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

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

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BA SCORE
84
good

418 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 418
Reviews: 109
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 9.12%


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 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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BierStein711

Illinois

4.61/5  rDev +23.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

09-05-2013 23:13:54 | More by BierStein711
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flayedandskinned

California

4.34/5  rDev +16.4%
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.

Serving type: bottle

08-07-2013 01:35:24 | More by flayedandskinned
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scotorum

Massachusetts

4.34/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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.

Serving type: bottle

11-05-2013 04:34:38 | More by scotorum
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DenverHopHead

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a bottle dated 7/23/13 into a tulip.
Appearance - golden, bubbly. Huge, white plume of a head that has great retention. Leaves a sticky coat lacing!
Smell - clean, hop forward, but subtle.
Taste - very pleasant, refreshing, citrus hops, just enough malt backbone.
Feel - a bit light, but enough hop bitterness to make up for it.
Overall - very good beer. I like what Sierra Nevada puts out there, especially their IPA's!

Serving type: bottle

09-06-2013 01:28:02 | More by DenverHopHead
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RonfromJersey

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Hazy bright orange, the sun trying to shine through a light cloud. Four fingers of dense just slightly off-white micro-bubbles. Drippy lace.

Enormous fruit nose, a cornucopia of grapefruit, orange, mango, and more.

Firm semi-sweet foundation down he center of the tongue. Plenty of juicy fruit. Big bitter bite that lingers through the afterglow, mixing with the fruit.

Solid medium mouthfeel, a bit prickly.

A solid IPA. From Sierra Nevada. What a surprise. Enjoy.

Serving type: bottle

09-30-2013 22:08:25 | More by RonfromJersey
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TeamMathis

West Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Caramel and cloudy.
Smell: Citrus, malt, and super piney.
Taste: Citrus, pepper, big pine, and some alcohol in the aftertaste.

I was surprised when I saw the low score this received. It's a great IPA, and this brewers are the best of the best in the hoppy IPA world. There's clear malty taste and a very nice bitterness. The pine is more pronounced than in their other IPAs, and it's really great. I would definitely get this again. I would get it year-round.

Serving type: bottle

10-24-2013 02:46:50 | More by TeamMathis
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Kendo

New York

4.19/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: Poured from the bottle into a pint glass. Body is slightly hazy, honey-orange in color with a half-finger whitish head on top. Nice lacing on the glass.

S: Not too strong in the nose - modest citrus (oranges and clementine oranges come to mind) and some underlying bready sweet malt.

T: Bready malt foundation with a touch of caramel malt sweetness. Followed by citrusy stuff - some lemons, tangerine and oranges, with a touch of grapefruit peel. Finishes dry, a touch minerally, which often detracts from an IPA but with this one provides a modest balance of sorts. Lingering citrusy bitterness is nice. The more I drink this, the tastier it becomes. Tempted to bump up the taste score to 4.5. . . .

M: Medium bodied, modest carbonation makes it slightly creamy in feel.

O: Very impressed with this one - a vibrant IPA that's a bit different from your usual SN hoppy offerings.

Serving type: bottle

08-31-2013 22:47:38 | More by Kendo
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BradtheGreat7

Ohio

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
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MattyG85

Minnesota

4.16/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a tall Summit EPA glass. Date on the "Beer Camp" box is 07/29/13.

Appearance: Pours a bright and clear copper golden orange with a moderate amount of bubbles. Solid three fingers of off white head with decent retention. Leaves a lot of lacing around the glass.

Smell: A bright hop forward aroma with lots of floral and fruity esters with a solid malt backing. Lots of floral and herbal hop hints upfront. Grassy hop hints and some dank pine resin spice. Citrus hop hints of grapefruit, orange peel, pineapple, tangerine, and lemon zest. Bready malt backing with hints of grains, biscuit, yeast, crackers, and caramel. Smells fairly damp and very earthy. Solid aroma.

Taste: Like the aroma, a very earthy and spicy hop forward taste with some good citrus and malt notes. Very earthy upfront with lots of floral and herbal hop taste. Grassy hop notes and some spicy pine resin. Citrus hop notes of grapefruit, orange peel, tangerine, lemon zest, and pineapple. Hops are pretty wet and earthy. Solid malt background with notes of biscuit, grains, yeast, caramel, and crackers. Nicely bitter, wet, and earthy. Pretty good taste.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. Somewhat chewy and oily. Crisp and nicely smooth.

