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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

535 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 535
Reviews: 216
rAvg: 3.72
pDev: 10.75%
Wants: 9
Gots: 8 | 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 marct
3/5  rDev -19.4%

marct, Aug 04, 2012
Photo of andrewinski1
4.23/5  rDev +13.7%

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!

andrewinski1, Aug 04, 2012
Photo of ZethOfTheNorth
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

ZethOfTheNorth, Aug 02, 2012
Photo of SlowWideTurns
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

SlowWideTurns, Aug 02, 2012
Photo of mkennedy119
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

mkennedy119, Aug 02, 2012
Photo of ZippyThePinhead
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

I liked this and would have it again if someone else was buying.

The floral description was on the money, but I think they could have done a better job of balancing hop flavor with hop bitterness. In other words, though it was tasty, the finish/aftertaste lingered a little too long for my preference. I like a clean, quick finish in my IPAs.

I was OK with the maltiness, and the hop flavor was fine.

ZippyThePinhead, Aug 01, 2012
Photo of jfcaa193
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

jfcaa193, Jul 31, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Kopfschuss, Jul 29, 2012
Photo of Hanzo
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Hanzo, Jul 29, 2012
Photo of beertunes
3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

Poured into 10oz goblet. Poured a lightly hazy copper color with over1/4 inch of off-white head that quickly dissipated into a ring that held up fairly well and had OK lacing.

The aroma featured, yup you guessed it, floral hops with some pine in the background. There wasn't really a noticeable amount of malt showing up, nor any of the Rose hips used int the brewing of this beer. On the tongue, a very light malt flavor showed up, and there was a crisp hop taste. But again, I didn't pick up any Rose.

The body was that of an average IPA, perhaps a bit thinner than average really. Drinkability was OK, but not great. Overall, a decent, but not special, brew. Worth having for the tick, otherwise a pretty average brew.

beertunes, Jul 23, 2012
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Floral IPA - Beer Camp #53 (Best Of Beer Camp) from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
84 out of 100 based on 535 ratings.