Belgian-Style Black IPA Beer Camp #94 - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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Belgian-Style Black IPA Beer Camp #94
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BA SCORE
86
very good

506 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 506
Reviews: 124
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 10%
Wants: 8
Gots: 6 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian IPA |  7.70% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

Dark Belgian IPA. AKA - Sleight Of Hand

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 01-11-2013)
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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Pours black with a large head.
Nose shows roasted malt, cocoa, toast, caramel, resinous pine and floral hops.
Similar flavours, quite a focus on the roasted malt with more coca and caramel. Some pine again along with resinous hops.
Too much carbonation.

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look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A-Pours near black with a thin, tan head. Long lacing and mild light penetration of the body.

S-Nelson Sauvin hops are my absolute favorite and Sorachi Ace are up there too. I get both in the nose. The hops, specifically the Sorachi give me a sort of Piña Colada aroma and flavor. The Nelson hops could sand to be a bit more lively here unfortunately. I also get small whiffs of Beligan yeast and some solid coffee and chocolate.

T-The hops used really match the roast and dark malts well. The Nelson hops come out more here with a must, white grape flavor and some herby citrus combos. The lemongrass of the Sorachi hops also pop up too. A whispy Belgian yeast strain is enveloped by the roast and lig chocolate.

M-Medium body. Lighter than it looks. Booze is hidden. Not violently bitter but has a solid bittering factor.

O/D-Here I am thinking this would be my least favorite. Turns put it was my favorite. The Nelson Sauvin combined with the Sorachi Ace is magnificent. I also like how this brew isn't too heavy of the Belgian aspect. If only this was a normal IPA and not a Black one, then I could see greatness.

Belgian-Style Black IPA Beer Camp #94 from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 506 ratings.