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SNPA in a can
« on: March 03, 2012, 08:38:28 PM »
Am I just letting my pre-conceived bias against canned beers mess with my palate or is Sierra Nevada Pale Ale in a can over-carbonated?

I made sure I bought some that was recently bottled (Jan 30th).

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Re: SNPA in a can
« Reply #1 on: March 03, 2012, 11:47:04 PM »
Haven't had it yet but am anxious to try it....SNPA is one of the small handfuls of commercial beers I ever buy.  I think it's great that they're jumping on the can bandwagon.  I have long thought that the can is an ideal container for beer. 

So what's the inside scoop on this...is the canned version conditioned prior to packaging and then  filtered or pasteurized (as opposed to the bottle conditioned version)?

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Re: SNPA in a can
« Reply #2 on: March 04, 2012, 05:50:53 AM »
I'll stick with bottles.

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Re: SNPA in a can
« Reply #3 on: March 04, 2012, 06:43:50 AM »
The cans haven't made it out here yet, but there was an advertisement in the latest Zymurgy for it. It says "can-conditioned." I'm looking forward to it arriving in the midwest. I'm curious to know how they stack pallets of the cans while conditioning. I always thought the resistance to crushing of cans was partly due to the pressure inside.
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Re: SNPA in a can
« Reply #4 on: March 04, 2012, 08:30:10 AM »
I haven't seen the cans yet but I'd like to do a side-by-side blind tasting with the bottled version. Just curious to note any difference.
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Re: SNPA in a can
« Reply #5 on: March 04, 2012, 09:14:15 AM »
Sierra Nevada always tastes over carbonated to me. Looking forward to the cans though. It'll be on my next backpacking trip for sure.
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Re: SNPA in a can
« Reply #6 on: March 04, 2012, 10:44:13 AM »
I've had both the PA and Torpedo in cans.  There is no difference in carbonation or flavor between cans and bottles.  SN does "can condition" the beer, just like the bottle condition.  when I was there they were doing extensive testing of cans to see which ones could withstand the pressure of being stacked before they had the additional pressure of being can conditioned to help stiffen them up.
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Re: SNPA in a can
« Reply #7 on: March 04, 2012, 10:45:50 AM »
Torpedo in the tall 16 oz cans look cool.   8)

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Re: SNPA in a can
« Reply #8 on: March 04, 2012, 10:51:01 AM »
I did a side by side and they both taste the same, the cans state that they care can-conditioned, speaking of cans, Half Acre brewing in Chicago is also canning their Daisy Cutter Pale Ale and it's awesome!
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Re: SNPA in a can
« Reply #9 on: March 04, 2012, 11:10:04 AM »
Sierra Nevada always tastes over carbonated to me. Looking forward to the cans though. It'll be on my next backpacking trip for sure.

As much as I love their beers, I will agree with you that SNPA tends toward  over carbonation (made that way for American tastes, I suppose).  The excess gas masks a lot of the good flavor they pack into their ale.

Easily remedied, though...I always pour it into a pint glass and give it a vigorous  stir to release a good bit of the carbonation.   To me, the already fine SNPA tastes much better when a fair amount of the carbonation is stirred out of it.
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Re: SNPA in a can
« Reply #10 on: March 06, 2012, 01:52:38 PM »
Sounds great for hanging out by the river (no glass), but right now I need the bottles!
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Re: SNPA in a can
« Reply #11 on: March 07, 2012, 07:52:41 PM »
Well that settles it...I must stop being racist against canned beers!  :P

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Re: SNPA in a can
« Reply #12 on: March 07, 2012, 10:15:10 PM »
Well that settles it...I must stop being racist against canned beers!  :P

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Re: SNPA in a can
« Reply #13 on: March 07, 2012, 10:21:17 PM »
Well that settles it...I must stop being racist against canned beers!  :P

Hey hey hey! It's bigotry not racism.

That's the word I was looking for! Thank you. For what it's worth, I drank Dale's Pale Ale out of the can and it was like liquid goooooooldah!  ;D

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Re: SNPA in a can
« Reply #14 on: March 07, 2012, 10:37:25 PM »
Well that settles it...I must stop being racist against canned beers!  :P

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