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Tater Ridge: Scottish Ale (Beer Camp Across America) - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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Tater Ridge: Scottish Ale (Beer Camp Across America)Tater Ridge: Scottish Ale (Beer Camp Across America)

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Ratings: 1,139
Reviews: 159
rAvg: 3.6
pDev: 11.11%
Wants: 5
Gots: 101 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Scottish Ale |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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

The Asheville area is a brewing hotspot nestled in the mountains of North Carolina. Tater Ridge was brewed by something of a craft beer super group made up of members of the Asheville Brewers Alliance. We’re fortunate to call these passionate and talented brewers our neighbors, and we hope this unique ale will be the first of many collaborations to come.

We’ve made plenty of new friends in the nearly 30-strong Asheville Brewers Alliance (ABA) since we started brewing in North Carolina. Two of whom—John Stuart of Green Man Brewery and Luke Dickinson of Wicked Weed Brewing—led this collaboration recipe and work tirelessly to bring creativity and a deep-seated love of locally made craft beer to the Appalachian Mountains.
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Photo of angrybabboon
3.53/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Consumed 1/26/15

A: Medium brown with some dark copper and dark caramel around the edges - lightly hazy - medium sized, light beige head, fades to a nearly solid cap, leaves a nice wall of spotty lacing

S: Toasted and cooked malt - cooked and caramelized grains with some caramel and molasses - very bready, with dark bread and bread crust - some cooked sweet potato, but the smell is not particularly obvious - earthy

T: Malty with some more obvious potato - malty, as the style should be, with toasted, cooked, and caramelized malts - dark, crusty bread and some sweetness, caramel, molasses, hint of toffee - earthy flavors blend with the starchy sweet potato flesh, which becomes apparent in the finish - kind of an odd flavor combination, but it seems to work - alcohol is a bit obvious for only 7%

M: Medium body, maybe a little thin, nice carbonation but really could be smoother

O: What we need is a few good taters

This is almost as weird as I wanted. The sweet potato aroma and flavor is just subtle enough that it works. Unfortunately, as a Scottish Ale, this is somewhat lacking. Still entertaining.

Photo of CJNAPS
2.73/5  rDev -24.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

I thought the beer looked a lot better then it tasted.

Photo of tabhill
3.68/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Bloodbuzz99
3.18/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Dactrius
3.37/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of MarkQ617
3.14/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Picked up a growler of this to accompany NFL conference championship day, poured into my mug. Color was outstanding, mahogany, but more red maybe. Not a ton of head. The flavor however wasn't great. Usually you get more flavor out of a Scottish ale, and this one was lacking. Some hints of wood and malt. The flavor was similar. Somewhat disappointing.

Photo of HopBomb515
3.59/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Deep mohagany with some ruby hues and a tan head that settles to a cap and laces really well, it's a pretty beer. Aromas are of toffee, caramel, earth, really light citrus and a touch vegetal. Aromas are very muddled and really needed to be focused on to pull out. Taste follows with some nice toffee and burnt caramel notes, a touch of citrus mid palate gives way to an earthy and vegetal note in the finish that I assume is from the sweet potato. Not overly bitter and very drinkable. Medium body with lower carbonation and a really nice creamy feel that coats the palate well. I can't say I was over the top with this but I found it enjoyable all the same.

Photo of zenithberwyn
3/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of oldsailor
3.77/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Chris-1911
3.19/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of vande
3.13/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of DrDemento456
4/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Very deep mahogany brown color hazy with 2+ inches of head that dissipates slowly.
S - Candied Sweet potato's similar to yams, sugar sweetness, a touch of smoke, and some peat.
T - Pretty damn good sweet and sugary with a touch of vegital potato and hops. Has some spice and peat but it's a very tasty balanced brew.
M - Medium bodied, slightly dry, with a mild hop finish.

Overall I am impressed with this I haven't had many Sweet Potato brews and this one was pretty damn tasty.

Photo of Huhzubendah
3.27/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Mahogany to dark copper body with a sparse tan head. Aromas of caramel malts, brown sugar, a touch of spice. A tad sweet, finishing with a sharp hop bite. No easily discernible yam flavor, though I can see it a bit since I'm seeking it. Whatever.

Photo of BeerDawgs
3.47/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Sierra Nevada collaboration with Wicked Weed and Green Man, as a part of 2014 Beer Camp

L - Copper, with 1 finger of head, no clarity, and some lacing left on the glass. Particles float around in the brew. Impressive

S - Rich and malty and not much else going on.

T - A malty scottish ale, but not getting a lot of the sweet potatoes. Easy to drink, and hidden ABV

F - Medium bodied and well carbonated

O - Not too much going on in this brew. Its an easy to drink ale, but was hoping to get more of the sweet potato in this one

Photo of JNForsyth
3.49/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Satsuma
3.72/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TastyAdventure
3.63/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Very good taste, but with a little too much front end hops to taste for style. Dark color, satisfying 7% ABV. Cut late hops in half and this is an ideal beer for me as far as Scottish beers go. Great malt flavor

Photo of SP1_FLA
3.34/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of jaemeno3
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of little_star
4.15/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Justdoit1234
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of Agentveba
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of robear
4.25/5  rDev +18.1%

Photo of SPChurilla
4.1/5  rDev +13.9%

Photo of Marka7z
4.12/5  rDev +14.4%

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Tater Ridge: Scottish Ale (Beer Camp Across America) from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
82 out of 100 based on 1,139 ratings.