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Best Of Beer Camp: Imperial Red Ale - Beer Camp #65 - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
85
very good

137 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 137
Reviews: 32
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 10.61%
Wants: 0
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  8.10% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

Duplicate of  http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profi ... /140/82083 

(Beer added by: flexabull on 08-04-2012)
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motorhed

Minnesota

3.48/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle poured into a Surly pint glass.

A - Pours out with a very high level of carbonation, had to stop pouring it about 3/4 of the bottle. Very thick head, about half the pint glass. Dissipated within a couple of minutes and poured the rest into the glass. Very nice, thick foamy head that is light tan in color. The color of this brew is spot on, very dark red/copper in color. Light lacing on the glass as it goes down.

S - First thing comes to the nose is the hop aroma followed closely by floral and citrus with a nice malty base.

T - This is a title bout, hops versus the malt. Get some grapefruits and citrus as well as some pine, malt, and light spice.

M - Very nice balace on this. Oily smooth from the hops, perfect levels of carbonation, medium bodied, a semi-sweet to dry finish.

O - Have had better imperial reds but this one is very good. Would definitely have again.

Serving type: bottle

10-04-2012 00:47:37 | More by motorhed
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Best Of Beer Camp: Imperial Red Ale - Beer Camp #65 from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 137 ratings.