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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
90
outstanding

14 Reviews
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Reviews: 14
Hads: 71
rAvg: 4.18
pDev: 7.89%
Wants: 5
Gots: 10 | 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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Reviews: 14 | Hads: 71
Reviews by scottfrie:
Photo of scottfrie
3.86/5  rDev -7.7%
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. (888 characters)

More User Reviews:
Photo of chossboss
3.94/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of HopsForBrains
4.59/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of RBassSFHOPit2ME
4.51/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Purchased yesterday at the source in Chico.

Bottled 4/16/2015. Best IPA/DIPA they've ever offered. Resinious, Dank, and mind blowing Citrus profile that Torpedo is lacking for DAYZ., or rather the citrus profile I wish Torpedo offered. Pineapple, Tangerine, Mango deliciousness!!! Epitome of juicy citrus, dank pine & resinous West Coast IPA.

For the record, let this beer warm up. Served near ice or very cold really is night and day opposed to when this warms and truly opens up.

SN - Stop wasting your time with Torpedo & Hoptimum and replace it with this batch of Audition DIPA.
Is this beer AWESOME? Yes. Is a 22oz bomber worth $10.75, uh.....NO. 4-pack this beeeatch. (679 characters)

Photo of GetMeAnIPA
4.42/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Nice golden color, looks more like a pale ale and not a DIPA. Nice head with great lacing all the way down the glass.

S - hop, citrusy, orange aroma. Slight malt and alcohol smell but the hops mostly dominate the nose.'

T - slighty better IPA than the torpedo. Great hops and citrus flavor that really opens up as the bottle warmed up. Has a nice bitter aftertaste that doesn't stay long or make you want to get rid of it.

M - medium body. Actually a little lighter and more carbonated than I expected. Particularly for a DIPA.

O - great west coast DIPA. At first I thought it was good but not great but the more I drank it the better and better it became. Really good hop forward IPA that is well balanced and hides the alcohol well. The malts definelty take a back seat in this IPA. Would buy it on a regular basis if it was available. (847 characters)

Photo of cjgator3
4.32/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Kegatron
4.03/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of waddellc2
3.5/5  rDev -16.3%

Photo of Kevlee722
4.08/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Gator_Chomp
4.18/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Spaz7
4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

Photo of mendvicdog
3.52/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Canada_Dan
4.1/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ColdOneKev
4.21/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A - CLear gold body with a huge fluffy white head. Fades very slowly. Leaves medium lacing.
S - Pine resin, orange rind. Light caramel.
T - First some light sweetness followed quickly by some juicy citrus hops. Tastes very light at first bitterness builds as an aftertaste and continues in between sips.
M - Medium/light body, medium carb. Dries out the palate big time.
O - This is a great west coast DIPA. Aboslutely worth it, if you see it. I got it from the brewery in NC in a 750ml, so I am not sure if it is distributed. 8.9% isn't a monster (especially compared to some triple IPA') but the alcohol is very well hidden. (628 characters)

Photo of wethorseblanket
4.05/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DrMindbender
3.72/5  rDev -11%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kerry4porters
4.5/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Jfishe13313
4/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Beeahluvah
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

Photo of Braz
3.9/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of baklo
4.02/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BilbosNuts
3.88/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 1Pt. 9.4 Oz bottle into a tulip glass.

A: Pours a clear, light orange color with a creamy pearl white head. Vigorous sheets of carbonation bubbles rise to the top. The head sticks around for a while, but slowly fades to a thick film across the top. Spotted lacing is left behind.

S: Typical DIPA aromas of tropical fruits, citrus and some pine. Nothing really spectacular, but still very pleasant.

T: Significantly more piney in the taste than the aroma. A light toasted malt background creates an enjoyable backbone.

M: Medium bodied with a perfect amount of carbonation. A moderately bitter bite towards the end provides a crisp, refreshing finish.

O: A very solid DIPA and a fine example of the style. Unfortunately, this style has become over saturated and it takes more than what this has to offer to stand above the crowd. Nevertheless, this one is quite enjoyable and worth picking up if you can get your hands on it. (943 characters)

Photo of AngusOg
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of michaeljasinski
4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

Photo of drewone
3.5/5  rDev -16.3%

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Sierra Nevada Audition Double IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
90 out of 100 based on 14 ratings.