In this beer blog, we are going to get into another beer from Sierra Nevada. It is from their 4-Way IPA sampler pack. It is their Snow Wit White IPA. If you read my earlier beer blog posts, you know the history of this west coast craft brewery. If you have not read them, please, do so to get to know Sierra Nevada. I bet you already know the history of this craft brewery. Let us get into this white IPA.
It has a cloudy strew to light golden slight dark white color with a white constant head on this white IPA. The aroma has notes of wheat, coriander and a slight grapefruit notes. The taste has a hint of wheat and coriander with a nice grapefruit notes. The aftertaste has a nice yeasty and slight bitter finish. It is pretty drinkable brew.
Here is a description from the beer bottle:
You don’t need a magic to see the lure of this beer. It’s brewed with seven varieties of experimental dwarf hops. These hops are so called because of their uncommon growing method-shorter hegerows rather than trellis system-that yields a denser heap of cones with unique flavors that diverge from their full-grown botanical counterparts.
Here is a descriation from their website (www.sierranevada.com):
Snow Wit™ White IPA
A seven-hop lineup with a Belgian twist.
You don’t need a magic mirror to see the lure of this beer. It’s brewed with seven varieties of experimental dwarf hops. These hops are so called because of their uncommon growing method—shorter hedgerows rather than tall trellis systems—that yields a denser heap of cones with unique flavors that diverge from their full-grown botanical counterparts. Each year new and different varieties are grown in this method, creating untried and exciting shifts in hop character.
Here is their website and twitter addresses:
In closing, I have never been a huge fan of this beer style, however, of late, it is starting to grow on me. I do not know if that is because there are better White IPA’s hitting the market or my palate is getting use to them. I love how the Belgian White twists nicely with the IPA side. The hops selection is perfect with the coriander and wheat notes. I am pretty impressed and I have to say this one of the best White IPA that I have ever had. I highly recommend this beer and this sampler pack. Go get some! Drink it! Enjoy it! Metal it! \m/
Bill DJ Weiser