Blood Shot - Beer Camp #95 - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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Reviews by MattyG85:
4.19/5 rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a Surly Darkness chalice. Date on the "Beer Camp" box is 07/29/13.
Appearance: Pours a deep and fairly hazy copper amber orange with some ruby. Moderate amount of bubbles and about two fingers of off white head which slowly recede to a thin creamy layer. Leaves a decent amount of lacing.
Smell: An aggressive and balanced aroma of big hop esters and toasty bready malt. Hoppy upfront with big earthy, floral, and herbal hop hints. Hints of grass and pine resin. Citrus fruit hints of orange rind, grapefruit, tangerine, and lemon zest. Toasty bready malts with hints of caramel, toffee, biscuit, toast, yeast, and some slight roasty chocolate. Slight rye like spice hints as well. A solid well balanced aroma.
Taste: Like the aroma, a sharp and toasty balance of earthy hops and sweet caramel malt. Big hop presence upfront with earthy notes of grass as well as floral notes. Herbal notes of spicy pine resin. Citrus fruit notes of orange, grapefruit, pineapple, tangerine, and zesty lemon. Solid sweet bready malt balance with notes of caramel, toffee, biscuit, yeast, toast, and a little roast presence as well as some spice. Nice combination of bitterness and sweetness. Very good balanced taste.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. Juicy and fairly oily and bitter. Finishes dry. Alcohol presence is tame.
Overall: A very solid Red ale. Ripe and bitter hops with a solid balance of toasty and sweet malts. Bold and balanced.
Serving type: bottle
08-22-2013 07:21:42 | More by MattyG85
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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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