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Sierra Nevada Alpha Hop Society Raspberry Barleywine-Style Ale
A beer by: Sierra Nevada Brewing Company
from Chico, CA, United States
 
Score:
3.1
ABV:
8.8%
Availability:
Unknown

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Last Updated:
11/18/2018 11:37:18 AM
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Beer Description:
This is one of the beers we’re most excited about. It has been in barrels for more than two years mellowing-out and developing flavor. This started life as a non dry-hopped version of our Bigfoot base beer, but even after months of ageing, the initial hop assault was still too strong. We tucked the beer into barrels, and last January, pulled some out for sampling. The bitter bite had tamed and mellowed nicely, leaving the beer with a slight vanilla note, and a bright woody fruit-forward tang from the barrels themselves.

To each barrel, we added several pounds of raspberry puree and let it sit some more. As a result, this magenta / amber beer has a nicely complex flavor of malt, with honey and vanilla notes from the barrels and a bright fruity wallop of raspberry in the finish.
 
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Overall rank24668 of 42033
Overall percentile41.3
Style rank350 of 398
Style percentile12.1
Lowest score3.4
Highest score3.4
Average score3.4
Weighted score3.1
Standard deviation0
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