Powder Day IPA
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

Powder Day IPAPowder Day IPA
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Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
California, United States
American IPA
Ranked #1,540
Ranked #13,645
3.95 | pDev: 8.1%
Mar 14, 2023
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.

Malt: Munich, Two-row Pale, Wheat
Hops: Amarillo, Chinook, Comet, Citra, Herkules, Idaho 7, Mosaic, Polaris
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Rated by nblake5199 from North Carolina

3.97/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.25
Very good IPA. Notes of citrus and pine throughout the mouth. All in all, this is a very good ipa and beer. Impressed!
Mar 08, 2023
Rated: 4.06 by Sinister from New York

Mar 05, 2023
Rated: 3.83 by GreenMind from Pennsylvania

Mar 04, 2023
Rated: 3.77 by Silke_Neryn from Sweden

Mar 04, 2023
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Reviewed by Rickmeister from Virginia

4.99/5  rDev +26.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
Just like the SN Juicy series of IPAs, Powder Day is loaded with fruity layers of citrus, mango, and pineapple,

Aroma: Deeply juicy. Some citrus. Apricot.

Appearance: Very light white head which fades steadily. A little murky. Light carbonation. Gold color.

Flavor: An intensely hopped pine flavor. There's a juicy/hazy element, but the pine dominates. Very crisp; There is a sort of burnt apricot, a slightly dank element as well. Citrusy as well. Quite complex.
Feb 24, 2023
Rated: 3.94 by jbolger from Connecticut

Feb 23, 2023
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Reviewed by Darkmagus82 from Texas

3.86/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Served on tap in a pint glass
Appearance - Served a deep golden color with a one finger head of white foam. The head has a good level of retention, leaving lots of lace on the sides of the glass.
Smell - The aroma is light with notes of herb and grapefruit as well as some tangerine and melon. Some notes of grain, caramel, and bread are there as well, rounding out the aroma.
Taste- The taste starts with tangerine and bread flavor mixed with some doughiness and grapefruit hop. Other hop of herb and pine are there as well, with herb and grapefruit getting stronger and stronger as the taste advances. Some melon and a bit of harvest comes at the end, leaving one with a rather balanced hop and malty taste to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel - The body is medium to thick with a low carbonation. Overall, pretty decent for the style and the feel.
Overall - A good brew overall and one worth trying.
Feb 22, 2023
Rated: 3.84 by Bogdawg from Massachusetts

Feb 21, 2023
Rated: 3.85 by HarlotBronte from District of Columbia

Feb 19, 2023
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Reviewed by damndirtyape from Ohio

4.09/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
12oz can, serve in a D'Achouffe tulip glass. Packaged 11/29/22 M 06:45.

Appearance: Clear golden yellow with hints of amber. Nice white head with islands of lacing. Good clarity for a IPA these days.

Smell: Lots and lots of hops - I could smell it the minute I cracked open the can. Definite citrus, a little bit of tropical fruit, a little bit of peach, and a little bit of honeydew melon. Quite nice.

Taste: Quite pleasant - hoppy, but not excessively bitter at all. Tastes a lot like it smells, with some citrus rind bitterness at the finish. Just right malt for balance.

Mouthfeel: Prickly carbonation, a little bit sticky on the teeth, good thickness.

Overall / Drinkability: Easily drinkable, very balanced and enjoyable, and a great AIPA all around. Would pair quite well with food I think. Nice for winter - reminds me of good beer coming in the spring.
Feb 18, 2023
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Reviewed by MutuelsMark from Kentucky

3.84/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Typical copper in color. Head was off white and fairly thick as it fades it grips the sides of glass. Nose is piney. Taste is also piney with hints of citrus. Very nice bitter bite on the backend.
Feb 18, 2023
Rated: 4 by Timmmmaaayyy from Pennsylvania

Feb 15, 2023
Rated: 3.83 by chrishiker1409 from New York

Feb 14, 2023
Rated: 3.95 by JamieDuncan from Maryland

Feb 07, 2023
Rated: 3.84 by jaxon53 from Connecticut

Feb 05, 2023
Rated: 4.09 by Branlott42 from Missouri

Feb 04, 2023
Rated: 3.96 by rangerred from Tennessee

Feb 02, 2023
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Reviewed by BillAfromSoCal from California

3.8/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
canned 12/22/22, consumed 2/1/23 from a tulip glass. Deep gold with 1 finger white head that recedes quickly to a thin layer. The color is deep and rich-looking. Some lacing. Some chill haze. Initial fruity smell goes away about as fast as the head. Some honeydew/ripe cantelope in flavor. Not citrus. Some hoppy bitterness, like a little brother of Celebration but more subtle in flavor and bitterness. Sudsy mouthfeel. Not very clean finish. Medium to heavy-ish body.
Feb 02, 2023
Rated: 3.77 by SpaethJam from New York

Feb 01, 2023
Rated: 4.45 by Beecham from California

Jan 31, 2023
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Reviewed by RossBK from Georgia

3.72/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75
Sierra Nevada has been owning the wide distribution pale ale game for some time now. Im always happy to see something new from them on the shelves, but this one doesnt seem to hit the mark. Hops present themselves very bitter citrus and pine forward and leave a resiny aftertaste that lingers for a while.

