IPA - Beer Camp #93 - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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Reviews by BradtheGreat7:
4.19/5 rDev +12.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Review taken the day after the 2013 Beer Camp variety found its way to my town. I'd love to know what this was called at beer camp like the other 2 that were released with it, but I just can't find anything on it other than Beer Camp #93.
12 oz brown stubby bottle. SN style. Poure this into a Sierra Nevada pint glass. The beer camp label was as good as always and the specific to this Beer's label color were excellent.
A - a golden color with great clarity. Head poured very large in a perfect white color. Good fluff to this head and lasted quite a while leaving all sorts of stick.
S - very tropical up front with grapefruit and pine cone hop aromas quickly thereafter. There is an awesome and unique fruits going on with the nose. Then a small shot of floral hoppiness comes from nowhere. Caramel malt and sweet grain balance the back end of the aroma.
T - somewhat floral hops up front that are no less than dominated by grapefruit hop notes. The pine like hop flavor really sets in a nice bitterness that's just right down tasty. Malt is fairly classic caramel when up against a grapefruit and pine hop profile. Finish is somewhat dry with more bitter hops.
M - pretty classic Sierra Nevada IPA feel. It's texture and thickness is just right and allow for an excellent drinking ipa. Just a good feeling ipa.
O - my 2nd favorite from 2013. It's just a solid classic American ipa that features good flavor. It had a bit of uniqueness to the nose, but the flavor puts the lid on this being nothing more than a very tasty ipa. Nothing crazy. Just tasty and worthwhile. Isn't that what we look for in craft ipa's? Worthwhile? Ill take worthwhile over about anything everyday, and it seems SN have always been making very good whole cone west coast ipa's for a long time now. #94 ipa is no different. It's a classic style, but well made. Hard to beat that combo.
Serving type: bottle
10-23-2013 17:37:27 | More by BradtheGreat7
More User Reviews:
4.08/5 rDev +9.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
I bought a single bottle. It pours into a hazy orange color with a white head about one finger in height. Obviously its a tad bitter, but in the way in which beer drinkers like an IPA to taste. Citrus aroma (almost like orange peel) smell, not a bad ale overall, as Sierra Nevada Brewery always puts out great brews.
Serving type: bottle
03-04-2014 04:56:19 | More by LamboBrewpants
United Kingdom (England)
3.35/5 rDev -10.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25
A 12oz bottle with a bottling date of July 2013 (if I've read the code accurately). Acquired a little while back from Trembling Madness in York. Simply called 'IPA', and hopped with Cascade and Citra.
Poured into a Duvel tulip. Bottle conditioned. A hazy orange-amber hue with plenty of floating sediment and medium carbonation. Produces a large head of creamy off-white foam with good retention; this slowly reduces to a persistent surface layer. Some lacing. Aroma of intense, spicy hops with notes of pine resin, grapefruit and orange peel. This is underpinned by sweet caramel malt, earthy yeast, stewed hops and a touch of harsh cardboard. A discordant mix of aromas.
Tastes of formidable aromatic hops and caramel malt, concluded by a powerful bitter finish. Notes of pine resin, dank weed, grapefruit, orange peel, citrus, spice, herbs, caramel malt, earthy yeast and stewed leaves. Faintly sweet, with a harsh, leafy character and hints of cardboard and solventy booze in the background. A strident bitterness upon swallowing. Mouthfeel is smooth and tingly, with spritzy carbonation and decent body. Spicy hop oils tantalise the palate. Highly astringent, followed by an aftertaste of acrid stewed leaves/herbs, spice, cardboard, faint fruity aromas and caramel malt.
Hmmm - pretty unbalanced. The hop character goes over the top in this brew, giving it a seriously harsh edge that detracts from the drinking experience. Looks OK, but the aroma and flavour are dominated by strong hop notes and hints of stewed herbs. The malt simply can't tame the hops, to the detriment of the beer. Body is alright. Disappointing - something I thought I'd never say about SN. Perhaps the bottle hung around for too long. At any rate, this is more miss than hit. No need to seek it out.
Serving type: bottle
01-27-2014 01:06:15 | More by jazzyjeff13
IPA - Beer Camp #93 from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
84 out of 100 based on 409 ratings.