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100th Sierra Nevada Review

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by CTHomer, Apr 5, 2019.

  1. CTHomer

    CTHomer Poo-Bah (2,473) May 23, 2014 Connecticut

    I just posted my 100th review of a Sierra Nevada beer. I’ve been drinking their beers for as long as they’ve been available in CT and keep buying and reviewing every beer of theirs I can get my hands on.

    Do any of you have a particular brewery whose beers you’ve written a lot of reviews about?
  2. bubseymour

    bubseymour Poo-Bah (2,379) Oct 30, 2010 Maryland

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  3. CTHomer

    CTHomer Poo-Bah (2,473) May 23, 2014 Connecticut

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  4. steveh

    steveh Poo-Bah (2,174) Oct 8, 2003 Illinois

    Hmm. 37 SN beers in my portfolio. 27 Goose Island beers. :thinking_face:

    32 Boston Beer Co. :flushed:
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  5. Bitterbill

    Bitterbill Poo-Bah (6,430) Sep 14, 2002 Wyoming
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    I'm at 97 for Sierra Nevada.
  6. Mark-Leggett

    Mark-Leggett Crusader (787) Jul 30, 2014 Missouri

    That is a lot from one brewery!!!
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  7. Rainintheface

    Rainintheface Crusader (745) Apr 30, 2007 Massachusetts

    Well behind 100 but Sam Adams and Harpoon are near or top of my list. Come to think of it, Trillium must be up there too.
  8. ManBearPat

    ManBearPat Devotee (441) Dec 2, 2014 Colorado

    I’ve had an insane amount of different beers from Odell- don’t have a specific number to wag my dick with, but I’d suspect its near the century mark
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  9. QuakeAttack

    QuakeAttack Devotee (470) Mar 19, 2012 California

    I have 114 from Sierra Nevada. Part of the reason is that I have been an Alpha Hop Member for the past three years. Add Beer Camp and a love of their beers and it was easy!
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  10. bbtkd

    bbtkd Poo-Bah (2,320) Sep 20, 2015 South Dakota
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    Not that many, but I "adopted" a local brewery that opened 21 months ago, Remedy. They have really excellent brews. I added their brewery, uploaded a picture, added most of their beers unless someone beat me to it, and have reviewed 31 out of 69 of them. I tried to keep up with their releases but couldn't, given that I live out of town. They are expanding soon, and may become the second and largest SD brewery to distribute out of state.


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  11. FBarber

    FBarber Poo-Bah (2,693) Mar 5, 2016 Illinois
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    Huh, interesting topic. Looked it up and Ive had 52 from Sierra Nevada. 73 from Pipeworks seems to be my most for any one brewery. Pretty sure those are my two tops.
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  12. Roguer

    Roguer Site Editor (3,991) Mar 25, 2013 Georgia
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    Now that you mention it, yes, but not just in particular for reviews. Expand your concept to breweries you keep returning to, in general.

    I've ticked off 62 different Sierra Nevada beers, for your example. Beyond that, however, I buy at least a case of Hoptimum and Narwhal every year (I'm the #1 drinker of the latter on the popular phone app, so ... there's that lol). I don't hesitate to revisit SNPA or Torpedo, so long as they are reasonably fresh.

    Other than that, Stone comes to mind immediately (64 different ticks - and funny, considering the other thread running right now). Founders? Beer'd?

    I would guess anyone with a local favorite has similar stats as far as new ticks.
  13. beertunes

    beertunes Poo-Bah (5,791) Sep 24, 2007 Washington

    I've had 112 from one of my local breweries, and when I looked through the list, there were more that I knew I had had, but never reviewed.
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  14. jkblr

    jkblr Poo-Bah (1,560) Nov 22, 2014 Indiana
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    Funny you mentioned it. Sierra Nevada is my most reviewed brewery at 64 reviews (of 769). They probably made up 50% of my craft consumption before I joined this site. Now, they have more retired distrubuted beers than beers I'd buy. Love Torpedo. Love nothing they have released in the last 2 years. Really a bummer!
  15. TrojanRB

    TrojanRB Meyvn (1,283) Jul 27, 2013 California
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    I’m at 87 with Sierra Nevada.

    Stone at 68 and Firestone at 50.

    I drink a lot of CA brew!
  16. MikeWard

    MikeWard Poo-Bah (1,618) Sep 14, 2011 Pennsylvania

    38 from Sierra Nevada, 44 from Dogfish Head, and 50 from Troegs. Clearly there is lots more drinking to be done.
  17. mambossa

    mambossa Initiate (142) Jun 30, 2015 Ohio

    Pardon my naïvety since I no longer review, and when I did I used Ratebeer, but OP means having 100 check-ins of SN beer, right? Or have they made over 100 different beers? I’m pretty clearly out of the loop, but also curious as to what my most rated brewery is from my reviewing days.
  18. invertalon

    invertalon Devotee (467) Jan 27, 2009 Ohio
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    Mine would be Fat Head's (134 unique beers), with Sierra Nevada right behind at 106. Third place drops to 68 with Jackie O's.

