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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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no score

(send 'em beer!)
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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schoolboy

Ohio

4.6/5  rDev +22%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

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.

Serving type: bottle

08-17-2012 02:03:30 | More by schoolboy
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Lantern


3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

08-15-2012 22:19:34 | More by Lantern
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Daniellobo

District of Columbia

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

08-15-2012 01:46:40 | More by Daniellobo
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kirchy

New York

4/5  rDev +6.1%

08-14-2012 02:14:40 | More by kirchy
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mwayne


4/5  rDev +6.1%

08-12-2012 22:09:34 | More by mwayne
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TheSevenDuffs

Ontario (Canada)

3.53/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

08-12-2012 01:39:59 | More by TheSevenDuffs
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Genuine

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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!

Serving type: bottle

08-11-2012 00:32:32 | More by Genuine
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BryanK

New York

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

08-10-2012 00:06:48 | More by BryanK
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ZethOfTheNorth

Louisiana

4/5  rDev +6.1%

08-05-2012 14:45:58 | More by ZethOfTheNorth
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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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Kopfschuss

Oregon

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

08-04-2012 17:07:31 | More by Kopfschuss
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jfcaa193

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

08-04-2012 13:33:22 | More by jfcaa193
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Best Of Beer Camp: Imperial Red Ale - Beer Camp #65 from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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