Sierra Nevada Snow Wit White IPA - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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3.78/5 rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
The Snow Wit seems appropriately named in my view, while the White IPA moniker not so much. Snow Wit pours a hazy lemon orange into a large wine glass and sports an inch of nearly white foam. The pour shows decent retention and lacing in a Wit sense.
Aromas of Belgian yeast notes, some coriander spice and just a hint of wheat. Dubbing this as a Belgian IPA seems more precise than a 'white' or American IPA in my view. Alas, at 5.7% all concept of IPA is suspect, unless this is a Session White Belgian IPA that is, style pending. That aside this beer does offer a touch of sweet citrusy wheat on top of a light spicy Belgian component and is overall quite pleasant.
Taste offers more light citrus and wheat in a true Witbier sense and adds a hint of bitterness on the back end. Still to call this or have in its name, IPA, is a bit of a reach. Seems everything is an IPA today. Offers a fullish mouthfeel and a light pleasant soapy finish of nobleesque hops.
Nice but no IPA qualities in any way I know of but then a bit rich for a witbier. OK, it is rather hoppy vs. wheaty. Slightly chewy, crackery. Give me another....
Serving type: bottle
04-14-2014 03:05:26 | More by HalfFull
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Sierra Nevada Snow Wit White IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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