Overall: A pretty solid IPA. More towards the floral and piney side than West Coast citrus style. Damp and moderately bitter. Pretty nice.

Serving type: bottle

08-20-2013 06:42:02 | More by MattyG85
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goochpunch

Texas

4.16/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours out a shining light amber. Smells of pale malts and lots of fruity and piney hops. Flavor is very hoppy. Lots of pine, citrus rind, and fruitiness from the yeast and hops. Malts are light with a hint of toast. I get a bready maltiness in the finish. Deep, prolonged bitterness. Not too sweet and very bitter: just what I like. Carbonation is strong and strips the bitterness off the tongue. This was a very pleasant surprise.

Serving type: bottle

10-21-2013 00:20:56 | More by goochpunch
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russpowell

Oklahoma

4.13/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours honey colored with 2 fingers of cream colored head. Great lacing & head retention

S: Bready, grassy, orange peel, pineyness & grapefruit showing up

T: Bready, with lemons, slight grassyness & faint pine & kiss of tangerine up front. Flinty mineral hoppyness along with grapefruit & lemon, plus pineyness. Finishes with orange peel, a bit of biscuitty malt & dryness & pine needles

MF: Medium bodied, perfect carbonation with good balance

The star of this 12 pack to me, close to awe-inspiring, tasty; could drink this all day

Serving type: bottle

08-26-2013 06:46:07 | More by russpowell
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JednoPivoProsim

Maryland

4.13/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12 FL. OZ. bottle into a pint glass. ALC. 6.9% BY VOL. Bottled on day 190 of 2013 (July 9). 2013 IPA Beer Camp #93.

Appearance: Pours a very golden (at least by Sierra Nevada ale standards) body. Definitely not the standard 90% 2 row pale/10% caramel malt mix. A nice change of pace if you ask me. Ever so slightly hazy. Calm carbonation. Very nice looking IPA.

Smell: Classic Sierra Nevada Pale Ale aroma with a tropical fruit scented twist. Smells delicious!

Taste: I feel the flavor does not quite live up to the aroma's promise. The malt backbone is a little heavy and mutes any type of expected burst of tropical hops. Still a very flavorful IPA which I would ultimately describe as bitter bubblegum.

Mouthfeel: Appropriately full mouthfeel as expected for a Sierra Nevada IPA. The bitterness lingers on the palate.

Overall: Very Torpedo-esque. A Blond Extra IPA, perhaps? What promises to be a hop bomb in every respect, ends up as a very malt-heavy ale. Take my scores with a grain of salt however, I am a sucker for anything Sierra Nevada bottles and delivers to my local beer store.

Serving type: bottle

08-30-2013 00:55:19 | More by JednoPivoProsim
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chanokokoro

Illinois

4.11/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a stemmed ale glass

Pours a most deep golden with some amber accents capped by a one and half finger bright white head. Great retention and significant splotchy lacing. Piney notes, some light tropical citrus, and some fresh cut grass on the nose. Light pine sap, fresh green tea, accents of spearmint with hints of honey midpalate. Finishes dry with some tropical citrus notes including lime, pineapple, mango, and bitter grapefruit rind and returning pine notes. Light crisp body, fizzy carbonation, and just enough malt to provide some backbone. Recommended.

Serving type: bottle

08-16-2013 02:20:39 | More by chanokokoro
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Chaney

District of Columbia

4.11/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

What the hell are you people comparing this against? What a fantastic IPA.

Served in a SN "Celebration Ale" shaker around the pool.

A: Poured pretty much crystal clear gold (and on the darker side of that spectrum) and with a sticky solid white head.

S: SN profile through and through. Much like the Pale Ale, only more intense. Hop presence and then some.

T: Yep, like the PA on steroid and/or Torpedo with a much, much smoother edge. Fresh hop profile, a bit fruitier in the middle, and then a nice bitter tongue slap at the end. Not a bitter pill at all!

M: Not too sweet, not too bitter, just right.

O: I liked this much better than Torpedo.

Serving type: bottle

08-21-2013 21:06:12 | More by Chaney
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Mojo

Alabama

4.09/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle -> Westbrook brewing snifter

A - clear medium amber with a large three finger fluffy head which dissipates to only a small thin floating layer. Spotty lacing can be observed as the glass empties.

S - very earthy, resin, pine, biscuit

T - There is an initial citrus flavor that give way to a bitter spicy rye tasting finish.

M - well carbonated

O - love it!!!

