Sierra Nevada Audition Double IPA | Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

Sierra Nevada Audition Double IPASierra Nevada Audition Double IPA
BA SCORE
86.7%
Liked This Beer
4.06 w/ 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:
#4,326
Reviews:
16
Ratings:
105
Liked:
91
Avg:
4.06/5
pDev:
7.39%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
7
Gots:
16
Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 105 |  Reviews: 16
Photo of jaydoc
3.97/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of UCLABrewN84
4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to Tieman for sharing this one at his tasting.

Pours a hazy yellow with a foamy off-white head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Foamy swaths of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, citrus zest, and tropical fruit. Taste is much the same with a medium hop bitterness with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer that is tasty and easy to drink.

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Photo of oriolesfan4
4.16/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of WillieThreebiers
3.54/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Kegatron
4.03/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of wethorseblanket
4.05/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mendvicdog
3.52/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of smcolw
3.73/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Dirty gold color with the lightest of hazes. Leaves two rings of lace initially, spotty thereafter.

Straight up bitter nose with a light grapefruit find touch.

Starts with traditional pale malt, but this quickly leads to a strong earthy hop bite. Lip puckering swallow and a long bitter aftertaste. No detectable alcohol. Leans to the thin side body wise with a good carbonation level.

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Photo of PhineasMcClintock
4.12/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of duceswild
3.75/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of drewone
3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of thatoneguymike
3.79/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of johnnnniee
4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

One of a large number of samples I had at the Extreme Beer Fest in Boston 3/21/32014. Nice hop wake me up.

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Photo of rab53
4.07/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of jzeilinger
4.15/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Stevedore
3.75/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On tap at Sugar Maple in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Served in a snifter glass.

Lighter golden-orange body, one finger white head, fair retention and little lacing. Smell is primarily pine, citrus, caramel, light cereal grain. Flavour follows, with a good balance of caramel and floral notes, finishing with a bit of pine and cereal graininess. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, good carbonation, slightly sticky but otherwise not too bitter. A solid DIPA, it won't blow minds away but it'll fill you up nicely.

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Photo of fredmugs
4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Usually i'm not a fan of sweetness in my IPAs but this time it works really well.

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Photo of waddellc2
3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

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 Canada_Dan
4.1/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Darkmagus82
4.21/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of grahuba
3.77/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of scottfrie
3.86/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

750ml bottle purchased at the Torpedo room in Berkeley. Poured into a tulip.

A: Pours a pale golden color with three fingers of greasy, thick, off-white head that stuck around forever.
S: Bitter, leafy, but lighter than expected. Lemon and hints of pine as well. Actually not very fragrant. There's maybe a touch of peach as it warms.
T: Sweeter than expect with notes of candied fruits, caramel, passion fruit, peach, apricot, tangerine nectar, and honey. The finish has a solid bitterness and a touch mint, but the aftertaste falls off and this beer is forgetful after the swallow. What flavor is there is good. Minty, fruit nectar, and tingly.
M: Full body, tingly wintergreen mouthfeel, slick and greasy body, tingly but soft carbonation. Drinks well, numbing minty mouthfeel.
O: I was expecting more, but what's there is great. Hoppy, but not crazy. Drinks much better at room temp.

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Photo of Zazzi82
4.06/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Sierra Nevada Audition Double IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 86.7% out of 100 with 105 ratings
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