Belgian-Style Black IPA Beer Camp #94 - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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Reviews by BryanCarey:
4.03/5 rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Dark in color and with a tan- colored head of significant foam, this entry in the beer camp series has a fruity nose with elements that include dark fruit, citrus, wood, and roasted malt. It’s an interesting way to start the tasting experience and it certainly whets the appetite.
This beer has a complex flavor profile every bit and interesting as its appearance. The flavors of light coffee, roasted malt, and a dab of chocolate are certainly present and they are met with fruity components such as lemon, then finished off with spiciness. There is an almost menthol- like character to the flavor and it’s very unusual compared to other beer, including other Black IPA.
Black IPA are an interesting lot, but this one from Sierra Nevada is even more complex than the norm. The taste is a little unusual, but in a good way, and the complexity keeps you guessing. You keep trying to put your finger on more and more flavors with each passing sip and you continue to discover more flavors hidden in its back, murky depths.
This beer may not be around for long, so I suggest grabbing some bottles while you can. The unique and complex flavor profile is like few other beers I have tried. Give it a try and see for yourself.
Serving type: bottle
10-30-2013 03:35:29 | More by BryanCarey
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3.73/5 rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
12oz bottle at 41 F poured into a pilsner glass.
Pours with a big, perfect, light brown head. Fades slowly into lumpy peaks and valleys. Black, opaque. Smell is mild, roast malt.
Taste is roasty porter, slight coffee, with a nice clean finish. Second and third sips show more hoppy bitter depth.
Mouthfeel is creamy and nice. Overall, this is pretty good.
Serving type: bottle
05-25-2014 21:58:43 | More by snaotheus
Belgian-Style Black IPA Beer Camp #94 from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 170 ratings.