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RATINGS: 780   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75   IBU: 67   EST. CALORIES: 201   ABV: 6.7%
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This is one of the only estate-made ales available in the world today. Produced with hops and barley produced on the premises of our brewery in Chico, this ale reflects the flavors of our surroundings in California’s fertile central valley. By growing out own ingredients, we ensure the finest two-row barley and the freshest hops on earth, from the field and into the brew kettle.


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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jw0406 (741) - atlanta, Georgia, USA - NOV 12, 2012
750 ml bottle pours an amber color with a nice white head. Aromas of citrus, grapefruit, pine, caramel Medium bodied, very nicely balanced, another great one from sierra


4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
nickel (243) - - MAY 11, 2014
This is an outstanding India Pale Ale. Hoppy as hell. Very hoppy. I just adore this kind of beers. Diversity of spicey-fruity-bitter impressions just made my head turning.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TXBadger (1272) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 30, 2014
Pours a nice copper color with off-white head. Pine, citrus, and floral notes are present on the nose; all follow onto the palate. The pine is most prevalent. Finishes clean.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
troyc (2432) - Illinois, USA - APR 20, 2014
[Tap] Pint at Fat Jack’s in Bloomington, IL during a Sierra Nevada tap takeover. Bright orange pour is capped by a dense white head. Aroma is heavy on wet hops, floral and citrus. Moderately hoppy, with perfume and tea leaves also quite prominent in the taste. Nice, sticky mouthfeel with a nice lingering hop bite. Tasting notes from 11/2011.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
gschrade (549) - Collinsville, USA - MAR 18, 2014
I had this at Global Brew. Pours orangish gold with a white head. Taste pine, citrus, slightly bitter. I thought this was good. I would drink this again. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
desurfer (1211) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - FEB 4, 2014
Bottle at Crispy’s. Fluffy white head and a deep amber body. Hoppy and bready aroma. Flavor is full of fresh citrusy hops with a distinct vanilla note. Palate is rich. Tasty beer.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hotstuff (4058) - Indiana, USA - JAN 22, 2014
Rated on 10-27-2009 (Bottle) This beer forms a large fizzy ivory head with a short retention, mostly transparent/slightly hazy orange body, fizzy carbonation, and a good amount of lacing. The Aroma is caramel malt, barley, pine, citrus, grapefruit hops, and evergreen trees. The Taste is moderately bitter, caramel malt, barley, pine and citrus hops. The Palate is tingly and thin. This is a medium bodied beer. Overall, this beer is very, very quaffable, worth trying and a beer I would enjoy drinking again. I recommend trying this beer even if IPA’s are not a style that one likes because one just never knows what one may find!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
curepute (139) - New York, USA - JAN 14, 2014
Hoppy sweet malt nose. Cloudy amber with a 2 finger head. Taste has malty sweetness with a good hop kick, caramel, honey, some citrus fruits. Big mouth feel with a long slight booze, malty hop finish.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mikedR (1108) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - DEC 11, 2013
Very nice. Think IPA, but with less bitterness and a fuller malt bill. Just a perfectly balanced drinkable brew. Tastes "fresh," too. A- ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Earlier Rating: 12/1/2012 Total Score: 4.2
All ingredients grown on site at brewer -- interesting twist. Reminds me of a non-West Coast IPA. Good flavor, hoppy, but not overly bitter. Very well balanced -- not heavy and yet not light. SN does know their stuff! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
ads135 (2817) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - OCT 15, 2013
A very nice, bright, fresh IPA. Plenty of grassy and pine hops. Some citrus with a bready backbone.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
matty (176) - Camp Hill, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 7, 2013
25 oz. bottle. Pours a copper color with a white head that lingers. Aroma of fresh hop with a bit of malt. Medium body, flavor is a good mix of malt and hop, nicely balanced. Finish is a bit dry, slightly dry. Dry finish...not a bad brew! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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