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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
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418 Ratings
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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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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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metter98

New York

3.74/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A: The beer is relatively clear amber in color and has some hints of amber hues along with a moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a quarter finger high off white head that has good retention properties and gradually died down, consistently leaving a short head covering the surface.
S: Light to moderate aromas of herbal hops are present in the nose along with some hints of grassy hops.
T: The overall taste very much follows the smell, except that the grassy flavors are a little more prominent at first and the herbal hops stand out in the aftertaste and linger through the finish. A light amount of bitterness is noticeable.
M: It feels medium-bodied and has a moderate amount if carbonation but not much in the way of crispness is perceptible.
O: This beer is a decent IPA and makes for an interesting change of pace if you want something that's not citrusy and like herbal hop aromas and flavors.

Serving type: bottle

10-06-2013 12:11:35 | More by metter98
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oberon

North Carolina

3.54/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I haven't had to many of the SV Beer Camp series so I figured I would pick up a case today.Poured into a standard pit glass a clear light to medium golden with a great looking billowing white head that clings nicely to the glass it settles slowly into a frothy mass.Caramel/biscuit malt along with light piney hops,to me the malt is as big as dare I say bigger than the hops.A big biscuit malt base with a little caramel sweetness on the palate with lighter herbal and piney hops in the finish,not much citrus flavor from the hops.Kinda pedestrian in my opinion,the hops are pretty restrained and the malt profile is pretty large.

Serving type: bottle

08-22-2013 20:39:14 | More by oberon
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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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jwc215

Wisconsin

3.85/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours slightly hazed copper to amber with a foamy head that leaves lacing.

The smell has the "Sierra Nevada" house character (a good thing) with citrus, pine and hint of caramel.

The taste of herbal/floral hops with a hint of lemon is backed by cracker-like bread and a hint of sweetness. It has a bitter/dry refreshing finish.

It has ample carbonation with a medium body. A bit of alcohol comes through and lingers. It does have a bit of a bite to it.

A nice, hoppy IPA!

Serving type: bottle

08-18-2013 02:47:36 | More by jwc215
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WVbeergeek

Ohio

3.83/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Flooded with malty fall seasonals how could I pass up this variety pack of Sierra Nevada Beer Camp IPAs...including the Imperial Red, and Black IPA, #93, 94, and 95. I haven't seen these in my neck of the woods bottled mid to early July...I couldn't bring myself to purchasing anymore malt forward beers at this point. IPA, mentions Citra on the Cascades the hop that made the Sierra tradition famous. Appearance is billowing off white head trying to climb out of my glass, with a copper orange brilliant bright body, chunky sporadically layered lacing is left behind. Aroma is full of citrus, tropical fruit colliding with each other. The malts are driven between the two hops like a cohesive spike in the potentially abrasive hop cloud, biscuit driven malt profile brings out ample sweetness enough to carry the two parties through this hoppy and bitter party to make it home safe to my palates enlightenment. Overall unique balanced medium to full bodied IPA, natural smooth carbonation all day I'm happy to see the Beer Camp project thriving the way that it has, it's good for beer.

Serving type: bottle

09-17-2013 02:26:52 | More by WVbeergeek
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Gavage

New Jersey

3.79/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: pours a hazy orange color with a 2" fluffy head that lasts a long time. Nice lace paints the glass.

Smell: caramel and citrus are most prominent.

Taste: caramel, orange, lemon zest, pear, a hint of earth tones, and a floral bitterness create a well balanced IPA.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied beer. Crisp throughout with a hint of dryness late. Short lasting aftertaste. Refreshing.

Overall: super easy drinking beer that has a nice flavor profile and is satisfying. Enjoyable.

Serving type: bottle

01-18-2014 20:16:23 | More by Gavage
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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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kojevergas

Texas

2.63/5  rDev -29.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

6.9% ABV confirmed per the label. 2 fl oz brown glass bottle with fun label art (green for the most part) and branded brass pry-off pressure cap acquired as part of a beer camp variety 12-pack at Wheatsville Co-Op and served into an Independence Brewing pilsner glass in me gaff in low altitude Austin, Texas. Reviewed live. 2013 vintage. Expectations are average given the brewery. Reviewed as an IPA because it identifies clearly as such on the label and in the name.

