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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

539 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 539
Reviews: 216
rAvg: 3.72
pDev: 10.75%
Wants: 9
Gots: 9 | 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 sloelco
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of BeerDawgs
3.63/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - A light golden hue, with 1 finger of head and some sticky lace. What sticks out here is the huge amount of sediment floating around in the glass. Extremely unfiltered!

S - Nice citrus aroma, like the name. Some nice malt character as well.

T - Very smooth and well balanced between the citrus and bitter hops. Doesn't have a bite, like I enjoy in a good IPA. Needs a more distinct taste. Not bad at all though.

M - Light to medium bodied, with some oily aftertaste

O - A slightly above average IPA. Definitely enjoyable, but not one to pick up again.

Photo of plaid75
3.65/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured a light copper hue with a two finger frothy white head. There was very good retention and lacing.

The smell featured caramel, light butterscotch and a moderate piney hop.

The taste was herbal and piney with light grainy malts.

The mouthfeel was typical of the style with a strong residual hop spice.

Overall a tasty and spicy hoppy ale.

Photo of dgilks
3.28/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Hazy golden colour with a small, tight white head. Poor head retention.

Malty and slightly dank. Lacking punch but there is a floral note here.

Malty sweetness. Nice bitterness though there is a slight cohumulone harshness. The floral character is okay but it doesn't sing.

Moderate body and moderate carbonation. Fine.

An okay beer. It lacks punch and finesse in my book but it's not awful.

Photo of scruffwhor
3.38/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Like the tiny yet numerous pieces of sediment hanging out out in all twelve ounces. Sediment ridden copper color looks great beneath the thick film of foam atop this brew. Great lacing too.

Sweet, fruity floral hop aromas with a splash of toasted bread crust.

The upfront bitterness is mostly bitter flora with toasty and biscuity malts slowly rising in the back of the palate. The overall flavor is pretty bitter, floral, nottes of toasted orange peel. The palate is a little resiny. This is pretty hoppy and of course floral tasting. I don't think this should be categorized as a English IPA though.

Photo of briandaube
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of sendbeer
4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

Photo of InfernoBoss
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of t420o
3.35/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

SN Beer Camp Floral IPA

A- pour produces a 2 finger off white head with good retention resting on a deep gold body. Some fine sediment floating around. Decent lacing. Looks good. 4

S- the floral hop smell is pretty nice along with some biscuty malt. 3.5

T- very floral and almost too much so with a biscuty malt balance and a bitter finish. Not too much going on here. 3

M- very good mouthfeel. Great medium body, perfect carbonation level. 4

O- it's good, but definitely nothing amazing. I dont think I'd have it again beyond the other 2 in the 12-pack 3.5

Low B

Photo of ssjkyle
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of runlikeakenyan
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of VonZipper
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of BlesstheHarvest
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of CA_Infidel2o9
4/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of jsbrew
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of CrazyDavros
3.43/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours deep amber with a large head.
Nose shows floral, hoppy and grapefruit notes along with caramel underneath. Big plain hoppy notes.
Some green, floral hops as flavours too but not particularly interesting. Also some clean malt. Finishes with a slightly metallic bitterness.
Carbonation is a bit full on.

Photo of salamandar
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of sailorsaint
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of CraftBeerGuild
4.75/5  rDev +27.7%

Photo of stabbingcontest
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of MrKennedy
3.08/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

12oz bottle, thanks to mulder1010, into a Mikkeller tulip.

Dullish golden orange appearance. Nice white foam on top that hangs around before sitting at a level just above film. On the way down it leaves a bit of wavy lacing.

Smell has a bit of the rose hips early. Then it turns into plenty of grapefruit and this is the smell that really lingers on.

Taste has more of the grapefruit with a bit of a floral twist to it. Does seem to lack a bit of balance and tastes a little astringent.

Can get a bit harsh in an aspirin sort of way. Not what i'm used to from Sierra Nevada. Hampers the drinkability a great deal.

Always fun seeing what comes out with the Beer Camp series. A great initiative. Though this beer is one i wouldn't get too excited about seeing again.

Photo of Gmann
3.45/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Pours a hazy golden color with a brownish hue. The off-white head is small yet dense leaves a small but nice wall of lacing on the glass.

The aroma does not scream of fresh hop but I do have an aged sample. I get more candied tropical fruit notes with some light grapefruit. Not much from the malt.

The flavor is mostly hop. It has kind of a dying grapefruit and apricot hop flavor which actually tastles like a sweetened iced tea. I kind of like it. The malt provides a non-descript yet deep bready flavor.

The feel is moderate and satisfying. Sweet yet balanced with a hoppy bitter finish.

A fresh hop brew past its prime unfortunately. Still some nice flavors but doesn't have that hop pop.

Photo of bscalt
4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

Photo of agreenman19
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of muchloveforhops3
4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

Floral IPA - Beer Camp #53 (Best Of Beer Camp) from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
84 out of 100 based on 539 ratings.