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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

531 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 531
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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KiMiRaiK

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

01-27-2013 23:22:02 | More by KiMiRaiK
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Gregwa

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

01-27-2013 21:26:03 | More by Gregwa
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gr0g

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -19.4%

01-26-2013 01:29:25 | More by gr0g
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h4ger

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

01-26-2013 01:23:47 | More by h4ger
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wspscott

Kentucky

3.59/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle (been in the fridge since purchases)

A: Hazy light copper color with a very thin white head.
S: Pine and based on the label, what I guess is roses
T: Definite hops but more muted than a "normal" Sierra Nevada PA. A little bit of light caramel. A definite "oddness" that can only be the roses.
M: High level of carbonation, but not unpleasant, very tingly. The hops seems to linger on the tongue making for a creamy mouthfeel that sort of balances out the carbonation.
O: I like the beer, don't love it. The roses seem to add something, but maybe too much something. I wonder if a different hop combo would work better? Worth trying, but I doubt that Sierra Nevada will be making this again. Points for trying something different.

Serving type: bottle

01-26-2013 00:51:10 | More by wspscott
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Oakenator

Pennsylvania

4.05/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a hearty amber to brown with lots of sediment suspended throughout the glass. Decent head at pour dissipates to a thin layer on top. Good lacing. Smells hoppy but not too bitter - more floral. Flavor is floral up front - rose maybe - and some earthy spices. Finishes bitter.

Serving type: bottle

01-25-2013 00:25:03 | More by Oakenator
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dcguitar

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

01-17-2013 23:04:03 | More by dcguitar
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Thorpe429

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

01-17-2013 23:00:03 | More by Thorpe429
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Phyl21ca

Quebec (Canada)

3.71/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Bottle: Poured a clear orangey color ale with a medium size foamy head with good retention and some good retention. Aroma of floral hops with light citrus notes is quite enjoyable. Taste is also dominated by nice floral hops notes with very limited bitterness notes and some subtle citrus notes. Malt backbone is quite discreet with a nice light sweet finish. Body is about average with good carbonation. Nice IPA with limited bitterness and good level of hops.

Serving type: bottle

01-11-2013 21:03:16 | More by Phyl21ca
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Bfarr

Washington

3.45/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Light, clear copper with a moderate white foamy head with nice lacing. Sticky fresh floral aroma. Resinous floral taste with light sweetness and linger. High carbonation, lightly foamy and sticky feel.

Big hop flavor and aroma with light hop bittering that grows slightly throughout the bottle. Simple, straightforward hop flavor, it delivers what it advertises but I would almost classify it as a pale ale. This is certainly the non-IPA drinker’s IPA. I would say though that there really isn’t a whole lot of flavor but it has a great fresh aroma.

Serving type: bottle

01-10-2013 22:35:56 | More by Bfarr
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TheMarkE

California

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

01-10-2013 21:08:33 | More by TheMarkE
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BigBarley

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

01-09-2013 13:32:00 | More by BigBarley
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bluckbeyes

Oregon

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

01-08-2013 20:26:38 | More by bluckbeyes
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teak

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

01-06-2013 04:21:23 | More by teak
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heygeebee

Australia

3.7/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

From Jim's.

Pours a hazy gold. One finger head dies quickly, but very good lace.

Aromas are of apricots, grapefruits.

Taste is an oddity - is it an EIPA or an AIPA? One of those hybrids where malts are very much in the mix, but with a very lifted nose. ( A la Thornbridge Jaipur). After a while it becomes a Grapefruit experience overall.

Mouthfeel on the heavy side of medium.

Good beer, not great... good to see SN doing this kind of thing, but how many Beer Camp beers will make the grade???

Serving type: bottle

12-30-2012 07:52:07 | More by heygeebee
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Mojo

Alabama

3.78/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle -> World Market Tulip

This beer pours up a very hazy apricot with a lot of sediment floating around. There is a fairly big fluffy head, decent retention, and lots of sticky lacing. Smell is mostly pine. Taste is a sweet toffee and caramel, and malt upfront followed by a big spicy hoppy finish. Mouthfeel is full with a decent amount of carbonation. Not a bad beer, but there are better IPAs out there.

Serving type: bottle

12-26-2012 03:10:43 | More by Mojo
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WritersBlock

Texas

4/5  rDev +7.5%

12-26-2012 03:08:24 | More by WritersBlock
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sloelco

California

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

12-25-2012 22:02:17 | More by sloelco
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BeerDawgs

Georgia

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.

Serving type: bottle

12-24-2012 04:11:16 | More by BeerDawgs
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plaid75

New York

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.

Serving type: bottle

12-22-2012 05:06:31 | More by plaid75
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dgilks

Australia

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.

Serving type: bottle

12-21-2012 07:04:12 | More by dgilks
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scruffwhor

Illinois

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.

Serving type: bottle

12-16-2012 17:51:20 | More by scruffwhor
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briandaube

Delaware

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

12-15-2012 21:06:54 | More by briandaube
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sendbeer

Georgia

4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

12-15-2012 05:57:02 | More by sendbeer
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InfernoBoss

California

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

12-15-2012 04:46:55 | More by InfernoBoss
Floral IPA - Beer Camp #53 (Best Of Beer Camp) from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
84 out of 100 based on 531 ratings.