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Sierra Nevada India Pale Ale - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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Sierra Nevada India Pale AleSierra Nevada India Pale Ale

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BA SCORE
83
good

378 Ratings
THE BROS
69
poor

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Ratings: 378
Reviews: 334
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 13.86%
Wants: 7
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
English India Pale Ale (IPA) |  6.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 09-25-2001)
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Reviews by HossMcGraw:
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HossMcGraw

Pennsylvania

3.6/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Interesting one from SN. Not at all what I expected, but that's good in a way. This reminds me very much of Pilsner Urquell. SN IPA is a bit better looking and has a hoppier bite in the finish, but other than that, they're really close.

Pours a nice orangeish/amber with a billowy white head and decent lacing. Quite a looker. Aroma is coarse grain and straw, with some bitter notes and a "skunky" character, that I usually associate with green bottled European lagers. Odd for a west coast IPA.

Flavor follows suit with an initial bitterness, coarse grain, a hint of malty sweetness, and a bone dry finish. Also pick up some incense (not that I eat incense, it's all in the olfactories.) Again, very unusual for a west coast IPA (not that that's a bad thing.)

Mouthfeel is nothing exciting, but adequate enough. Drinkability is pretty high, with the dry finish and easy, lager-like disposition.

I wouldn't actively seek this one out again, but I appreciate Sierra Nevada trying something different than the average citrusy west coast IPA.

Serving type: bottle

03-17-2007 01:39:52 | More by HossMcGraw
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Sierra Nevada India Pale Ale from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
83 out of 100 based on 378 ratings.