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Sierra Nevada India Pale Ale

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RATINGS: 748   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35/5   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (13466) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 18, 2007
Bottle from Jungle Jim’s. Poured a clear copper color with an large off-white head that lasted and produced good lacing. Moderate hoppy citrus and pine aroma. Medium body with soft carbonation. Medium hoppy bitter flavor with a smooth hoppy citrus bitter finish of average duration. Solid drinkable brew.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Ratman197 (13266) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - FEB 9, 2006
Bottle poured a clear copper with a large, lasting off-white head. Aromas of carmel, bread and earthy hops. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of carmel and earthy hops with a lingering bitter finish. Celebration is MUCH better!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
argo0 (13233) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 9, 2002
Tasting Notes from Fall 2000: Good bitterness - hops control the flavor, and that’s quite OK with me

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Christian (12884) - Odense, DENMARK - DEC 21, 2007
Cask at the Great British Beer Festival 2007: Orange with a small but lasting off-white head. Pine, grapefruit, grass aroma. Sweet with a perfectly balancing bitterness. Juicy, drinkable IPA.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bu11zeye (12717) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - SEP 25, 2007
(Bottle) Pours a clear orange body with a medium beige head. Aroma of bread, grass, caramel, and light pine. Flavor of grassy/floral hops and caramel with a bitter, somewhat metallic finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcwattsrugger (12185) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - MAR 22, 2007
12oz bottle-pours an off white head and gold color. Aroma is flat hops, musty malt. Taste is flat hops-bitter, secondary malt. OK carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thewolf (12079) - Kolding, DENMARK - OCT 31, 2007
Bottle, bought @ Barley Wine, Cph. Pours a pretty, clear, orangey amber with a small fluffy off-white head. Aroma is mild, some citric hops and caramel background. Nice and creamy mouthfeel. Flavour is well bitter and dry with pine, slight fruityness and a nice medium caramel sweetness at the back. Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bov (11965) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - AUG 14, 2008
courtesy of Tony Flükiger; 2007 vintage - hazy red-orange colour with a poor foam left; oily hoppy nose showing notes of peach and melon; medium-bodied and with a moderate carbonation; slightly oily palate but finishes very dry and very bitter; long fruity and flowery hoppy finish

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hopdog (11551) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 14, 2004
On tap. Poured a medium, hazy amber color with an averaged sized off white head. Aromas and tastes of citrus (mainly oranges) with some flowers. Nice bitter finish. Decent IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dogbrick (11492) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - FEB 28, 2006
On draught at Barley’s Smokehouse, a relatively new entry in the local market. Deep amber color with a thin and dense off-white head. Thin spotty lacing. Aroma of bready malt and mild hops. Medium, creamy body with honey and caramel flavor as well as toned-down hops. Citrus notes here and there as well. Decent enough but nothing really resonates. The finish is dry and mildly bitter citrusy hops. While not bad, Sierra Nevada can clearly do better than this.

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