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Long Stem IPA - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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Long Stem IPA
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Ratings: 5
Reviews: 3
rAvg: 4.09
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Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  5.80% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Beer added by: Phelps on 09-18-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 5 | Reviews: 3
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3.98/5  rDev n/a
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On tap at Beer Revolution the night before the Bistro Barrel Fest. Pours looking remarkably professional, like almost all Sierra Nevada beers will. Light caramel color, great clarity, almost perfect 1.25" white head on it. Nice flowery, decently hopped beer. I'd guess Chinook and Cascade.

Good clean hop taste, more of the rose hips/petal in the mouthfeel. Malt/body light enough to allow the flowery and delicate characteristics to shine on through. Really nothing in the way of aftertaste on this one, pretty clean.

Done quite well, never had such a light flowery experience with a nice ipa. A unique creation that isn't just dump a bunch of random shit into a batch and claim we're innovaters/unique type of beer, this is unique and good, somewhat because of its minimalist approach allowing the flowery aspect to shine.

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4/5  rDev n/a

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3.55/5  rDev n/a
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On-tap in pint glass at BR in Oakland.

A: Served a clear golden amber with a thin off-white head that faded to a scum and collar leaving wispy lacing.
S: Fresh fruity nose, green smelling with a definite aroma of rose hips. It’s a bit crackery as well.
T: Rose hips again are prominent along with flowery hops and a bit of mint in the finish. The aftertaste is has a nice fresh green bitterness to it. As far as the rose goes, it is very integrated and well done.
M: Medium-thin body, slick and clean mouthfeel, low carbonation. Goes down smooth.
O: Fresh and unique but the rose hips definitely take some getting used to. I’m glad I got to try this, but it’s not something I could drink a lot of.

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3.9/5  rDev n/a
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Part of Sierra Nevada’s Beer Camp series, this one’s brewed with rose hips, rose petals and possibly lavender (some reports were conflicting). Enjoyed from the tap at Tops inside a tall taster.

The color of pale peach skin, with very soft haze. One finger of frothy finish white foam sticks around for a good long while.

There's the usual IPA stuff in the nose: orange grapefruit. Then there's something I can't put my finger on — it’s floral and almost savory. Thinking it’s the rose hips. Burnt sugar backs it all up. A deep, sticky nose.

More flowers can be picked up in the flavor, which is no surprise given the florid adjuncts. It tastes almost as if whole roses were thrown in there, stems and all. Grapefruit peel and orange juice mix before a clean, crackery finish.

Moderate, prickly carbonation quickly dies down. Medium body, high bitterness. 4

Not bad at all. Good as a standard IPA, and the extra ingredients add some interest. I wish they were just a little more prominent.

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Long Stem IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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