Red-oric - Beer Camp #65 (Best Of Beer Camp: Imperial Red Ale) - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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3.8/5 rDev 0%
Had this on 2012-08-10 in Columbia, PA
A - Almost clear ruby-brown with a 1-finger offwhite head and very good lacing.
S - Floral hops, bready malt, caramel. Not real strong.
T - Some hops up front then a big malt blast that is rich in spice and caramel. A good amount of bitterness comes in followed by citrus and chocolate. Balanced aftertaste of orange slices dipped in chocolate trailing off with some teal-like hop flavor and nice bitterness. Rich tasting.
M - Medium body and light-medium carbonation. Initially thick and creamy like an oatmeal stout but thins and dries a bit.
O - An interesting brew. Reminds me of a Founders Breakfast Stout in some ways except the emphasis is on citrus, caramel and chocolate. Definitely worth trying.
08-11-2012 01:08:17 | More by Tucquan
4.5/5 rDev +18.4%
Poured from the bottle into a clean pint glass.
This beer pours a beautiful dark cherry red with a khaki head that leaves pretty lacing down the side of the glass.
Smell - Let this one warm up slightly - The nose on this beer is wonderful, starting with some roasted, faint coffee, dark chocolate and fig like notes.
Taste - This beer does not let down - Starts off sweet, as it rolls over the palate, the hops make their presence known and combat the sweetness. This brings us to the finish, which then appears a bit of alcohol, probably because of the 8.1% abv, however it doesn't last long till a coffee like aftertaste is left on the palate.
Mouthfeel - Very good medium bodied. Not light yet not heavy.
Overall - I think this is a solid brew. Lots of flavors for the enjoyer to figure out and keep you wondering. Not boring by any means. Sweet, bitter, roasty with enough alcohol warmth. What a great brew this is!
08-11-2012 00:36:24 | More by Genuine
3.8/5 rDev 0%
A - dark, ruby red with a large, dense, soft, off white head that has great retention
S - huge floral nose with some faint caramel notes
T - bread, caramel, floral hops, faint sweetness, faint bitterness, after some time a hint of roasted, coffee notes come through
M - well carbonated, medium bodied
This is an easy to drink red ale. It's solid and balanced, but unfortunately it's not very flavorful. It's malty with some light hoppiness. It's good and worth trying, but unfortunately, I won't have this again.
08-07-2012 22:06:02 | More by tdm168
3.8/5 rDev 0%
A - Pours a deep, dark red. Nice, tight white head.
S - Caramel & malt with a good amount of floral.
T - A bit bitter with some sweet malts. Floral finish.
M - medium body & carbonation.
O - Reds usually aren't my thing, but I liked this one a lot.
08-06-2012 23:28:15 | More by cvm4
3.75/5 rDev -1.3%
My first beer from the new Beer Camp mixed pack.
Pours a dark amber color with a fine white head, nice lacing too.
Aromas are tea like, bready, malty, with some earthy hops.
Taste has a really dry earthiness up front. Beer then settles into some maltiness, mostly doughy, a bit spicy, with some tea leaf flavors. Finish is earth, slightly bitter, with some pine notes.
Mouthfeel is pretty full, crisp, with good carbonation.
Overall, a solid brew. Tasty and drinkable, I wish this had a little more hoppiness to balance this one out better though.
08-05-2012 21:37:26 | More by flexabull
3.58/5 rDev -5.8%
Pours blood/mahogany red, with a tan finger or two of head that laces quite a lot. The aroma was malty, nutty, caramel, almost a chocolaty note, with some zesty, herbal hop notes. Again, rather malty up front, caramel, nutty sweetness, and a moderately high bitterness and zesty hop taste. Nice creamy, somewhat coating feel with medium carbonation.
Nothing fantastic, but its a good solid Impy Red.
08-01-2012 23:00:56 | More by EgadBananas
3.73/5 rDev -1.8%
Poured into a tulip. The color is dark red, almost brown from afar. There is a nice full half inch light tan head.
The aroma is full of caramel from the crystal malt. There is a nice note of floral hops in the nose as well.
The taste blends grapefruit hop flavor with coffee like malt notes. This has a strong bitter finish; none of this really comes off as very sweet. A bit more malt here, and this could be a barleywine.
This is medium to full bodied. There is a nice full mouthfeel to go with the lively carbonation. This is pretty good. Nothing super special, but it strikes a unique balance between malt and hops.
08-01-2012 04:04:13 | More by andrewinski1
3.68/5 rDev -3.2%
Poured into 10oz goblet. Poured a clean, clear brownish red color with over 3/4 of an inch of medium khaki colored head that had good retention and lacing.
The aroma was very good, surprisingly well balanced considering SN's love of the hop, with the sweet malts being nicely offset by some floral hops. The flavors started out with a bit of malt sweetness, then the hops came in to dominate, as expected from SN brews. Those hops were tart and citrusy with a tangy finish.
The body was nice full and the beer was a bit sharp across the tongue, mostly from the hops. In a bit of a dichotomy, the had a sweet, but still dry, finish. Drinkability was good, I'd have a couple if I saw it on tap. Overall, a good brew, a nice change of pace from Sierra Nevada's usual hop assault. Might make a nice yearly seasonal release. Worth trying if you see it.
07-21-2012 22:23:28 | More by beertunes
3.63/5 rDev -4.5%
Deep red rich mahogany, finger worth of head some lace
Weird I think my nose broke bc it had no smell!
Taste straight fruit and floral with hints if honey and hops
Well carbonated and easy drinking
Overall nice change of pace very good drinker quite the change of pace from a red
06-17-2012 03:11:42 | More by Con-a-sewer
3.63/5 rDev -4.5%
I had this on-tap at Churchkey. Served in a 4 oz snifter.
Appearance: Pours a cloudy reddish amber with a layer of off white head that fades to a ring around the glass and leaves some lace.
Smell: Citrus and pine hops with some sweet malt and dark fruit notes.
Taste: More bitter than the smell lead me to believe. The bitterness isn't very refined. Some malt sweetness in the background. The finish is extremely bitter.
Mouthfeel: Medium body with tingly carbonation and a dry finish.
Overall: This isn't a very well balanced beer. The harshness of the bitter flavors was too much. I don't think I'd want another.
06-13-2012 01:40:50 | More by oline73
Red-oric - Beer Camp #65 (Best Of Beer Camp: Imperial Red Ale) from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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