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Sierra Nevada Audition Double IPA

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RATINGS: 22   MEAN: 3.84/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
weihenweizen (2268) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - AUG 13, 2015
Refrigerated brown bomber poured into a snifter. Medium golden with medium white head, taste is herbal hops, and aroma is grapefruit.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
brokensail (13679) - Orange County, California, USA - AUG 12, 2015
Bottle @ Shady Oak. Clear golden orange pour with a nice white head. Super piney and maybe some herbal notes. Kind of sticky and citrusy. A whole lot of grapefruit and resinous pine. Some nice apricot and peach. A little bit of sweet bread and maybe some caramel. Pretty nice.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
OldGrowth (2935) - the Containment Area, North Carolina, USA - AUG 8, 2015
bottle, from Mills Rivers brewery. Good aroma, sweet. pine/evergreen, tad skunky, hops, sweet malt, clean orangy gold color, good head and lace. bitter sweet flavor. heavy body, thick creamy mouthfeel, bitter sweet dry finish. very easy to drink, like a bigger Torpedo.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
kaser (4192) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 28, 2015
Fruity and hoppy, smooth with mild bitterness. Flavor of peach and orange. Draft at sheffields - orange with foamy white head.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
high_on_hops (795) - Burlingame, California, USA - JUL 25, 2015
Pours a mostly clear gold with a white head and lacing. It has a clean but strong hop aroma with lots of resin. The flavor is bitter, piney hops up front with a nice bitter finish over a medium body. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Braudog (6025) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JUL 17, 2015
Bottle. Very pretty pour, golden orange with a towering top that clings to the glass. The earthy aroma is reserved but sturdy, ripe with leafy goodness. The drink is wonderful -- easy to drink, yet full-muscled with sticky hops. (#6003, 7/17/2015)

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cweade (24) - - JUL 10, 2015
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4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Homer321 (2858) - 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!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BOLTZ7555 (2979) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
leinielover (24) - - 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


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