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

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1,261 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,261
Reviews: 182
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 10.5%
Wants: 11
Gots: 121 | FT: 2
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:
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.

(Beer added by: raynmoon on 07-03-2014)
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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%
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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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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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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Pours hazy gold color with a lot of bubbles racing up the brew like a seltzer or champagne, going to a 1-2 finger thick foamy off white head that was full of bubbles of all size and dissipated slowly, leaving very good foamy lacing coating the sides and rings as it goes down. A sea foam layer stuck around on top, which is appropriate for the whole Ballast Point sea creature theme.

Smells of grapefruit, pine cone/pine hops, twigs, caramel, lightly roasted grains, peppery spices, herbs and earthy notes. The nose is soft and sweet, but earthy and almost woodsy at the same time with nice balance where the hops seem to fuse together as one dry supercone – real nice aroma overall.

Tastes similar to the smell, with light grapefruit, lemon zest, pine cone/pine hops, dry hay or twigs, tea leaf, mild caramel, lightly roasted grains, pepper and other spices like spruce tips, a dry yeast like biscuit mix, herbs and earthy notes similar to tree bark or dust. A lot more earthy tasting with OK balance and a dry, clean finish that could have used some more hop strength like the flashes the hops showed at the start of both the aroma and flavor.

Mouthfeel is light, crisp and on the thin side, with below average carbonation and the aforementioned dry, clean finish. This was good and easy to drink, but it let me down a little as it started off strong but finished lazy, for a lack of better word. Could easily be a session beer if it amped up the hops more since it hid the ABV masterfully.

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Electric Ray: India Pale Lager (Beer Camp Across America) from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 1,261 ratings.