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Sierra Nevada India Pale Ale

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RATINGS: 747   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36   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.


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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
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
willisread (610) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAY 4, 2015
Old rating. Bottle from Old Town. This was never as good the pale ale in my opinion. The hops just never reached IPA levels at the time. A pretty modest IPA for IPA standards.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Jabah (177) - Winter Park, Florida, USA - APR 10, 2015
I didn’t care for this as much as the regular Sierra Nevada pale ale. It was a bit on the bitter side, as IPAs should be, but something about the balance between malts and hops didn’t work that well for me. Not very smooth going down. The flavor is there for sure....a bit fruity and very hoppy. Basically a decent average IPA, nothing special.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
slowrunner77 (6705) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 21, 2014
"this one falls into the "standard" catergory of Sierra Nevada Beers, the aroma and flavor one expects from a good ipa are lacking, and you can’t help but notice a similar hop profile as several other SN beers."

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Travlr (15065) - 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 (215) - 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 (607) - 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 (3232) - 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
ManVsBeer (5456) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 16, 2012
More than drinkable IPA, but lacks the body to be a really great real ale.


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