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Sierra Nevada Audition Double IPA | Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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Sierra Nevada Audition Double IPASierra Nevada Audition Double IPA
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4.06/5
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105 Ratings
Sierra Nevada Audition Double IPASierra Nevada Audition Double IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
California, United States
sierranevada.com

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
This beer is a true West Coast-style Double IPA made with huge amounts of hops - both in the kettle for flavor and later in the torpedo to impart a massive hop aroma. The light malt body and dry finish hide the power in this immensely drinkable hop-bomb.

Added by Philousa on 09-28-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#4,451
Reviews:
16
Ratings:
105
pDev:
7.39%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
7
Gots:
16
Trade:
0
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4.75/5  rDev +17%

Photo of BenwayPHD
4.68/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Pours a fine golden color with a two finger silk white head. The aroma is very nice. Almost entirely hops. Pine, slight citrus, grass. Very traditional. The flavor is also quite impressive. It's a shit ton of hops, but not overly aggressive. This is a very solid ipa. The more I drink the better it gets.

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Photo of MacPhergus
4.6/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a light copper color with a just-right off white foam. Aroma moderate to strong, floral mostly with pine/citrus. Awesome flavor, hop dominance but malt easy to pick up. Good balanced body.

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Photo of HopsForBrains
4.59/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of FitnessForBeer
4.57/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: poured a golden amber wheat color, very typical from the double IPAs I've had, bottle was next in back of fridge and I think got a little too cold, but still had a finger worth of head
S: ohh my goodness this smells great, very west coast style IPA, lots of floral and citrus coming from the hops. Almost like smelling an orange or tangerine
T: very well balanced. Malt bill is soo well blended with the hop bitterness. Has a little bit of alcohol bite to it. One of the better dipa that I have had drom Cali
M: nothing to complain, maybe a little high carbonation side, kinda prickly feeling.
O: a good west coast dipa, kinda surprising I think this SN only dipa. This is definitely a hop bomb worthy of SN

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4.51/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Purchased yesterday at the source in Chico.

Bottled 4/16/2015. Best IPA/DIPA they've ever offered. Resinious, Dank, and mind blowing Citrus profile that Torpedo is lacking for DAYZ., or rather the citrus profile I wish Torpedo offered. Pineapple, Tangerine, Mango deliciousness!!! Epitome of juicy citrus, dank pine & resinous West Coast IPA.

For the record, let this beer warm up. Served near ice or very cold really is night and day opposed to when this warms and truly opens up.

SN - Stop wasting your time with Torpedo & Hoptimum and replace it with this batch of Audition DIPA.
Is this beer AWESOME? Yes. Is a 22oz bomber worth $10.75, uh.....NO. 4-pack this beeeatch.

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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

Photo of Coorsy
4.44/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of smccann
4.43/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of GetMeAnIPA
4.42/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Nice golden color, looks more like a pale ale and not a DIPA. Nice head with great lacing all the way down the glass.

S - hop, citrusy, orange aroma. Slight malt and alcohol smell but the hops mostly dominate the nose.'

T - slighty better IPA than the torpedo. Great hops and citrus flavor that really opens up as the bottle warmed up. Has a nice bitter aftertaste that doesn't stay long or make you want to get rid of it.

M - medium body. Actually a little lighter and more carbonated than I expected. Particularly for a DIPA.

O - great west coast DIPA. At first I thought it was good but not great but the more I drank it the better and better it became. Really good hop forward IPA that is well balanced and hides the alcohol well. The malts definelty take a back seat in this IPA. Would buy it on a regular basis if it was available.

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Photo of Dave1999
4.42/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of HeartofMiami
4.35/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Scudworth
4.35/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of cjgator3
4.32/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of elNopalero
4.32/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours a crystal clear golden color in the class.

There is not a pronounced aroma on this; I get a touch of something earthy, with a hint of herbal spice, but nothing I can pinpoint.

The flavor has a pleasing hop bitterness but the flavor comes across on the finish. There’s a great drying character on this that contrasted with a light malt body.

The straightforward moniker belies a straightforward beer.

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4.3/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Label says hop bomb. No joke there. Smells and looks great, feels a little thin however. But I dig it.

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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of cherche
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

i am not usually a big fan of SN's pales or IPAs with the exception of Hoptimum but this one nailed it. Nice big DIPA with fruity hops and a nice sweet malt balance to it without tasting malty. I hope this becomes a part of their normal lineup.

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Sierra Nevada Audition Double IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.06 out of 5 with 105 ratings
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