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Sierra Nevada Snow Wit White IPA - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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Sierra Nevada Snow Wit White IPASierra Nevada Snow Wit White IPA

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BA SCORE
83
good

999 Ratings
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Ratings: 999
Reviews: 169
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 11.44%
Wants: 9
Gots: 122 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian IPA |  5.70% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: DaltonC on 02-23-2014

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Not very partial towards Belgian IPA's (too many different things going on). However, I'm quite partial towards Sierra Nevada. Let's see how they do here. Here goes:

A: Crystal-clear yellow. Pours a nice head that leaves a lot of lacing. Some carbonation, but not a lot considering the style. OK. Also a lot less yeast than in other beers of the style.

S: Mix of coriander, Belgian spices, candied sugar and...hops. Hops are piney and grapefruity. However, rather than each of the scents complementing one another, they produce a rather weird concoction.

T: OK, but not great. Candied sugar, spices followed by some hops. However, it's quite watery. I'm used to a more bready mouthfeel from Belgian beers - this is too different from what I'm used to.

F: Watery - not very good.

O: An OK beer, but has some serious flaws.

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3.39/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

About the lightest golden you can imagine from an IPA, with only flecks of orange at its darkest, capped by snowy white head.

Bananas, spicy cloves, hoppy on the nose - most definitely a Belgium of sorts, though there is something a bit acidic that leaves a great deal to be desired.

Similar to the nose, with a focused unique hops spiciness and acidity coming through, as well as ripe bananas.

Low carbonation, but still spikes the tongue and accentuates the cloves and spiciness within.

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Sierra Nevada Snow Wit White IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
83 out of 100 based on 999 ratings.