DevESTATEtion | Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

very good
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Brewed by:
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
California, United States

Style: American Black Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.70%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by mverity on 09-07-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Brown chestnut color, nice off-white head with good lacing. Aroma of caramel and hop. Caramel , tropical fruits and hoppy bitterness in taste. Full body , low carbonation. Strong bitterness in very long aftertaste

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4.06/5  rDev +4.4%

$ 10.99/bomber at Vintage Estates in Boardman, OH
Undated 2013 vintage bomber at 40 degrees into standard pint glass
Aroma of hops and roasted malt
Head large (6 cm), light brown, frothy, slowly diminishing to 3 mm layer
Lacing good – complete rings of various size bubbles
Body dark reddish brown, clear
Flavor of roasted malt and earthy hops – seems well balanced; no alcohol, no diacetyl
Palate medium, creamy, lively carbonation

Appearance 4, Aroma 3.75, Flavor 4.25, Palate 4, Overall 4. Final weighted score: 4.0625
Surprisingly good IPA, probably one of the better black IPAs.

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

750 ml bottle dated 2013 poured in a chalice glass. The bottle was wax sealed with a thick plastic coating. The beer pours nearly jet black with a thin head that clings heavily to the glass. The smell is of roasted malt. The taste is heavy, with toffee and cocoa notes that dominate the palette. The aftertaste is earthy and bitter, like a stout. The bottle says there are citrus notes but I was hard-pressed to find them, although there were slight traces. It's not what I look for in a dark ale anyway. Overall, excellent brew that goes well with a grilled steak.

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DevESTATEtion from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
3.89 out of 5 based on 572 ratings.
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