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

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very good

495 Ratings
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Ratings: 495
Reviews: 192
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 10.26%
Wants: 6
Gots: 9 | FT: 0
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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4/5  rDev +5.3%

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4.75/5  rDev +25%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

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4.75/5  rDev +25%

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

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3.95/5  rDev +3.9%
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.

BryanCarey, Oct 21, 2013
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4.31/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This is #95 no clues on what is cancelled for review or whatever. Popping the top the bottle smell is black licorice with alot of malts and strong sweetness. Pouring into the SAPP yields a deep bronze with a permanent multi size bubble tan head that is as I said, permanent. Taste is smoothness beyond all comprehension will an up front bittersweet maltiness that then kicks into a a sweet but mildly balanced bitterness that then fades to a slight bitterness that never exceeds the butterscotch bite. A fine brew.

mooseisloose, Oct 19, 2013
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4.19/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a bottle into a 16 oz champaign flute. Yields a 1/2" head which stocks around for a couple sips, and then leaves lovely lacing in rings on the inside of the glass. Unfiltered slightly ruby-tinted honey color. Aroma is rich, complex, fruity and hops. Flavor is rich, complex, caramel, hops, fruit, alcohol, and more hops. Mouthfeel is medium thick and potent. Overall I really like this. It is quite a bit better than the seasonal Flipside Red IPA, which is a little bit different style.

Dsimenson, Sep 29, 2013
Red-oric - Beer Camp #65 (Best Of Beer Camp: Imperial Red Ale) from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 495 ratings.