Best Of Beer Camp: Imperial Red Ale - Beer Camp #65 - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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Reviews by Genuine:
4.5/5 rDev +19.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Poured from the bottle into a clean pint glass.
This beer pours a beautiful dark cherry red with a khaki head that leaves pretty lacing down the side of the glass.
Smell - Let this one warm up slightly - The nose on this beer is wonderful, starting with some roasted, faint coffee, dark chocolate and fig like notes.
Taste - This beer does not let down - Starts off sweet, as it rolls over the palate, the hops make their presence known and combat the sweetness. This brings us to the finish, which then appears a bit of alcohol, probably because of the 8.1% abv, however it doesn't last long till a coffee like aftertaste is left on the palate.
Mouthfeel - Very good medium bodied. Not light yet not heavy.
Overall - I think this is a solid brew. Lots of flavors for the enjoyer to figure out and keep you wondering. Not boring by any means. Sweet, bitter, roasty with enough alcohol warmth. What a great brew this is!
Serving type: bottle
08-11-2012 00:32:32 | More by Genuine
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3.04/5 rDev -19.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
Pours copper with a large creamy head.
Nose shows raisins, bready malt, toasty notes, burnt figs and spicy hops.
Similar falvours, malty but with a big spicy hoppy hit. Some acrid, burnt figs and a syrupy note before a massive spicy hop bitternes rolls through. somewhat harsh really.
Thick body, could use more carbonation.
Somewhat limited, and not exactly pleasant. Wasn't a fan.
Serving type: bottle
12-04-2013 09:22:00 | More by CrazyDavros
3.99/5 rDev +5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
On tap at the cask and vine.
Comes to the table a slightly cloudy medium brow color with ruby highlights and a decent sized off white head. Smells of pine and resin with a solid bready caramel to back it up. The flavor is sweet bread brown sugar and caramel behind some nice resinous pine and grapefruit. Medium body with a moderate level of carbonation and a slick sweet mouthfeel. Nice red ale that drank a lot easier than 8% abv. Great caramel expression with enough hops to back it up.
Serving type: on-tap
11-24-2013 23:49:32 | More by johnnnniee
Best Of Beer Camp: Imperial Red Ale - Beer Camp #65 from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 137 ratings.