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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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601 Ratings
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Ratings: 601
Reviews: 89
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 11.38%
Wants: 15
Gots: 74 | 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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Reviews by scottfrie:
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3.28/5  rDev -13.2%

24oz bottle into SN imperial pint glass.

A: Pours a deep golden color with a couple fingers of fluffy and greasy looking off-white head that slowly faded into a thick, oily, film. A network of sticky lace clung to the sides of the glass the whole beer through.
S: Fresh hoppy scents of grapefruit pith, lemon verbena, tangerine rind and fresh cut grass. Hints of bread crust malt come through as well. Slight mint. The nose is very green, slightly vegetal, and very fresh overall.
T: Notes of lemongrass, lawn clippings, orange blossom, and kiss of grapefruit come through. The finish is slightly sweet and juicy with more notes of citrus, and the aftertaste is herbal, vegetal, green and mildly bitter.
M: Medium-full body, thick and oily mouthfeel, greasy hop resin, and splashy carbonation. The bittering hop flavor in the finish is unique and a bit off putting.
O: I was disappointed by this one. It’s decent, but there are better options on the market. I felt the five hops varieties they used clashed rather than complemented each other.

07-09-2014 02:27:32 | More by scottfrie
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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

07-18-2014 11:44:56 | More by tectactoe
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07-02-2014 23:03:19 | More by SanFranJake
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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

07-21-2014 03:08:51 | More by freshflesh
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South Dakota

3.98/5  rDev +5.3%

Poured from the bomber into a Sam Adams perfect pint glass.

Beer pours a lovely golden color with dense foam that leaves some lacing all down the glass.

The aroma is pine and pineapple with a bit of grassy herbiness as well.

The taste hits with pineapple up front the some pine and a long, bittering finish with just a hint of malt beneath it.

The mouthfeel is medium and rather bubbly.

Overall, a very tasty westy IPA with a nice resinous finish. Yum.

08-03-2014 21:14:35 | More by SD-Alefan
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New Hampshire

4/5  rDev +5.8%

07-25-2014 21:41:23 | More by JakerLou
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3.93/5  rDev +4%

Bottle fresh pour since it just came out..looks inviting and clear, golden with a hint of dark gold. Head is white, and stating fluffy for a minute or two. Pacing is not memorable. Smell is fruity and perfume, with hints of cedar, herbal, and earthy,stone fruit, sweet apple, and a floral-like essence present( rose petal, and slightly dank). Taste is hops and mild sweetness, finishing floral, and malt presence throughout, however a light malt presence. Mouthfeel is medium, with some coating and sweetness left on the palate after a while. Overall, solid double with a different 'herbal' type flavored, displaying the earthiness and spice-ful freshness in west coast(north-west) hops. Serve with a fresh pesto dish(es), roasted and crusted herb meats and cheeses. Lamb/chicken yellow curry. Coriander and cardamom spice, and yellow curry mussels/clams/seafood.

07-18-2014 03:03:05 | More by Beerswag
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4/5  rDev +5.8%

08-04-2014 03:47:10 | More by mctizzz
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4/5  rDev +5.8%

08-22-2014 01:18:29 | More by aquazr1
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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

07-17-2014 02:10:39 | More by KolbMarley
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New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

07-29-2014 03:08:29 | More by alienlifeforcecube
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3.78/5  rDev 0%

Serving glass: Poured from bottle into Nonic Pint.

Appearance: Clear gold with good sized white head and decent lacing.

Smell: Mostly bitter hop oils, with notes of citrus and pine. While I love Sierra Nevada, they often have beers that are a little low on aromatics, and I have also found many West Coast IPAs to be the same - all bitterness, little identifiable aroma. So not surprised that this is mild.

Taste: Big burst of citrus upfront that is pretty tasty but is short lived. There is then a long bitter, spicy and pine-like finish that is par for the course for a West Coast IPA.

