Chico, California - Extra IPA - 7.2% ABV - Paired with: Homemade California IPA fries - This ale poured a honey bronze color with a thick white head. Aromas of citrus, pine, grapefruit, malts, as well some spice compose the nose. This brew features flavors of pine, a strong malt presence, caramel notes, as well as Sierra Nevada's signature, full cone hopped flavor. This mouth feel is medium bodied with a silky finish. One can never go wrong with a Torpedo. 4.1/5 | When paired with the fries, the truffle oil and sharp Swiss cheese complemented the robust pine-hop flavor featured in the XIPA. The sweet maltiness and citrus from the brew also added a great contrast of flavors to the peppered and seas salted fries. The avocado on top just brought this thing all together. Cheers!