Resilience Butte County Proud IPA
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

Resilience Butte County Proud IPAResilience Butte County Proud IPA
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American IPA
4 | pDev: 7.5%
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
California, United States
Retired (no longer brewed)
Very Good
Resilience Butte County Proud IPAResilience Butte County Proud IPA
Notes: When the Camp Fire started in the hills above our Chico brewery on November 8, 2018, it soon became the deadliest and most destructive wildfire in California history. The fire burned more than 153,000 acres, killed at least 85 people, and destroyed more than 13,000 homes. Many of our employees and community members were severely impacted by this tragic event.

In the days following the fire, we announced plans to brew Resilience Butte County Proud IPA, a fundraiser beer for Camp Fire relief. We committed to brewing the beer and donating 100% of the sales to the Sierra Nevada Camp Fire Relief Fund, aimed at long-term community rebuilding support. And we asked every brewery in the country to do it with us.

We sent out the “bat signal” calling our friends in the industry, asking our suppliers to donate ingredients, asking other breweries (our competitors) to donate their time and labor costs, and asking our wholesalers and retailers to carry the beer for free. It was a big ask, and we never could have anticipated the response.

More than 1,400 breweries signed up to brew Resilience. Our suppliers donated ingredients to every brewery nationwide. Wholesalers and retailers agreed to carry the beer and donate every dollar they received.
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Photo of Ozzylizard
3.98/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

$ 2.44/ 12 oz can ($ 0.203/oz) at Chalet Party Shoppe, Middlebury, IN. Reviewed 9/17/19.
“PKGD 1226 18C 12:12” stamped on bottom of the can. On shelf at store. Stored at hotel reefer temperature and served at same in a hand-washed and dried glass coffee cup. When opened, foams out of can.
Appearance – 4.
First pour – Light amber, clear.
Body – Dark orange, opaque. When held to the light, dark orange and translucent.
Head – Large (Maximum 5.7 cm, aggressive center pour), off-white, medium density, average duration, diminishing to an irregular frothy and dry-appearing fifteen mm crown and a caldera-like rocky cap. Some bits of lacing remain on the glass.
Lacing – Good. Wide band of three-dimensional torn lacing with multiple stalactites.
Aroma – 4 - Earthy hops, some pine, caramel malt.
Flavor – 4 - Malty with some earthy hops. No alcohol (6.7% ABV) flavor or aroma, no dimethylsulfide, no diacetyl.
Palate – 3.75 – Medium, almost creamy, soft carbonation.
Final impression and summation: 4 Considering this is a nine-month-old IPA shelved at room temperature, this is still quite good. It must have been excellent when fresh.

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Photo of KTCamm
4.06/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

6/12/19...pours bright clear amber, with hints of red. Foamy lid rests on top. Sweet cherry caramel nose, with underlying bitter at the end. Toffee with vanilla open, edges towards sweet, and then snaps back with an earthy buried bitter. Real tasty.

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Photo of daliandragon
4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Picked this up in Pittsburgh last weekend for a concert. Had never heard of it before and it was on clearance at Giant Eagle.
Huge tight bubbled head doesn't back down easily. Nose is fresh but mild with crystal malt and medicinal hops only.

A solid, old school blast of pine and citrus with medicinal and herbal qualities as well. The texture is thick and smooth considering the relatively modest abv. This is kind of a throwback, but tasty and worthwhile.

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Photo of NeroFiddled
4.02/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. "Resilience Butte County Proud IPA"
12 fl. oz. can, "PKGD 121018C06:19" and sampled on 06/06/19

Look: Slightly hazy deep amber/copper colored body beneath a finger thick head of off-white foam that dies down steadily but eventually maintains a solid surface covering and leaves very nice lacing throughout the entire glass.

Smell: Caramelish malt with notes of sugared orange and soft pine.

Taste: As the aroma suggests with a grainy, medium-dark caramel, and softly toasty malt base and hoppy notes of resin, orange, apple, spice, earth, woodiness, and dull pine. A solid bitterness anchors it and brings it to a dry, bitter finish.

Feel: Medium bodied with a crisp, fine-bubbled carbonation.

Overall: This is an old school IPA that originally made me think of Celebration ale. I'd love it to have some more hops in the aroma but I can understand why they didn't want to take this further given that it was intended to be brewed by multiple breweries across the nation. Nicely rounded and balanced.

Review #6,594

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Photo of arizcards
3.99/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Picked up a single from the Craft Beer Hop Stop cooler 1-23-19 for $1.66. Canned on 12-26-18; consumed on 5-9-19. Cold stored since purchase.

Beer poured orange with a beautiful white head that is leaving lacing behind.

Nose is of oranges and mango.

Taste is the patented SNBC malt baseline with a nice infusion of mango, oranges, and grapefruit. Finishes with a nice rind bitterness, 7/10 on my pallets scale.

Mouthfeel is thicker than most in this class and pretty smooth.

Overall a nice IPA, glad i tried!

