Best Of Beer Camp: Imperial Red Ale - Beer Camp #65 - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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Reviews by Star80:
4.23/5 rDev +12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
A - I believe this was bottled 6/19, at least that's what the date on the 12 pack said. For something planned for August release that seems a bit older than I'd like but whatever. Anyway, Pours out a deep copper red with a sticky tan head. Looks enticing.
S - Smell is resinous hops, some grapefruit and pine. A faint tropical hop scent is detected and some caramel malts.
T - Taste is complex and interesting. Big resinous hops coincide with caramel malts, with layers of toffee and citric hops. Has some alcohol warming too. Some sweet fruityness such as apricot coming forth on second sips.
M- Mouthfeel is smooth and fine.
O - Overall another impressive brew from masters Sierra Nevada. Whomever put this together did a great job. WOuld probably be my pick of the pack and would even buy regularly if officially released.
Serving type: bottle
09-01-2012 21:17:58 | More by Star80
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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.