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Sierra Nevada Audition Double IPA

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RATINGS: 11   MEAN: 3.79/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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This beer is a true West Coast-style Double IPA made with huge amounts of hops - both in the kettle for flavor and later in the torpedo to impart a massive hop aroma. The light malt body and dry finish hide the power in this immensely drinkable hop-bomb.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
johnnnniee (2685) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 22, 2015
One of a large number of samples I had at the Extreme Beer Fest in Boston 3/21/32014. Nice hop wake me up.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
slowrunner77 (6545) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 24, 2014
"Nice addition to Sierra Nevada’s Audition libe of corked 750’s. This pours not like the ipas we’re used to - it’s actually quite pale instead o fintebsely orange. Hopped like a double, otherwise showing no sign of 8.5% abv. The hops are a little skunky, with some pine, evergreen and citrus in there as well. Light malt profile and body. Nice."

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jerd16 (226) - Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - JUL 5, 2014
Pours golden with nice frothy lasting head. Quality, textbook looking DIPA. Aroma follows suit with scents of pine, peach and florals. Also cameos in form of bread and cereals. Taste is very sweet initially: honey, tangerine, apricot. Follows with some caramel malt. Bitterness is medicinal and a little transient. The blend of flavor is nice but needs a little more permanence.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
baraciisch (2208) - California, USA - JUN 16, 2014
Clear golden orange in color... Aroma of light honey, floral and citrus malts, caramel... Flavor is fairly mild, lots of honey, notes of citrus and tropical fruits, slightly dry citrus, tropical finish, caramel... Effervescent mouthfeel for a double IPA... Solid ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
bytemesis (4081) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - MAY 4, 2014
Bottle from the Torpedo room. Pours crystal clear pale orange, large pillowy white head, dissipates slowly leaving great lacing. Aroma is not strong and has a lot of grassy notes, some floral, a bit of pine, grains. Flavor is quite sweet, lots of honey notes, floral and grassy. Light plus bitter, not harsh. Medium body, a bit oily in the mouth. This is certainly not your everyday DIPA - much much more floral than is typical, and with a healthy dose of malty sweetness. Just not doing it for me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
joeneugs (3816) - Livermore, California, USA - APR 25, 2014
On tap at the Torpedo Room. It pours a very clear pale gold color with a white head. The aroma is lightly piney with wet grass and sweaty fruit. The flavor is kind of earthy/piney/grassy with hints of summer fruit and heavy pale maltiness. Only a touch of crystal. It has a thick body, but finishes very clean and dry.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
J_man (769) - Tustin, California, USA - APR 12, 2014
750 ml bottle from the SN gift shop. The aroma is actually more rich caramel malt than hops, but there’s definitely some green grassy notes. This might be because I’ve had this for awhile (longer than I should have). Beautiful crystal clear golden yellow with a foamy white head. The hops really get kicked up in the taste with a powerful spiciness. Pine dryness stands out along with a slight grapefruit note. There’s just enough light caramel sweetness to tame the bitterness ever so slightly. The body is slightly creamy but not thick at all, in fact a bit thin for all the flavor here. Finishes dry and spicy with a lasting pleasant bitterness. Kind of like a lighter version of Hoptimum and just as delicious.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
marcus (7157) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAR 29, 2014
On tap at Ratebeer Gallery 3. Pours clear golden with a modest off-white head and toffee aroma. There is a full-bodied caramel malt flavor with a slightly bitter finish. Well-balanced and tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Getbetter (937) - East Palo Alto, California, USA - MAR 23, 2014
From a tap at the Torpedo Room.The pour a pale gold with a decent big hop taste yet isn’t so powerful you will not want a other.The body is medium to thin with a floral hop aftertaste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
savnac (2391) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - SEP 2, 2012
750ml bottle from the SN. Clear golden yellow with a dense white head. Aroma is pine resin, floral, citrus and some mild cereal grain. Flavor is all about the hops, lots of bitterness throughout with some light alcohol warming and just a faint malt sweetness. Medium body with average carbonation and a dry finish. Very nice IIPA, the malt is definitely in the background in this one and the hops are right in your face.

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