Sierra Nevada Snow Wit White IPA | Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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very good
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Sierra Nevada Snow Wit White IPASierra Nevada Snow Wit White IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
California, United States
sierranevada.com

Style: Belgian IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.70%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by DaltonC on 02-23-2014

BEER STATS
Ratings:
1,197
Reviews:
202
Avg:
3.76
pDev:
11.44%
 
 
Wants:
24
Gots:
199
For Trade:
0
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Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Two bottles, one poured into a mug and the other in a pint glass. The appearance is basically the same color between the two - hazy yet somewhat clear golden color with an adequate amount of carbonation seen rising. The head is the same in both glasses - it rises with a foamy current just a tad above both glasses and then falls into little valleys here and there. A nice amount of thick foamy lacing clings to both glasses. The smell is the same in both and has some light tropical fruits such as pineapple and orange pervading through some light spicy hops. The taste is spicy yet sweet and also adds the elment of bitterness all combined wonderfully to have a great smoothness all around in the flavoring. There is a slight bitter yet spicy aftertaste and leads to a quick dry finish. On the palate, it sits about a medium on the body with a fairly defined harsh quality on the carbonation of this beer. There is a somewhat light sessionable quality to it that could be fair with its respected food. Overall, is this an AIPA or a Witbier? In my opinion, Sierra Nevada has taken two styles and made a wonderful combination between the two.

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Photo of dukeandduke
3.34/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Chicago (5/27/17): Poured from 12 oz bottle into tulip glass. Bottled 11/5/15. Pours golden cloudy yellow with a puffy white head, mild carbonation. Aroma of hops, citrus and wheat. Taste mild citrus, nominal hops taste. Light but carbonation holds. Overall OK offering, somewhat different than the Belgium IPA offering this beer is categorized.

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Photo of ladle69
4.12/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Nolster
3.44/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Bammer21
2.42/5  rDev -35.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Photo of q33jeff
2.83/5  rDev -24.7%
look: 2.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

**
06/24/14
Aroma is pine, earth, hops.
Pale yellow appearance. Good carbonation.
Taste Harsher taste than sierra nevada nooner. Pine, sap. Mineral.

Just OK.
**

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Photo of crobinso
3.64/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MaddDogg84
4.25/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Cuervo_PCB
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of AD17
3.33/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of icemanexit
3.77/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Peter_M_Morris
3.67/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Dankenstein716
3.14/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

For having seven variations of hops. Taste more like a spiced Belgian than it does an IPA.

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Photo of mvragucci
4.25/5  rDev +13%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Surprisingly good. Was a little afraid when I saw the cloudiness when poured but was fine example of a Belgian dry hop witbier.

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Photo of MasterRigger
3/5  rDev -20.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Hopheadjeffery
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Tasted in a pint glass from a 12 oz bottle on April 1, 2016.

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Photo of BeerBobber
3.74/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Very hazy orange color with a white soapy head that was somewhat creamy in thickness.

Kind of a vegetable smell with some hop notes.

Taste was an unusual bitter hop flavor with a note of sourness on the finish.

The mouth feel borders on the medium with a wet finish.

This is an unusual beer that states it is brewed with seven varieties of experimental dwarf hops. I think this adds to the unusual taste as the normal pine and floral hops are not to be found here. I find this to be an unusual and quite unique beer that stands alone.

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Photo of TildenKatz
3.82/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of fosters9
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of gonzo000
3.78/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of riotontheroad
3.39/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of PatrickCT
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BanditoJunkie
3.93/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JMcCoy_96
3.78/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jcole524
3.84/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Sierra Nevada Snow Wit White IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
3.76 out of 5 based on 1,197 ratings.
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