Best Of Beer Camp: Imperial Red Ale - Beer Camp #65 - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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Reviews by davey101:
3.78/5 rDev +0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
12 oz stubby bottle into a shaped pint glass. Julian date puts it at a June 27 bottled on date.
A - Dark red clear body. One of the densest foams formed after pouring, so dense that as I tried to pour the last few ounces it just trickled over the head and down the glass. After it settles down its a thick cap of off white foam with large bubbles. Loads of lacing and retention.
S - Cocoa powder initially. Crystal malts, piney hops, light citrus and dusty cocoa powder. Seems weird, but its prevalent and has been mentioned in other reviews.
T - Piney hops with just a touch of bright citrus. Very malt forward with some bread and spice, almost rye like. Well balanced with a bitter finish.
M - Medium bodied with nice creamy carbonation. High abv is very well hidden.
O - Not an amazing red ale, but still very delicious.
Serving type: bottle
09-07-2012 03:42:35 | More by davey101
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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 134 ratings.