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Sierra Nevada India Pale Ale

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60
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Serve in Shaker, Tulip

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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.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sledutah (5104) - Utah, USA - JUN 6, 2010
On tap at MBBF in Idaho Falls
Appearance: Slightly hazy amber with a small white head
Aroma: Grapefruit and piney
Taste: Grapefruit, malts and bittering in the finish
A decent ipa.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kwik-lime (1382) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 3, 2010
Pretty decent, good hop taste but not overpoweringly dominant as can be the case with an IPA, this is well balanced. Citrusey notes as well add it an interesting flavour, easy-drinking, good beer.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jnageljr (10) - California, USA - MAY 25, 2010
tastes of grapefruit with the bitterness of hops. When pairing with food the food needs a strong flavor otherwise the beer will overpower it.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
arrogantb (1402) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 14, 2010
I saw this at the store and figured "why not". The beer is orange and almost identical in appearance to Celebration Ale. The taste was decent but very English style. I think the American IPA’s have ruined my palate because I could not find anything special here. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 03-02-2007 21:43:16

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 23, 2010
Sierra Nevada Brewing Company--India Pale Ale--2006 Release--12 oz. Bottle--6.90%--80 IBU’s? (4.5 / 5.0) IPA--Lacy mild head. Clear bright golden amber color. Rich mild earthy floral hop front. Creamy tangy rich caramel sweet balanced body. Earth grapefruit citrus balanced rich bitter hop spice end. Big Hop Finish. Sampled 2/12/2006. Sierra Nevada Brewing Company--Sierra Nevada India Pale Ale--2007 Release--12 oz. Bottle--6.90% ABV--65 IBU’s. (4.25 / 5.0) IPA--Mild lacy head. Clear bright gold color. Huge floral grassy hop front. Astringent sweet mild caramel grapefruit pine crisp earthy body. Tangy hop citrus spicy rich herbal end. Hops uber Malt. Ages Well. Sampled 6/23/2008 & 4/4/2007.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 11/20
SanfordBrewer (1391) - Sanford, Florida, USA - DEC 30, 2009
(br-btl gn-lbl, 6 pack, 6.9%)

lct-gl, thin-head, med co2, med-full body, smooth.

aroma: sweet earthy-hop pine-hop.

flavor: fruity co2 pine-hop T1, earthy-fruity-hop T2, fairly-dry hop-bitter T3.
shallow/bright flavor, lacks malty backbone to support the hops.
dryness saves it from over-hoppiness, fairly drinkable but no session beer.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JaBier (5011) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - OCT 30, 2009
On tap at Barley’s Smokehouse. Pours clear copper with a medium beige head. Citrus and piney hop nose with some malt. Crisp and piney hop flavor, then some malt, then the citrus kicks in. Lasting bitter finish. Good stuff. Would like to try it side by side with Torpedo.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
yobdoog (1888) - Woodridge NY, New York, USA - SEP 29, 2009
One of my into to craft beer beers. Wonderful balance. Not too hoppy and great for a beginner or a seasoned drinker. Nice clean crisp flavors and always refreshing and consistent.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
HughConway (805) - Washington, USA - AUG 22, 2009
Bottle from a 6-pack. Fairly underwhelming. Pours amber with thin head. Slight hop aroma, hop taste, overly bitter hop finish.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Braincage1 (147) - Cary, North Carolina, USA - AUG 15, 2009
Bottle. Amber beer with a honeyed hop taste and a big bitter finish. The Civic or Corolla of mass produced beers because of its reliability. It’s found pretty much everywhere, it’s a guarantee that it will be satisfying and it always gets respect in a joint where everyone else is just chuggin bud lights. If an establishment’s beer list is sub par then this is my fall back beer and that goes a long way.


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