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

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Best Of Beer Camp: Imperial Red Ale - Beer Camp #65Best Of Beer Camp: Imperial Red Ale - Beer Camp #65

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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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brez8791

Pennsylvania

1.75/5  rDev -53.6%

09-16-2012 15:05:17 | More by brez8791
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marct

Nevada

2.75/5  rDev -27.1%

08-05-2012 05:54:28 | More by marct
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mikeburd1128

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -20.4%

05-12-2013 17:15:41 | More by mikeburd1128
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largadeer

California

3/5  rDev -20.4%

10-03-2013 00:53:34 | More by largadeer
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geuze_gone_wild

California

3/5  rDev -20.4%

10-08-2013 06:14:13 | More by geuze_gone_wild
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Hellmeh

Texas

3/5  rDev -20.4%

06-20-2013 03:42:02 | More by Hellmeh
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mwarriner

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -20.4%

09-12-2012 19:22:27 | More by mwarriner
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CrazyDavros

Australia

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
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jmilo64

Maine

3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

06-28-2013 01:16:43 | More by jmilo64
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Cresant

Kentucky

3.25/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured this 12 oz. into a Samuel Adams glass. 2012 Beer Camp Release (from notes). The body was deep amber but clear. The tan head was creamy and left nice lacing in the glass.

The smell was spicy and definite bread crust and it warmed.

the taste was also spicy and bready. Fruity with well hidden alcohol. Malty sweetness overtakes the mild grassy bitterness. The lingering bitter aftertaste lasts a long time.

The mouthfeel was medium bodied with medium to full carbonation.

Serving type: bottle

03-31-2013 15:50:25 | More by Cresant
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APB

Nebraska

3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

08-16-2013 06:54:17 | More by APB
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ChanChan

California

3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

09-13-2012 15:19:57 | More by ChanChan
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Sonofalime

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

09-03-2013 22:07:46 | More by Sonofalime
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Jmick28

Arizona

3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

09-18-2012 04:40:32 | More by Jmick28
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Anvilfarm

Missouri

3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

03-28-2014 14:07:35 | More by Anvilfarm
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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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acurtis

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

09-12-2012 01:19:55 | More by acurtis
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Donger69

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

09-09-2013 21:55:20 | More by Donger69
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buzze40

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

09-12-2012 01:43:17 | More by buzze40
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Zaphog

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

06-27-2013 14:57:57 | More by Zaphog
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RyanWantAle816

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

10-01-2012 16:23:19 | More by RyanWantAle816
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TheCrowsNest

California

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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jaxon53

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

04-27-2014 14:33:36 | More by jaxon53
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Kopfschuss

Oregon

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

08-04-2012 17:07:31 | More by Kopfschuss
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Hopstout

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

09-13-2012 02:14:08 | More by Hopstout
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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.