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Sierra Nevada India Pale Ale - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

Sierra Nevada India Pale AleSierra Nevada India Pale Ale

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BA SCORE
83
good

375 Ratings
THE BROS
69
poor

(view ratings)
Ratings: 375
Reviews: 333
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 13.59%


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 cypressbob:
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cypressbob

United Kingdom (Northern Ireland)

4.18/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

350ml bottle, poured into a Delerium Tremens glass

2007 Vintage, 6.9%

Pours with a rich amber body, orangey overtones and a little cloudiness from the bottle conditioning. Half inch dense off white slightly yellowed head with good retention, settles down a little though. Large balls of lacing spatter the glass

Smell, freshly cut grass, biscuity malt and a tiny bit of mustiness. Goldings hops on the nose perhaps, a small degree of soapiness on the nose too

Taste, initially a little bit of slightly sweet fragrant hops followed by a sharp ballsy kick of slighly one dimensional hop bitterness. Biscuity and slightly bready malt, dry yeast on the finish along with an underlying lasting quinine esque bitterness. Some slight fruitiness from the hops followed by a somewhat perfumy bitterness

I discovered this at my local offy, didnt't think that they would make the effort and get something this newly available in the UK. A big full bodied IPA which does definately hold fast to its english roots, the hops are slighly one dimensional in terms of flavour and bitterness and the aroma is pretty limited. That said its a tasty ale with lots of flavour

Serving type: bottle

03-31-2007 20:41:32 | More by cypressbob
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Sierra Nevada India Pale Ale from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
83 out of 100 based on 375 ratings.