Sierra Nevada 4-Way IPA Pack

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  1. ESHBG

    ESHBG Pooh-Bah (2,037) Jul 30, 2011 Pennsylvania

  2. donspublic

    donspublic Grand Pooh-Bah (3,356) Aug 4, 2014 Texas
    Pooh-Bah Society Trader

    Man, I think SN are the only samplers I buy now.
  3. beermeplz

    beermeplz Initiate (0) Feb 13, 2015 California

    definite pick-up....looking forward to SN's take on the coffee ipa
  4. HoptimusMax1mus

    HoptimusMax1mus Initiate (0) Jul 10, 2012 Arizona

    Awesome! Gonna grab this for sure. Anyone else having trouble finding Celebration 12 packs this year?
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  5. ecpho

    ecpho Savant (1,159) Mar 28, 2011 New York

    Aside from Know Good (not sure what type of IPA yet) the rest are a definite pass for me.
    I wonder why they are pressing tropical torpedo so much.
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  6. matcris

    matcris Initiate (0) Sep 17, 2015 Arizona

    I'll pick one up. I liked the Flipside from the Fall pack a couple of years ago. And the two new ones sound interesting enough, to me.
  7. Minnebrew

    Minnebrew Initiate (199) Jun 9, 2015 Minnesota

    I miss Ruthless Rye
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  8. HorseheadsHophead

    HorseheadsHophead Grand Pooh-Bah (3,581) Sep 15, 2014 Colorado

    Man, I can't pass up a coffee IPA.
  9. frkonalsh2003

    frkonalsh2003 Initiate (0) Dec 26, 2016 California

    I've had Know Good IPA at the Chico taproom and took some crowlers home. Never had Flipside. I would buy Torpedo first before Tropical Torpedo. I'm not a coffee drinker but I like Sierra Nevada's Coffee Stout.
  10. cello

    cello Initiate (0) Oct 17, 2013 Pennsylvania

    Flipside! I'm in.
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  11. Giantspace

    Giantspace Pooh-Bah (2,757) Dec 22, 2011 Pennsylvania

    Total Wine shows this pack as sold out and has EZO IPA instead of Know Good......early art?

    $14.99 out the door when its there

  12. AZBeerDude72

    AZBeerDude72 Initiate (0) Jun 10, 2016 Arizona

    Really like this pack, nice! SN always does it right, good mix and I am very interested in the coffee IPA.
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  13. nc41

    nc41 Initiate (0) Sep 25, 2008 North Carolina

    No, they're old and malty and still on the shelf. Tons still around.
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  14. ben4unc

    ben4unc Zealot (630) Feb 28, 2013 North Carolina

    I was checking reviews on the No Middle Ground Coffee IPA and found that I had tried this beer at the SN location in Mills River on 4/15/2015. My review was 5* and that "they should bottle this ASAP"!
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  15. GOBLIN

    GOBLIN Pooh-Bah (2,490) Mar 3, 2013 Ohio
    Pooh-Bah Trader

    Yeah me too. I hadn't thought about it before but now that you mention it I've purchased the last 5 or 6 S.N. samplers.
  16. waltari

    waltari Initiate (0) Jan 28, 2016 Georgia

    Just got a pack for $13 from TW. Cannot wait to try them all !
  17. PineappleBoss

    PineappleBoss Initiate (0) Oct 17, 2017 California

    Anyone try the coffee or know good IPA yet ?
  18. TriggerFingers

    TriggerFingers Initiate (0) Apr 29, 2012 California

    After seeing the lineup, I’m going to pass on this.
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  19. fuzzbalz

    fuzzbalz Pundit (887) Apr 13, 2002 Georgia

    YES!!, week of Christmas and I couldn't even find a 6 pack around, finally found an open 12 pack the day before hiding in the store. You usually see Celebration on the shelve well after the holidays.
  20. PineappleBoss

    PineappleBoss Initiate (0) Oct 17, 2017 California

    Picked up the pack since I wasn't getting much on the coffee IPA.

    its worth the whole pack. much better than the stout from the snow pack (yea I know oranges to apples)

    btw all the celebration 12 packs are gone where I'm at. only some 6 packs left
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  21. PineappleBoss

    PineappleBoss Initiate (0) Oct 17, 2017 California

    Guys, if you have been wondering whether to get this or not. You should. Its a great high quality pack that surprised me. Every beer was good, even the Tropical Torpedo was great being born on 12/19
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  22. waltari

    waltari Initiate (0) Jan 28, 2016 Georgia

    It certainly worth what you are paying for.
  23. magilldm

    magilldm Initiate (0) May 2, 2015 Pennsylvania

    Agreed. Sipping the No Middle Ground now and loving it...also glad SNPA was left out of this one, been needing to revisit tropical torpedo
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  24. Bitterbill

