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

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530 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 530
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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Photo of HalfFull


3.75/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottle poured into a standard pint glass, the Floral IPA shows a clear medium gold in color with a robust off white inch high cap of foam. A steady boil emanates from the base to assist with some lengthy retention and sticky lace.

Aroma is spicy/floral with a peppery hibiscus layer sitting atop a light citrus backbone, more orange than lemon in that regard. Unique yet pleasant and intriguing.

Taste has a spicy and herbal bitterness which carries through to offer a nice body and feel. Overall a solid offering with a somewhat light yet full body and a unique delivery.

Serving type: bottle

08-14-2012 04:00:31 | More by HalfFull
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3.6/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle. Pours a somewhat cloudy goldish orange with a half inch of head. Some lacing. Aroma is floral as advertised but there is some citrus hop notes as well. Some grains. Taste is, not surprisingly, floral hops. Some malt flavor, but the flowery hops are the main attraction. Floral finish with a fair amount of bitterness. Light mouthfeel and lower ABV would make this pretty drinkable, but I feel that the flowery taste would slow things down. Overall, floral and tasty and a decent IPA.

Serving type: bottle

08-14-2012 03:43:55 | More by PicoPapa
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3.9/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Pours a slightly hazy unfiltered gold color with a thick white head that leaves rings of lacing down the glass. a very nice hop trio of citrus, pine, and floral hop aroma. Heavy on the floral side. Definitely some rose oil in there. On first taste there is a strong citrus and pine hop flavor that gives way to a toasted malt, fruity ester and bitter floral hop flavor in the finish. Feel is a bit acidic and bitter in the finish. Body is light, almost thin from a low amount of carbonation. It is unique in the floral sense, and has more floral and fruit notes as it warms.

Serving type: bottle

08-14-2012 00:16:45 | More by Kromes
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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

08-13-2012 21:27:26 | More by ale207
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4/5  rDev +7.5%

08-12-2012 13:19:21 | More by cdwil
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3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

08-12-2012 02:45:44 | More by enelson
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4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

08-12-2012 02:00:03 | More by n00blar
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3.13/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

#BOTG 113! another new beer camp beer. I'll try my best to not use the description of "floral" in this review. Poured from bottle into NB tulip. Pours a semi cloudy sunset orange color. Just a little head, not much. Smell- orange peel citrus, tangerine, a little potpourri (see? I didnt say floral). Taste- astringent, assertive bitterness. Citrus tangy blast, hop oils coat the roof of my mouth. Lacks balance in the malt arena, not too surprised for the abv- there just isnt much backbone. Just a tiny bit of sweetness, but not nearly enough to make it a well balanced beer. But, I'm a hophead and I enjoy the assault of bitterness here. Mouthfeel is a little thin, probably a symptom of the backbone problem. A decent beer overall, but not my favorite IPA version.

Serving type: bottle

08-11-2012 21:40:16 | More by lnashsig
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New York

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

08-11-2012 12:19:16 | More by dgeebs07
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4.5/5  rDev +21%

08-11-2012 00:37:31 | More by Genuine
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4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

08-10-2012 01:54:58 | More by sailorastro
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New York

4/5  rDev +7.5%

08-10-2012 00:06:09 | More by BryanK
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Rhode Island

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

08-09-2012 04:08:56 | More by Schmuckles
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4.13/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a pint glass. This one pours a clear honey color with about an inch of frothy white head.

Mellow hoppy aroma with floral hop nose. Hints of pine and citrus in the background with a bit of honey. The pallet has a nice hoppy start and finish with citrus notes and floral undertones.

the body is light with soft carbonation. Overall this one is solid. Real enjoyable and easy drinking. Certainly unique.

Serving type: bottle

08-08-2012 23:59:39 | More by Bendurgin
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3.9/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this on 2012-08-08 in Columbia, PA

A - Clear gold with a 3-finger white head and good lacing.

