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Sierra Nevada Audition Double IPA - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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Sierra Nevada Audition Double IPASierra Nevada Audition Double IPA

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BA SCORE
89
very good

31 Ratings
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Ratings: 31
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 9.68%
Wants: 4
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Philousa on 09-28-2012

This beer is a true West Coast-style Double IPA made with huge amounts of hops - both in the kettle for flavor and later in the torpedo to impart a massive hop aroma. The light malt body and dry finish hide the power in this immensely drinkable hop-bomb.
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Ratings: 31 | Reviews: 8
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4.16/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.96/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4.44/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.16/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

One of a large number of samples I had at the Extreme Beer Fest in Boston 3/21/32014. Nice hop wake me up.

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3.79/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.5/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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4.05/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

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3.86/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

750ml bottle purchased at the Torpedo room in Berkeley. Poured into a tulip.

A: Pours a pale golden color with three fingers of greasy, thick, off-white head that stuck around forever.
S: Bitter, leafy, but lighter than expected. Lemon and hints of pine as well. Actually not very fragrant. There's maybe a touch of peach as it warms.
T: Sweeter than expect with notes of candied fruits, caramel, passion fruit, peach, apricot, tangerine nectar, and honey. The finish has a solid bitterness and a touch mint, but the aftertaste falls off and this beer is forgetful after the swallow. What flavor is there is good. Minty, fruit nectar, and tingly.
M: Full body, tingly wintergreen mouthfeel, slick and greasy body, tingly but soft carbonation. Drinks well, numbing minty mouthfeel.
O: I was expecting more, but what's there is great. Hoppy, but not crazy. Drinks much better at room temp.

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4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

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4.32/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours a crystal clear golden color in the class.

There is not a pronounced aroma on this; I get a touch of something earthy, with a hint of herbal spice, but nothing I can pinpoint.

The flavor has a pleasing hop bitterness but the flavor comes across on the finish. There’s a great drying character on this that contrasted with a light malt body.

The straightforward moniker belies a straightforward beer.

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

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4.57/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: poured a golden amber wheat color, very typical from the double IPAs I've had, bottle was next in back of fridge and I think got a little too cold, but still had a finger worth of head
S: ohh my goodness this smells great, very west coast style IPA, lots of floral and citrus coming from the hops. Almost like smelling an orange or tangerine
T: very well balanced. Malt bill is soo well blended with the hop bitterness. Has a little bit of alcohol bite to it. One of the better dipa that I have had drom Cali
M: nothing to complain, maybe a little high carbonation side, kinda prickly feeling.
O: a good west coast dipa, kinda surprising I think this SN only dipa. This is definitely a hop bomb worthy of SN

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4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

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Sierra Nevada Audition Double IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
89 out of 100 based on 31 ratings.