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Sierra Nevada India Pale Ale

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RATINGS: 745   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35   EST. CALORIES: 207   ABV: 6.9%
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Brewed using a blend of English malts. Magnum hops are used for the early hop addition, with Goldings for finishing and dry hopping. A very flavorful and hoppy ale.

Note: This beer is no longer made and has not been bottled for a few years now. It was replaced by Torpedo.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
GuilTTy (728) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - AUG 15, 2011
Bottle. Clear dark amber pour with just a little haze at the center and and a thin tan head. Aroma of toasted malt and a hint of lemon. Very restrained hop presence in the flavor. Mostly bready, metallic and nutty with some citrus, toffee and light caramel. Crisp texture and a drying, slightly bitter finish. Not your typical West Coast hop bomb by any means but not what they were going after with this brew.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
nulty (16) - USA - JUN 28, 2011
I had to be nice and at least rate this beer as a 1... this was the worst beer Iíve ever had, I ended up pouring it down the kitchen sink drain. I guess Iím just not an IPA fan.... to each his own.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MadIndian (2512) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 31, 2011
A great big hop aroma and taste. The finish is a bold pine and alcohol blend. It has a very english taste. I like it. I was surprised to see the Alcohol was only 6.9 %.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GL2814 (361) - New York, New York, USA - APR 1, 2011
I really enjoyed the malty hop taste of this I.P.A.. It had a beautiful color, and nice aroma.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ReAle (120) - Rome, ITALY - MAR 23, 2011
Bevuta in bottiglia. IPA senza infamia e senza lode, dorata penetrante con buona schiuma, correttamente luppolata ma senza niente di eccezionale. Corpo medio. Discreta.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
XmnwildX12 (2078) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - MAR 17, 2011
Not much of a scent, light golden color. Can lightly taste the hops, really drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AndySnow (4411) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 20, 2011
Light amber colour with a thin head. Faint hop aroma. Flavour is mildly sweet with medium bitterness and taste of hops.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
madsenbryg (371) - Holstebro, DENMARK - JAN 10, 2011
Rigtig meget citrus og grape ,korn og halm, flot skum og blÝd gul,meget tung bitter men dejlig.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Countbeer (4974) - Best of E-Town mit ein Brauhaus, NETHERLANDS - OCT 7, 2010
Bottle: White foamy head. Pours a clear very dark orange to light brown beer. Smell a lot of hops and some bitterness and flower, as well as hints of fruit (citrus, grapefruit, pineapple). Taste a well balanced hoppy/bitter ipa: again lot of hops, fruit, hint of spices and malts. Nicely bitter and bit dry in the end, well balanced.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
adam42381 (383) - Fort Myers, Florida, USA - JUL 25, 2010
12 oz. bottle Poured with a half-inch head with very nice lacing all the way down the mug. Appearance was a very nice caramel color. Looked very good Smell has faint hint of citrus to me, very good overall. Taste is what you would expect from a top-notch IPA, very bitter. Iím not the biggest fan of IPAs but this one is good if you like it bitter. Mouthfeel is just above average, not very heavy. Drinkability depends on your tastes, but if you like IPAs, I believe you should be able to down a few of these with no problem. Overall a very srong outing once again from Sierra Nevada.

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