Serving type: bottle

08-29-2013 03:35:08 | More by Mojo
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lordofstarside

Nevada

4.08/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12oz to a snifter, bottled 8/1

Pours a vibrant and bit dark golden orange, transparency at 80%. A finger and a half of egg white foam has some impressive retention and lacing. Mild carbonation stemming from the sides, only con is very small yeast specks when looking close

Smells about what you'd expect from Sierra Nevada- piney, floral, and fruity hops. Lots of upfront pine, followed by some grapefruit, orange, and tropical fruits. Rigid and bready malty backbone gives it a nice sweetness next to a touch of alcohol

Taste is close with the smell, upfront shot of piney hops with some good citrus and tropical notes- grapefruit, some lime, and orange. Malts come across with more of a caramel, does a good job of evening out the beer while keeping it hoppy

Feel is a medium body with a creamy smooth finish. Carbonation and pine spices leave a nice tingle on the end of the tongue, and alcohol concealed well. Pretty bitter, asy to drink

Overall this beer is a lot like torpedo, a bit more balanced though and much smoother on the finish. This stuff is great, I'm really enjoying this years beer camp

Serving type: bottle

08-27-2013 00:38:18 | More by lordofstarside
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LamboBrewpants

Michigan

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
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JG-90

New Jersey

4.06/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Beer Camp #93 is a hazy, golden orange color. Pours a moderate to large creamy white head with good retention and very heavy lacing. Smell consists mostly of resinous and dank hops. Also has some dough and tropical fruit hops. Love the dank smell, can't wait to dig in.

Taste starts with doughy bread, but quickly moves on the prickly resinous hops, then pineapple, lemon, and tart orange, with a bready, dank, creamy finish. Mouthfeel is light with high carbonation, some creaminess as well. I think that a more moderate body and carb would go along better with the great flavors, but is still a very good beer.

Serving type: bottle

11-02-2013 16:22:16 | More by JG-90
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BEERchitect

Kentucky

4.05/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I usually like to start my reviews with an introductory statement. But I'll forego all that for this: Wow, what a great IPA!

Sierra Nevada's Beer Campe #93 kicks off with an unfiltered haze of copper and honey. As its froth builds, it aligns the glass with a cascading veil of lace. Cream colored and meringue textured, its head character is astounding!

Vivid aromas of pink grapefruit and orange peels provide the most ripe and vibrant of citrus scents. Diving a little into its earthy tone, a touch of cannabis and botanical grasses give a bouquet of herb and citrus that weaves together with seamless enticement. Any would-be sweeter tones only give the fruit and grass tones a sense of ripeness and vibrancy that seems of natural fructose.

But much of that enticement is the allure of hops! Citrusy grapefruit, freshly zested oranges, and lime acidity all play into that medley as the timid sweetness of caramel and pecan only aids in support. But the beer is not about the malt- its about that expounding middle palate of hop flavor that takes center stage, just before it delves into a a dry, crisp, clean and resinous bitterness that closes the beer confidently and assuredly.

Medium-light in body, this IPA really buys into the American IPA concept! Its malty-dry to start but sheds its sweetness early in order to prefer hop bitterness and flavor through the later two-thirds of its taste and texture. Still it doesn't finish thin or have weak spots in its palate sensations. Its somewhat effortless in its taste which makes it seem easy!

But if it's easy, then everyone is doing it! But they are not and only Sierra Nevada can deliver this kind of taste, texture and aroma... and at this price! $1.69 at my locale!

Serving type: bottle

10-10-2013 06:19:55 | More by BEERchitect
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CSFerrier

Kansas

4.05/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I poured from my bottle into a sniffer, and I highly recommend that. The look of this IPA is spectacular. It's the color of an amber that was only thick when dinosaurs walked the Earth. Simply gorgeous.

The smell is typical of an IPA, that sort of hopped aroma. Nothing particularly special, I think.

The taste is, outstanding. Not perfect, but it really is outstanding. It hits every part of your tongue and leaves you with the IPA linger.

It leaves your mouth watering for more. If left in the mouth it attacks it with tingles and frothiness. A good one to leave on the tongue.

Overall, I think it's a step up from the average IPA six pack. Even Sierra Nevada's typical IPA doesn't hold a drunk candle to 93.

Nom.

Serving type: bottle

10-12-2013 20:42:06 | More by CSFerrier
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jimmah120

Minnesota

4.04/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle ~a month old.

Look is your typical IPA color, with gritty suspended sediment. Smell is piney and herbal. Taste is crisp pine and tangy citrus, in the background there's some sweet maple syrup malt, oak.

