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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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very good

179 Ratings
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Ratings: 179
Reviews: 29
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 9.66%
Wants: 0
Gots: 9 | 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:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: TeamMathis on 10-06-2013)
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3.09/5  rDev -19.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Beer Camp #94 pours a large creamy tan head with very good retention and heavy lacing. Beer is a very dark brown (almost black). Smells of yeast, roasty malts, earthy hops, and licorice.

Taste starts with a yeasty breadiness, then some citrus which is quickly overtaken by roasty malts. Has a roasty and yeasty finish, with a yeasty and licorice aftertaste. Has a lighter than average mouthfeel with high carbonation, a bit of a grainyness

JG-90, Nov 15, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -15.1%

atone315, Jan 03, 2014
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3.4/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

From Jim's.

A - black with a massive pillowy tan head, fills the tulip. Fabulous lace and head on swirl.

S - somewhat charred rosts dominate, hint choc, licorice.

T - charred roasts still on top, quite bitter and burnt, with a smoothness behind, a little disconnected. Dark hugely bitter choc notes. Belgian yeast is there, but a little hidden.

M - carbonation is moderate and spot on. Velvety feel a la IPA, not a la Belgian.

O - a bit hit n miss. Doesn't really gel as a Belgian Style ale to this palate as the roast-meaty charred taste is too prevalent. comes together as it warms, but, oh boy, this was a sloooow drink for me tonight, and a 10-12 deg serve isn't going to cut it with too many folks.

heygeebee, Dec 01, 2013
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3.45/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

12 oz. bottle poured into a tulip glass and consumed on October 1st, 2013.

A- As black and opaque as any beer I've ever seen. Huge showy, creamy, tan head that actually glistens in the relatively low light. Had a lot of staying power at first, but died down to about one finger after several minutes leaving a very tight lacing pattern. There are some visible carbonation bubbles clinging to the bottom of the glass, but no rising carbonation is visible. Really impressed by the appearance of this beer.

S- Very yeasty aromas that commonly go along with a lot of Belgian styles. Dark stone fruit and burnt candy sugar accompany a modest floral hop aroma. Also, a slight roasted barley aroma.

T- The dark, bitter roasted barley is a lot more pronounced in the flavor. The hops come through, but not as much as the the bittersweet malts. There is also a strange flavor that I can't identify, and I am leaning toward not liking it. I think it is the way the Belgian style yeast is manifesting itself in the flavor. According to the bottle, it is probably the interaction between the hops and the yeast flavors. Somehow, for me, it works better in the aroma than on the palate. I appreciate the balance in the beer as no single flavor dominates another. They all are mostly melded together except for the prominent dry fruity finish. It is possible this would have tasted better a bit fresher. There is no freshness date on the bottle, however, it can only be a few months old at most, because it is a summer release. There is also a bit of a coffee flavor in the retro-olfaction.

M- Mid bodied with low soft carbonation. Leaves a slightly bitter and almost medicinal and astringent sensation in the aftertaste.

O- As I drank and the beer warmed, I warmed up to the beer a bit. But something about it still seemed off and unappealing. Not horrible by a long shot, and still better than what I would categorize as an average beer. However, if I were able to purchase this beer again, I probably wouldn't. Also, I paid about $26 for the 12 beer camp 12 pack. At that price, I'd have to say it wasn't worth the money. I can get variety packs that I enjoy more for less dough than that.

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Belgian-Style Black IPA Beer Camp #94 from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 179 ratings.