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RATINGS: 730   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36/5   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.

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4.8
hopsing99 (8) - USA - JUL 6, 2002 does not count
This is the answer to all of the Xperts in this world who claim Americans don't brew any decent beers. When this beer is properly poured at the propper temperature it's a thing of beauty. Nothing else in this world like it. Try to find it on tap (better than bottled). Beats every other American IPA I've ever tasted - and I've tasted them all. Like drinking you're favourite can of soda pop in 100 degree heat, only better. This beer is the BEST OF THE BEST. Only the Belgians do it better.

4.8
doppelmeup (51) - Wake Forest, North Carolina, USA - APR 25, 2008
This was really an awesome beer! Poured a bottle in a pint glass. Thick, half inch head that left gorgeous lacing all the way down the glass. Golden amber color. Aroma was nice and hoppy, but not overpowering. It really smelled good! The taste was perfect. Very bitter, balanced by the right amount of malt flavor. A very clean, bitter finish that left the palate refreshed and wanting more. Just the right thickness and carbonation. Extremely drinkable brew.

4.7
211Gramma99 (38) - Chico, California, USA - JAN 19, 2002
I live in chico and have only tried it once but it was great. Good taste...

4.6
beerman08 (17) - USA - DEC 11, 2003
Sierra Nevada gives you that little zing in the back of your mouth that tells you...damn man, this shit is good. I won't get into all that sophisticated "beerman" talk, but this it definately one of the best beers I've ever tasted. I would recommed it to anyone who is willing to pay just that little extra to get a beer that is worth the experience. Ya heard!

4.5
nearbeer (5600) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 1, 2007
UPDATED: FEB 15, 2008 Bottle, w/2007 on neck. New copper pipe and orange-colored, with a medium and lasting head. Grapefruit-pine and cereal nose. Flavors of citrus-resin balanced well by sweet barley-oat cereal, malted goodness. Mmmm, yummy. Palate is almost medium bodied and mostly smooth with a slight dry-bitter grass finish. Awesome. Much better than the APA. I could drink this stuff all day.

4.4
Shadallion (534) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUN 2, 2001
Betcha didn't know there was a Sierra Nevade IPA, but there is. Sold only at the brewery and a few bars in Chico, CA, this is even better than their Celebration Ale. Smooth, light and crisp, but the hop flavor is huge, matched by a bubblegum0like maltiness. A rare treat.

4.4
wr399 (8) - USA - MAY 2, 2002 does not count
A great beer. ..................................................


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