Note: The listed name is correct. The name is actually "IPA" - not "India Pale Ale." Thanks for whoever got that right. I'm tired of seeing people abbreviate names for no reason.

Served cold - straight from me fridge. Side-poured with standard vigor as no carbonation issues are anticipated.

A: No bubble show forms as I pour.

Pours a three finger wide head of white to light khaki colour. Decent creaminess, frothiness, and thickness. Head retention is good - about 6-7 minutes. Little lacing clings to the sides of the glass as the head recedes.

Body colour is a clear translucent yellow-copper of average vibrance. No yeast particles are visible. Appears well (possibly over-) carbonated.

Not unique or special, but within style conventions. There are no obvious flaws. I'm looking forward to trying it.

Sm: Honey, pilsner malt, floral hop character, grapefruit hop character (and accompanying zest and esters), shallow ripe orange peel, grassiness, and a kiss of nectary character. Malts seem well suited to the hops based on the aroma. I get a biteen of pine. Also some vague tropical fruit notes. Ripe and lightly juicy.

No yeast character or alcohol is detectable. I don't find any off-notes, but based on the aroma, hop bitterness may be undisguised.

A pleasant aroma of moderate strength. Seems fresh - not as though it came from a macrobrewery like Sierra Nevada. Within style conventions.

T: Big on the grapefruit, but unfortunately the accompanying hop bitterness goes imbalanced in the late second act and on the climax, which holds it back and prevents the otherwise pleasant floral and lightly piney hop notes from fully emerging. Too much caramalt. Has a strange malty sweetness up front. Too sweet for the first half, entirely too bitter for the second. Overhopped. It's quite an imbalanced beer, both structurally and in terms of flavour. Lightly grassy. I get some out-of-place lime. Lightly resinous. Vague tropical fruit hop character; maybe tangerine? Some candi like sweetness is unwelcome.

I'm not a big fan of the choices of hops here. The malt bill needs some tweaking too. Okay complexity. No real subtlety. There's little cohesion here; it's certainly not a gestalt beer. Feels somewhat thrown together. It drinks like a pretty good homebrew.

Shallow depth of flavour. Average duration and intensity of flavour.

No yeast character or alcohol comes through.

Mf: Rough. Somewhat coarse. Wet. Unrefreshing. Overcarbonated. Too full-bodied for its lack of flavour depth and diversity. A bit too thick. Decent presence on the palate. It suits the flavour profile okay; the texture doesn't feel custom-tailored to the taste though.

Not oily, astringent, buttery, biting, hot or boozy.

Dr: Downable and forgettable. I wouldn't get this again or recommend it to friends. Very pedestrian, with no regard for balance. IPAs aren't about dumping in hops and ramping up bitterness; they're about careful balance and masterful complexity. This overhopped brew is sloppy and mediocre. It deserves to get lost amidst the myriad of better beers in this style at or below this price point. I wouldn't want another.

C-

Serving type: bottle

10-14-2013 05:59:46 | More by kojevergas
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Zorro

California

3.63/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Clear amber colored beer with a nice sized yellowish white colored head.

Smells strongly of wood and pine with a little mint. Lesser smells of sandal wood and either mint or menthol.

Starts out semi-sweet and woody. Mildly spicy with a little cinnamon to it and a medium bitterness. Little bit of caramel with lots of strong tea and woody flavors.

Mouthfeel is OK.

Overall an OK IPA with a woody accent.

Serving type: bottle

10-10-2013 01:13:58 | More by Zorro
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corby112

Pennsylvania

3.98/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy, dark golden orange with tangerine colored edges and a two finger frothy white head that slowly settles into a thick, lasting ring. Rings and streaks of soapy lacing left behind.

Floral hop aroma with dank, resinous oils, citrus fruit and sweet malts. Strong earthy, grassy pine character along with juicy buds and spruce tip countered by grapefruit and orange peel sweetness. The malt backbone is stronger than expected with hints of caramel and biscuit but doesn't interfere with the dominant hop presence.

Full bodied with a strong dry, bitter hop presence that lingers over the sweeter notes and malt backbone into a slightly dry finish. Some grassy, earthy pine needle flavor but it's not too dry or overly sticky. Decent amount of bitterness but not overpowering with sweet tropical/citrus fruit and pale malt notes balancing things out. Hints of grapefruit, pineapple and orange zest followed by caramel, toffee, biscuit, cracker and a touch of dark fruit in the finish. Not the most extreme IPA but this beer is very well balanced and extremely drinkable. The ABV is well masked without the slightest trace of heat. Pretty damn sessionable for nearly 7%.

