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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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Ratings: 946
Reviews: 164
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 11.44%
Wants: 9
Gots: 113 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: DaltonC on 02-23-2014)
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Photo of BucannonXC5
3.56/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Type: 12-oz. bottle
Glass: 0.5L mug
From: BevMo in Goleta, Calif.
Price: $13.99 for a variety 4-way 12-pack (w/ BevMo card)
Purchased: March 28, 2014
Consumed: March 31, 2014
Misc.: Packaged Feb. 14, 2014

Poured a honey orange hazy color with 3-to-4 fingers of frothy white head. Lots of thick, foamy lacing on the sides of the glass. Thick, layer of white retention with spots of orange on the top of the glass.

Smelled buttered peppery corn on the cob, popcorn, Belgian spices, pepper, cloves, orange, coriander, caramel, honey, kiwi, grapes and banana.

Tasted pretty close to the smell, although not quite as good. Got that weird buttery corn taste, like the smell. Also Belgian peppery spices, cloves, orange, coriander, banana, kiwi and grapes. More bitterness than I anticipated.

Medium body. Creamy-to-sticky texture. Lively carbonation. Spicy, abrupt finish.

This beer was a bit all over the place. My ratings could have gone a couple different ways, but I thought it was just OK overall.

BucannonXC5, Apr 07, 2014
Photo of bigbeerfan
4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

bigbeerfan, Apr 07, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

JerseyHopHead, Apr 07, 2014
Photo of Hendrick24
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Hendrick24, Apr 07, 2014
Photo of Duesler
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Duesler, Apr 06, 2014
Photo of mfigueroa713
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

mfigueroa713, Apr 06, 2014
Photo of kylehay2004
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

kylehay2004, Apr 06, 2014
Photo of Massbmx
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Massbmx, Apr 06, 2014
Photo of intangible
3/5  rDev -18.3%

intangible, Apr 06, 2014
Photo of Bosoxfan20
3.28/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A- Pours a hazy golden wheat color with a bone white head of about 2 fingers that lingers for a while. Outstanding lacing that clings for dear life.

S- Lemon zest, Belgium yeast, coriander, and abundant fruity esters. Not aggressively hopped as expected. Displays more of the wit character than IPA.

T- Citrus and pepper spice pretty much sums this one up. It seems to work well. Not a ton of depth, but a nice earthy and herbal profile.

M- Seems to prickle as it dances across the tongue. A bit heavy for the style at mid body.

O- Not bad. A nice dry, peppery wit. Could have used a bit more dry hopping and may sit a little heavy to be a summer style ale.

Bosoxfan20, Apr 06, 2014
Photo of ObiBeerCanobi
4.5/5  rDev +22.6%

ObiBeerCanobi, Apr 05, 2014
Photo of ssimpson89
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

ssimpson89, Apr 05, 2014
Photo of sendbeer
4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

sendbeer, Apr 05, 2014
Photo of OregonGrown7
4/5  rDev +9%

OregonGrown7, Apr 05, 2014
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4/5  rDev +9%

salinasa, Apr 05, 2014
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4/5  rDev +9%

rkf1976, Apr 05, 2014
Photo of ocelot2500
3.51/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a hazy light yellow-orange color with a tight, white head that leaves a sheet of lacing.

Smells of orange zest and some spice.

Tastes of the citrus with some grain and spicy hops. Orange zest leads off with a slight bitterness to it. Grainy sweetness comes in along with some white bread notes. Hops come in next with an earthy bitterness and some spice. Finishes with some citrus tang.

Mouthfeel is medium-full with a slightly assertive amount of carbonation.

Overall, this is a good attempt at a Belgian IPA, but I wish it was more coherent.

ocelot2500, Apr 05, 2014
Photo of BigCheese
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A: Pours a cloudy off straw color. Classic belgian white, haze. Head was a bit small though, lacing not extensive. I noticed a ton of sediment/yeast or somethign stuck to bottom of my bottle. Not sure what thats all about, some proteins maybe.

S: Lots of french bread smell, yeast, some banana-funkyness, a bit of earthy hops.

T: Definitely Belgian dominate up front. Lots of yeasty bread, cloves, some spice, hops are a earthy herbal in flavor predominately. A bit of grapefruit, but more earthy. I remember a few weeks ago it was hoppier, but now less so.

M: Medium-high carbonation, maybe a bit low for a wit. Light and sessionable though.

O: Pretty solid for a mix pack. Refreshing, and hits a few different cravings. A beer that most can enjoy. What I've come to expect from SN.

BigCheese, Apr 05, 2014
Photo of zac16125
3.93/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12oz bottle into a pint glass
bottled on: 1/24/14

A: Pours a very hazy pale golden yellow with 1 fingers width of bright white head. Head dissipates slowly to a thick film which hangs around throughout the duration of the drink and leaves lots of lacing.

S: Spicy white pepper and clove, although with Belgian yeast banana esters. The hops come out next, and are mostly lemon-lime and citrusy orange. Subtle pine. Very nice.

T: Hops take the lead in the taste as opposed to the yeasty characters which were more prevalent in the aroma. Fairly big bitterness with pine and citrus rind notes. Spicy yeast notes in the back, with subtle estery banana. I like the upfront flavors, but there is somewhat unpleasant almost astringent bitterness on the finish.

M/D: Full bodied, carbonation on the heavier side, a bit dry, drinkability is average.

O: Good, not great. I have high expectations for SN, and this feel a bit shot. Certainly worth a try but not something Id frequently go to.

zac16125, Apr 05, 2014
Photo of mfnmbvp
3.95/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle, with what appears to be a coded bottled on date 02/14/2014. A new Belgian IPA creation from Sierra Nevada, acquired as part of the variety 4 pack. 'Brewed with seven varieties of experimental dwarf hops'. Sounds exciting.

Poured into a Duvel tulip glass.

A - Pours a nice hazed golden lemon colored body with four big fingers of billowy white head. Good sticky webbed lacing on the glass. Looks very nice.

S - Smell isn't entirely insane, but it does have quite a lot going on. Some cheesy pungent yeast presence in the vein of a Berliner Weissbeir, some citrus, lemon, grapefruit, oranges, and some fruity bubblegum Belgian yeast presence.

T - Taste follows the nose - fruity and juicy. Grapefruit, lemon, melon, oranges, mild bitterness, and mild Belgian yeast presence.

M - Feel is smooth and creamy. Juicy and refreshing. Light-bodied with good carbonation.

Overall, a very nice take on the 'white IPA' by Sierra Nevada, I would definitely say they nailed this one. Especially good when it is fresh. A unique and refreshing IPA in a crowded genre, I am definitely looking forward to more of these and the rest of the variety pack.

Sierra Nevada Snow Wit White IPA ---4/5.

mfnmbvp, Apr 05, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Morakaton, Apr 05, 2014
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4/5  rDev +9%

jascott2112, Apr 04, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

timontheroad, Apr 04, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

Gregg_Kawakami, Apr 04, 2014
Sierra Nevada Snow Wit White IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
83 out of 100 based on 946 ratings.