Ghidorah Double IPA - Beer Camp #29 (Best Of Beer Camp: Imperial IPA) - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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4/5 rDev -0.5%
Poured a hazy dark copper hue with a one finger foamy white head. There was decent retention and lacing.
The smell featured a moderate caramel coupled with a balmy hop spice.
The taste combined a heavy rounded malt with a secondary, yet lingering raw hop spice.
The mouthfeel was toward the fuller side of the style with a residual spice.
Overall a tasty well rounded DIPA.
09-27-2012 01:41:08 | More by plaid75
3.95/5 rDev -1.7%
Bottle: Poured a deep beige color ale with a large foamy head with good retention and some good lacing. Aroma consists of clean citrus and pine hoppy notes. Taste is also a good mix between some pine and citrus notes with a solid non-descript malt backbone. Body is quite full with good carbonation and no apparent alcohol. This beer was brewed very close to style with a good aroma and solid malt backbone. Not standing out from other DIPA but well enjoyable nonetheless.
03-05-2012 03:28:31 | More by Phyl21ca
3.98/5 rDev -1%
12oz bottle to wine glass. Sampled 5/25/11, shortly after the beer was released.
A: Creamy, yellow-stained cap of 1 1/2 fingers, frothy, with great staying power. Relatively clear, only a small amount of haze can be seen in the medium-light orange colored body. Lacing is good.
S: Modest aromas of caramel and grain with resiny orange hop aromas coming out on top. Underlying grapefruit and maybe a hint of freshly chopped pine wood.
T: Additional tropical fruit in the form of pineapple. Malt flavor is bolder than the nose suggests adding a moderate amount of sweetness. Thankfully a firm bitter finish balances it out. The ABV, while modest in the DIPA realm (my bottle indicates 8.5%), is nowhere to be found.
M: Medium-full body with a thick minerally texture and an above average lively carbonation.
O: Incredibly drinkable. And gets better with each sip.
10-29-2011 19:00:05 | More by FeDUBBELFIST
4.25/5 rDev +5.7%
A-Pours a nice Hazy Bronze color. Has a nice 2 finger head
S- Has a nice citrus hop smell, Also smells of grapefruit and some hops
T- Has a nice potent citrus hop at the beginning with a nice sweetness in the middle and then finishes with a piney bitter flavor
M-has a medium body feel with ok carbonation
D-Overall this was a really nice DIPA. It had a nice bite of hops and good citrus flavors. It got a little too bitter as it warmed up but as long as u drink it cold and fast this is a really nice DIPA. I won't be seeking it out necessarily but if i see it again ill def. grab a pint of it.
10-12-2011 02:18:53 | More by zrab11
3.58/5 rDev -10.9%
Bottle purchased at Zeno's To Go in State College, PA. Didn't realize how old it was but the bottle code suggests that it was brewed on March 30, 2011.
Poured in to Duvel tulip.
A - Medium hazy yellow/orange colour with half a finger of white head.
S - Pine, light citrus and some sweet caramel. The bitterness on the nose is not reminiscent of a DIPA.
T - A good bitterness up front with pine, herbal and citrus notes. A sweet caramel malt backbone balances it out and is especially evident in the finish. The bitterness is noticeable but not as puckering as would be expected for a DIPA. Tastes more like an IPA. The finish is dry and bitter.
M - Medium body, light to moderate carbonation.
10-07-2011 23:08:41 | More by TheSevenDuffs
3.23/5 rDev -19.7%
A: Pours a murky golden-orange with almost a finger of head that dissipates quickly and leaves behind some decent lacing that is ultra-fine. This is obviously unfiltered because of the amount of sediment/yeast floating around in the snifter. Moderate carbonation.
N: Resinous pine, orange citrus, lemon and notes of floral.
T: Resinous pine and grapefruit upfront. This is followed by burnt sugar, tangerine, lemon and navel orange. Finishes with spicy pine, navel orange, florals and hints of caramel.
M: Medium bodied, surprisingly clean, bitter and dry.
O: This DIPA is more in league with the West Coast IPAs. Very hop forward with a lot of pine, floral and citrus. Not too much going on in the malt department though. Hop-heads will love it but if you prefer a more balanced DIPA like me than you may be disappointed.
09-11-2011 21:39:28 | More by justintcoons
Ghidorah Double IPA - Beer Camp #29 (Best Of Beer Camp: Imperial IPA) from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
89 out of 100 based on 94 ratings.