Feel: Medium to full body. Moderate carbonation. Very dry finish. Also par for the course, but I like it this way.

Overall: Surprisingly straightforward West Coast IPA. While quite good, I expect a lot more in 2014, especially from a brewery of this calibur.

07-27-2014 21:40:44 | More by bsp77
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4.35/5  rDev +15.1%

Poured from a 22 oz. bottle into a Surly Darkness chalice glass.

Appearance: Pours a bright golden orange with a lot of bubbles. Big three finger white head with decent retention. Leaves a good amount of lacing.

Smell: A juicy, floral, and earthy hop forward aroma with good hints of citrus and pine. Citrus hops with juicy hints of grapefruit, orange peel, mango, lemon, pineapple, passion fruit, and apricot. Floral and perfume like hop hints. Earthy and dank hints of grass and pine resin. Solid malt backing with bready hints of biscuit, grains, straw, caramel, cracker, and yeast. Slight hints of honey. A very good big hoppy aroma.

Taste: Like the aroma, a big juicy, floral, and earthy hop driven taste with big notes of citrus and piney hops. Upfront citrus hops with notes of grapefruit, oranges, lemon zest, mango, passion fruit, pineapple, and apricot. Big notes of floral, earthy, and herbal hops with dank notes of pine resin and fresh cut grass. Good malt backing presence with notes of biscuit, straw, grains, cracker, caramel, and yeast. A very good taste.

Mouthfeel: Body is on the fuller side. Carbonation is moderate. Nicely juicy, spicy, oily, and drying. Alcohol heat is hidden well.

Overall: Another good West Coast IPA from Sierra Nevada. Good citrus and pine notes with a nice soft malt backing.

08-10-2014 06:50:57 | More by MattyG85
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North Carolina

3.63/5  rDev -4%

I missed out on grabbing a 12 pack of the beer camp but I am happy I found this.

A- orange/yellow color, very carbonated which lead to a big thick head.

A- floral/piney hops

T - Floral/piney hop taste with hints of orange with a malty finish.

M - medium bodied. dry taste you'd expect from an IPA with a crisp finish. fairly carbonated

Not the most amazing double IPA I have had but would drink again for sure. I would love for Sierra Nevada to start brewing more, I am already a big fan of torpedo, something else on their market would be nice.

07-27-2014 04:43:28 | More by brojas91
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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -14%

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4.75/5  rDev +25.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

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4.03/5  rDev +6.6%

Poured a gorgeous amber with moderate amounts of bubbles and two fingers of fluffy white head that slowly receded to a thick ring and left moderate lacing down the glass. Quite nice looking. Scents of lemon, orange, some tropical fruit, especially pineapple, grassy hops, undertones of yeasty bread and sweet malt. Aroma is hoppy, fruity and pleasant, with a more moderate level of intensity compared to many Double IPAs that is a nice change of pace. Flavor begins with a nice hit of hops with a moderate-high bitterness level and notes of orange, tropical fruit, pine resin and sweet malt, with a touch of alcohol. This moves into a middle with a high bitterness with notes of pine resin, more pronounced alcohol, a moderate citrus peel presence and a bit of sweet malt. Finish is bitter with a high citrus peel presence, mingling with pine resin and hints of alcohol. Aftertaste is pine resin and citrus peel. A good flavor profile that is true to form for a West Coast style DIPA. While the usual flavors are present, the overall bitterness is lower than in many examples and there is a pleasant sweet malt reminiscent of honey in the background throughout. Quite nice. Mouthfeel is medium-full bodied with soft carbonation and a semi-dry resinous feel and low alcohol burn. Very well done and quite pleasant in the mouth. Overall this is a pretty good DIPA. It has the aroma and flavor profile I look for in the style and combines this with a nice mouthfeel and a bitterness that is more subdued than many examples of the style. Well executed and solid.

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Beer Camp Across America West Coast Double IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 601 ratings.