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Juniper Black Ale (JBA) - Beer Camp #16 (Best Of Beer Camp) - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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Juniper Black Ale (JBA) - Beer Camp #16 (Best Of Beer Camp)Juniper Black Ale (JBA) - Beer Camp #16 (Best Of Beer Camp)

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BA SCORE
88
very good

530 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 530
Reviews: 368
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 10.94%
Wants: 7
Gots: 8 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Black Ale |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: jeffthecheff on 01-14-2010)
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JohnQVegas

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4.28/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle into tulip.

Pours deep brown to black, with a beautiful, creamy, dense tan half-inch head on top with amazing, solid walls of lacing. Beautiful from top to bottom.

Nose is packed with juniper and piny hops, minty, with a solid foundation of chocolate underneath, and just a bit of caramel.

Taste follows suit - chocolate, dense piny hops and juniper. Moderate bitterness, light roastiness, and a minty bite from the powdery chocolate and dense piny notes. Long, full finish carries the juniper and piny hop bitterness for a long, long time afterwards.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied, just a hint of creaminess, cut by the astringent hoppy acidity. Smooth, light carbonation.

Very nice beer overall. Everything went together really well - I would love to see this one the shelf regularly.

Serving type: bottle

05-22-2011 20:08:12 | More by JohnQVegas
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Juniper Black Ale (JBA) - Beer Camp #16 (Best Of Beer Camp) from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 530 ratings.