Snow Wit White IPA
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

Snow Wit White IPASnow Wit White IPA
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From:
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
 
California, United States
Style:
Belgian IPA
ABV:
5.7%
Score:
83
Avg:
3.68 | pDev: 11.68%
Reviews:
205
Ratings:
996
Status:
Retired
Rated:
Jun 17, 2020
Added:
Feb 23, 2014
Wants:
  24
Gots:
  199
SCORE
83
Good
Snow Wit White IPASnow Wit White IPA
Notes: None
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Ratings by The_BeerBaron:
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Rated by The_BeerBaron from California

3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

May 05, 2014
More User Ratings:
 
Rated: 2 by TallGuyCM from California

Jun 17, 2020
 
Rated: 3.5 by MJSFS from Florida

Dec 07, 2019
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Reviewed by rodbeermunch from Nevada

3.64/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Wow I never wrote a review of this? The book of face indicates that I posted a pic of drinking this in the old garage in June 2014. Good to know.

Appearance in the photo was golden. 1/2" of white head, looks like the standard of professional appearance we've come to know from Sierra Nevada. The aroma you can't tell from the picture, but it was an interesting experience, the belgian ipa designation made me think I might be in for a hefty yeast aroma, but that took a major back seat to what seemed like American hops.

Taste kept the beer going in that direction, sure the yeast might have been belgian, but it was the hops that continued to push the taste and mouth feel. Citrus, wheat, light yeast notes, in that order. Bitterness in the American hop vein. They were listed as experimental varieties, but I dunno, they kick out some familiar grapefruit and bitter citrus notes along the way. I liked it.
Sep 09, 2019
 
Rated: 3.44 by bobstockwell from Massachusetts

Mar 27, 2018
 
Rated: 3 by GreenBayBA from Wisconsin

Sep 29, 2017
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Reviewed by Lone_Freighter from Vermont

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%
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.
Jul 01, 2017
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Reviewed by ChicagoJ from Illinois

3.34/5  rDev -9.2%
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.
May 28, 2017
 
Rated: 4.12 by ladle69 from Florida

May 09, 2017
 
Rated: 3.44 by Nolster from Minnesota

Mar 01, 2017
 
Rated: 2.42 by Bammer21 from Illinois

Jan 13, 2017
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Reviewed by q33jeff from New Jersey

2.83/5  rDev -23.1%
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.
**
Oct 24, 2016
 
Rated: 3.64 by crobinso from Colorado

Sep 26, 2016
 
Rated: 4.25 by MaddDogg84 from Texas

Sep 08, 2016
 
Rated: 3.5 by Cuervo_PCB from Florida

Aug 27, 2016
 
Rated: 3.33 by AD17 from New Jersey

Apr 20, 2016
 
Rated: 3.77 by icemanexit from Indiana

Apr 19, 2016
 
Rated: 3.67 by Peter_M_Morris from California

Apr 13, 2016
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Rated by Dankenstein716 from New York

3.14/5  rDev -14.7%
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.
Apr 03, 2016
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Rated by mvragucci from New York

4.25/5  rDev +15.5%
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.
Apr 03, 2016
 
Rated: 3 by MasterRigger from North Carolina

Apr 02, 2016
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Rated by Hopheadjeffery from Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%
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.
Apr 02, 2016
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Reviewed by BeerBobber from Nevada

3.74/5  rDev +1.6%
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.
Apr 01, 2016
 
Rated: 3.82 by TildenKatz from Florida

Mar 31, 2016
 
Rated: 3.5 by fosters9 from New York

Mar 22, 2016
 
Rated: 3.78 by gonzo000 from Massachusetts

Mar 20, 2016
 
Rated: 3.39 by riotontheroad from California

Mar 17, 2016
 
Rated: 3.75 by PatrickCT from Connecticut

Mar 17, 2016
 
Rated: 3.93 by BanditoJunkie from New Jersey

Mar 13, 2016
 
Rated: 3.78 by JMcCoy_96 from Oregon

Mar 06, 2016
 
Rated: 3.84 by jcole524 from Pennsylvania

Mar 01, 2016
 
Rated: 3.79 by MFMB from Idaho

Feb 29, 2016
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Reviewed by BeerAngel from Texas

4.47/5  rDev +21.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
This is one surprisingly solid brew. And not because Sierra Nevada doesn't do great things, but rather I didn't expect this much hopping in wit style beer to be such a great combo! This beer pours a clear golden/orange *unless you swirl the bottom yeast loose...with a dense 1.5 finger white head on a controlled pour. The smell of the belgian yeast and hops comes through at the first whiff. The first part of the taste is a black pepper hop bit that slides into the spicy sticky belgian yeast goodness that I love! The body of this beer is very good and and I highly recommend. A wit with a kick!
Feb 25, 2016
 
Rated: 3.75 by mindfuldave from New Jersey

Feb 21, 2016
 
Rated: 3.81 by GlennWB from West Virginia

Feb 14, 2016
 
Rated: 3.88 by scottbrew4u from Pennsylvania

Feb 08, 2016
 
Rated: 3.22 by tankg from Pennsylvania

Feb 07, 2016
 
Rated: 3.78 by KeithE from Illinois

Feb 06, 2016
 
Rated: 3.85 by fakedeadgirlfriend from Florida

Feb 02, 2016
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Reviewed by jopezu from Georgia

4/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
pours a very cloudy peach color with a large, foamy head. nose; smells like a saison! belgian yeast, banana, citrus hops & bubble gum. taste; belgian yeast, grapefruit pith, banana, white peppercorn, citrus hops & some light apple/pear sweets. coriander & gum on the aftertaste. medium carbonation & mouthfeel. yeast funk builds to an artificial & dirt taste. this seems like a sierra nevada pale ale and a decent belgian farmhouse in one. no exceedingly high marks in either area, but a nice aside.
Jan 28, 2016
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