Best Of Beer Camp: Double IPA - Beer Camp #29 - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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3.55/5 rDev -9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
Finally getting around to reviewing this one, maybe a few months too late; oh well. Served from the 12 ounce into a Duvel Tulip.
Fat head on this 'un, thick and leaves lots of little sandy lace. Brew is heavy looking tangerine. Big malt nose, smells a lot like the Southern Hemisphere for malt - hops are bright and West Coast, but more citrus and sharp than pine / aromatic. Rather restrained overall, but sharp and slightly boozy.
Taste is above average, solid malt here, rich enough to carry the loads of IBUs across your palate and finishes solidly sticky-sweet and quite bitter. Slight orange flavor. Not the biggest fan of the profile here, it's abrasive and rough, but there is really nothing "off" - subjectively, this is not my DIPA. The warming booze is bothersome and the thick, sharp carbonation just heightens the effect.
Beer Camp DIPA is really not bad, but in the extremely competitive world of double IPAs it has a hard time of it. Lately I've been wanting more balance and less hop-assault.
I wouldn't turn it down, but I'd also take a Torpedo before this again.
Serving type: bottle
07-12-2011 22:50:09 | More by kkipple
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Best Of Beer Camp: Double IPA - Beer Camp #29 from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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