Red-oric - Beer Camp #65 (Best Of Beer Camp: Imperial Red Ale) - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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Reviews by zeff80:
3.98/5 rDev +4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
A - Poured out a clear, dark burgundy color with a one-finger, tan head of bubbly foam. It left some sudsy patches of lace on the glass.
S - Strong pine notes with bread crust and toffee.
T - Very piney and had a hint of spruce. Good roasted malt backbone with toffee and caramel.
M - It was crisp, sharp and smooth. A medium bodied ale with a dry finish.
O - This is a very nice imperial red ale. Second best of the mix pack behind the Oatmeal Stout.
Serving type: bottle
11-02-2012 00:30:42 | More by zeff80
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3.95/5 rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Beer Camp Imperial Red Ale pours from the bottle to a dark garnet hue with a nose that invokes scents of citrus and bready malts. The body of this beer is clear and there are generous amounts of lace left in the glass as you consume.
This beer tastes about the way you would expect based on the nose. There is a tasty, bready malt backbone with flavors of biscuits and some roasted notes. Then, the taste switches to that of citrus hops with resiny bitterness. The taste of alcohol is evident as well, and it comes through in the finish. It isn’t harsh, however, and is appropriate for the style.
This Imperial Red Ale is a very tasty one and yet another winning beer from Sierra Nevada, one of a handful of breweries that cannot seem to make a below average product. This beer is a little on the strong side and certainly one to take seriously, but the alcohol presence in the flavor is not so pronounced as to dissuade from taking another sip. In fact, as stated before, it seems just about right for an imperial red ale.
Try this one while it lasts. Mine is labeled as #35 for 2013, which I notice is a little different from some of the other release numbers I see in these reviews. But the style is still the same, as far as I know. It may not be around for long so give it a try if you can.
Serving type: bottle
10-21-2013 03:16:16 | More by BryanCarey
Red-oric - Beer Camp #65 (Best Of Beer Camp: Imperial Red Ale) from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 471 ratings.