Serving type: bottle

10-02-2013 03:28:41 | More by corby112
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stakem

Pennsylvania

3.69/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to BA Slatetank for giftin me with a few of these new beer camp releases. Poured from a 12oz bottle into a Sierra Nevada snifter, the brew appears a clear copper color with a yellowish stained off-white cap that holds with rising bubbles supporting. Some patchy lace sticks to the glass as the cap fades.

The smell is pleasantly hoppy with rinds, zest, herbs and fruity to floral aspects before getting grassy with a solvent alcohol inclusion. Overall, the nose is on point with what you might expect without much deviation.

The flavor is bitter and rindy with pith and zest components. Some grapefruit juice and orange skin/zest blend with a bit of solvent alcohol that numbs the tongue with a lingering tingle.

This is a medium bodied brew with a modest amount of carbonation. Overall not bad but nothibg out of the norm either other than the abnormal focus on neutral sort of alcohol burn. I appreciate the chance to try this but probably would not return to it if given other choices.

Serving type: bottle

08-21-2013 18:54:49 | More by stakem
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Stinkypuss

Pennsylvania

3.99/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

2013 Beer Camp #93 : IPA

LOOK: The 12 ounce stubby bottle pours a clear, bright golden orange hue. Suds top off the pint and there is lacing from the very start. Active carbonatiom rises busily to the surface. A rather attractive looking pale ale all in all.

SMELL: Piney, resinous, herbal smelling IPA. A bit of honey like pale malt aromas, just a hint of toast, but really has a strong smell of high grade hop flowers. Not as tropical as some, though there is that element (grapefruit, pineapple); this has a more earth-centered aroma.

TASTE: Hop forward in the flavor, with the Cascade coming on a bit stronger than the Citra. Pine, dense herbs, resin, a bit of lemon and fairly acidic from the high alpha acids produced by an intense hopping. The malt body is strong in its supporting role, a sturdy, lightly bready note and balances well.

FEEL: Medium bodied, smooth and well carbonated. Has a crisp, slightly dry and oily finish.

OVERALL: Another solid hopped up beer from Sierra Nevada. Very drinkable and has very resinous flavors. A welcome addition to the Beer Camp series, this sampler case will not last in my fridge very long. Fresh tasting and quite good.

Serving type: bottle

08-12-2013 21:56:10 | More by Stinkypuss
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Slatetank

Pennsylvania

3.84/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

picked this up at Oakhurst beverage in Linglestown, enjoyed chilled from an oversized wine glass.

the color is like sunset with dark golden shade with good clarity and thick off white cream with fine bead and confetti lace pattern. The smell is very citrus and slightly earthy but not quite grassy, more of a dank herbal accent. The feel is good which is bitter and tangy with a mild sweetness mid palate and mostly dry finis with moderately high carbonation which is great for the style, alcohol presence is felt but not forceful.

The taste is very tangy -like a tangerine almost with pithy bitter citrus notes and slight accent of grapefruit mixed with pine indicating a blend of hops was used very assertive bitterness and light caramel malt backbone makes for a decent flavor combo -pretty tasty. Overall I was glad I got to try this...a very citrus and west coast style IPA. I am not surprised that I read citra was utilized and the cascade is all over this with grapefruity goodness. I am pleased that I get to enjoy another7 of this a good example of the style.

Serving type: bottle

08-12-2013 23:35:13 | More by Slatetank
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Brad007

Vermont

3.34/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Pours a copper color with a one-finger head into my glass. Lots of foam and lacing but otherwise, looks decent.

As the label says, aroma is definitely a mix of cascade and citra hops. Malt backbone seems decent too.

A pine blast lined with citrus hits the tongue, leaving little room for anything else but a searing bitterness. It's kind of a mess in a way due to the way it hits you.

Ditto for mouthfeel. Buttery, piney with some citrus. Not the best mouthfeel or anything but it's tolerable.

A noble mix of citra and cascade that doesn't quite do it for me. Still worth a try.

