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Red-oric - Beer Camp #65 (Best Of Beer Camp: Imperial Red Ale) - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
86
very good

485 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 485
Reviews: 192
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 9.97%


Brewed by:
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: drabmuh on 06-08-2012)
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flagmantho

Washington

3.58/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from 12oz bottle into a dimpled mug.

Appearance: rich, dark amber hue with a touch of haze to the body. The head is a finger of frothy dark-ivory foam which dissipates somewhat quickly but leaves a nice lace on the glass. Pretty attractive.

Smell: toasty and biscuity malt base with a nice helping of earthy hops. A bit more biscuity than I like, but not too bad.

Taste: much like the aroma, it's got a classic red ale vibe, though leaning more on the biscuity side than I prefer. Hops have a more citrusy bent to them in the flavor, and the bitterness is somewhat strong, though relatively balanced with the high ABV and sweetness of the malt. Not bad, but not my taste.

Mouthfeel: medium body with a pretty significant carbonation and concomitant creaminess. I like it.

Overall: this is a pretty drinkable beer for an imperial-strength red ale. I feel like if the brewers had emphasized the toastiness and caramel character more than the biscuit, I would really love it.

Serving type: bottle

09-25-2012 23:09:22 | More by flagmantho
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Red-oric - Beer Camp #65 (Best Of Beer Camp: Imperial Red Ale) from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 485 ratings.