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RATINGS: 296   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 40   EST. CALORIES: 171   ABV: 5.7%
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You don’t need a magic mirror to see the lure of this beer. It’s brewed with seven varieties of experimental dwarf hops. These hops are so called because of their uncommon growing method—shorter hedgerows rather than tall trellis systems—that yields a denser heap of cones with unique flavors that diverge from their full-grown botanical counterparts. Each year new and different varieties are grown in this method, creating untried and exciting shifts in hop character.


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3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thicksuds (408) - Massachusetts, USA - MAR 9, 2014
solid beer, tastes more like a wit than an IPA, but still a nice beer for late winter/early spring. Light and fluffy flavor, with a nice amount of hops, dwarf hops apparently...nice brew, I would have it again.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
RickTStiles (703) - Rochester, New York, USA - JUL 22, 2014
Tropical fruit aroma, notes of grapefruit and peaches. Taste is yeasty but also hoppy with notes of coriander. Finish is herbal and warming with a slight acid burn.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Minderbinder (1683) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 22, 2014
Bottle 12oz. Pours slightly hazy blond with medium off-white head. Good lacing. Aroma is of belgian yeast, spices, citrus, coriander. Taste is of belgian yeast, citrus, coriander. Palate: Light-medium body. Medium carbonation. Overall: Good. Well balanced. Decent yeast action.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AndrewMichaelZ (47) - - JUL 22, 2014
Poured from bottle into tulip as a cloudy sunburst with a foamy white head. Yeasty wheat aromas with citrus and spice. The nose is hardly a hint of the bursting flavor. I haven't been drinking many wheat beers lately but this one might change my mind. It's got so much more going in than your run of the mill jefe. I can drink a few more of these for sure. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
paintedmaple (378) - Fenton, Michigan, USA - JUL 21, 2014
Not sure if this actually an IPA - more like a spicy Wit - but whatever it is it is good. Lots of funky hops and herbal notes...good medicine.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jbuskirk (411) - Holdrege, Nebraska, USA - JUL 21, 2014
Sierra Nevada plus hops is almost always a formula for a winning combination. It’s no surprise that Snow Wit is an excellent White IPA. However, Sierra Nevada’s decision to include coriander and lemon comes at a bit of a surprise. In terms of ingredients, Sierra Nevada is about as traditional as you can get. Though unusual for the brewery, the additional ingredients work quite nicely. The hazy golden color and big, frothy head were just what I wanted. I also liked the balanced aroma. Some Belgian yeast, bread-like wheat notes, and grapefruit zest from the hops. Flavor is surprisingly complex. Banana sweetness and spicy cloves from the malt and yeast. The hops and lemon create a juicy bitterness. The coriander helps to amplify the clove notes in the yeast and pairs well with the citrus notes from the lemon and hops. While the carbonation is just a bit too fizzy, the overall feel of the brew was pleasant. In all, I greatly enjoyed Snow Wit. The combination of flavors was expertly executed and doesn’t feel at all half-assed. Both fruity and spicy, Snow Wit is a phenomenal White IPA.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
bpreo (1518) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - JUL 20, 2014
The seven dwarfs (hops) are evident. The Belgian Wit yeast is good too, but could be even stronger.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tomer (1644) - Rishon Le Zion, ISRAEL - JUL 19, 2014
At a tasting, many thanks DSG, medium bubbly head, very cloudy light orange colour, citrusy herbal aroma with some wheat, and a hint of Bavarian yeast, spicey, citrusy, flavour with a medium strong bitterness. Quite nice, fun, and easy to drink.

2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 7/20
HuskerTan (459) - Holdrege, Nebraska, USA - JUL 19, 2014
Bottle. A- Coriander, baby powder, spices, lemon, wheat. A- Yellow color, cloudy liquid, white head. T- Strong coriander, slightly bitter, subtle citrus, wheat, spices. P- Medium body, average texture, average carbonation, crisp finish. O- The coriander was just too overpowering here. There didn’t seem to be a good balance between spice, bitterness, and citrus. I love the "white IPA’ style, but there was definitely more Wit than anything and the spice was just over done.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jonnyguns (886) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 18, 2014
Bottle from mane liquor. Pours a light golden with a nice white head. Aromas got lemon peel, yeast, coriander and citrus zest. Quite a wit driven nose. Taste is more of those Belgium yeast tones & juicy lemon peel. Citrus bitterness to follow. Pretty decent enough. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerandbeyond (660) - ISRAEL - JUL 18, 2014
12oz bottle poured into a tulip glass. Hazy deep yellow with a thick big steady white head. Yeasty nose, wheat, some coriander, lemon peel and citrus hops. Fruity (citrus), juicy hops, light wheat tang, medium bitterness. Effervescent, relatively long finish, dry and quite refreshing. Cool.


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