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

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876 Ratings
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Ratings: 876
Reviews: 121
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 11.38%
Wants: 16
Gots: 111 | 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 added by: jaydoc on 06-11-2014

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 
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Photo of 31Sam13
4.25/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kingmaker
3.26/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of jfstilling
3.48/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bcsbeer
3.59/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of italianstallion
3.73/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jadjunk
3.59/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

"This summer we're throwing a monumental seven-city traveling beer festival. Don't miss it! We've invited every U,S, craft brewer-around 2,800- to serve their beers at the festival nearest them. Experience the largest craft beer celebration in history with us." Brewed in the style of an American Imperial IPA, released as an introductory ale separate from the Beer Camp 2014 variety pack. Available in 24 oz. bottles and on limited draft.

Poured from a 24 oz. bottle to a Sierra Nevada tulip glass. Served above 51 degrees Fahrenheit.

(Appearance) Pours a foamy frothed off-white head over a densely hazy golden amber body with heavy sediment in tow and light carbonation. Retention is very good and lacing is light and streaked. 4

(Smell) Humble hop aromas of tropical fruit, apricots, citrus peel, peppery spice and a touch of grass atop a light pale malt body with a touch of biscuit malt for enhanced body. Hop bitterness and flavor is very mild mannered for a Double IPA, but the overall aroma is fairly well balanced and clean. Potency is medium. 3.75

(Taste) While the bitterness of the hop profile is stronger in the flavor, the hop selection is slightly more simplistic and less clean than the aroma gives off. Pithy grapefruit, zesty lemon, spice and grass with a bold bitterness. The malt profile is fairly simple, pale and biscuit malt with a modest but appreciated level of sweetness, finishing on a note of herbs and pepper with a subtle grainy undertone. 3.5

(Mouthfeel) The texture is silky soft, fairly clean, moderately dry. Carbonation is mild, generating a mellow frothiness and a light crispness on the finish. Body is shy of medium for the style, medium overall. Balance is moderately bitter and slightly grainy over sweet. Alcohol presence is modest and there are no significant off characters otherwise. 3.5

(Overall) Sierra Nevada's West Coast Double IPA caps off what may be one of the most appealing and sought-after Variety 12 packs in recent history. The beer itself is a fairly modest drinking Double IPA, a bit lighter in body and hop flavor than the average DIPA but with the expected startling dose of hop bitterness that comes with the style. It is perhaps the least imagined beer in the Beer Camp series considering it was the only one brewed exclusively by Sierra Nevada without input from a collaborating brewery, so I don't think it as a mandatory part of the series, although rather as an appreciated introduction for what is to come. I found this beer incredibly difficult to find, as the distribution for this ale was allocated incredibly thin in my area. 3.5

Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.'s
Beer Camp Across America (Join Us): West Coast Double IPA
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3.41/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of socon67
3.84/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Goldndomer
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Spaceman_Jer
3.34/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Zekenyce
4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Justinbshelton
3.79/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of CJNAPS
4.59/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This was really good , but SN doesnt make bad beer lol

Photo of KAP72
3.84/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Kevinpitts
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jooler
3.02/5  rDev -20.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Nice initial taste. Kind of like green flash west coast ipa but with a more malty taste. But not as malty as hopageddon

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

Photo of PorterLambic
3.18/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Pours nearly clear, golden yellow color with a big, barely off-white head. Scattered curtains of lacing remain from the slow-to-dissipate foam.
Smell is weak, just a little citrus hops and some cardboard.
Taste is nowhere near where I expect a "West Coast Double IPA" to be. Hops are seriously restrained (for the style) and of the citrus and evergreen varieties, some malt, some green wood, some spice. Balance is quite good.
Medium plus body with a medium effervescence. Dry finish and cleaner than I thought it would be. A good beer with a weak nose.

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3.44/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of JNForsyth
3.77/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TheSSG
3.3/5  rDev -12.7%
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.

Photo of dangriff
4.19/5  rDev +10.8%
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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4/5  rDev +5.8%

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

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Beer Camp Across America West Coast Double IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 876 ratings.