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Electric Ray: India Pale Lager (Beer Camp Across America) - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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Electric Ray: India Pale Lager (Beer Camp Across America)Electric Ray: India Pale Lager (Beer Camp Across America)

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86
very good

1,280 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,280
Reviews: 184
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 10.5%
Wants: 12
Gots: 121 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Lager |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: raynmoon on 07-03-2014

As ever, San Diego’s Ballast Point looked to the sea for the inspiration behind Electric Ray. A play on the fish’s scientific name—Torpedo californica—this beer pays homage to our mutual home state, as well as to our Hop Torpedo, the source of much of the big flavor in this high voltage, hop-forward Imperial Pale Lager.

Ballast Point brought their homebrewing dreams to the big leagues and started brewing professionally, but they never forgot their roots. They still run a successful homebrewing supply shop in San Diego. A love for hops and the ocean inspire incredible brewed and distilled offerings, and their one-of-a-kind labels boast some beautiful, and sometimes gnarly-lookin’, fish.
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3.25/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3.74/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.89/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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4.02/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.09/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3.94/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Bloodbuzz99
3.88/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.94/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Trembring
3.88/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of hosehead83
3.87/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Chill-hazed gold with a nice frothy cap of foam
Aroma-pale malt, floral hops
Taste-Up-front citrus hops,toasted malt, creamy, lingering bitterness to the finish. Nicely balanced and a nice match for a spicy food pairing

Photo of BreweryRun
3.92/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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3.31/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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3.88/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.68/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.17/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Pours a dense, soapy head that has great persistence and laces madly. Bright citrus hop aroma. Chill haze straw-yellow color. Starts with a bright, intense citric hoppiness. A high-medium bitterness that starts to take on notes of pine and citrus rind. This citrus rind lingers into the finish, and is somewhat cumulative. If you wait long enough, mercifully, the bitterness will fade, leaving a very nice floral hop note.

Well, on one hand, the lager really allows the hops to shine in a very clean way. On the other hand, I'm not a fan of whatever hops they used in this; it has that unpleasant, cumulative bitterness I so dislike. I like the idea, but over-hopping isn't for me, and it definitely doesn't allow the refined malt characteristics of the lager to come through.
Edit: This does hide it's 8.5% ABV very well.

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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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4.15/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.86/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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4/5  rDev +5%
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3.73/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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4.47/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.73/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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4.06/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Electric Ray: India Pale Lager (Beer Camp Across America) from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 1,280 ratings.