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Beer Camp Across America West Coast Double IPA - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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Beer Camp Across America West Coast Double IPABeer Camp Across America West Coast Double IPA

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Ratings: 857
Reviews: 117
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 11.38%
Wants: 18
Gots: 103 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
Beer Camp Across America West Coast Double IPA clocks in at 8.5% ABV and features five hop varieties, two of which went into Sierra Nevada’s “Hop Torpedo” dry-hopping device and impart hints of grapefruit and a floral note that recalls orange blossom. A light malt body and dry finish complement the bold hop profile.

Brewed as an invite for the 2014 Beer Camp Across America tour.  http://beercamp.sierranevada.com 

(Beer added by: jaydoc on 06-11-2014)
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3.28/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a huge, soapy, white head with decent lacing. A nice, citric hop aroma that is a touch sharp and has notes of candied fruit. Hazy, golden color. Starts with big notes of grapefruit and citrus rind. Builds into a high bitterness with more floral, citrus notes. A sharp, building bitterness lingers into the finish; citrus rind.

This is about what I expected, but the lingering bitterness isn't as grotesque as I've come to expect from West Coast IPA's, which are never a hop profile I like. This one is better balanced than many, though.

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4.21/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

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4.75/5  rDev +25.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -14%

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4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

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4.29/5  rDev +13.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

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3.76/5  rDev -0.5%

3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

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3.49/5  rDev -7.7%

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3.24/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.25

L: Pours a deep golden color that is a bit paler than I like my IPAs with a strong pearl head that lingers a good time before turning into lace. The beer is a bit murky, but transparent with minimal carbonation bubbles.

S: Surprisingly subtle for a Sierra Nevada DIPA. I smell some moderate herbal, citrus and earthy notes from the hops with a little bready malt backing it. Nothing special, but pleasant and balanced.

T: The beer is very crisp and forward with it's floral, herbal and earthy hop flavoring. I would say floral is the defining taste up front with the others supporting it. There is a nice pale malt backbone to this beer that keeps everything in balance throughout the body. The beer finishes with strong floral notes and some cedar resin. The aftertaste is a bit too harshly bitter, but overall a well balanced, but unspectacular DIPA flavor.

F: You can feel the strong malt backbone very well and the beer is very full and rich on the palate. The hops add a very zesty feel. Very good work here.

O: I'm a bit disappointed in this more because of the Sierra Nevada name than anything else. It's well balanced, but really unspectacular. I can't recommend this beer when the store almost certainly has cases of Torpedo nearby.

This beer was poured from a 24oz bottle into a Blind Pig mug and enjoyed at apx 60F.

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Beer Camp Across America West Coast Double IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 857 ratings.