- Brewery: Sierra Nevada and Cigar City Brewing Company
- Style: IPL
- ABV: 8.5
- IBU: 80
- Pour Color: A bronze color in the glass with light coming right thru!
This one looked great in the glass. A golden slightly hazed bronze that really showed light thru. The scent off the glass was a strong piney and citrusy hops. The yeast smell I've come to expect from sierra beers in this pack also said hello. The head was actually quite fluffy and hung around for a good few sips. The taste was a nice balance of a slightly sweet malt bed with a fully floral hop presence. The flavor is that of a nice full bodied IPL that would be 5% not a big 8.5%.... The 70 IBU can get a IPA lover wondering if this is just a IPA.... Really a amazing beer to be had and maybe the best of this pack!
Electric ray was the first beer that reminded me of the brewery it came from in collaboration not just produced by. Invasion from cigar city has a great hop character that really has it's own floral arrangement. This one had a lot more then just the ballenced approach of a pale. It also had very little back bone of malt at the end. One of the best parts of the invasion from cigar city. All and all though i have had few IPLs that live up to the India Pale name that they claim. This one does that and more!