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Sierra Nevada Seasonal IPA*Packaging may vary

Sierra Nevada Seasonal IPA

Ale /7.7% ABV / California, United States

Product Details

California, United States
Craft, Independent Craft Brewer, Seasonal
Tasting Notes
Balanced, Bright, Citrus, Fresh, Fruity, Grapefruit, Hoppy, Malty, Smooth, Tropical, Tropical Fruit
Food Pairing
Cheese - Creamy & Bloomy, Cheese - Fresh & Soft, Chicken, Fish - White, Fruit - Citrus, Salads & Greens, Shellfish
Suggested Glassware
Pint Glass, Stein/Pub Mug, Snifter/Goblet/Chalice

Product Description

Rotating seasonal series - product availability may differ from the image shown, and varies based on brewery production and retailer inventory. Please contact customer support with any questions. Spring 2022: Powder Day Double Dry Hopped IPA Available: January – April Description: We started dry-hopping, and it snowballed into a full-on Powder Day. Notes of citrus, stone fruit, and melon pile high in a blizzard of lupulin powder. 7.7% ABV and 45 IBU. Winter 2021: Celebration Fresh Hop IPA Available: October 2021 – December/January 2021 Beer Description: While other holiday beers go heavy on spice and sweetness, Celebration wields fresh hops—the first harvests of the season—toward its complex and cabin-cozy notes of pine, citrus, and malty caramel. It's a wintertime classic for more than 40 years, and your new tradition starting now. 6.8% ABV and 65 IBU Summer 2022: Summer Break Session Hazy IPA Available: May – July Description: Drop into summertime, stocked with a Session Hazy IPA brewed for long days of play. Go anywhere with hoppy notes of mango and passion fruit, backed by smooth malt flavor. 4.6% ABV and 30 IBU

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Community Reviews

4.3(16 Reviews)
  • Paul J.
    Verified Buyer
    Dec 29 2021
    Verified Buyer

    This was the out of stock item requested

  • Allex
    Verified Buyer
    Dec 27 2021
    Verified Buyer

    Was out of stock , the manager at the store called me to replace this beer with a Brooklyn IPA

  • Mark
    Verified Buyer
    Dec 4 2021
    Verified Buyer

    When chilled

  • Krystal
    Verified Buyer
    Mar 21 2021
    Verified Buyer

    Light and crisp, fruit forward. I enjoyed it!

  • Laura G.
    Verified Buyer
    Mar 10 2021
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    Didn’t get the right one

  • Patricia D.
    Verified Buyer
    Feb 7 2021
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    Didn't get it

  • Sherman
    Verified Buyer
    Jan 17 2021
    Verified Buyer

    Excellent! High on hoppiness but is very clean & refreshing on the palette

  • Jack
    Verified Buyer
    Jan 1 2021
    Verified Buyer

    Celebration Ale is amazing ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️, but the Bigfoot Barleywine-Style Ale has such strong bitterness with deep dark flavor that it’s much better shared in a small glass than drank as a six pack in a pint.

  • Damian S.
    Verified Buyer
    Dec 25 2020
    Verified Buyer

    Never received - lazy, lazy, lazy...

  • Bill V.
    Verified Buyer
    Dec 21 2020
    Verified Buyer

    This is a great beer.


A standard ale is a malty, mildly bitter style of beer that can trace its roots for thousands of years; the more modern style coincides with the Middle Ages when hops were thankfully introduced to the brewing process. Ale recipes use a quick-acting style of yeast that floats at the top of the brewing vessel; fermentation occurs at a balmy 70 degrees Fahrenheit, leading to the style’s signature sweet flavor and subsequent higher ABVs. A basic ale is fruity, slightly bitter and generally darker in color, though there are dozens and dozens of distinct styles of beer that qualify as an ale.
Because ales yeasts ferment at a higher temperature and create more alcoholic conditions, ales are typically darker in color than lagers and lean towards a sweeter, maltier flavor. It depends on the sort of ale you’ve selected, however, as there are over 75 unique types of ale; a pale ale tends to be more bitter and dry, a brown ale delivers a toasted nut and caramel taste, a sour ale is tart and funky and an IPA is bold and hoppy. Many traditional, European-style ales are best described as fruit-forward, warm and even a little spicy, delivering an undeniably rich tasting experience, especially the darker, robust varieties.
Ales are more alcoholic than lagers, largely due to the style of yeast and the temperature at which the yeasts ferment; ale yeasts tolerate a more alcoholic environment and thus provide a darker, richer product. A standard pub-style pale ale or basic brown ale will generally clock in around 5% ABV, though, with dozens of different styles in today’s crowded craft beer market, you can easily find a pint that packs more of a punch. IPAs, the darling of the craft brewing industry, will typically range from 6-8%, and the popular trend towards double and triple-style versions pushes these well over 10% ABV.
Beer, by definition is crafted from cereal grains (very few of which are gluten-safe) and as such, ale is not a gluten-free product; on the beer spectrum, lagers and stouts tend to contain less gluten than ales which rely on the barley and wheat malt to deliver its distinctive sweetness. Some brewers are experimenting with more gluten-safe grains, like sorghum or rice, and others are introducing an enzyme that helps remove the gluten molecules from the final products. Household names like New Belgium Brewing Company and Stone Brewing offer gluten-safe pale ales and even IPAs, though even then, you’re not guaranteed an 100% gluten-free product.
While a rhetorical question no doubt (an ale is, in fact, an ale after all), you might not know what exactly marks the difference between the two fundamental beer styles; it all comes down to the yeasts employed and the fermentation process. The process by which ales are made is much older than that of lagers, as lager yeasts originally came from South America and thus did not enter European markets for some time. Ales rely on top-fermenting yeast strains, which, as the name suggests, remain on top of the warm wort while feeding on sugars, whereas lager yeasts sink to the bottom and ferment at much colder temperatures.
Ales, especially IPAs and Belgian-style ales, tend to be higher in alcohol than other beers, so you’re likely to consume more calories and carbs per pint. A basic, 5% ABV, 12-ounce bottle of pale ale contains around 150 calories and 13 grams of carbohydrates; a common IPA (say, a Lagunitas) is closer to 190 calories and 19 grams of carbs; a glass of dark Belgian-style ale might even surpass 300 and 30 grams of carbs. Ales tend to deliver a richer, maltier taste and often appear as darker shades of ambers and toasted browns — these qualities coincide with a higher calorie count.