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Reviewed 11/7/2023

Confessions of Youth

Sierra Nevada Brewing Company

Chico, CA

Imperial IPA 11% ABV

In a snifter the beer was a hazy brass color with a medium-sized off-white head. There was a fair amount of lace.

Aroma was well-divided between hops and malt. Pine and citrus, lots of sweet malt.

Taste followed form. Resinous piney hops, a bit of grapefruit. Strong caramel malt .Not as hoppy as I anticipated. Very well-balanced. The alcohol was not at all noticeable.

Very nice beer.

About the Brewery

Ken Grossman started Sierra Nevada in 1980 in a jury-rigged brewhouse. The rest is history.

About the Author

Dick has been a pediatrician for over 40 years. Now retired, Dick spends his time as a craft beer lover and podcasting partner to his wife, Jill.

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