A staple part of my beer diet, Sierra Nevada is a great tasting American style IPA that thankfully is widely available in most pubs these days in one form or another and is well worth a try.

The taste is very full bodied but at the same time extremely drinkable which has been my downfall on a number of occasions. Golden and full of flavour this was my go to beer for a number of years alongside the Meantime London Pale Ale in pubs like The Hope and the Ink Rooms which is where I first encountered it.

For me Sierra Nevada is one of the strongest premier craft breweries in the United States, being based in Chico, California and I love seeing their Pale Ale on draft and in bottles in an increasing number of outlets. I recommend checking it out and then trying out more of their lovely range.

Sierra Nevada Pale Ale is the flagship beer, the one that made Chico famous. It is a flawless beer that opens with bright, perky high notes of maltiness and orange blossom and segues into a delectable hoppiness.” – Elaine Louie, Premier Beer—A Guide to America’s Best Bottled Microbrews

Awards – Gold Medal Winner
Great American Beer Festival (American Pale Ale: 1995, 1994, 1993;
Classic English Pale Ale: 1992; Pale Ale: 1990, 1989, 1987)


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