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Sierra Nevada India Pale Ale

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RATINGS: 747   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36/5   EST. CALORIES: 207   ABV: 6.9%
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 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fonefan (41314) - VestJylland, DENMARK - AUG 3, 2006
Bottle. Light hazy golden colour with a small white head. Malty, caramel sweet aroma with a hoppy fruity note. Hoppy, citric flavor with fruity notes and a light malty sweetness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ungstrup (32210) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - OCT 9, 2005
[At Stockholm Beer Festival 2005] An amber beer with an orange head. The aroma is sweet with notes of straw and hops - without being extreme. The flavor is very sweet with notes of caramel and straw. The mouthfeel is slightly sticky.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Papsoe (25068) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 15, 2006
(Bottle 35,5 cl) Pours a clear, amber golden with an off-white head. Hoppy aroma. Medium body with weak notes of caramel. A whiff of pineapple perhaps? Some aroma hops, but I don’t really find the hops clean, crisp or citrusy. Extremely dry, hoppy finish. 110606

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
joergen (24790) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 12, 2006
Bottle. Clear amber coloured with an off white head. Aroma of malts, caramel, pine needles and hops. Flavour of malts, caramel, hops and pine needles. Dry hoppy finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
oh6gdx (23920) - Vasa, FINLAND - MAY 22, 2007
Bottled. Amber colour, mediumsized beige cereamy head. Grassy and hoppe aroma and flavour. Not very complex nor very interesting.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
omhper (22327) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - OCT 1, 2005
UPDATED: OCT 4, 2005 Draught at Stockholm Beer Festival. Clear copper colour, small head. Dry and really malty, yet hop dominated. Lychee and pine needles are predominant, and the finish is strikingly bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (20895) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUN 4, 2007
Bottle. Pours a clear golden color with a small white head. Sweet malty and hoppy aroma. Sweet malty hoppy bitter flavor. Sweet malty finish with a dry bitter aftertaste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Travlr (18699) - 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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
fiulijn (17494) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 5, 2007
Bottle, 2007-06-16, 6-4-7-4-14=35
Beautiful amber color. The aroma is too light. Good body structure, good malt taste and very strong hopping, with resins and very light fruitness. Long final.

Draught at Cricket’s Grill, Waco, 2006-12-22, 6-4-7-5-15=37
Beautiful amber color, head and lace. Simple aroma. Good taste, full bodied, malty, with a reasonably strong hopping (having some resins, but also lightly earthy). Very long final. Midway between an English and an American IPA; good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
harrisoni (16077) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JUL 10, 2007
Bottle from Utobeer. I opened this with some trepidation as not many UK raters who’ve had this in the last few months haven given it that good a score. In fact they’ve said they prefer the SNPA. This is amber with lasting beige head. Very moderate hop aroma. Far more hoppy and bitter in mouth, maybe a little unbalanced. Not enough malt to underpin the harsh peppery hop, which lasts. It’s fine. Just nothing special. No great fruit from malt and hops.

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