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Photo of Suds
3.97/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This brew, from a twelve ounce aluminum can, is a dark and hazy brownish-amber color. The head is firm and rockey. Nice aroma. Resin hop notes, some wood, and a little, distant biscuit and grain. The taste is dry, with notable hop bitterness. Full in body, interesting and drinkable.

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Photo of secondtooth
3.75/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Deep copper, with a huge khaki head and thick clouds of lace.

Aroma: Pine and citrus hops, in an old-school way.

Taste: Rich and bitter hops, with tons of grapefruit and citrus notes. Solid IPA and one I had no problem picking up a 6-pack of.

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Photo of JamFuel
3.81/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a clear dark amber with fine, soft foam.

Smell is malty and floral with notes of pine and caramel.

Taste is clean and malty. Some floral and herbal elements mix with pine and citrus. Moderate bitterness.

Mouthfeel is medium, well carbonated.

Overall, a good, classic American IPA. Well balanced but maybe not terriby exciting.

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Photo of MonDak_Joe1953
4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz can. Canning date is stamped as '121318'.
Medium amber colored body, which shows good clarity. Two fingers of bright white head eventually settles back to a pillowy cap. Leaves behind good strings of lacing.
Aroma of solid toasted malts and fruity, earthy, and floral hops.
Taste is certainly solid, with toffee malt and floral hops. Has a slight bite of bitterness.
Medium plus mouth feel. Very good carbonation. Each sip calls out for the next.
Very solid old school West Coast IPA. Satisfying in many ways, including the fund raising.

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Photo of JimboBrews54
5/5  rDev +25%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is a very west coast IPA. The malty notes I could tell hung around, the hop profile was clean and crisp. This one has been one of my first introductions to that style. Much like resilience, this one had a strong flavor profile and a firm hop category. The malty flavors lingered around and it was really good.

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Photo of Stooven
4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I'll be honest: I can't tell much difference between this and their classic Pale Ale. The lacing is super sticky and it's maybe a little deeper in color.

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Photo of Jwale73
3.81/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12oz. can served in a nonic. Pours a lovely copper hue with a translucent clarity and a loose, fizzy, 1/8th inch, cream-colored head that sizzles and pops as it slowly recedes. Nose is pretty subdued but screams old school IPA - earthy/herbal notes on a malty background. Taste consistent with nose with a kiss of cracker malts at the finish. Mouthfeel is light in body with a crisp carbonation. All and all a throwback to yesteryear. A solid IPA for a good cause.

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Photo of dsa7783
3.75/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On tap at Miller’s Ale House in Woodbridge. Pours a golden, effervescent hue with moderate frothing. Moderate aroma replete with hints of citrus and grapefruit. Similar overall flavor profile.

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Photo of beerdedking
4.03/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Sister beer to Celebration for sure. Many similarities, perhaps a little less citrus. Tons of grass, herb, and pine bittering to perfection. Well done, SN, in brewing this and supporting a great cause!

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

Comes in a clear, caramel-amber color. Topped by a creamy off white head. Very good retention, and sheets of lacing.
Smells of bark, pine sap, pine needle, caramel, toffee, toast, rye bread, black pepper, grapefruit pith, and blood orange. Smells like an old-school WCIPA in the best possible way.
The taste follows the nose almost precisely. Caramel, toasted rye bread, and toffee; bark, wood chips, massive pine sap and pine needle. Black pepper, grapefruit peel, and blood orange flesh. Sweet, malty, bitter, citrusy, dank, spicy, and piney all at once. Leans slightly sweet but with a nice dryness on the finish. A moderate lingering bitterness of grapefruit peel and pine needle. Clean and fairly crisp, with a lingering sticky resin.
Medium mouthfeel, well carbonated, dry but oily and resinous with a scrubbing carbonation.
This a fantastic old-school WCIPA that hits all the right notes and is for a perfect cause. This is near-perfect on flavor and I would be an idiot to rate is as less than perfect for its cause and intention! Buy this beer! Cheers!

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Photo of dd53grif
4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Brewed to support the 2019 California wildfire recovery efforts. Pours an amber color with a foamy head that lasts quite a while. Fruity aroma with an abundance of hops. Tangy, fruity and hoppy flavors.

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Photo of RyanK252
4.02/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Can poured into a Sierra Nevada Brewing Co tulip glass

A: Pours deep copper amber with a frothy khaki heat that settles to a light layer and laces well.

S: Toasty bready malt, spicy resinous pine, citrus, earthy herbal notes, and a little toffee sweetness.

T: Resinous spicy pine, citrus, grapefruit, lemon, and faint orange, a hint of dark fruit, cherry and plum, earthy, toasty bready malt and toffee sweetness.

M: Medium body, moderate carbonation.

O: Really nice old school IPA brewed for a great cause. Sierra Nevada leading the way as an all around class act. Proud to buy and enjoy this one.

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Photo of Franziskaner
4.02/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Copper colored with a brown tint. There's an inch of creamy, dense, and rocky brown on top. Heavy lacing is present on my glass. The aroma is of grassy, earthy, and of piney hops. I'm definitely getting some interesting interplay from the hops here. I'm getting some pine, some green vegetables and grassiness, and some earthiness. The mouth is lightly sticky, somewhat dense, and dry.

