day, though, as S&F stocks its beer out in the open; it isn't refigerated. Since it's a crime against nature to put beer in a freezer for a quick chill, I want to do this right and give the stuff a few hours before opening a bottle.

    I am really looking forward to this elixer!

    Thanks, all!
     
  19. DanMarquardt

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    did you know that the brewer for sierra nevada was originally a homebrewer in the san fernando valley? he was a member of the maltese falcons. (if memory serves me correctly)

    an amazing beer. almost the defacto standard in San Francisco (since it's made in Chico)
     
  20. DougKuhn

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    Can't go wrong with it! Is my favorite of all Pales Ales...backed up by Harpoon, Victory Hop Devil, etc, etc...
     

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