This is one of the classics: a pale ale that helped launch the craft beer revolution in the USA. I had it from draught at the Anglers in Teddington after a cycle ride, and it was just the ticket (from an otherwise slightly uninspiring list of beers on offer). The draught version is a little lower in alcohol and a bit less bitter than the original, with more colour and a sweeter malty character. It means you can sink a pint of it. This isn’t the world’s best ever beer, but it’s really good.
Sierra Nevada Pale Ale
Lively bright and balanced, with some toffee sweetness from the malt well balanced by a twist of citrus and pine hoppiness. Satisfying, quite complex and drinkable. 8/10