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Old 02-15-2009, 06:19 PM   #1
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Default Just Tried Sierra Nevada 2009 ESB

They had the "Early Spring Beer" at the grocery store down the street yesterday so I had to grab it.

The website still says its coming soon.

I thought it was pretty good, it was pretty high on the hops but was malty at the same time, it almost tasted like it was bottled too early or something, I attribute that to the fact that its unfiltered. All in all it was a good PA.

Anyone else try it yet?

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Old 02-15-2009, 07:44 PM   #2
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Had a couple last night. Pretty good stuff. Also had a couple Sierra Nevada Torpedo Double IPA's. This was VERY good. At 7.9% ABV, I found no "hot" alcohol taste, and it was well balanced, with LOTS of hops. To my way of thinking, Sierra Nevada can do no wrong.

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Old 02-15-2009, 08:06 PM   #3
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I haven't tried the Torpedo yet, but I'm sure its just as good as SA's other stuff.

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Old 02-15-2009, 08:55 PM   #4
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drinin a torpedo now. we have gone through a case since friday....SWMBO has aquired a taste for it, she has only had 2 of those 24... but it is goin faster now none the less.

the esb was good too, but i dont see myself buying it unless the store has no torpedo....that 7.2% will getcha pretty quick.

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Old 02-15-2009, 10:58 PM   #5
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Dude...I'm drinking the ESB right now. It's damned good! I was going to grab the torpedo again, but I decided to go with something different seeing as how I've never had an ESB before. I'm getting more and more into sierra nevada every time I buy their products.

Oh, and I just tried bigfoot the other day. It's delicious, and the picture on the front of the bottle is hilarious!

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Old 02-15-2009, 11:03 PM   #6
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Just bought the ESB a couple nights back. I'll do a review on it sometime, but it was decent.

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ESB was OK.

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I thought this year's ESB was pretty good compared to years past. Very dry and hoppy. Had a sample at one of the local beer retail outlets. Also had the Bigfoot which I had already been told was fantastic. I did not disappoint. Torpedo os phenominal, and can't believe it is a year round now! Good things are ahead for this year from SN. Can'r wait for the Chico Estate Wet Hop in August!

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I haven't tried the Torpedo yet, but I'm sure its just as good as SA's other stuff.
Better get it while you can. I've heard it's a seasonal and selling out as fast as it hits the shelves.
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Better get it while you can. I've heard it's a seasonal and selling out as fast as it hits the shelves.
I heard Torpedo was going year round, the SA website says the same. Nonetheless I'm still on a mission to locate some in the next day or two.
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