Dismiss Notice
Save $5 when you subscribe to 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine by selecting auto-renew.

Subscribe now →
Dismiss Notice
Join Our Email List →

And we'll send you the latest updates and offers from BeerAdvocate, because knowing is half the battle.
Dismiss Notice

Pre-order your Respect Beer "Hipster" Hoodie today!

Plus: Free shipping (US only) on orders of $25 or more until 12/18/15. Just select "Free Shipping" at checkout.

Shop now →

20th Street Magnum - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

Not Rated.
20th Street Magnum
No picture.
Have one? Upload it now.
no score

Awaiting 10 Reviews
no score

(Send Samples)
Reviews: 1
Hads: 1
Avg: 3.53
pDev: n/a
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.20% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Beerandraiderfan on 01-23-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.
Beer: Reviews & Ratings
Reviews: 1 | Hads: 1
Photo of Beerandraiderfan
3.53/5  rDev n/a
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I guess this is the second time I will have proclaimed something to be my 2200th review, with the beer mergers and beeradvocate deletions that recently came.

On tap at the Sierra Nevada brewery/restaurant. This is a single hop version of their Torpedo. Looks just like Torpedo, copper pour, good clarity, solid 1" white head on the top. No doubt, a solid looking beer. Aroma was lacking, magnums are far from aroma hops, but nonetheless, its helpful for understanding which part of the Torpedo blend of hops do which when you isolate everything out of a single hop recipe for it, and the conclusion is magnums are pretty much only useful for bittering, not taste or aroma.

Described as giving a floral, earthy and cinnamon spice, this one just came across as earthy. Lacking complexity, it was just bitter, but not in the usual cascade floral aspect tha the whole cone Sierra Nevada stuff usually comes across as. This was brassy bitter, lacking a distinct flavor component that other hoppy ales from Sierra Nevada does.

I had the Crystal hop too that day. I prefer this the least, between the regular Torpedo blend, and the single hopped Crystal.

 1,150 characters

20th Street Magnum from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
- out of 100 based on 1 ratings.