Sleight Of Hand - Beer Camp #94 - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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4.64/5 rDev +22.4%
Pours a deep, dark brown, almost black hue with a thick brown head. I haven't been much into black IPAs as of late.
Spicy, earthy yeast notes compliment a pine hop aroma with a touch of molasses upfront. It definitely isn't a typical dark IPA.
Again, a strong emphasis on the spiciness and earthiness of the yeast here with a touch of pine hops and bittersweet chocolate in the finish.
The mouthfeel was dominated by hops and lingering traces of bittersweet chocolate.
I enjoy the complexity of this fine example of a Belgian Pale Ale. It's the best of both worlds for lovers of the former style and the newcomer American Black Ale style.
08-11-2013 21:03:27 | More by Brad007
4.56/5 rDev +20.3%
A- Pours a dark black color with a tan colored head with excellent retention and lacing.
S- The aroma is dark malts that are slightly roasted with some floral hops.
T- The taste like the aroma is dark and roasty up front from the malts with a wonderfully flavored bitterness in the finish from the hops. I'm really digging the combination of the roasted malts and hops in this one, they both work very well together.
M- The mouthfeel is medium bodied with a good amount of carbonation.
O- Overall, I think that Sierra Nevada hit a home run with this offering. I really enjoyed this brew, highly recommended!
09-05-2013 02:40:07 | More by cjgator3
4.45/5 rDev +17.4%
on tap. goblet. 55F.
A: As black as brown can get. khaki head. Lace clings to the glass walls throughout the quaffing.
S: Caramelized banana bread crust, garam masala spices, clove, gooseberry.
T: Sweet toffee, dried fig, licorice give way to caramelized grapefruit rind and citrus.
M: Smooth, smooth, smooth. Medium body, medium carbonation, alcohol is well masked.
O: Another great offering from Sierra Nevada. Excited that this will be re-brewed and distributed as a Best of Beer Camp in 2013. Will be interested to lay some of these down to see how the spice and malt add complexity over time.
03-03-2013 05:50:38 | More by surferdrew
4.41/5 rDev +16.4%
Poured from a bottle dated 7/23/13 (tried in a tulip and snifter; preferred the snifter).
Appearance - great looking brew! black, no light coming through, thin tan head with very nice lacing!
Smell - some floral hops but more citrus and some banana bread.
Taste - wow! More hop forward than I expected based on the nose. Hints of the Belgian yeast, but this is more of a refreshing black IPA for sure!
Feel - nice! Hop bitterness in the finish, very well balanced with the dark malts, and the belgian yeast; medium body!
Overall - this is a terrific beer! I am a huge Black IPA fan, and this is wonderful and complex...hopefully Sierra Nevada brings this back!
09-06-2013 00:39:43 | More by DenverHopHead
4.34/5 rDev +14.5%
A: the beer is black, if you look hard you can see some cloudyness to it as well but very hard to see though the beer. The head is thick and a light brown, leaving alot of lacing the whole way to the bottom of the glass.
S: the hops take most of the the nose. mostly fruity as well as some pine. some of the dark roasted malts peak though the hops but not much.
T: there is alot going on hear and hard to pick it apart, the burt malt mixed with the hops mixed with the spicy belgin yeast.
M: smooth mouthfeel, mixed with a mild amount of carbonation
O: very complex almost seams like all the flavors are trying to fight each other for your attention. its a grate beer and they hit everything on the label, belgin yeast, hops, and dark malts.
09-05-2013 12:47:37 | More by dbauer78
Sleight Of Hand - Beer Camp #94 from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 345 ratings.