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

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BA SCORE
87
very good

386 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 386
Reviews: 96
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 9.59%
Wants: 5
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
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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4/5  rDev +3.6%

thatoneguymike, Mar 21, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

FitnessForBeer, Mar 19, 2014
Photo of snaotheus
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.

snaotheus, Mar 15, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

Gasc0igne, Mar 08, 2014
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prototypic, Mar 08, 2014
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LamboBrewpants, Mar 05, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

buzzy, Feb 28, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

BigGold, Feb 27, 2014
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3.88/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a "stubby" 12oz. bottle into a standard pint glass.
Cloudy, amber/brown in color, with a big cloud deck of light tan foam.
Aroma-Toasted malt, citrus hops
Taste-Caramel malt, citrus hops, nicely balanced big, bold flavor. Very drinkable for the strength.

hosehead83, Feb 23, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Griffith, Feb 22, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

garymuchow, Feb 22, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

drdiesel9483, Feb 21, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

thomseye, Feb 06, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

fionn13, Feb 04, 2014
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3.96/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance:
Deep, tree bark brown color with the slightest tint of red visible when held to the light. Beige head leaves plenty of lacing behind. Gobs of sediment and trace alcohol legs.

Aroma:
Almost flawless blend of malt and hops and then some! Roasted caramel provide a sweetness while piney and grassy hops liven the party up. Light cherry notes provide a tartness and finally, an aroma I've never encountered in a beer before... gasoline. Very odd, I agree, but it didn't turn me off.

Taste:
Just as the aroma would suggest, this one is very hoppy. Bitterness wages war on your taste buds with the strong presence of pinecone and nutty hops - very earthy. Light floral notes sneak in as if a bouquet of flowers were a sort of peace treaty before simple, roasted caramel malts move in and attempt to make sense of the aftermath. Pleasant, grassy aftertaste.

Mouthfeel:
Medium bodied ale with decent carbonation and a uber dry finish. Light alcohol burn.

Overall:
Honestly, not at all what I was expecting - I feel something about truth in advertising should be mentioned because in my opinion, this is an IPA. That is not a bad thing though as I found myself enjoying the brutal bitterness. I know a recommendation in 2014 for a 2013 release seems rather pointless, but if you do happen to stumble upon a bottle and you enjoy a good hop attack, this is a beer you won't regret.

alphagnome, Jan 28, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

Corey17, Jan 24, 2014
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nealbert, Jan 23, 2014
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baklo, Jan 04, 2014
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jgunther71, Jan 03, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

atone315, Jan 03, 2014
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3/5  rDev -22.3%

jenray, Dec 29, 2013
Blood Shot - Beer Camp #95 from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 386 ratings.