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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
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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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Ratings: 171 | Reviews: 29 | Display Reviews Only:
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WVUbrew

West Virginia

4/5  rDev +4.2%

01-24-2014 19:57:38 | More by WVUbrew
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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

01-17-2014 20:02:15 | More by Sammy
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shoretaxi

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +4.2%

01-16-2014 02:45:46 | More by shoretaxi
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caahare

West Virginia

4/5  rDev +4.2%

01-14-2014 19:41:07 | More by caahare
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ColterKoch22

New York

4/5  rDev +4.2%

01-13-2014 14:57:58 | More by ColterKoch22
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slim2043

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

01-10-2014 15:25:53 | More by slim2043
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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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Chris77McGrath

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

01-06-2014 21:09:24 | More by Chris77McGrath
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baklo

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +4.2%

01-04-2014 19:01:56 | More by baklo
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cw13

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +4.2%

01-03-2014 04:59:39 | More by cw13
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atone315

Wisconsin

3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

01-03-2014 00:28:14 | More by atone315
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chris1919

Florida

4/5  rDev +4.2%

01-02-2014 03:20:33 | More by chris1919
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CrazyDavros

Australia

3.9/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

01-02-2014 02:45:41 | More by CrazyDavros
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VelvetExtract

Massachusetts

4.08/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

12-30-2013 16:20:33 | More by VelvetExtract
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KevinGordon

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

12-29-2013 16:38:33 | More by KevinGordon
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candcholt

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

12-28-2013 20:14:06 | More by candcholt
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V3XX069

Kansas

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

12-28-2013 02:20:35 | More by V3XX069
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spinrsx

Ontario (Canada)

3.84/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

12-27-2013 02:35:20 | More by spinrsx
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jmw4437

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

12-27-2013 02:32:16 | More by jmw4437
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IPAFrankieH

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

12-26-2013 12:08:18 | More by IPAFrankieH
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jgunther71

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

12-26-2013 01:04:52 | More by jgunther71
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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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ROGUE16

Delaware

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

12-23-2013 18:08:22 | More by ROGUE16
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DerrickW

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

12-21-2013 17:37:03 | More by DerrickW
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LXIXME

New Mexico

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

12-20-2013 20:44:48 | More by LXIXME
Belgian-Style Black IPA Beer Camp #94 from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 171 ratings.