Resilience Butte County Proud IPA
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

Resilience Butte County Proud IPAResilience Butte County Proud IPA
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From:
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
 
California, United States
Style:
American IPA
ABV:
6.7%
Score:
89
Avg:
3.99 | pDev: 7.52%
Reviews:
98
Ratings:
174
Status:
Retired
Rated:
Dec 01, 2020
Added:
Dec 20, 2018
Wants:
  5
Gots:
  34
SCORE
89
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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Rated: 3.75 by Urk1127 from Pennsylvania

Dec 01, 2020
 
Rated: 4.29 by HabaJohnTheReal1 from Illinois

Sep 17, 2020
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Rated by mkeyser

4.61/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
Great beer... great cause. Love the look of it... well balanced.
Nov 09, 2019
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Reviewed by Ozzylizard from Pennsylvania

3.98/5  rDev -0.3%
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.
Sep 17, 2019
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Reviewed by KTCamm from New Jersey

4.06/5  rDev +1.8%
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.
Jul 21, 2019
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Reviewed by daliandragon from Maryland

4/5  rDev +0.3%
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.
Jul 15, 2019
 
Rated: 3.9 by kjkinsey from Texas

Jun 16, 2019
 
Rated: 3.56 by Retroman40 from Florida

Jun 12, 2019
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Reviewed by NeroFiddled from Pennsylvania

4.02/5  rDev +0.8%
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
Jun 06, 2019
 
Rated: 3.75 by mattreitz49 from Florida

Jun 02, 2019
 
Rated: 2.5 by GreyGooseStout from Colorado

May 20, 2019
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Reviewed by arizcards from North Carolina

3.99/5  rDev 0%
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!
May 10, 2019
 
Rated: 4 by Mattias from Sweden

May 06, 2019
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Reviewed by Suds from Missouri

3.97/5  rDev -0.5%
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.
May 03, 2019
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Reviewed by secondtooth from Indiana

3.75/5  rDev -6%
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.
May 02, 2019
 
Rated: 4 by ninaturner from Florida

May 01, 2019
 
Rated: 3.82 by Silke_Neryn from Sweden

Apr 28, 2019
 
Rated: 3.5 by BdM from Netherlands

Apr 26, 2019
 
Rated: 3.81 by stephenjmoore from Maryland

Apr 21, 2019
 
Rated: 4.12 by Casterbridge from Connecticut

Apr 20, 2019
 
Rated: 4 by rdub from Pennsylvania

Apr 16, 2019
 
Rated: 4.22 by bump8628 from Oklahoma

Apr 11, 2019
 
Rated: 4 by steverx8 from England

Apr 08, 2019
 
Rated: 3.82 by Nunya from Ohio

Apr 03, 2019
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Reviewed by JamFuel from Sweden

3.81/5  rDev -4.5%
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.
Apr 02, 2019
 
Rated: 3.74 by JDoHo from Michigan

Mar 29, 2019
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Reviewed by MonDak_Joe1953 from Minnesota

4/5  rDev +0.3%
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.
Mar 29, 2019
 
Rated: 4 by Zenboy99 from Wisconsin

Mar 27, 2019
 
Rated: 3.83 by WDJersey from Colorado

Mar 24, 2019
 
Rated: 4.02 by ericcmay from Illinois

Mar 24, 2019
 
Rated: 3.78 by mojohawk21 from Missouri

Mar 23, 2019
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Reviewed by JimboBrews54 from Michigan

5/5  rDev +25.3%
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.
Mar 18, 2019
 
Rated: 4.06 by Hurl4bru from Massachusetts

Mar 13, 2019
 
Rated: 4 by sd123 from Georgia

Mar 13, 2019
 
Rated: 3.1 by CreightonSM from New York

Mar 11, 2019
 
Rated: 4.24 by Luckydog91 from Texas

Mar 10, 2019
 
Rated: 3.71 by tankg from Pennsylvania

Mar 09, 2019
 
Rated: 4.02 by MJSFS from Florida

Mar 08, 2019
 
Rated: 3.61 by rsteeves97 from Washington

Mar 06, 2019
 
Rated: 4.14 by cbcrunch from Wyoming

Mar 04, 2019
Resilience Butte County Proud IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 89 out of 100 with 272 ratings