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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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
argo0 (12787) - 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
FatPhil (12723) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUL 30, 2007
355ml bottle. Dark orange, thin fizzy head. Oak and apple and alittle whisky on the nose. Taste is very different - extremely hoppy, buttery malt, and some alcohol. Alas the hops dominate and the hops are drowned - unbalanced. I was hoping Sierra Nevada wouldn’t catch the US ’IPA’ disease, but alas they have.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Ratman197 (12556) - 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bu11zeye (12517) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Christian (12301) - 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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcwattsrugger (11854) - 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 (11840) - 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 (11456) - 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
madsberg (11249) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kp (10884) - 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

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