IPA - Beer Camp #93 - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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IPA - Beer Camp #93IPA - Beer Camp #93

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455 Ratings
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Ratings: 455
Reviews: 109
rAvg: 3.71
pDev: 9.43%
Wants: 3
Gots: 15 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.90% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

This IPA sacrifices nothing for its drinkability, flexing big time flavor and complexity. The light color disguises the depth of the malt backbone, a pillar that balances the potent whole-cones of the piney-citrus Cascade and tropical fruit-like Citra hops.

(Beer added by: tdm168 on 08-02-2013)
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look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

This is a truly brilliant masterpiece!

I couldn't resist drinking two bottles!

Pours a burnt orange with an off white head into a shaker pint, moderate carbonation

Smells: fruit, hops, and booze

Taste: Very malt forward, the hops are almost an afterthought. Yet, when they do hit you, the tropical fruit that they promise is a dream come true.

Mouthfeel: Smooth!

Overall, this is a most brilliant beer. Drink it!

To Sierra Nevada, I challenge you to make this a permanent beer in your portfolio. this is what Torpedo should be.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottled on 7/22/13
Poured into the Sierra Nevada/Dogfish IPA glass

Appearance: (4.5)
Pours a vibrant, pale orange with some nice golden yellow highlights. A thick, off white, 3 finger tall head forms very fast and last for quite sometime. As the head starts to fall, it leaves a web of lacing behind. Very active carbonation is clearly seen through the beer.

Aroma: (4.25)
Pungent cascade hops slap your nostrils around right away with their herbal, distinctly floral aromatics; juicy grapefruit, orange peel and resinous pine. Playing a soft counterpoint to cascade hops are the astringent, tropical citra hops, with there dank notes of passion fruit, mango and faint lime. A light bready maltiness lingers in the background. To me, this IPA smells like an amped up version of their classic Pale Ale with some tropical notes added from the Citra hops. Very nice.

Taste: (4.25)
Big, oily hops right away; grapefruit, floral tones, pine resin pretty much classic Cascade hop flavors, just massively amplified. These Cascade hop tones continue coating your palate until a welcomed tropical passion fruit note comes into effect as your palate is greeted by a very light, bready malt backbone. The beer finishes exquisitely dry and very bitter with long, lingering notes of bitter grapefruit peel, pine resin and that trademark lime zest note from the Citra hops.

Mouthfeel: (4.5)
Medium bodied, moderate to high carbonation.

Overall: (4.5)
Wow, I was not expecting this beer to be THIS good. This IPA is easily my favorite beer that Sierra Nevada has produced so far. The beer is extremely dry and the malt bill is very light and clean, allowing the hops to really shine. The malt backbone does have a nice, slightly chewy breadiness that does keep the bitter hops from being too abrasive, but don't get me wrong, the hops are absolutely the star of the show. I REALLY hope they allow this beer to become a year round beer eventually. I absolutely think this beer alone is worth checking out this year's Beer Camp variety pack. This beer is awesome and really caught me by surprise.

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Bottle code suggests this was bottled on day 160 or June 9th 2013. Approaching five months of age.

Poured from the 12 oz., bottle into a Sierra Nevada IPA glass

a: Clear deep gold with a huge two inch white head which slowly dissipated to heavy lumpy surface foam and beautifully patterned lacing.

s: Citrus and pine hops.

t: Light malt base under tasty resin hops, strong enough to notice but not overpowering.

m: Moderate with good body. Carbonation tingles keep coming.

o: A really fine medium power IPA. Drinkable and refreshing. Seems a bit less hoppy than Torpedo but with a little more flavor. Would love to have the chance to buy this as a regular offering.

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IPA - Beer Camp #93 from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
84 out of 100 based on 455 ratings.