I've been really disappointed with the current Sierra Nevada Pale Ale. I've slowly noticed a decline in flavor depth and hoppiness with SNPA over the last year or so.
Has anyone else noticed this? SNPA is my go to beer. I went to college in Chico and started drinking it back in the early nineties so I have a softspot for it. You'd drink a bottle and see that large yeast sediment deposit in the bottom. OF course now you never see that, I have no idea if that means anything in regards to flavor.
I don't drink it on a real regular basis anymore but purchase a 6 pack maybe every 2-3 months. Sierra Nevada always seemed quite dedicated to preserving their quality but has sheer growth led to this? or am I just loopy? has anyone else noticed this?