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

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86
very good

1,242 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,242
Reviews: 179
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 10.5%
Wants: 11
Gots: 119 | 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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3.8/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours into a becker a deep orange hued medium golden with a great looking full two finger bone white head that settles very slowly,just a great head with a slower pour.Caramel and sweet dough with a little booze mixed with some piney hops in the back end,Iam a little surprised by the extent of the booziness.Flavors of sweet dough and more booze with some cutting spicy and piney hops in the finish.I like it,it's a little sweeter than most for the style but I like it just the same.

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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3/5  rDev -21.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

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3.99/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer was gold in color with a small white head.

Floral aroma mostly. Some citrus. Sweet malt.

Great taste. Grapefruit up front, then floral hops, then some lingering grapefruit. All against a bready background.

This was a nice hoppy, sweet IPL. I could drink this anytime. One of my Beer Camp favorites.

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4/5  rDev +5%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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4/5  rDev +5%

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4/5  rDev +5%

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2.75/5  rDev -27.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

12 oz bottle. Pours clear copper gold with a big creamy white head that retains well and laces the glass.

The aroma is sweet cereal malt with floral, metallic noble hops.

The flavor is very sweet bready malts with floral grassy hops that have good bitterness. The mouthfeel is medium bodied and very creamy.

Overall, it's a bit overly sweet and I don't care for the hop character.

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3.66/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: Golden and crystal clear like a lager that has had proper conditioning

S: Smells good but just not as hoppy as you would expect for an IPA, smells like a slightly hoppier Pale Ale

T: Crisp and clean with a really good amount of hops. It has a sweetness to it that covers any alcohol in this beer

M: Carbonation coats the mouth and allows easy drinking

O: I thought this was very good, I love the crispness of a good lager paired with the IPA qualities.

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3.7/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 3.75

12 oz fresh bottle pour, into mini pilsner glass, head is light in body with big bubbles, and a khaki froth staying around. color of the beer is between gold and chestnut brown. has decent amount of malt detected with a little roastiness. Not much on the nose, a little fruit such as apple and pine needles to bring in some earthiness. Taste is apple, pine, a little grapefruit, some malted notes such as cocoa and carmel to finish with the hops. Drinks a lot like a Maibock, with slightly more piney and citrusy notes in there. Mouthfeel is crisp and light, good for the Lager yeast style. Dry finish and very nice balance of fruitiness, and mildness of the yeast lends to a good mouthfeel and finish. Overall, should pair nice with some German foods, such as: Brats, Mustard, Veal, and Pretzel.

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Electric Ray: India Pale Lager (Beer Camp Across America) from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 1,242 ratings.