Powder Day IPA
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

Powder Day IPAPowder Day IPA
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Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
California, United States
IPA - American
Ranked #2,107
Ranked #15,823
3.92 | pDev: 8.42%
Today at 12:08 AM
Dec 24, 2021
Very Good
Powder Day IPAPowder Day IPA
Notes: Powder Day Double Dry-Hopped IPA. We started dry-hopping, and it snowballed into a full-on powder day. Notes of citrus, stone fruit, and melon pile high in a blizzard of lupulin powder.
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4.35/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by ovaltine from Indiana

Pours a beautiful golden color with the slightest bit of suspended hop haze and a clingy, substantial oatmeal colored head. This is the classic old school WCIPA look that I love. Dank citrus nose, at least for me because I’m drawn to those aromas, and there’s also the stone fruit and melon mentioned in the description of this beer.

The citrus is forward on the taste, with my palate picking up tangerine and grapefruit flavors, and there’s also a substantial berry note, which is absolutely delicious, and the melon and some malt sweetness at the back of the palate for balance.

The mouthfeel is medium, fairly bright, and very dry, perfect for the WCIPA style. There’s a lot going on with this beer, but at its core, it’s a full bodied, flavorful WCIPA that I’ll keep in my beer fridge on the regular if it’s added to the SN lineup on a regular basis.

Today at 12:08 AM
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3.9/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by defunksta from North Dakota

Appearance: Pours a clear, medium deep orange color with a moderate white head. SRM of 11. (3.75)

Aroma: Moderate aromas of orange and tangerine upfront. Then there's dank melon and herbs. Mosaic melon/berry mixes with the dank herbs and grass on the end.

Flavor: Strong flavors of orange, tangerine, and herbal and dank grassy notes mixed with honeydew melon. Smooth and somewhat malty and sweet finish to cleanse the bitterness. Mild bitterness.

Feel: Medium to heavier bodied. Low to moderate carbonation. Smooth mouthfeel.

Compared to Sierra Nevada's Hazy Little Thing 1/16/22: Pours a darker color. Milder aromas. More dank herbs/grass, tangerine, and honeydew melon. Less lemon citrus, pine, and pine flower & soap notes.

Overall: A pretty good and flavorful IPA here. Nice tangerine, but then a definitely herbal and earthy dank note that is the flagship of this beer. It dissolves away as the beer warms. The tangerine and balance of "green and brown" which is a mix of tropical tangerine and honeydew mixed with green herbs and dank earth. Both of these combine into this beer to make it a nice winter IPA. I usually don't think of winter IPAs as a thing, but this is that. (Final Rating: 3.90)

Yesterday at 10:11 PM
3.77 by bankboy66 from New Jersey on Yesterday at 08:40 PM
3.99 by TWStandley from Massachusetts on Yesterday at 08:32 PM
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3.83/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by johnnnniee from New Hampshire

Can from Market Basket
Brilliant deep gold in color with a bubbly off white head that persists. Earthy citrus stone fruit and melon with a solid bready light caramel malt to back it up.

Yesterday at 04:07 AM
4 by Nunya from Ohio on Saturday at 09:58 PM
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4.3/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
by Fordcoyote15 from Pennsylvania

Really, really classic ipa. And absolutely no flaws. SN is talented with classic, clean beer. No particular rating point is mind blowing but overall the quality and lack of flaws really makes this beer a stellar 4.5 (if not maybe better).

It's eerily similiar to SNPA with how perfectly it represents the style.

Saturday at 02:04 AM
4 by Danmullens1 from Wisconsin on Saturday at 12:43 AM
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4.2/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by morimech from Minnesota

Really like this beer as it is a dry, bitter, IPA, like they should be brewed. A cleaner and drier Celebration. I however, hate the name. It reminds me of my recent trip to the West Coast when the local TV news referred to the recent snow as "Pow Pow". I hate you! desert dwelling hamsters.

