Brut IPA
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

Brut IPABrut IPA
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From:
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
 
California, United States
Style:
Brut IPA
Ranked #26
ABV:
6.2%
Score:
83
Ranked #25,725
Avg:
3.66 | pDev: 12.3%
Reviews:
159
Ratings:
270
Status:
Active
Rated:
Jul 08, 2022
Added:
Dec 22, 2018
Wants:
  12
Gots:
  64
SCORE
83
Good
Brut IPABrut IPA
Notes: This is our Brut IPA, a new take on IPA brewed for a bone dry champagne-style finish. Late hop additions give the beer balanced bitterness and a bright pop of citrus flavor. It's as intriguing as it is drinkable.

BITTERING HOPS: Simcoe
FINISHING HOPS: Comet, Crystal, Chinook, Simcoe
MALTS: Two-row Pale, Wheat, Acidulated

25 IBU
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Rated: 3.61 by DarrellK from Florida

Jul 08, 2022
 
Rated: 3.79 by LesDewitt4beer from Minnesota

Nov 26, 2021
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Reviewed by stevoj from Idaho

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Bottle from Albertsons. Here's Sierra Nevada hopping on yet another crazed, this time the Brut ipas. Pours a very pale golden with a small skin of white head. Aroma is fruity, grapes. Taste brings a little bit of sweetness, and a very sharp pronounced bitterness. Overall, very light in body and palate. This improved over time, as it warmed, and as the palate adjusted to the yeast.
Oct 19, 2021
 
Rated: 3.5 by NickMunford from Wyoming

Jul 17, 2021
 
Rated: 2.66 by JustLikeMyDad from Michigan

May 04, 2021
 
Rated: 4.25 by Jcal2023 from Pennsylvania

Feb 12, 2021
 
Rated: 3.54 by zestd from Idaho

Dec 15, 2020
 
Rated: 3 by Urk1127 from Pennsylvania

Dec 10, 2020
 
Rated: 3.5 by a77cj7 from South Dakota

Nov 12, 2020
 
Rated: 4 by Hazed from Texas

Aug 23, 2020
 
Rated: 3.37 by mmmbeerNY from New York

Aug 17, 2020
 
Rated: 3.5 by BabaBeer from California

Aug 13, 2020
 
Rated: 4.18 by AndrewTobias from Pennsylvania

Feb 07, 2020
 
Rated: 3.51 by Stignacious from New York

Feb 04, 2020
 
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Reviewed by lwillitz from Wisconsin

3.37/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.5
12-oz bottle into Belgian ale glass

A - 3 fingers of white over a transparent body of pale yellow, clouded with suspended sediment throughout

S - orchard fruits, lemon, grass

T - lemon, orchard fruits, spice and grass from the hops

M - light body with high carbonation, dry finish

O - Not terrible; just not quite what I expected from an IPA.
Jan 22, 2020
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Reviewed by flyingpig from Scotland

3.19/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25
355ml bottle from Beerhawk online shop (£3.39):
Very light & clear golden to straw coloured with a thumb-sized white head & some lacing on the sides. The nose is light with lager malts & some citrus with subtle grassy hops at the end but it's very much like a pale lager up to this point. The taste was very dry, sharp & closer to the brut IPA taste I was hoping for with a hint of tart & more citrus at the end but still not many hops. It's well-carbonated with a crisp, lveily feel & overall it was very dry.
Jan 16, 2020
 
Rated: 3.25 by SargeC from California

Dec 01, 2019
 
Rated: 3.65 by rorjets from Connecticut

Nov 04, 2019
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Reviewed by elNopalero from California

4.06/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
This pours with an impressive clarity. Clean aroma, with just a hint of pine notes on the back end. Crisp, with a light biscuit malt and some mild bitterness. It’s easy drinking and enjoyable.
Oct 14, 2019
 
Rated: 3.75 by rdub from Pennsylvania

Sep 08, 2019
 
Rated: 3.75 by Zenboy99 from Wisconsin

Aug 30, 2019
 
Rated: 3.5 by NickThePyro from Washington

Aug 06, 2019
 
Rated: 4.13 by misteil from Ireland

Aug 04, 2019
 
Rated: 3.5 by Noelito76 from New York

Aug 03, 2019
 
Rated: 2.9 by mcthfg from Korea (South)

Jul 30, 2019
 
Rated: 3 by tankg from Pennsylvania

Jul 27, 2019
 
Rated: 3.49 by h4ger from Connecticut

Jul 25, 2019
 
Rated: 3.59 by KeyWestGator from Florida

Jul 10, 2019
 
Rated: 3.54 by BEER88 from North Carolina

Jul 01, 2019
 
Rated: 3.71 by LoriCrotty from Minnesota

Jun 27, 2019
 
Rated: 3.44 by Jodio from Texas

Jun 24, 2019
 
Rated: 3.64 by blissfulNemo from Michigan

Jun 21, 2019
 
Rated: 3.62 by Zaktcc from Maryland

Jun 16, 2019
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Reviewed by Beer_Right_Back from Arizona

3/5  rDev -18%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
Our bottle had been around for awhile, so it was more subdued than the normal strong brut, and yeast character that we saw in a bottle awhile ago. An admirable mass-produced attempt at a brut.
Jun 15, 2019
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Reviewed by tone77 from Pennsylvania

3.45/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a bright golden color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is mild, some malts, citrus. Taste is the same, lemons, light tangerine, malts, very mild bitterness. Feels medium/light bodied in the mouth and overall is a refreshing summer beer, but it didn't feel like an IPA.
Jun 02, 2019
 
Rated: 3.8 by Juno106 from Florida

Jun 02, 2019
 
Rated: 3 by VaporDome from New York

Jun 01, 2019
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Rated by Vandelay1863 from Florida

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Great for a hot day: it’s airy, light, and champagne-like.
May 30, 2019
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Reviewed by PMakowski from New Hampshire

3.24/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25
12 Oz Bottle poured into glass. Bottled in January, so disclaimer not the freshest, may affect review.
Look - pale yellow color, initially large foam head but quickly recedes leaving just a little lacing
Smell - it's strange, similar to an adjunct lager aroma but some skunk, some pear.
Taste - lemon, some herbal resins, orange peel, grass hops. a chemical flavor as well, not sure what that is. It's dry and crisp. Carbonation is medium-high. Body is medium, drinkable and somewhat watery for an IPA. Not a strong hop presence whatsoever, this is my first Brut IPA, not sure if that is the norm for the style

Overall, not a great beer. It's 4 months old, i would like to try a fresher one. It's just weak in flavor and too much carbonation for my personal taste. Like other reviewers state, it's close to a helles or pilsner really. Grade is a B-
May 28, 2019
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Beer rating: 83 out of 100 with 429 ratings