Drink of the Week: Sierra Nevada Double Pale Ale

At 9.5% ABV, this was a gnarly thing to try to drink on such a summery summer weekend, but I just had to try this rare variation on the classic Sierra Nevada Pale Ale. Its full name has something to do with the 25th anniversary of Celebrator Beer News, so I suspect it won’t be widely available, or available for long, but it was on tap at Zeitgeist as of a couple days ago.

Basically, it tastes like they crammed two or three classic Sierras into one small goblet: lots of hops, lots of sweetness, lots of texture. And lots of alcohol. Highly recommended if you’re a fan of the original, though it’d be more fun to drink in the winter months. (Good thing June is coming soon.)

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7 Responses to “Drink of the Week: Sierra Nevada Double Pale Ale”

  1. Cynthia Charlemagne says:

    Looks interesting. I like to give it a try.
    I’ll still give it a try after the local Bier Doktor comes along to try to tell me why such-and-such is waaaaay better because that’s what they like (while dissing PBR and slipping in a reference to some obscure snobbrew they heard about. Thanks, Alan.

    • Herr Doktor Professor Deth Vegetable says:

      Thanks for the nod, but I actually don’t have an opinion one way or the other on this, really. I’m not usually such a big fan of Pale Ales, generally speaking, however. I tend more towards porters and stouts, though in hot weather I’m open to lighter fare.

  2. Cynthia Charlemagne says:

    Add closing ) and an ‘L’ to Allan – sorry.

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