Brew Review: Sierra Nevada Boomerang IPA

by Kelli H. on January 6, 2015

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Beer: Sierra Nevada Boomerang IPA
Date: 12-31-14
Location: Chico, CA
Type: IPA
Alcohol: 6.7%
IBU: 60

“Boomerang is an American IPA that slings fruit-forward and floral flavors of Australian hops for an assertive, intercontinental escape from winter’s grasp” – Sierra Nevada Brewing

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Appearance: Yellow sunshine, golden, tons of carbonation bubbles rising to the top, good head retention, white foamy head

Aroma: Fruity, citrus, hops

Body & Texture: Upfront bite, lighter bodied for an IPA, lots of bitter hops upfront

Aftertaste: The hops dissipate into a nice malt character.

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Overall Impression:
I like that this beer feels so light. It’s got a great carbonic bite upfront and the aroma is delicious. When you take a sip, each time you get a great smell. The hops are almost overwhelming upfront but it slowly fades to a nice malt characteristic which I really enjoy. Sometimes I feel IPA’s can tend to taste sweet in the aftertaste, and I didn’t taste that with this one, so that was a bonus. The color was lighter than what I was expecting, but it still looks beautiful. The color reminds me of a beer I’d like to drink on a very warm day or in the spring, it’s the color of sunshine. It had great lacing on the glass. It’s a very enjoyable IPA, but I think it’s much hoppier than Lagunitas IPA, so if you’re not a fan of Lagunitas IPA, you might want to avoid this one. If you’re a hop head, then I can’t imagine why you wouldn’t enjoy Boomerang. I would buy Boomerang for my own refrigerator. I’d love to try this one on tap! Thanks to our friend Kyle for giving us this bottle to try.

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Katie @ Daily Cup of Kate January 6, 2015 at 9:39 am

Thanks for the review! I am a huge fan of IPAs and love their Pale Ale. I’ll have to try this!

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