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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

174 Ratings
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Ratings: 174
Reviews: 29
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 9.66%
Wants: 0
Gots: 8 | 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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4/5  rDev +4.4%

jbhollis1180, Feb 03, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

psm90, Jan 31, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

Vanz, Jan 27, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

WVUbrew, Jan 24, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Sammy, Jan 17, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

shoretaxi, Jan 16, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

caahare, Jan 14, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

ColterKoch22, Jan 13, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

slim2043, Jan 10, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

vermilcj, Jan 09, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Chris77McGrath, Jan 06, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

baklo, Jan 04, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

cw13, Jan 03, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -15.1%

atone315, Jan 03, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

chris1919, Jan 02, 2014
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3.9/5  rDev +1.8%

Pours black with a large head.
Nose shows roasted malt, cocoa, toast, caramel, resinous pine and floral hops.
Similar flavours, quite a focus on the roasted malt with more coca and caramel. Some pine again along with resinous hops.
Too much carbonation.

CrazyDavros, Jan 02, 2014
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4.08/5  rDev +6.5%

A-Pours near black with a thin, tan head. Long lacing and mild light penetration of the body.

S-Nelson Sauvin hops are my absolute favorite and Sorachi Ace are up there too. I get both in the nose. The hops, specifically the Sorachi give me a sort of Piña Colada aroma and flavor. The Nelson hops could sand to be a bit more lively here unfortunately. I also get small whiffs of Beligan yeast and some solid coffee and chocolate.

T-The hops used really match the roast and dark malts well. The Nelson hops come out more here with a must, white grape flavor and some herby citrus combos. The lemongrass of the Sorachi hops also pop up too. A whispy Belgian yeast strain is enveloped by the roast and lig chocolate.

M-Medium body. Lighter than it looks. Booze is hidden. Not violently bitter but has a solid bittering factor.

O/D-Here I am thinking this would be my least favorite. Turns put it was my favorite. The Nelson Sauvin combined with the Sorachi Ace is magnificent. I also like how this brew isn't too heavy of the Belgian aspect. If only this was a normal IPA and not a Black one, then I could see greatness.

VelvetExtract, Dec 30, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

KevinGordon, Dec 29, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

This is a nice beer. Not overly hoppy. A bit of sourness More Belgian Sour than IPA. I wouldn't recommend it for IPA lovers, but those who like darker Belgian Style ales should enjoy this..

Pairs nicely with chocolate peanut butter cake.

This is a solid beer that I would have again given the opportunity, but I probably wouldn't buy a case.

candcholt, Dec 28, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

V3XX069, Dec 28, 2013
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3.84/5  rDev +0.3%

12oz Bottle from Wegmans Dewitt NY for $3

Appearance - Dark brown colour with a large size frothy light brown head. I can't make out the amount of carbonation showing and there is some good lacing. The head lasted for around 5 minutes before it was gone.

Smell - Malts, chocolate, hops

Taste & Mouth - There is a below average amount of carbonation and I can taste malts, chocolate, and vanilla. There is also some hops, yeast, and a bit of a roasted bitterness.

Overall - Not sure if there were some fruity notes in this beer at some point, perhaps the age effected that. Still an interesting and tasty beer. Not something I'd buy multiples of, but well worth a try.

spinrsx, Dec 27, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

jmw4437, Dec 27, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

IPAFrankieH, Dec 26, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

jgunther71, Dec 26, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +24%

ToddGingerich, Dec 25, 2013
Belgian-Style Black IPA Beer Camp #94 from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 174 ratings.