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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

494 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 494
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%

09-26-2013 17:40:06 | More by tkdchampxi
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writerLJBerg

Oregon

3.83/5  rDev +0.8%

12 oz.

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
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Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

09-23-2013 03:12:59 | More by Mark5252
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Maryland

4/5  rDev +5.3%

09-23-2013 02:13:37 | More by BuzzLitebier
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Vigilante

Nevada

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

09-22-2013 19:50:44 | More by Vigilante
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salthemonster

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

09-21-2013 19:27:30 | More by salthemonster
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PaulyB83

Michigan

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
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frosted33

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +5.3%

09-21-2013 01:41:41 | More by frosted33
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Jmamay22

New York

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
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Indiana

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

09-16-2013 23:07:26 | More by runlikeakenyan
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California

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

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Ohio

3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

09-15-2013 14:10:04 | More by Zonian1
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Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

09-10-2013 00:55:03 | More by Sirvis
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Indiana

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09-08-2013 05:30:32 | More by Theniz
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Ohio

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09-08-2013 01:32:34 | More by Noonan425
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New York

3/5  rDev -21.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

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Oklahoma

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
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California

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

09-07-2013 07:31:38 | More by zestar
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New York

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

09-06-2013 12:32:59 | More by GreesyFizeek
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New York

4/5  rDev +5.3%

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Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

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Colorado

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Georgia

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

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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 494 ratings.