Val and I had a small gathering for Super Bowl this year and I picked up a variety of beers, this being one of them. I was really interested to give it a shot, especially since everyone seems to be coming out with a brut IPA these days. I also haven’t had a Sierra Nevada beer in awhile and their beers are always solid.
Style: American IPA
Trivia: According to the brewery website, “Bright citrus, dry finish
This is our Brut IPA, a new take on IPA brewed for a bone dry champagne-style finish. Late hop additions give the beer balanced bitterness and a bright pop of citrus flavor. It’s as intriguing as it is drinkable.”
Random: They could definitely put a little more information on the website.
This beer poured with two fingers of wispy, white head that dissipated quickly. It left very little lacing on the glass. The body was a clear yellow with generous carbonation. The nose was cracker malt and a touch of herbal hops. The taste had more hops to it with some pine and herbal notes. It had cracker malt and the end of the sip. The body was on the lighter side with a lot of carbonation. It was incredibly dry, which I appreciated. It had a quick finish with cracker malt. I really enjoyed this beer and it would pair well with fish or a light pasta dish. It’s also a good alternative to champagne because of the dryness. I would definitely have this again.
Untappd Rating: 4.5/5.0