    Im sure a few of those include just variant years of some stuff. But the order would still remain.
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  19. CTHomer

    CTHomer Poo-Bah (2,473) May 23, 2014 Connecticut

    I've written reviews of 100 different Sierra Nevada beers. My liver hurts just thinking about how many check-ins I would have.
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  20. thesherrybomber

    thesherrybomber Initiate (174) Jun 13, 2017 California
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    How many of those are discontinued?
  21. jakecattleco

    jakecattleco Poo-Bah (1,955) Sep 3, 2008 California
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    Sierra is 3rd in my list of unique tries

    Fieldwork 145
    Stone 89
    Sierra 65

    Lots of CA brew, but since Fieldwork has only been open 4 years it definitely reflects a different scene/ business model. Wish them all continued success!

    Caveat, I'm sure my Sierra and Stone numbers are lower than actuality since I haven't tracked them as thoroughly historically as I have with Fieldwork recently.
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  22. mambossa

    mambossa Initiate (142) Jun 30, 2015 Ohio

    As long as you’re still smiling and lived to tell the tale! Cheers!
  23. BeastOfTheNortheast

    BeastOfTheNortheast Disciple (343) Dec 26, 2009 Pennsylvania

    31 beers from Sierra Nevada. My highest is 61 from Tröegs and the runner up is 51 from Pizza Boy. Pizza Boy is my favorite brewery, but I worked at Tröegs for a little bit. Got to sample quite a few beers while there.
  24. Tucquan

    Tucquan Poo-Bah (2,849) Oct 11, 2007 Pennsylvania
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    The most for me is:

    142 from Columbia Kettle Works in Columbia, PA
    92 from Sierra Nevada
    88 from Troegs
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  25. superspak

    superspak Site Editor (28,460) May 5, 2010 Michigan
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    Sierra Nevada is # 4 for me

    Short's: 183
    Evil Twin: 142
    Odd Side: 137
    Sierra Nevada: 124
    Stone: 119
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  26. Zorro

    Zorro Poo-Bah (4,387) Dec 25, 2003 California

    Sounds like you need to tour the factory in Chico California.

  27. Tucquan

    Tucquan Poo-Bah (2,849) Oct 11, 2007 Pennsylvania
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    . . . . or the Sierra Nevada brewery in Fletcher, NC, near Asheville. I've toured both Fletcher and Chico and the best brewery tour I've ever had by anyone was in Fletcher. The impact of walking into the hop room with bales of hops all around was transcendent. I was there the first week it opened and the tour lasted 90 minutes including tasting a total of 9 brews. Killer campus too.
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  28. bubseymour

    bubseymour Poo-Bah (2,379) Oct 30, 2010 Maryland

    My best guesses on most rated beers as follows:
    93 from Flying Dog
    64 from Sierra Nevada
    62 from Sam Adams
    52 from Dogfish Head
    43 from Saranac
    40 from Aslin
    35 from Victory
    33 from Stone
    33 from Lagunitas
    33 from Brothers
    23 from Hill Farmstead
    21 from Veil
    20 from Boulevard
    19 from Troegs
    17 from Great Lakes
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  29. woodchipper

    woodchipper Meyvn (1,026) Oct 25, 2005 Connecticut

    Not near the OP, but SN is my top brewery for rating numbers.

    And... Can't describe how good a time we had at the NC brewery. Top of class craft brewery.
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  30. bubseymour

    bubseymour Poo-Bah (2,379) Oct 30, 2010 Maryland

    ....forgot about Monocacy brewing. Had 49 from them. Lots of taproom only releases from them. Great brewery.
  31. Riff

    Riff Champion (800) May 12, 2016 Virginia

    Just checked in my 61st from SN tonight. That means about 1/8 of my reviews have been of SN beers, though with the end of the variety packs that'll decrease.
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  32. jhavs

    jhavs Poo-Bah (1,678) Apr 16, 2015 New Hampshire
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    My highest is Hill Farmstead at 96. Makes sense since I go there a few times a month. Other locals I hit don’t even have 96 beers.
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  33. ovaltine

    ovaltine Poo-Bah (2,502) Apr 6, 2010 Indiana
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    I'm at 111 for Sierra Nevada.

    They're ubiquitous.
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  34. thesherrybomber

    thesherrybomber Initiate (174) Jun 13, 2017 California
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    Ah.. when people across the country have had 10x more of your local beer than you have
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  35. kojevergas

    kojevergas Poo-Bah (8,252) Aug 15, 2010 Colorado

    175 from Mikkeller.
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  36. Celtics76

    Celtics76 Defender (679) Sep 5, 2011 Rhode Island

    Trillium - 78
    Boston Beer Company - 60

    I'm pretty shocked BBC isn't #1 considering I've been drinking their stuff for 20+ years, but I had a Trillium obsession for a while (I've recently soured on them a bit though)
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  37. steveh

    steveh Poo-Bah (2,174) Oct 8, 2003 Illinois

    Everyone knows the count is only valid if you add a full review, right? :grin:
  38. GreesyFizeek

    GreesyFizeek Poo-Bah (6,736) Mar 6, 2013 New York
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    I've reviewed 122 beers from Hill Farmstead on here, I would have to assume that's my most reviewed brewery.
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  39. ericwo

    ericwo Initiate (89) Aug 21, 2008 Pennsylvania

    I have a tight 3-way race going:
    Stone: 151
    Dogfish Head: 147
    Sierra Nevada: 142
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  40. brewme

    brewme Zealot (580) Mar 1, 2014 Massachusetts

    Wow, those are some impressive totals. I am @ 36 for Tree House, should hit 40 this weekend.