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DevESTATEtion - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
88
very good

541 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 541
Reviews: 119
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 8.97%
Wants: 11
Gots: 39 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Black Ale |  6.70% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: mverity on 09-07-2013)
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4.78/5  rDev +22.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bought a 25 oz bottle at a local bottle shop, no date on bottle.

Poured semi-vigorously into a pint glass.

A- Not quite black in color but darn close. Poured an inch-and-a-half, light-tan velvety head. The foam on this beer is intoxicating with great lacing on the glass as the head slowly dissipates.

S- This beer has a roasty, toasty, malt smell. Balanced nicely with earthy hops that remind me of oats, fig, pine and burnt wood. Prompts images of a faint campfire in my mind. Some mild citrus smells in the nose as well.

T- Starts out with the earthy hops. Tastes of oats and fig kick things off. A solid malt profile balances the earthy flavors and gives this beer a nicely rounded body and hints of chocolate. The swallow releases hints of citrus hops. Maybe an orange or some lemon zest but I am not quite sure. The earthy components of this really are the centerpiece to the taste profile so it’s no surprise the citrus takes a back seat. After the swallow, tastes of roasted barley and a hint of coffee flavor.

M- Light to medium body, with an appropriate level of carbonation. Highly drinkable.

O- Another winner from Sierra Nevada. It has their trademark hop flavor but much more subdued and buried amongst unusual flavors for this brewery…A welcomed change. Hop heads probably won’t be too thrilled but I love it. It’s almost a combination of when “IPA’s” meet “Porters”.

96/100

THFCBeerBQ, Dec 03, 2013
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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

devESTATEtion

When the going gets bad, we make great beer.

It’s a shame when good barley goes bad. This spring, the combined effect of double digit sustained winds and concentrated rainfall created major stress on the normal course of our barley maturation — our crop went down for the count. Instead of crying in our beer—or lack thereof—we decided to do one better and make something new. Featuring organic malts and our estate-grown wet hops, this black IPA is the evil twin of our legendary Estate Ale. Black in color with a mild roasty flavor and moderate body, this beer has a bold citrusy and earthy hop flavor and aroma from the use of our own wet hops. We’d never let one bad harvest get in the way of a great beer, so join us in a toast to the memory of our devastating season.

mverity, Sep 07, 2013
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DevESTATEtion from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 541 ratings.