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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: 970
Reviews: 167
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 11.44%
Wants: 9
Gots: 117 | 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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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

SkinniePost, Apr 12, 2014
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4/5  rDev +9%

gshak, Apr 11, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

lpotter, Apr 11, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

ethanmc12, Apr 11, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

carrollmel7, Apr 11, 2014
Photo of RblWthACoz
3.79/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

I guess this is a night for Belgian IPAs. My third this evening.

A decent and easy drinking version of the style. Nice citrus tones with a minimal earthy edge and some sweetness as well. I could deal with a bit more hop influence. But what's here is nice. Could go for several of these over a night.

RblWthACoz, Apr 11, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

kwkurdziel, Apr 11, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

oriolesfan4, Apr 11, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

Tegman, Apr 10, 2014
Photo of RonaldTheriot
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Sierra Nevada Snow Wit has a medium, white head, a hazy, bubbly, yellow appearance, and some lacing rings left behind. The aroma is very citrus oriented. One gets pineapple or grapefruit and possibly some sweet white wheat bread. Taste is of citrusy hop bitterness and a bit of sweet white bread. Mouthfeel is medium and slick, to an extent, and Sierra Nevada Snow Wit finishes puckering and highly drinkable.


RonaldTheriot, Apr 10, 2014
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4/5  rDev +9%

midnitesun11, Apr 10, 2014
Photo of stewart124
4.09/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy golden straw with maybe a centimeter off white head.

Nose has some lemon zest with a white peppery character. Some raw dough notes as well. This may be more of a yeast character than anything.

Crisp bite initially on the tongue. Hits the tops of your mouth and leaves you wanting another sip. The bottle boasts dwarf hops with grapefruit and herbal notes. I get some zesty noble hop character with an herbal/flowery bit coming through but there is more pepper than grapefruit. Some clove character but this comes through fairly clean and leaves no real note of hot alcohol. The yeast really drives this overall.

Bigger mouthfeel than a typical IPA. From the hazy color I am guessing wheat was added which would also bring a chewier mouthfeel. This would be expected and it comes through well. Nice medium-bodied IPA.

Although this category is still developing, I think Sierra hit it on the nose. This comes through more on the Belgian side of the category. I like that the hops chosen were fitting to the yeast.

stewart124, Apr 10, 2014
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4/5  rDev +9%

Jeffwildcat, Apr 10, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

briandaube, Apr 10, 2014
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3/5  rDev -18.3%

MikeRusso, Apr 10, 2014
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4/5  rDev +9%

wonothesane42, Apr 10, 2014
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3/5  rDev -18.3%

CalbeDacks, Apr 10, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

stephenjmoore, Apr 09, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

nrbw23, Apr 09, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Karibourgeois, Apr 09, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

boudeysbigbrew, Apr 08, 2014
Photo of BeerLover99
3.34/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

A: cloudy straw off yellow, trace white head
solid lacing

S: belgian yeast, straw, orange peel, lemon grass

T: lemon, orange peel, Belgian yeast, mild bitter lemon grass

M: med body, mild oily, hint of pucker

O: Another 4 WAY SN offering...solid.
Should be a fine summer beer offering if
still around.


BeerLover99, Apr 08, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

eelyj, Apr 08, 2014
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4/5  rDev +9%

Nage37, Apr 07, 2014
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
Sierra Nevada Snow Wit White IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
83 out of 100 based on 970 ratings.