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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.


snowtiger's rating

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
snowtiger (106) - Brighton, Colorado, USA - FEB 1, 2006
Pours a pretty clear, orange/amber colora with a big white head. The aroma is not that big, some malts and a bready malt character. Doesn’t seem like all the typical Northwest are in here. The taste is sharply bitter up front, leading to a slight malt characetr and finishing with a lingering, clean bitterness. I like this beer. It isn’t anything like Celebration but its caharacter does stand out.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Travlr (11124) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 21, 2014
Very nice IPA, doesn’t wallop you over the head with hops, but you definitely know they’re there. Good character, bitter finish

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
MRMedellin (209) - Bogota, COLOMBIA - MAR 17, 2014
Coper beer, exaggerated amount of carbonic gas, big and unstable head. Citric aromas are felt, not too much from the malt is perceived. Flavor with some caramel and citric notes, not really bitter at the end.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bolobeer (10) - - JUN 26, 2013
Very pretty, dark orange color. It wasnt that it was too hoppy, but the hops just came out wrong somehow, not crisp enough maybe. Decent, but I would take the pale ale over this any day.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
seanfitz (9) - - MAR 28, 2013 does not count
Decent IPA. Good for IPA the novice, it has a classic ipa taste without being too hoppy. Easy drinkability.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Bricktop86 (562) - Moore, Oklahoma, USA - APR 6, 2012
A decent starter IPA but you will soon learn there are better out there. Sierra Nevada’s pale ale is better

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beernovice39 (3120) - Montana, USA - MAR 16, 2012
Bottle, amber with a off white head. Scent is grain and straw. Taste is caramel and grassy.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
wimpyjoe (3777) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 16, 2012
More than drinkable IPA, but lacks the body to be a really great real ale.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jolo (907) - Uppsala, Sweden, SOUTH AFRICA - SEP 9, 2011
Bottle 355ml. A clear golden colour with an off-white head. An aroma of malt, caramel and hops. The taste is sweet and light bitter. A medium body, oily texture, average carbonation and a long dry finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
dlbrockmiller (14) - Oregon, USA - SEP 6, 2011
A nice spicey hops bite, more so than the regular Pale Ale, and not quite as floral. I definitely recommend trying it if you like IPAs.

3.3
   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.


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