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Sierra Nevada Audition Double IPA

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RATINGS: 15   MEAN: 3.81/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64   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
Homer321 (2625) - Melboring, Florida, USA - JUN 23, 2015
Bottle to snifter via charity raffle. Thanks to Morgan the rep for bringing this out. Nose is like forward initially. A large, billowing white head, taste is more tropical, light honeydew with a light mango flavor. Really good with the perfect bitterness and sweetness balance with no malt masking the hops. Nice stuff!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BOLTZ7555 (2960) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JUN 6, 2015
Golden honey pour with a small sticky white head. Bubble percolating from the bottom of the glass. Subtle aroma when compared to the flavor profile. The flavor is quite complex with a unique combination of tart and sweet. Candied citrus accompanied by floral qualities. Honey, lemon peel, freshly cut grass, evergreen, and orange rind. Pretty tasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
leinielover (22) - - JUN 4, 2015
Carried back from SN, 750ml bottle. Creamy and slightly sweet, musk. Grass citrus and piney notes but not over the top as the hop bomb label would suggest. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
j12601 (7700) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - MAY 11, 2015
Pouring at EBF 2015. Pours a faintly hazed gold. Big citrus, sticky. Medium bodied, sweet and hoppy. Big and juicy, citrus and musk. Long chewy grapefruit peels.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
johnnnniee (2833) - 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 (6925) - 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 (2290) - 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 (4468) - 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 (4141) - 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.

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