Friday at 11:37 PM
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3.65/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by KT3418 from Colorado

I thought this was good and drinkable and all I just found it to be extremely boring, wanted a different new beer halfway through

Friday at 10:40 PM
3.99 by beergorrilla from Michigan on Friday at 12:30 AM
3.69 by Zaphog from Michigan on Thursday at 10:58 PM
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4.18/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by LesDewitt4beer from Minnesota

12oz can pkg dated 12/2/21 into a 16oz pint glass.
L: Pours a lightly yeast hazed deep gold/light amber with a 2" dark eggshell white creamy head with very good retention. Random sticky skeletal lacing and banding.
S: Floral, citrusy: mainly orange rind, melon rind and light pine. Fairly tropical overall. A hind of bread. A trace of alcohol as the beer warms.
T: Gentle citrus, melon rind, orange zest, orange pith, light yeast, yellow bread, pale malts, subtle caramel notes. A masterful balance of sweetness & bitterness. No taste of alcohol. The refined bitterness is broad within the finish.
F: Semi-sharp, semi-juicy med-bodied mouthfeel with a med-length finish and a semi-long linger. It is somewhat drying with a delicately soft, creamy and agreeable overall feel.
O: A zesty, affable and expertly crafted DDHIPA that is easy drinking, quenching and refreshing. It has the central axis taste that is emblematic of Sierra Nevada beers and is excellent in it's style.

Thursday at 07:29 PM
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3.77/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75
by BB1313 from Ohio

Canned on 12/7/21. 12oz can poured into a tulip.

Pours golden with nice clarity and transparency; fluffy white head that falls leaving great retention and sticky lacing.

The aromas have hints of citrus and floral notes. Some crackers and fresh bread. Some caramel. Malts are there.

The flavors basically follow the nose for the most part. More floral notes along with some grapefruit. More caramel. More crackers and fresh bread. Hints of rye and black pepper in the mix. Solid bitterness. Subtle sweetness. Malts do their thing. Finishes dry. Alcohol is well hidden.

Mouthfeel is nice. It's medium-bodied with active carbonation. It's sharp, fluffy, smooth and slightly creamy.

This is a decent IPA. It's nothing too crazy, but it's still enjoyable and fun to drink. It's a traditional and straightforward IPA. It's clean, crisp and refreshing. The craftsmanship is on point. Not bad at all.

Thursday at 04:39 PM
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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by Troy-Hawaii from Hawaii

Bought a 6-pack cans $10.49 Don Quijote
39 days old
Smell of pine, citrus
Amber-golden color
Medium mouthfeel
Medium carbonation
Taste of pine, citrus, some bitterness, hides alcohol well
Overall a good IPA. Easy drinking even for its higher ABV.

Thursday at 02:42 AM
3.9 by SlightlyGrey from Minnesota on Thursday at 01:16 AM
4.2 by BirdsandHops from Oregon on Wednesday at 07:24 AM
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4.13/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by sjrider from California

Can pour- clear gold/orange color with thick foamy white head leaving frosty lacing. Nose is sweet malt with some earthy floral notes and a bit of citrus. Taste follows more or less and includes some pine and a mild bite. Lingering citrus on a fairly dry finish.

Jan 11, 2022
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3.4/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3
by ColoradoPhil from Colorado

Lupulin powder.. in theory a good idea, this beer has a decent alcohol kick, and I need to educate myself about freshness in my store bought brew. The mouth feel is good, the taste is missing the citrus their copy claims. I don't get a melon flavor either. There is a nod to hazy, but IPA bitterness is not of the refreshing taste that the best West Coast style IPA have. I will get the Torpedo, next time I have an Sierra. Sorry. Give me a Firestone IPA, or an Odell Lupulin steeped the Mercenary?. Kudos to the graphics design.

Jan 11, 2022
4.1 by AWA from California on Jan 11, 2022
4.02 by Tiernan from Texas on Jan 09, 2022
4.18 by GOBLIN from Ohio on Jan 09, 2022
3.94 by Stignacious from New York on Jan 08, 2022
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4.25/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by VABA from Virginia

Pours a vibrant yellow golden color with a nice head and lacing
Aroma has a pleasant tropical, citrus and piney hints
Taste follows the nose with well balanced tropical, citrus and piney flavors
A medium bodied very well carbonated and crisp beer
A good DDH IPA

Jan 08, 2022
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3.89/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by ilikebeer03 from Texas

Pour is a clear light copper with a slightly off white head good retention and lacing.
nose is berries, melon, citrus
Taste is lemon, melon, upfront. quickly followed citrus rind and firm bitterness balanced by a lightly caramel and toasted bread malt backbone.
clean, dry finish. crisp body.

