Best Of Beer Camp: Double IPA - Beer Camp #29 - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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3.83/5 rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Sierra Nevada Beer Camp: Double IPA.
When I poured it I know this was going to be a sticky one. It smelled DANK! The cannabis quality that I always associate with Simcoe. There is a little grapefruit, but mostly it just smells like bud. The beer is very pale, golden in color and slightly hazy with an inch and a half of foam when poured into my snifter. The foam slowly subsides all the while leaving thin intricate lacing on the sides of the glass. The beer is sticky, resinous, and very bitter. The hops are oily and the bitterness hammers on past the swallow. There is a little bit of malt sweetness, but I find the hops to be overpowering and too sloppy. They don't have that crisp, sharp flavor of the better DIPA's but just this long drawn out, drying bitterness like having a dull knife stabbing and then slowing tearing a gash in your leg--unlike the sharp, precise incision by the surgical scalpel of Pliny. Overall, this was a good but not great beer. Worth a try if you see it on the shelves, but not worth any special effort.
Serving type: bottle
05-25-2011 04:16:15 | More by Soonami
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