Best Of Beer Camp: Imperial Red Ale - Beer Camp #65 - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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Reviews by TheCrowsNest:
3.5/5 rDev -7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
Dark reddish brown with a tan head; above average head retention; above average clarity, there is a slight haze. Aroma is mostly malt and darker caramel, very little hop aroma is present. Butterscotch, caramel, and some toasted charcter comprise the majority of the flavor profile, hops are present in a balancing bitterness that is almost unwelcome considering the sweetness that is initially expressed through the malt bill. Dry finish comes after a nice coating mouthfeel.
Solid beer that looks great and has great body. That said, I'd like to see some more hops hanging around in a style like this.
Serving type: bottle
10-09-2012 00:45:14 | More by TheCrowsNest
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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 131 ratings.