    Bitterbill Grand High Pooh-Bah (6,750) Sep 14, 2002 Wyoming
    Pooh-Bah Society

    I've not seen that one in town.
  25. CJNAPS

    CJNAPS Initiate (0) Nov 3, 2013 California

    I never let a SN sample pack slip by without grabbing one.
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  26. Andy311x

    Andy311x Initiate (0) Apr 28, 2008 North Carolina

    Picked this up in Raleigh, NC this weekend. Really enjoyed the "Know Good IPA". As it's described on the bottle its just such a clean, solid Straightforward American IPA.
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  27. SunDevilBeer

    SunDevilBeer Pooh-Bah (1,945) May 9, 2003 Massachusetts

    As an older craft beer fan, the Know Good is hitting all the right notes for me. Clean, balanced yet Hop-forward & very drinkable. If 2006 me I discovered this beer, I’d never drink anything else. As for now, I think it’s just a great drinking IPA you don’t need to think about or fuss too much.

    Enjoying Flipside more now than it first came out. With present consumer changes & tastes towards fruit juice, it really stands out as an old school malty/hoppy beer.
    #27 SunDevilBeer, Jan 23, 2018
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  28. ESHBG

    ESHBG Pooh-Bah (2,037) Jul 30, 2011 Pennsylvania

    I keep walking by this pack but in the end passing because I have had Tropical Torpedo a few times and can get that anytime and Flipside too many times to count when it was around and while enjoyable, was just okay to me. But the Know Good and No Middle Ground intrigue me. What did you both think of the No Middle Ground?
  29. Brolo75

    Brolo75 Initiate (0) Aug 10, 2013 California

    I picked this up as I soon as I saw it. I did not enjoy the IPA with coffee but all the others are solid Sierra Nevada offerings.
  30. SunDevilBeer

    SunDevilBeer Pooh-Bah (1,945) May 9, 2003 Massachusetts

    I’m not a big fan of the coffee IPA style, but seemed pretty inoffensive to me. Many seem to enjoy this version though.

    I’ll definitely buy another pack. I don’t mind that the Tropical or even Torpedo is included in them, they are good beers I wouldn’t buy on their own normally & gives me an excuse to re-visit them.

    In a future IPA mixer I’d love to see them do the Anniversary IPA - made 2007-2009 & one of my favorite all time SN beers.
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  31. sefus12

    sefus12 Pundit (872) Sep 7, 2006 Massachusetts

    I know it doesn’t match the name but I find a fantastic dank nite in Tropical Torpedo every time I have it. Love that beer and the pack as a whole is the best mic pack SN has done in a while.
  32. SoCal_Matt

    SoCal_Matt Initiate (0) Jul 13, 2014 California

    Never really had a coffee IPA so I don't have anything to compare it to, but I thought that No Middle Ground was excellent. It has more of a blonde roast coffee flavor to it to me which I think works well when meshed with an IPA. I would buy a sixer of it if given the chance. I'd definitely recommend giving it a try if you're on the fence.
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  33. Andy311x

    Andy311x Initiate (0) Apr 28, 2008 North Carolina

    I enjoyed it. I have had a few coffee IPAs in the past, some have had overwhelming coffee others not noticeable. This seemed to have a very nice balance. I really enjoyed the aroma, it was strong on the coffee but also had fruity hops coming through too
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  34. ESHBG

    ESHBG Pooh-Bah (2,037) Jul 30, 2011 Pennsylvania

    Sounds pretty good!
  35. FatBoyGotSwagger

    FatBoyGotSwagger Grand Pooh-Bah (3,678) Apr 4, 2009 Pennsylvania

    Never saw the fresh hop and dont expect to see this although there is a shit ton of hop bullet and that hazy whatever around.
  36. ESHBG

    ESHBG Pooh-Bah (2,037) Jul 30, 2011 Pennsylvania

    I ended up picking this up and loved the No Middle Ground and Know Good was solid too, great pack.
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  37. jkblr

    jkblr Grand Pooh-Bah (4,706) Nov 22, 2014 Indiana
    Pooh-Bah Society Trader

    I saw these at Sam's this morning.
    Note that the coffee IPA was switched out for Torpedo. I would have much rather bought this version, as I was not a fan of the coffee IPA. Less than $25 a case also. I wonder if it's a strategy to play a little safe. I noticed the Sam Adams mix packs at Sam's don't include the same beers as the 12 packs sold elsewhere.
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  38. Jaycase

    Jaycase Grand Pooh-Bah (3,302) Jan 13, 2007 Illinois
    Pooh-Bah Trader

    interesting. Different name too (4-way vs 4 days).
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  39. ecpho

    ecpho Savant (1,159) Mar 28, 2011 New York

    I'd drop Tropical Torpedo too.
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  40. ESHBG

    ESHBG Pooh-Bah (2,037) Jul 30, 2011 Pennsylvania

    Wow that's really interesting and if this were the 12 pack lineup I would have definitely passed, as Torpedo and Tropical Torpedo are both meh to me.
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