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Floral IPA - Beer Camp #53 (Best Of Beer Camp) - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
84
good

532 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 532
Reviews: 216
rAvg: 3.72
pDev: 10.75%
Wants: 5
Gots: 7 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
English India Pale Ale (IPA) |  5.90% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

This unique take on the traditional IPA style pairs the bold and intense aromas of whole-cone hop "flowers" with aromatic natural rose hips and petals for complex aromas and unexpected flavors.

(Beer added by: beertunes on 07-23-2012)
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kirkse

Florida

4/5  rDev +7.5%

06-24-2013 19:27:51 | More by kirkse
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jaxon53

Connecticut

3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

06-01-2013 12:47:20 | More by jaxon53
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SocalKicks

California

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

05-28-2013 04:10:04 | More by SocalKicks
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mpayne5

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

05-28-2013 03:47:32 | More by mpayne5
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tzieser

Arizona

2.75/5  rDev -26.1%

05-27-2013 06:24:20 | More by tzieser
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InspectorBob

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

05-20-2013 16:03:51 | More by InspectorBob
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jbarletto

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

05-18-2013 15:00:21 | More by jbarletto
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megamass

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

05-18-2013 05:49:39 | More by megamass
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jazzyjeff13

United Kingdom (England)

3.8/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A 12oz bottle with no visible BB date. Purchased a little while back from Trembling Madness in York. Presumably a brewing competition entry; the label describes it as an IPA infused with rose hips and petals.

Poured into a Duvel tulip. Bottle conditioned. A cloudy sunset-amber hue with visible sediment and medium carbonation. Yields a large head of frothy white foam that lasts for a while before reducing to a surface layer. Nice lacing. Aroma of fruity hops with hints of grapefruit, citrus and pine. This is underpinned by sweet caramel malt, earthy yeast and mild herbal notes. Pretty good, though not much in the way of roses.

Tastes of caramel malt with a hoppy character and a bitter finish. Notes of grapefruit, pine resin, subtle orange peel, citrus, mild herbs, earthy yeast and stewed hops. Dry, with a faint malty sweetness. A strident, leafy bitterness upon swallowing. Mouthfeel is smooth, tingly and possesses a herbal dryness. Decent body and carbonation. Rather astringent, with an aftertaste of bitter aromatic hops, stewed herbs and faint caramel.

A decent brew, even if it doesn't quite live up to its name. Bit too much fluffy sediment in the bottle. Nice hoppy aroma and flavour, with nondescript hints of herbs/herbal bitterness coming through. Body is OK. Can't say that the rose petals are discernible, but maybe I held on to it for too long. However, it's perfectly drinkable on its own terms. Worth sampling.

Serving type: bottle

05-12-2013 22:19:51 | More by jazzyjeff13
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mikeburd1128

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

05-12-2013 17:15:24 | More by mikeburd1128
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schopenhauerale

British Columbia (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

05-12-2013 09:33:25 | More by schopenhauerale
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Iamstryker

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

05-12-2013 03:25:26 | More by Iamstryker
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cadaugherty

Illinois

4/5  rDev +7.5%

05-09-2013 00:07:38 | More by cadaugherty
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blknikon

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

04-30-2013 19:49:18 | More by blknikon
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TheBeerAlmanac

Kentucky

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

04-29-2013 00:27:39 | More by TheBeerAlmanac
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Jason1337

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

04-27-2013 16:33:07 | More by Jason1337
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July2Nov

Hawaii

4/5  rDev +7.5%

04-22-2013 02:21:04 | More by July2Nov
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chefduff2

New York

2.5/5  rDev -32.8%

04-21-2013 16:23:14 | More by chefduff2
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civicm87

New York

3/5  rDev -19.4%

04-17-2013 00:42:37 | More by civicm87
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dbrauneis

North Carolina

3.76/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

A: Pours a hazy orange to amber in color with moderate amounts of visible carbonation and peach + orange highlights. The beer has a two finger tall creamy beige head that slowly reduces to a medium sized medium thick patch, a thin film covering the remainder of the surface of the beer, and a thick ring at the edges of the glass. Significant amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate aromas of herbal hops with a light amount of floral hops.

T: Upfront there is a light amount of grainy malts with moderate to strong flavors of herbal hops with some lighter amounts of floral hops including rose hip and lavender. Light to moderate amounts of lingering bitterness.

M: Medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Crisp with a light amount of stickiness.

O: I found this beer to be enjoyable and I like the floral notes only I wish they were a little more pronounced and perhaps with a slight hint of sweetness. Easy to drink and definitely one I would have again.

Serving type: bottle

04-15-2013 23:58:19 | More by dbrauneis
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adamwn

South Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +21%

04-14-2013 22:50:04 | More by adamwn
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randylangford

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +7.5%

04-09-2013 00:23:20 | More by randylangford
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Resuin

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

04-07-2013 11:23:20 | More by Resuin
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Cresant

Kentucky

3.41/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured the 12 oz. into a Samuel Adams glass. 2012 Beer Camp release. (from notes) The body was bright apricot with a slight haze. The head left sheets of thin lacing.

The smell was organic and leafy. Floral. Nice.

The taste was interesting, unique. Bright bitterness and a creaminess. floral with minor maltiness.

The mouthfeel was medium bodied with a fine carbonation. This was my favorite from the Beer Camp release from 2012.

Serving type: bottle

03-31-2013 15:39:26 | More by Cresant
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t0rin0

California

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

03-31-2013 01:49:23 | More by t0rin0
Floral IPA - Beer Camp #53 (Best Of Beer Camp) from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
84 out of 100 based on 532 ratings.