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Best Of Beer Camp: Double IPA - Beer Camp #29 - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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very good

473 Ratings
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Ratings: 473
Reviews: 311
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 10.51%
Wants: 7
Gots: 7 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Brent on 05-11-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.
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Ratings: 473 | Reviews: 311
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Note: I reviewed this on 5/8/11 under the old listing for this beer before everything was fixed.

Best of Beer Camp #29: Double IPA (Ghidorah)

Serving glass: Poured from bottle into Nonic Imperial Pint. Bottled on 1099 (April 9, 2011)

Appearance: Slightly hazy gold with foamy stark white head and nice lacing rings.

Smell: Toasted malts, pine and light citrus. Smells bitter.

Taste: Toasted and caramel malt backbone is quickly overwhelmed by spicy, pine-like bitterness, with some orange citrus and tropical fruit notes.

Feel: Fairly full, smooth body with moderate carbonation and an extremely dry finish.

Overall: Pretty damn bitter DIPA. I definitely like it, but a more fully formed flavor profile could have helped offset the bitterness. Reminds me a little of Ruination - another one I respect and like more than truly love.

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Best Of Beer Camp: Double IPA - Beer Camp #29 from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 473 ratings.