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Photo of tilt122
4.02/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Very surprised to see this comes in at 6.70%. It does not taste strong at all. Not a lot of flavor up front but a ton at the back. Really good beer. Keep fighting Paradise!!! Trump may not like you but the beer community has your back.

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Photo of angrybabboon
4.07/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Consumed 2/7/19

A: Medium amber with some copper and orange tones - nicely clear - pours with a medium sized light beige head, retains a wispy cap and a small collar, leaves some nice streaks of lacing

S: Ah, C-hops - Cascade, Centennial, and Chinook are all involved, smells like a distinctly Sierra Nevada beer - orange, grapefruit, citrus zest, floral citrus - some herbal hops, spicy hops, earthy notes, some sharp pine - pale and caramel grains, malts

T: Decidedly old school, and I do not mean that as a criticism - tangerine, orange, and grapefruit flesh, zest - floral citrus, herbal hops, some spice - some herbal pine and pine needles - medium bitterness - pale and caramel malt base, with some sweetness, but nicely balanced

M: Medium body, medium carbonation, finishes with some lingering oil

O: Drinking for charity

There are so many things to praise about this beer, from the cause to the old-school recipe. I'm glad this was canned and sent east, as I've enjoyed having it in my fridge. It's also been cool to drink this at local breweries.

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Photo of metter98
4.02/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: The beer is relatively clear deep amber in color and has a light to moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a finger and a half high frothy off white head that has very good retention properties, consistently leaving a short head covering the surface and lots of lacy rings of bubbles down the sides of the glass.
S: Moderate aromas of herbal and piney hops are present in the nose.
T: The taste follows the smell and is both herbal and piney, with these flavors lingering into the finish and aftertaste. There are underlying notes of caramel malts and a moderate amount of bitterness.
M: It feels medium-bodied and very crisp on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This is a very hop-forward West Cost IPA that also has a nice appearance and "bite" to the mouthfeel.

Serving type: can

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Photo of rodbeermunch
4.09/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Picked this up at Winco the other day. Pours a color and consistency that is virtually identical to that of Sierra Nevada Pale Ale (SNPA). Amber color, 1/2" white head. Aroma was actually kicking down some more of those maltier, possibly crystal/caramel malt like notes. Floral C hops on the top, seemed like some combo of Cascade/Centennial/Chinook. Green flowers, stems and trees with caramel.

Taste is also real similar to SNPA. Still has all that C hop forest note and caramel going through it just like it did in the nose. This is SNPA + ~1% alcohol/malt addition. Which is to say its really good. They even charge .50/$1 more than SNPA to get those relief funds up I guess. I dunno what the deal is, but they seem to be the best in the world at making a hoppy caramel malty beer. Solid 55 ibu level I'm guessing, similar to SNPA. I can dig it man, great beer, great price, in a different costume.

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Photo of REVZEB
3.98/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Always try to get beer that go to a good cause. Bravo sierra nevada! So maybe this is what is on the brain, but there is a huge bark and pine aromas wafting off of the dark orangish copper body. West coast hop resin in the smell as well. Taste was malty with burnt toast accents, pine hops and grass. Body is smooth, and robust for an ipa, but not heavy.

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Photo of dcotom
4.3/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from 12-ounce can into a "snulip" glass. Big burst of piney aroma upon popping the can. Clear, light bourbon-colored pour, with pretty blood-orange highlights and a thick off-white head that leaves scads of sticky lacing. Big aromas and flavors of pine, grapefruit, orange, and citrus zest, with a bitter and slightly resinous finish. Malt backbone provides structure and balance without being obtrusive. Notes of caramel and toasted grain complement the hop character with minimal sweetness on the palate. Awesome beer, well balanced and insanely drinkable.

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Photo of Gajo74
4.28/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Finally got my hands on this; happy to support a good cause.
Pours a clear copper amber color with a large lathery head. Great retention throughout, it recedes into a creamy film, while thick rings of lacing adorn the glass. Great looking brew!
The aroma opens with amber malt, biscuity and caramel malt sweetness. A faint peppery aroma, perhaps paprika or cayenne, is hard to pinpoint; oddly enough not spicy yet giving off the subtle impression of heat. Modest amount of citrus and stone fruit aromas. Nevertheless, it is the earthy aromas that steal the show. Like a green forest, it evokes leafy, piny and floral hops.
The taste has a firm malt presence that is biscuity and with touches of caramel. However, there is no mistaking the hops presence that is quite resiny and piny. It leaves a bold bitterness and linger in the finish. Additional notes of grapefruit pith well immersed with the hops bitterness, yields a classic West Coast flavor.
Medium bodied, somewhat crisp yet more smooth, almost creamy. A soft and smooth carbonation is right on the money. Easily quaffable.
This is a delightful West Coast IPA that is a throwback to the classic styles I grew to love. I will be looking for some more.

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Resilience Butte County Proud IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 89 out of 100 with 270 ratings