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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
slipy120 (81) - Michigan, USA - AUG 13, 2009
This beer was bitter but not in a good way. I like a good IPA from time to time and like to think that I have tried some very good ones but in this case something just seemed off. The finish was bitter and almost pungent. I’ve tried it a couple of times so I don’t know what the deal is. This was for sure a miss in my book.

   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.

   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
baraciisch (2187) - California, 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...

   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.

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DerWeg (1538) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerfest5 (1199) - 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.

   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.

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