Jan 06, 2022
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3.29/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
by Jay_Dee from Tennessee

The dry hops at the end have a bit of a bite to them, so if you’re a juicy IPA fan, keep me that in mind. The beer tastes fine up front and goes down easy.
If you find that you just can’t choke through a few of these raw, you can always “juice it up” with a squirt of lime juice. I tried that and it worked.

Jan 05, 2022
4 by jtransel from Illinois on Jan 05, 2022
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4.21/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by milkshakebeersucks from Maryland

Bright amber appearance with a large white head and spotty lacing. Whiffs of citrus pour out as soon as the can is opened. Keep sniffing to find the notes of pitted fruit, tropical fruit and pine. Hops stay front and center on the palate, pleasantly bitter, with a slight push from malts in the background. Medium bodied, well carbonated mouthfeel with a short lived finish.

Jan 03, 2022
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4.18/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Spikester from Oregon

Clear gold with three fingers of very dense white head. Rings of lace show as the levels fall.
Smell is fresh hops slightly dank and piney. Bready malts show support.
Taste is slightly dank green slight pine with good bready malts.
Mouthfeel is light to medium with good carbonation. The finish is slightly dry and moderately bitter.
Overall a tasty dry hopped IPA. Date on can 12/09/21.


Jan 03, 2022
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4.02/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by mushroomcloud from Texas

12oz canned 12-9-21. Opened 1-2-22.
2 finger white head with excellent retention. Full lace.
Bright copper/amber beer with good clarity.
Stone fruit, marmalade, pine, white grape, lime...runs the gamut of hop aromas and flavors.
Medium body and carbonation with a bright entry. Hoppy and clean finish with some heat and just a touch of sweetness.
Very Good.

Jan 02, 2022
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3.63/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25
by upsbeernut from Georgia

Drank a whole six real Fast which made me think it's lighter than the 7,7% abv it claims, nice mouthfeel with alcohol lingering at the end. Definitely dry hopped so don't expect a real juice bomb but a easygoing gulping slightly bitter beer.

Jan 01, 2022
3.97 by Gagnonsux from Texas on Jan 01, 2022
2.55 by bendukes86 from South Carolina on Dec 31, 2021
4 by BKotch from Texas on Dec 31, 2021
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4.2/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by jimmah120 from Minnesota

12oz can from T-Joes, shopping with my brother

Clear but with tons of suspended sediment. This one is oddly sweet and sour, with plenty of dank hop aromas and tastes. I could tell you this was an Sierra Nevada beer immediately, something about their yeast... Drinks like it's less than 7.7%, which is a good and bad thing

A quality IPA by the hop-masters at SN, as far as mass market breweries go, they are still top-5

Dec 29, 2021
3.9 by kjkinsey from Texas on Dec 27, 2021
3.58 by markallmon from Tennessee on Dec 26, 2021
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3.71/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
by jkblr from Indiana

12oz can PKGD 120221 M 18:07 poured into a tulip pint glass at fridge temp 7.7% ABV. The beer pours mostly bright light honey amber in color with off white head. The head recedes to a thin ring and single layer of bubbles. Web like lacing covers the glass as the head retreats. The aroma is moderate in strength featuring tropical and citrus notes. The taste is semisweet tropical fruit salad with a hint of pale malt. Moderate bitterness with a watery finish. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with average carbonation and a somewhat dry finish. Overall, ok. Sierra Nevada does their best work with C hops and caramel malt and this is not it.

Dec 25, 2021
4.35 by meanmutt from Ohio on Dec 24, 2021
4 by mattreitz49 from Florida on Dec 24, 2021
Powder Day IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 88 out of 100 with 40 ratings