S - Vegetal/dank hop floral, touch of bread and maybe a hint of fruit and perfumy sweetness. Not real strong smelling.

T - Light malt at first then a nice splash of citrus with some flowery spice and tea. Dries nicely and finishes with some tea, quite a bit of lingering citrus zest (and rose petal?) bitterness; barely cut with some fruit and a touch of caramel malt sweetness.

M - Light-medium body and medium carbonation. Very smooth and creamy initially but there's some prickle on the finish.

O - While not very aromatic, the feel and taste are quite nice. I like the flavors that linger long on my tongue. Plenty going on for a lowish ABV% IPA. Glad to have had it.

Serving type: bottle

08-08-2012 22:15:14 | More by Tucquan
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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

08-07-2012 00:58:15 | More by Zaphog
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3.78/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Recently released as part of SN's 2012 "Beer Camp" craft pack.

Poured from a bottle into a nonic pint.

A - Pours a clear deep golden-brass color with a fairly dense two-finger head with excellent retention. Epic lacing.

S - Well I hate to be obvious, but yes it does indeed smell like hop flowers. A hint of rose water as well.

T - Again like the title promises, very floral hop character forward. Fruity esters of papaya in the mid palate. Some wafer-like malts are present relegated to the background. Rose water in the finish. Strangely appealing.

M - Very light bodied, which suits the flavor components well. Medium carbonation.

O - This beer is like they took a SN Torpedo and dialed out 75% of the malt. Not really "balanced" in the traditional sense of "hops vs yeast", but the flavor elements chosen work really well together and the lightness makes it quite drinkable and refreshing. I'd drink again.

Serving type: bottle

08-06-2012 03:58:40 | More by TempeBeerMan
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New York

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

08-06-2012 02:04:18 | More by bluntedboywonder
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North Carolina

4/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - light amber with a large, dense, white head that has great retention

S - huge floral aroma

T - sweet, a bit bready, a hint of caramel, floral, some faint bitterness in the finish

M - medium bodied, smooth, well carbonated

This is a decent IPA. It has good flavor and decent balance. The floral hop character dominates though there is a fainter malt presence. This is solid and worth trying. It's different from some of the other SN IPA's.

Serving type: bottle

08-04-2012 23:21:48 | More by tdm168
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3.8/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pretty looking beer, pours a bright, slightly hazy gold color with a large off white head. Nice lacing too.

Aromas are nice, fruity, tropical, I mostly notice mango, and a definite green floral note.

More malty and dry than I expected. Bready, lightly spicy, with some tea leaves, cracker, and some mellow sweetness. Finish is crisp and mineral like, with faint herbal, green, and bitter hoppiness.

Mouthfeel is pretty nice, it's on the lighter side, but fits well with this beer.

Overall, an interesting beer. Not at all what I expected. It's not a beer I'd seek out, but it's refreshing, very drinkable, and pleasant.

Serving type: bottle

08-04-2012 19:38:56 | More by flexabull
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3/5  rDev -19.4%

08-04-2012 04:52:30 | More by marct
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New Hampshire

4.23/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a pint glass. The color is half-way between straw and golden. The color is nice and clear. There is a half-inch white head on top.

The aroma has some nice pine and zesty hoppiness in the aroma. The hops remind me a little like what one might find in a hoppy pilsner.

This is tasty. There is a lot of great zesty hops intertwined with light malt flavor. This has a nice crisp, slightly bitter finish. This is really good!

This has a nice light to medium mouthfeel. This is very drinkable, I wouldn't mind having another!

Serving type: bottle

08-04-2012 04:24:32 | More by andrewinski1
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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

08-02-2012 14:15:48 | More by ZethOfTheNorth
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North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

08-02-2012 14:03:36 | More by SlowWideTurns
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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

08-02-2012 04:28:34 | More by mkennedy119
Floral IPA - Beer Camp #53 (Best Of Beer Camp) from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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