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Hop Smack - Beer Camp #48 - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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Hop Smack - Beer Camp #48
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8 Ratings
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Ratings: 8
Reviews: 4
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 5.65%
Wants: 1
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Black Ale |  8.10% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Durge on 07-04-2011)
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Reviews by doho95fu:
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

doho95fu, Mar 01, 2012
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Photo of ehammond1
3.78/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On Tap

O'Brien's Pub
San Diego, CA

Black with a lot of visible carbonation and a thin brown head. Regular, lined lacing down the glass. Very attractive and perfect for a black IPA.

Roasted malts and pine aromas combine, though I would suggest that the roast is fairly dominant. I would love to have seen more pine and citrus hop presence in the aroma, though this is certainly above average and worth sniffing.

The flavor is similar to the aroma. Roasted malt, a bit of char, and some pine combine, along with a relatively high amount of bitterness. This beer is relatively well balanced, but I think it would be better with more of a biting, pine hop presence.

Medium to thick mouthfeel. Great. Sierra Nevada beers almost always shine here.

A fine black IPA. I just wish it was a little less balanced: more hoppy and less roasty.

ehammond1, Aug 30, 2011
Photo of bigfnjoe
3.8/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served on tap at the Drafting Room

A- pours black with a one finger brown head that sticks around for awhile. Excellent lacing

S- not too pungent, but getting a decent bit of citrus out of it

T- the hops coming out of this one are very floral, and not really citric at all

M- it actually has a little bit of thickness to it, but it isn't syrupy

O- it's not bad, but I'm not a huge fan of black IPAs to begin with

bigfnjoe, Aug 04, 2011
Photo of dcguitar
4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

dcguitar, Jan 17, 2013
Photo of Durge
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Enjoyed on tap at My Place in Newtown where the owner had a hand in this Beer Camp recipe. It's a dark opaque brown color with a fair off-white head and lots of ringed lacing along the tulip glass. The aroma offers a mellow but slightly green herbal hop over toffee malt. The flavor is a nicely blended tart tea leaf hop with a hint of juniper sweetness and a slightly licorice malt. Very well balanced. It’s medium bodied with a bit of a resinous feel, a tad chewy. Very fine carbonation. Fair drinkability for the somewhat high ABV. Good stuff.

Durge, Jul 04, 2011
Photo of harrynuggs
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

harrynuggs, Nov 22, 2012
Photo of Retail1LO
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Had thus on tap at TJ's. My first time here. Pours blank with a thin head. Smell of molasses and charred caramel. Man, what a unique beer. Great find, a S.N. Beer Camp brew on tap in Eastern PA. The hops in this are beautiful. Roasted, malted, hopped. What a flavor profile. Overall, this is a well put together beer. Hope this becomes a part of their. Regular lineup.

Retail1LO, Aug 20, 2011
Photo of Durandal_777
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

Durandal_777, May 18, 2014
Hop Smack - Beer Camp #48 from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
- out of 100 based on 8 ratings.