Blood Shot - Beer Camp #95 - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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Reviews by ElijahRivera:
4.19/5 rDev +8.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
12 oz. bottle without a freshness date. Consumed on: 09/25/13.
A- Very dark, hazy amber or even mahogany pour. Thick, creamy, light tan head. Carbonation and floating sediment are just barely visible through the dark, red haze.
S- Some malty sweetness and citrusy/piney hops. The most outstanding aroma is a unique hop sweetness with an almost berry-like quality.
T- The flavor is very hop forward, and heavy hitting in the booze and bitterness categories, while still maintaining enough drinkability to keep me wanting another sip. The malt backbone is present, but hardly balancing. The rich flavor of spicy hops and stinging alcohol is delightfully complex and warming, and leaves a dry, citric bitterness that easily lingers until my next sip. As it warmed slightly, I noticed something almost earthy and woody about the taste. Reminiscent of a walk through an evergreen forest on a chilly autumn evening.
M- Full and even resinous body. A little slick on the palate with adequate carbonation and crispness in the finishes.
O- A solid beer. I normally like a rich malty ale with a big hop presence, and this beer is no exception. However, the malt could shine through a little more. While the bitterness in this beer is impressive, and pretty close to a hop head's thirsty dream, it isn't what I've been craving of late. Still a worthy beer, but I wouldn't be in a rush to pick it up again if I could.
Serving type: bottle
12-17-2013 02:06:29 | More by ElijahRivera
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United Kingdom (England)
3.64/5 rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
A 12oz bottle with a bottled-on date of July 2013. The label says Imperial Red Ale - Beer Camp #95; not sure why this has been listed on BA as 'Blood Shot'. Picked up a while back from Trembling Madness in York. Described as an imperial red ale stuffed with West Coast hops.
Poured into a Duvel tulip. Bottle conditioned. A deep, hazy reddish-brown hue with tons of floating sediment and medium carbonation. Yields a large head of creamy off-white foam that lasts for a few minutes before settling as a patchy surface layer. Nice lacing. Aroma of resinous hops with hints of pine, weed, orange peel, subtle citrus, sweet caramel malt, mild earthy yeast and stewed hops. A twinge of cardboard in the background. Pretty good.
Tastes of intense aromatic hops with a dry, bitter finish. Notes of pine resin, dank weed, orange peel, mild citrus, caramel malt, faint earthy yeast and stewed hops. Well-attenuated, followed by a powerful hop-driven bitterness upon swallowing. Mouthfeel is smooth, dry and tingly, with pleasant carbonation and good body. Hop oils strip the palate. Very astringent, accompanied by an aftertaste of bitter aromatic hops, pine resin and caramel malt.
Extreme hops, resulting in serious bitterness. Looks alright (if a bit full of sediment), while the aroma and flavour are dominated by powerful pine-laden hop notes underpinned by a caramel malt backbone. Nice body that tantalises the tongue. Good stuff - my impression is that some of the aromatic subtlety has faded but a solid brew nonetheless. I believe this was a one-off but worth sampling if you encounter it.
Serving type: bottle
05-25-2014 01:24:15 | More by jazzyjeff13
3.75/5 rDev -2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
12oz bottle poured into a pilsner glass. 3189120:39 and 149 13 C-2 1526 S are both printed on the shoulder of the bottle.
Pours a slightly cloudy brownish ruby with a big creamy head that dissipates very slowly into an almost powdery looking pile. Heavy lacing. Lots of fine carbonation. Smell is malty, slightly pine, overall fairly mild.
Taste is a nice rich malty red with a nice hoppy bitterness. More bitterness on the second sip - piney. Not terrific, but pleasing. Caramel, nutty.
Mouthfeel is fairly dry. Overall, not bad at all. I like it, and it suits me right now.
Serving type: bottle
03-15-2014 00:19:09 | More by snaotheus
Blood Shot - Beer Camp #95 from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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