Sierra Nevada Brewing (Chico, CA)
"Pale Ale began as a home brewer’s dream, grew into an icon, and inspired countless brewers to follow a passion of their own. Its unique piney and grapefruit aromas from the use of whole-cone American hops have fascinated beer drinkers for decades and made this beer a classic, yet it remains new, complex and surprising to thousands of beer drinkers every day. It is—as it always has been—all natural, bottle conditioned and refreshingly bold."
The classic. Revered in the craft beer world. The definition of an American Pale Ale. The beer that put Chico on the map and the first "craft beer" I ever drank.
As good (or better) than its reputation.
ABV 5.6%, IBU 38
Malt: Two-row Pale, Caramel
Yeast: Ale Yeast