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

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Ratings: 736
Reviews: 106
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 11.64%
Wants: 18
Gots: 92 | 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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Photo of Tdizzle
4.83/5  rDev +27.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottled on 6/20/14.

A - An aggressive pour into a tulip glass yields two fingers of frothy, egg-white foam. Thick lacing clings to the glass and a nice head hangs around from start to finish. Color is a clear, bright, deep, orange-ish gold.

S - Deep green aromas of earthy pine, dank pot, floral herbs, fresh-cut grass, and pungent citrus rind prevail. Musty in the best, most hop-forward way possible. That signature Sierra Nevada yeast and some biscuity malt balance the huge hope aromas. The 8.5% alcohol is mildly noticeable.

T - Massively bitter hop flavors blanket the palate, balanced by a sweet(ish) malt character that's quickly overtaken by a lastingly-bitter finish. Clean ale yeast. The alcohol presence is well-hidden. One of the most flavorfully bitter IPA's I've tasted.

M - Slightly creamy and medium in body. A bit oily and slick. Perfect carbonation.

O - Everything one could possibly want in an IPA. Absolutely brimming with fresh hop flavors and aromas.

Tdizzle, Jul 04, 2014
Photo of cursive7
3/5  rDev -20.6%

cursive7, Today at 05:29 PM
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3.92/5  rDev +3.7%

dpvatty, Yesterday at 01:02 AM
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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

GuttaMane138, Tuesday at 12:39 PM
Photo of JDizzle
4/5  rDev +5.8%

JDizzle, Tuesday at 02:19 AM
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3.24/5  rDev -14.3%

jjanega08, Tuesday at 01:18 AM
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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

rudabegga9, Monday at 09:36 PM
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4/5  rDev +5.8%

jgunther71, Monday at 01:29 AM
Photo of arizcards
4/5  rDev +5.8%

Picked up a 24 oz bottle in early July from Bevmo for $4.99. Bottled on 06-20-2014.

Beer poured orange with a decent white head that is leaving some lacing behind.

Nose is malty and vegetal, more earthy than hoppy.

Taste is very hop forward, tropical and citrus dominate up front, the malt backbone attempts to balance things out but in the end a pine resin is left on my palate.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied and smooth.

Overall this is a good brew. THe SNBC yeast strain is evident. The hops do their job and keep the beer true to the style.

arizcards, Sunday at 09:20 PM
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4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

powdersoldier, Sunday at 03:33 PM
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3.85/5  rDev +1.9%

kell50, Sunday at 02:08 AM
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3.72/5  rDev -1.6%

Matt411, Sunday at 01:45 AM
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4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

pathman, Saturday at 11:20 PM
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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

st9647v3, Saturday at 08:30 PM
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4/5  rDev +5.8%

bisq, Saturday at 06:45 PM
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4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

drewkennedy, Saturday at 04:34 PM
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3.85/5  rDev +1.9%

confer, Saturday at 04:44 AM
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3.88/5  rDev +2.6%

Danno48, Saturday at 01:30 AM
Photo of Nugganooch
4.22/5  rDev +11.6%

24oz bomber into my SN Balloon naturally
Notes taken on 08/07/2014 – International IPA Day!

A: Hazy golden blonde look with a vibrant glow about it when held to the light. Thick topper of off-white soapy suds. Lively and active as it settles out to a mere crown. Lots of sticky cling observed.

S: Smells juicy with pine needle and spiced spruce topped with a bit of citrusy orange zest. Some bready malts lay underneath with just a kiss of caramel sweetness to the nose. Very fresh and floral while somewhat unique yet still carrying through that Sierra Nevada signature aroma of whole cone dry hopping.

T: This is damn good and hoppy as heck with a much lighter dry malt base than what you are used to with Sierra Nevada brews. Delivers a solid mix of hoppy pines, citrus fruit, dank spice, floral grass, and a touch of tropical fruit juice. Dry and resinous throughout. Grainy seasoned cracker malt holding it all together that has an almost Pilsner like quality with just a whip of caramelized sugar sweetness in the end. Extremely well balanced at 8.5% you can barely pick up on any alcohol notes. Just how I like a West Coaster to be.

M: Very light body with a nice spritzy carbonation and a hoppy bitterness that constricts at the palate. Leads in to a super dry and crisp finish with some nice residual linger.

D: This is a west coast DIPA done right. Seriously one of Sierra’s best brews yet. Super fresh and abundantly hopped with the malts kept dry and light. I thoroughly enjoyed the entire Beer CAMPaign and thought overall it was a great success. This DIPA is now just the icing on the cake. Hope to see some new camp collabs in the years to come.

Nugganooch, Sep 11, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

ellswrth, Sep 11, 2014
Photo of JednoPivoProsim
4/5  rDev +5.8%

Poured from a 1PT., 8 FL. OZ. bottle into a pint glass. Bottled on 062014 in Chico.

Appearance: Somewhat cloudy pale golden. Decent white head.

Smell: Strong malt aroma, slight citrus and floral hop aroma.

Taste: Typical Sierra Nevada malt heavy IPA/DIPA flavor. Slightly spicy. Bitterness is there, but fades quickly.

Mouthfeel: Smooth and creamy.

Overall: Nothing too impressive. Unfortunately, this is a malt heavy DIPA and the hops are not allowed to shine through.

JednoPivoProsim, Sep 10, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

KevChiTown, Sep 09, 2014
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Beer Camp Across America West Coast Double IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 736 ratings.