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Belgian-Style Black IPA Beer Camp #94 - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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Belgian-Style Black IPA Beer Camp #94Belgian-Style Black IPA Beer Camp #94

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BA SCORE
86
very good

171 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 171
Reviews: 29
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 9.64%
Wants: 0
Gots: 7 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian IPA |  7.70% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: TeamMathis on 10-06-2013)
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CEDAMA

California

5/5  rDev +30.2%

02-24-2014 04:01:57 | More by CEDAMA
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ToddGingerich

Indiana

4.75/5  rDev +23.7%

12-25-2013 17:02:29 | More by ToddGingerich
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alphagnome

Iowa

4.54/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Appearance:
If I didn't know any better, I'd think it to be a stout! Pitch black body allows no light to penetrate. Thick, light brown head hangs around for some time before fading away and leaving plenty of lacing behind.

Aroma:
Has a very welcoming peated malt character to it, reminds me more of a Scottish ale than a Belgian. Nice lightly roasted coffee notes. Lemon grass.

Taste:
Complex and unique - easily the best beer I've had from Sierra Nevada! Rich & smoky malts hit up front with a hint of caramel and a fair amount of sweetness. Then a considerable amount of citrus hits the palate as earthy hop character sweep in to bitter things up. The bitterness is surprisingly restrained. A nice amount of dark fruits tickle the taste buds. Alcohol is noticeable but adds character.

Mouthfeel:
Medium bodied and light on carbonation. Has a dry, smoky oak finish.

Overall:
If you see it, get it! Fantastic brew! It's a really saddening experience knowing that this is a one time brew because it truly is exceptional. Here's to hoping they keep the recipe around!

Serving type: bottle

11-05-2013 03:06:50 | More by alphagnome
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jpd026

New York

4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

10-12-2013 04:19:01 | More by jpd026
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Hops4Life84

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

11-10-2013 00:50:53 | More by Hops4Life84
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vermilcj

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

01-09-2014 14:53:28 | More by vermilcj
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spicyvelveetas

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

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CSFerrier

Kansas

4.45/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is my first actual beer review, I've done several ratings but no actual reviews.

The Black IPA is deliciously thick and smoky. It's not overly hopped and it's smoky flavoring adds a smooth and bonus extra to this IPA.

The head is thick and long lasting on the glass.

The named does it justice, even when held to the lite window its as black as an anomaly. It really is a gorgeous beer in a sniffer.

Overall, I wish this wasn't limited.

Serving type: bottle

10-12-2013 19:59:16 | More by CSFerrier
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Ireland

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Pennsylvania

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mayerale

Kansas

4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

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JohnW58

New York

4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

11-29-2013 20:42:49 | More by JohnW58
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JohnBender

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

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Idaho

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Virginia

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Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

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Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

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Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

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Illinois

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New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

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Florida

4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

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Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

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Florida

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New York

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Florida

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Belgian-Style Black IPA Beer Camp #94 from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 171 ratings.