Best Of Beer Camp: Double IPA - Beer Camp #29 - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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3.53/5 rDev -9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Bought a single from a bottle shop in South Philly. Didn't see a freshness date. Poured into my Bruery snifter for review.
A: Pours a clear-like gold color with amber hue. Subtle carbonation with finger width foamy white head. Head fades eventually to some frothy bubbles.
S: Aroma of mostly piney hops with some citrus thrown in. I get a hot alcohol burn. Smells mostly sticky sweet of hops with little malt backbone.
T: Nice hop flavor, but tastes a little muted for a Double IPA. Seems a little out of balance with malt to hop ratio. Seems like the beer camp folk overhopped their trial beer here. Even still, it's a nice beer for someone looking for hops.
M: A little overly bitter. Again, wished this one had a little more balance. Would have liked to see a little more malt peaking through. Tastes light but the hops give it a medium full mouthfeel.
O: Not a bad beer by any means. If the hot alcohol notes were tamed a bit and it had some more malt character I think this one could be a real winner.
Serving type: bottle
08-02-2011 00:59:20 | More by jwhancher
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Best Of Beer Camp: Double IPA - Beer Camp #29 from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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