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Blood Shot - Beer Camp #95 - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
87
very good

366 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 366
Reviews: 96
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 9.56%


Brewed by:
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
95 IBU

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

California

3.76/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottled on 7/8/13
Poured into the Sierra Nevada/Dogfish IPA glass.

Appearance: (4)
Pours a deep, dark clear amber with reddish overtones. The beer blossoms a 3 fingers tall, light tan head. The head has good retention and leaves a nice coating of lace behind as it recedes.

Aroma: (3.75)
Juicy hops fill your nostrils first with their notes of grapefruit and pine resin. Slightly tropical smelling peach and light melon tones accompany the grapefruit and pine. Underneath the hops is a faintly chocolately, caramel malt backbone. Zero alcohol is in the aroma.

Taste: (3.75)
Big, pungent and distinctly herbal hops slap your palate immediately, bringing with them notes of juicy grapefruit, peach and pine. Quickly following the hops is a lightly bready and slightly chocolate tinged malt backbone. The beer finishes bitter and off dry with lingering notes of grapefruit, pine resin and some resounding notes of chocolate malt.

Mouthfeel: (3.75)
Medium bodied, with moderate to high carbonation.

Overall: (3.75)
A pretty decent, albeit not too unique take on an Imperial Red Ale; The malt backbone definitely seems heavily influenced by Arrogant Bastard. I find the hop profile, as with a lot of Sierra Nevada's beers, a tad too herbal for me.

Serving type: bottle

08-20-2013 03:41:09 | More by flayedandskinned
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Blood Shot - Beer Camp #95 from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 366 ratings.