Sierra Nevada – 40th Anniversary Hoppy Ale

Brewery: Sierra Nevada in Chico, California

Style:  IPA

ABV:  6%

IBUs 65

Rate Beer90/100

Pour:  Golden orange colour with a small white head.

Immediately get a big hit of citrus aromas. Candied Orange and melon with hints of mango which is backed up on first sip. A little bitterness that I come to expect with a Sierra Nevada style IPA and a little bubblegum as the beer settles and warms. Quite a clean, thin body makes this an easy drinking beer. I was fortunate enough to have their 30th anniversary ale which I sat on for a few years before drinking. This one is designed to drink fresh. Can’t wait to see what the 50th anniversary ale will be. (A barrel aged Narwhal or a returning Red Rye IPA would be nice)

Sierra Nevada - 40th Anniversary Hoppy Ale

By jase3812

I drink beer. And occasionally I'll write about it. But mostly, I drink beer.

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