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Sierra Nevada India Pale Ale

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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.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
UPDATED: JAN 17, 2009
Date: March 22, 1997
Mode: Draft
Source: Brewpub
Appearance: slightly hazy amber, lasting medium frothy head leaving thick lace
Aroma: mild floral hop aroma
Flavor: flavor starts off with mild malt, then the hops kick in and last through the finish
Overall: mild for a S/N, robust for anyone else

Date: June 15, 2005
Source: summits cumming
Appearance: clear amber
Aroma: light floral hop aroma
Flavor: good sweet carmel malt flavor with a nice dose of hops, light bitter finish

Date: March 01, 2006
Mode: draft
Source: taco mac
Score: iii to ii+
wonderful lace, picking up a lot more bitterness with a long bitter finish that throws it off balance

Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 8/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 12/20
Rating: 3.1/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: **+/4

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
bhensonb (10792) - Woodland, California, USA - MAY 9, 2006
Aroma is hops n spice, maybe a hint of malt. Perhaps also a hint of pine. Beautiful ruby/orange color, but I couldn’t get a head. There’s a bit of malt in here, but the hops keep it well in bounds. I find orange at the onset, and the body is firm. Great mouthfeel. It went really well with Korma and masala, balancing the heat of the spices nicely. So how good is it that an IPA works with Indian cuisine? Very. Great stuff. The draft I had was months ago, but I think the bottle stands up well to draft quallity.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (10459) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
faroeviking (10293) - FAROE ISLANDS - NOV 6, 2007
Bottle. Pours a nice creal golden amber colour with a big well lsting creamy head leaving a very nice lacing. Fruity and pine bit sweet aroma. Good mouthfeel. The flavour isa bit sweet with lots of fruity hops, pine, some caramel and toasted malt. Quite dry fruity bit sweet well lasting finish. A very good IPA.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gunnfryd (10259) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 7, 2007
Bottle at københavnske øldage 07. Copper colour with a beige head.. Aroma is fruit, hop, malt . Flavour is hop, fruit, malt . Ok beer.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
madsberg (10140) - Søborg, DENMARK - JUN 22, 2007
Bottled. LIght amber coloured. Unclear. Ligth beige head. Quite skunky and metallic aroma. Some herbal notes. Flowers, sweetness and light citrusnotes in the flavour. Meidum bodied. Dry. Bitter in the end.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Maria (10129) - Thisted, DENMARK - MAY 18, 2007
Københavnske Øldage 07. Bottle. Warm golden and a huge, creamy head. The aroma has notes of fruits and citrus. The flavour is slightly sweet, has notes of caramel and piny citrus and it’s quite harmonic and rather dry - but I would have preferred a different chose of hops, more clean and distinct. 2156

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rlgk (10109) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - OCT 2, 2005
(Stockholm Beer Festival 2005) Amber/orange with a good brownish, almost yellow head. Aroma is hoppy, grassy and a bit metallic. Some citrus and balanced with some malt. Very hoppy and bitter flavor, dry and grassy, citrus and grapes. Long hoppy anf bitter finish. Another good version of american IPA...

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Travlr (9998) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 1, 2009
Very nice IPA, doesn’t wallop you over the head with hops, but you definitely know they’re there. Good character, bitter finish.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Ratman197 (9530) - 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!


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