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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: 744   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.


3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gabler (87) - , New York, USA - JUL 13, 2009
Tap. Poured light golden with a nice white head. Very well balanced IPA, highly drinkable. Not too hoppy, very smooth, light bodied ipa. Good stuff.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
groovinhigh (170) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - JUN 28, 2009
Disappointing... I expected a west coast IPA with a big floral hop flavor. Not distinctive and simply not enough of a hop flavor. If you like balanced IPAs, maybe you’d like this more than I do.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
baraciisch (1899) - USA - JUN 24, 2009
Golden cloudy orange in color... Aroma much more subtle than the torpedo... Fairly piney, flavor of the hops is evident... Not terribly or overly bitter however, a gentle bitter finish... Good beer, like the torpedo better though...

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - JUN 8, 2009
Bottle and draft. Pours an amber body with a white head. Light citrus, floral notes, some light pine and plenty of malt. Nothing stand out.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Todeon (325) - SWEDEN - MAY 27, 2009
Bottle. Pours a orange/gold color. Aroma was the usual suspects pine,citrus and some caramel. A bit earthy to. Taste is hoppy with some piney notes and a nice malt backbone that creates a good balance. Bitter finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DerWeg (1495) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 24, 2009
Bottle at BeerBistro. Orangey gold, puffy thickish pour. Juicier fuller hops than the Pale Ale, a little more citrusy with some bite. Very frontal with a nice lingering clean finish. Fruity malt is very complimentary. Laclks offputting bitterness. I found this one bottle extremely good in an approachable way.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rogueone (506) - I F&ckin’ hate those guys from, Ohio, USA - MAR 14, 2009
Draft at BJs. Pours a rich amber with a creamy white bubbly head. Aroma is toasted malt. Flavor is impressively crisp, with a very nice balance of malt to resiny hop. Bitterness lingers on the palate for longer than I expected. Not overly complex but very good.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerfest5 (1147) - Dublin, IRELAND - MAR 4, 2009
The first thing i noticed was how clear this was for an IPA. had that normal IPA smells, citrus, pine, etc. taste is alright, sort of middle of the road IPA, nothing too distinctive. A good IPA but not one i will seek out again.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
nqualls (1452) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 30, 2009
12 oz bottle purchased from Frugal MacDoogal’s in Nashville. Poured a clear gold/orange color with a one finger white head. The aroma was citrus and earth. The flavor was caramel with a citrus hop finish. The carbonation was a bit soft. The mouthfeel was crisp and the body was medium. This is another of Sierra Nevada’s good IPAs.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SamGamgee (2452) - down the whirlpool, California, USA - DEC 20, 2008
Draught at 99 Bottles. Amber with a lasting head. Light earthy and hoppy aroma. The flavor has a fat caramel malt body, almost a bit buttery, with a firm woody and citrucy hop bite. The bitterness creeps up on you, but its there. More malt than their other IPAs, or maybe thats just the english hops not popping as much as the typical SN hop bill. For an English styled IPA, I can dig this. Different from your usual west coast, dry, supper hoppy IPA. A nice change.


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