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Sleight Of Hand - Beer Camp #94 - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
85
very good

345 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 345
Reviews: 98
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 10.03%
Wants: 4
Gots: 6 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian IPA |  7.70% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Dark Belgian IPA

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 01-11-2013)
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JohntheKiwi

Oregon

5/5  rDev +31.9%

01-12-2013 06:28:36 | More by JohntheKiwi
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abex44

Texas

5/5  rDev +31.9%

08-27-2013 22:01:34 | More by abex44
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4.75/5  rDev +25.3%

09-07-2013 16:44:30 | More by robbee
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RIKIM

Rhode Island

4.75/5  rDev +25.3%

10-10-2013 02:45:22 | More by RIKIM
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Brad007

Vermont

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
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cjgator3

Florida

4.56/5  rDev +20.3%

12oz bottle

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
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Cloaked_Phantom

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +18.7%

01-01-2014 19:09:25 | More by Cloaked_Phantom
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bigbeers84

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +18.7%

09-26-2013 02:24:13 | More by bigbeers84
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cam12

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +18.7%

09-05-2013 03:54:15 | More by cam12
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ILiveOffHops

New Hampshire

4.5/5  rDev +18.7%

03-17-2013 01:24:07 | More by ILiveOffHops
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jsf14

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +18.7%

09-02-2013 18:55:43 | More by jsf14
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BeerNDoggerel

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +18.7%

10-25-2013 01:11:36 | More by BeerNDoggerel
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surferdrew

California

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
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DenverHopHead

Colorado

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
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dbauer78

Pennsylvania

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
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tyleeis

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

08-24-2013 23:38:45 | More by tyleeis
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Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

09-04-2013 18:20:20 | More by richkrull
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New York

4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

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North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

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Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

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Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

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California

4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

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Texas

4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

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California

4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

03-22-2013 01:18:53 | More by crob3888
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Florida

4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

09-11-2013 21:59:09 | More by MightiestBeard
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Sleight Of Hand - Beer Camp #94 from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 345 ratings.