Solid IPA. Very similar to torpedo, but i might actually prefer this one.

Serving type: bottle

08-16-2013 19:38:20 | More by jimmah120
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Jadjunk

Georgia

4.04/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

"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." Brewed in the style of an American IPA.

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle to a Sierra Nevada Snifter. Served north of 51º Fahrenheit

(Appearance) Pours a pearl white fully creamy head over an orange-amber body with moderate sediment in suspension and otherwise high clarity. Carbonation is mild to moderate. Retention is well above average, lacing is moderate and droopy. There are very few shortcomings in the appearance of this beer. 4.25

(Smell) Aroma is chock full of floral and tropical fruit hops with a moderate bitterness. Malt bill is a clean pale and light crystal malt with faint biscuity undertones and moderate yeasty esters that enhance the perceived fruitiness of this beer. Balance is slightly sweet over bitter, led by the fruit profile. A very clean and simple-malted IPA with a moderately bitter hop profile that oozes of sweet, juicy tropical fruit overtones for an energetic aroma. Potency is high. 4

(Taste) The hop profile portrays a generous balance between fruity, floral and resinous hop notes with a more pronounced quenching bitterness. Malt profile remains a simple light caramel and pale malt profile with a modest sweetness. Mild hard water minerals are an English nod to the flavor and balance the flavors wonderfully. I love the balance of flavors in this beer, neither malt nor hops dominate the beer alone but collectively make a highly drinkable and enjoyable ale. 4

(Mouthfeel) Texture is clean and slick with a mild thickness, not too sticky nor overly dry. Carbonation adds some creaminess and lightness to the beer. Balance is nearly even. Body is medium for an IPA and shy of medium overall. Alcohol presence is very low. Great textures and carbonation make this fine beer even more enjoyable. 4.25

(Overall) Despite being a bit skeptical that an all-IPA variety pack would carry as much gems as previous installments in the Beer Camp series, this one keeps it simple yet flavorful altogether. The hop character and the malt, water and yeast contributions bring a great balance. A clean-drinking, bright and flavorful IPA with nearly no flavor setbacks. Although it may be too predictable of a beer for some, I feel it is deserving of a title of just "IPA", because it is a thoroughly enjoyable representative of the style. 4

Sierra Nevada Brewing Company's
Beer Camp 2013 #93: IPA
4.04/5.00

Serving type: bottle

09-10-2013 00:06:52 | More by Jadjunk
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SawDog505

New Hampshire

4.03/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into s 13 oz tulip glass. Pours a bright orange, with a 2 inch fluffy white head, leaves layers of lace. Smell is pine, orange, lemon, grapefruit, and floral. Taste is floral pine up front and grapefruit and citrus in the finish, not overpowering, but nice. Body is light to medium, lots of life, a touch dry, and very drinkable. This very good like you would expect. Great 12 pack again!

Serving type: bottle

08-13-2013 21:12:23 | More by SawDog505
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LiquidAmber

Washington

4.03/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured into a Seattle Beer Week pint glass. Pours a medium golden amber with a three finger white head with great retention and lots of lacing. Aroma of grassy, slightly piney hops, sweet malt and citrus. Flavor brings out much more piney and citrus hops, sweet malt and citrus juice and rind. Finishes with a satisfying long piney bitterness. Excellent creamy body enhances the flavors. A very nice IPA; I was momentarily disappointed when my first sip did not have much intense hops, but the hops slowly grew and exhibited a nice balance of flavors. The malt sits in the background and supports the hops very nicely. I really liked this a lot.

Serving type: bottle

08-18-2013 04:14:06 | More by LiquidAmber
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mactrail

California

4.03/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Clear amber in the Ommegang chalice. Nicely sudsy in the mouth. Great aroma, more flowery, bright, and herbal in the nose.

Pleasing slightly sweet malty shortbread taste with the hops coming on strong. A textbook example of how to use bitterness in an IPA. This seems to start with an herbal flavor that fades to a bitter tang I can only describe as aromatic, rising up in the nose. Then it's time for another sip, while the bitter and spicy flavor lays like banked coals on the tongue.

This seems like a rather simple hoppy brew, nothing flamboyant about it, but it really seems nicely made and highly drinkable to me. I think SN is great at these less intense, flowery, and more subtle IPAs. From the 22 oz bottle purchased at Bottlecraft in San Diego.

Serving type: bottle

08-26-2013 05:43:14 | More by mactrail
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IPA - Beer Camp #93 from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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