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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

139 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 139
Reviews: 32
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 10.61%
Wants: 0
Gots: 4 | 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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4/5  rDev +6.1%

JimmytheSaintPSU, Aug 21, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

Hessian257, Aug 21, 2012
Photo of schoolboy
4.6/5  rDev +22%

I don't think I have had a better red ale.

This one really defies classification. It's definitely American - over the top bitter, hoppy and malty, yet well balanced.

It has a stronger than usual aroma. Somewhat hoppy and sweet smelling - very nice. It's pretty in the glass as would be expected. The taste is very bitter - perfectly over the top.The aftertaste lingers nicely too with nothing nasty. This is an excellent ale.

schoolboy, Aug 17, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Lantern, Aug 15, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

Daniellobo, Aug 15, 2012
Photo of kirchy
4/5  rDev +6.1%

kirchy, Aug 14, 2012
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4/5  rDev +6.1%

mwayne, Aug 12, 2012
Photo of TheSevenDuffs
3.53/5  rDev -6.4%

2012 Beer Camp Bottle poured in to Bruery tulip. Bottle date code of 2178210. Poured in to tulip glass.

A - Poured a very dark amber colour, almost opaque. One finger of cream coloured head formed and receded to a thin layer. Good lacing.

S - Caramel and toffee aromas up front with some citrus hop aromas in the background. Not an overly robust nose but an inviting one.

T - A big bitterness at first that is immediately followed up a sweet caramel/toffee malt backbone. Some grapefruit and pine notes are present but are in the background. A dry and bitter finish.

M - Medium body, somewhat creamy. Moderate carbonation.

TheSevenDuffs, Aug 12, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

Poured from the bottle into a clean pint glass.

This beer pours a beautiful dark cherry red with a khaki head that leaves pretty lacing down the side of the glass.

Smell - Let this one warm up slightly - The nose on this beer is wonderful, starting with some roasted, faint coffee, dark chocolate and fig like notes.

Taste - This beer does not let down - Starts off sweet, as it rolls over the palate, the hops make their presence known and combat the sweetness. This brings us to the finish, which then appears a bit of alcohol, probably because of the 8.1% abv, however it doesn't last long till a coffee like aftertaste is left on the palate.

Mouthfeel - Very good medium bodied. Not light yet not heavy.

Overall - I think this is a solid brew. Lots of flavors for the enjoyer to figure out and keep you wondering. Not boring by any means. Sweet, bitter, roasty with enough alcohol warmth. What a great brew this is!

Genuine, Aug 11, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

BryanK, Aug 10, 2012
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4/5  rDev +6.1%

ZethOfTheNorth, Aug 05, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -27.1%

marct, Aug 05, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

Kopfschuss, Aug 04, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

jfcaa193, Aug 04, 2012
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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 139 ratings.