Its somewhere between celebration and the pale ale, but falls short of both.
Jan 27, 2023
Rated: 3.98 by Casterbridge from Connecticut

Jan 27, 2023
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Reviewed by whitro17 from Florida

4.24/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
12oz. can - $2.49
Look - clear and golden, small white head, minimal lacing left behind when I finished this brew
Smell - floral, citrus, melon, dank hops
Taste - melon, citrus, berries, mellow hoppy bitterness
Feel - medium light mouthfeel and carbonation, juicy sticky finish
Overall - Has a great fruity nectar flavor that's followed by the hops that balance it out. The melon, berries, and hoppy bitterness really came thru more as it warmed. Well crafted and at 7.7% it goes down smooth and easy. Really enjoyed this brew as I paired it with Life's Been Good by Joe Walsh for maximum pleasure.
Jan 27, 2023
Rated: 4.25 by Lukass from Ohio

Jan 21, 2023
Rated: 4.28 by b-ri11 from North Carolina

Jan 21, 2023
Rated: 3.83 by MouldyCrow from Pennsylvania

Jan 18, 2023
Rated: 3.97 by Connybumbum from Colorado

Jan 16, 2023
Rated: 4 by Lelampp from Ohio

Jan 15, 2023
Rated: 3.92 by TangoJuliet from New York

Jan 14, 2023
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Reviewed by cjeep from Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
i like sierra & this beer works for me. a bit over sweet and it would benefit from more bitterness but hey, not bad.
nice aroma, nice looking can. i guess the bitterness grows a bit over time. i like it, not my favorite from this outfit, but i wil pick it up again.
Jan 11, 2023
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Reviewed by InIBUsWeTrust from Florida

2.58/5  rDev -34.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5
PKG 12/07/22 - Completely blown away by how unbalanced the alcohol presence here is once Powder Day registers on your palate. This is just a stronger Hazy Little Thing IPA. Total letdown from SN. Coming off of Celebration, I expected better!>
Jan 09, 2023
Rated: 3.84 by brewskis from Indiana

Jan 08, 2023
Rated: 3.72 by Pro_Magnon from Texas

Jan 07, 2023
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Reviewed by LucidoMMA from California

4.08/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Pours a nice golden color with a retentive head leaving sticky lacing as the head recedes.

Smells of danky hops with some citrus and piney notes.

Right away im tasting danky hops, some pine, grapefruit. In the mid somewhere the dank starts to take over for a nice clean finish.
Jan 07, 2023
Rated: 4 by carolinabeerguy from North Carolina

Jan 06, 2023
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Reviewed by mothman from Minnesota

4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Can. White head with lace. Dark golden color.

Some dank, weedy hops, resin, grapefruit citrus, floral and pine. Very hoppy. Some biscuit/bready malts. Very solid ipa.
Dec 26, 2022
Rated: 4.09 by 12ozfan from Illinois

Dec 24, 2022
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Reviewed by noyoucmon from Illinois

2.7/5  rDev -31.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5
12-oz. can poured in pint glass.

Appearance: Very light white head (second can had a slightly more prominent head). Fades steadily. A little murky. Light carbonation. Gold color.

Aroma: Deeply juicy. Some citrus. Apricot.

Flavor: A strongly hopped, pine flavor. There's a juicy/hazy element, but the pine dominates. Very crisp; I suppose this might qualify as a "cold IPA"? There is a sort of burnt apricot, slightly dank element as well. Citrusy as well. Quite complex.

Alcoholic/Solvent: 5/5
Dark Fruit: 3/5
Citrus: 5/5
Hoppy: 5/5
Floral: 2/5
Spicy: 2/5
Herbal: 5/5
Malty: 5/5
Toffee: 2/5
Burnt: 3/5
Sweet: 1/5
Sour: 2/5
Bitter: 5/5
Dry: 5/5
Body: 3/5
Linger: 5/5

My personal final rating: 2.5
Dec 07, 2022
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Reviewed by secondtooth from Indiana

3.92/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
APPEARANCE: Semi-clear golden amber, with a huge off-white head. Thick webs of lace.

NOSE: Big juicy citrus and tropical hops.

TASTE: Big juicy hops, tropical fruity with a mild citric/grapefruit bitterness at finish, but that’s slight. A nice hoppy overload here, and a very pleasing ale.
Nov 18, 2022
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