Red-oric - Beer Camp #65 (Best Of Beer Camp: Imperial Red Ale) - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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3.83/5 rDev +0.8%
A: Dark red verging on purple. Creme colored, fluffy head. Decent lacing. Sterling presentation.
N: Pineapple and mango. Leafy hops. Sweet bread dough. Touches of pine.
T: Well balanced. Rough hops propped by good malt sweetness. Hints of citrus, and lots of pine/earth.
M: Surprisingly thick and creamy. Resinous. Yet very easy to drink. Very impressed here.
O: I tend to hate Imperial reds because they’re so abrasive. Pretty happy with this.
09-24-2013 17:24:41 | More by writerLJBerg
3.6/5 rDev -5.3%
Poured from 12oz bottle into a tulip glass
A- Deep ruby/garnet with a medium height, slightly off-white head.
S- Medium malty sweetness, bready, medium-high bitter aroma
T- Medium roast, faint sweetness, and big bitter hops, slight alcohol coming through, lingering hop resiny bitterness
M- Medium-heavy body, good carbonation
O- A pretty good offering from SN, it's got the big hop bitterness I expect from them but not a overpowering as in some of their other beers, but most of those are IPAs. Not as good as Bear Republic's Red Rocket but I don't think that is an Imperial.
09-21-2013 17:33:20 | More by PaulyB83
3.51/5 rDev -7.6%
Beer pours a muddy brown with highlights of red. Toffee colored head quickly dissipates to a thin collar. It's hazy and really not a pretty beer.
Beer smells of caramel, grapefruit, brown sugar, and pine. A really nice balance and each characteristic coming together wonderfully. Taste is similar beginning with a brown sugar and bittersweet toffee that turns to the very forward hop flavor of with a slightly acidic pine and citrus. Finishes with a sharp bitterness. Mouthfeel is on the heavier side of medium with a nice round fullness.
Overall this is an enjoyable beer, but comes off as unfinished compared to what I would normally expect from Sierra Nevada.
09-17-2013 23:30:04 | More by Jmamay22
4.1/5 rDev +7.9%
Sierra Nevada never releases a bad beer. Pours to a frothy beige head that leaves endless lacing. Reddish brown color. Aroma is spicy, citrusy hops, caramel malt, and sweet, comforting alcohol. Flavor is an intense blend of specialty malts, assertive hop flavors and residual malt sweetness balanced by strong, resiny alpha acids. Mouthfeel is medium, full and satisfying. Overall, a full malt and hops experience.
09-07-2013 16:10:31 | More by EagleTalon
Red-oric - Beer Camp #65 (Best Of Beer Camp: Imperial Red Ale) from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 494 ratings.