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

Sierra Nevada Snow Wit White IPASierra Nevada Snow Wit White IPA
BA SCORE
3.68/5
1,198 Ratings
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:
No notes at this time.

Added by DaltonC on 02-23-2014

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#30,650
Reviews:
202
Ratings:
1,198
pDev:
11.41%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
24
Gots:
197
Trade:
0
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Photo of 20holmbrew
3.98/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of sisterofba
4.05/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MjamesL
3.62/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of nodder
3.68/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of RancidAggro
3.65/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of tappangordo
3.13/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of mooseo
3.62/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Raime
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Sierra Nevada Snow Wit IPA.

The ' other ' beer I haven't had in the snow pack. SN does well with IPA style beers but I don't think I have to tell you that. Bought it for the coffee and got this as well. Not sure what to expect so I guess we'll see what we get.

Look - Hard poured from the twelve ounce bottle into a pint glass. Pours a very tripel /wheat ale looking murky yellow with a two finger rather white head that sticks around for quite sometime before dying down to a thick finger of cap amongst the nectar. Small bits ot sediment also seem to be floating around. Carbonation is moderate. The lacing is low though sticky.

Smell - The fruit esters are highly apparent and it comes off as far more Tripel like than ipa like. The hops are rather subdued an the nose doesn't have much more than your typical solid Belgian minus the alcohol they sometimes bring to the party. The wheat are all there as well.

Taste - Bubble gum comes through quite a bit in this profile and the hops make more of an appearance but once again they take a bake seat to the Belgian flavors. The aforementioned wheat doesn't come back and it picks up where the scent left off in terms of the esters. Malt in minimal and nearly nonexistent in this brew. Spicy aspects come through on the back end.

Feel - The feel on this brew is moderately thick with a high level of cold and nearly cutting carbonation. There is a high level of cream seeing as the head is still a very thick cap of froth. Flavors turn a bit more hoppy in the mouth and the wheat comes back.

Overall - This beer is a perfect example of why we have ratings in quarter increments. A straight 3.75 across the board. A bit weird if you're a casual ipa drinker but a pleasant brew nontheless that brings something new to the table. As always, grab one and try it for yourself. May keep the other two around a while an see if they change..

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Photo of Moonshae_D
3.69/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Voyageur
3.78/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Sebas
3.78/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of digitalflood
3.58/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JimyJazz
3.06/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Jason_cs
3.77/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of skriv
4/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Zylod
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ManWithNoName
4.14/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bwood06
3.92/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle into a pint glass

A - Beer pours a slightly hazy golden copper in color with what appears to be heavy carbonation based on the fact that there are a ton of bubbles rising quickly towards the surface. Head is very tall even with an easy pour and frothy in appearance. Head dissipates very slowly to a isolated rockiness by the end. Head is white in color. 4/5

S - Aroma is very typical of a pale ale with notes of banana, clove, and Belgian yeast dominating. Also prevalent in the aroma is citrus rind and a bit of white bread. 3.75/5

T - Banana and clove comes out right off the bat along with a peppery spiciness that transitions fairly quickly to a cereal malt and buttered biscuit notes. Grapefruit and citrus rind come in on the back end after the malt and there is a lingering bitterness upon swallowing that stays around for a while. 4/5

M - Decent carbonation burn up front and at the end of the tasting. Light and crisp throughout although somewhat smooth and creamy in the middle. Medium bodied IPA. 3.75/5

O - Nice flavor transitions and interesting combination of mouthfeels lead this to being a very interesting IPA. Yeast to malt to hop transitions are obvious and pronounced. 4/5

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Photo of Richard927
3.98/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Avatar113
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TargaFlorio
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DrMindbender
3.21/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of ordybill
4.53/5  rDev +23.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12 OZ bottle into a pint glass. The Appearance is a murky light orange with a large white head. The aroma is chock full of citrus, coriander and cloves. The taste highlights the wheat and citrus flavors. Overall and very nice beer from SN.

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Photo of RobinLee
3.84/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of CraigP83
4.02/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Deep golden, 1 finger white head, lots of carb. Smells of Belgian yeast, bubblegum. Taste is piney hops, clove, Belgian spiciness.

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Sierra Nevada Snow Wit White IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.68 out of 5 with 1,198 ratings
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