Serving type: bottle

08-08-2013 21:21:36 | More by Brad007
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superspak

Michigan

3.95/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle into signature pint glass, bottled on 7/9/2013. Pours lightly hazy and cloudy golden amber color with a 2 finger dense and fluffy off white head with incredible retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts the whole glass. Nice soapy lacing clings down the glass. Aromas of tangerine, lemon zest, orange zest, grapefruit, pineapple, floral, grass, light pine, light caramel, bread, and floral earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good complexity of hop notes with a fair amount of malt balance; and solid strength. Taste of lemon zest, orange zest, tangerine, grapefruit, floral, pine, grass, light caramel, bread, and floral earthiness. Good amount of earthy pine bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of citrus, citrus zest, pine, floral, grass, light caramel, bread, and floral earthiness on the finish for a while. Damn nice balance and complexity of hop flavors; with a light-moderate malt balance and no cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a smooth, crisp, and sticky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a damn nice IPA. All around good balance of hop flavors with a fair amount of malt balance; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A very enjoyable offering.

Serving type: bottle

08-20-2013 04:43:48 | More by superspak
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Bitterbill

Wyoming

3.26/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

A- poured cold, it is a hazy orange gold, big 2 finger head of foam, good lacing.

S- I smell piney hops that are distinctly bitter....reminds me of aspirin, unfortunately. On the plus side, there is some malt in the background that I think is needed, at least when it comes to the smell.

T- bitter right off the bat. First the nasty aspirin like flavour. More sips in and it continues on the very bitter side..not getting any tropical fruit that I usually associate with Citra Hops. Very little malt
influence of any kind to my palate. I think it could have used some.

M- just right for an IPA so no problems there.

O- Overly bitter with no balance of any kind, I do not like this brew. Sorry, Sierra Nevada.

Serving type: bottle

08-31-2013 16:42:28 | More by Bitterbill
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GarthDanielson

North Carolina

3.79/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a bottle into a shaker pint, the beer is a bright copper-gold coloring with a slow flow of carbonation bubbling and a thin, filmy, white head that clings to the glass. Aromas of rich, roasty caramel forming a solid backbone, with rich, resiny, bitter hops characteristics layered on top. Smells rich, full, and tasty. Flavors of biscuit and caramel forward, with sharp, bitter, alpha acid hops characteristics following shortly after. Beer becomes bitter and resiny quickly, with a pepper spicing joining the pine pitch. Smooth, robust flavors on a mid-bodied brew, with a bitter, slightly dry aftertaste with hints of the caramel malt backbone still hanging around. Dry, clean finish, with a hoppy linger. Solid brew, with a bit more malt punch than most IPAs. Tasty.

Serving type: bottle

08-13-2013 02:45:30 | More by GarthDanielson
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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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spinrsx

Ontario (Canada)

3.79/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12oz Bottle from Wegmans Dewitt NY for $2

Appearance - Slightly hazy gold colour with an average size white coloured head. There is an average amount of carbonation showing and there is some fair lacing. The head lasted for around 3-4 minutes before it was gone.

Smell - Malts, hops, grass, grapefruit, pineapple

Taste & Mouth - There is an above average amount of carbonation and I can taste malts, caramel, and piney hops. There is also some grapefruit, grass, and straw.

Overall - More east coast tasting than west as far as IPA's go. I'm sure this was better fresh, but it's still got a lot of hop bite. A beer worth trying for sure, but not something I'd buy in 6-pack format.

Serving type: bottle

11-20-2013 01:55:44 | More by spinrsx
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tdm168

North Carolina

3.88/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

A - golden with a tall, pure white head that has good retention

S - citrus, pine, some sugar, bread

T - citrus, whole cone piney hops, lightly sweet malt

M - light to medium bodied, well carbonated

This was probably my favorite of the new beer camp pack in terms of balance. The Citra hops add a nice citrus character, and there is the easily recognized SN whole cone hop character for bitterness. The malt offers balance. This is easily drinkable as well.

Serving type: bottle

08-02-2013 00:29:32 | More by tdm168
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ArrogantB

Colorado

3.68/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Beer Camp #93, this was bottled on July 9th so this is about seven weeks old. I'm trying not to be so stringent about freshness and this doesn't taste stale but I wish I had gotten it a couple weeks ago. Bright orange color, great head, great lacing. Aroma is slight hints of honey, barely any pine, some yeast, its not as hoppy as I had hoped for. Flavor is bitter, hints of citrus, hints of pine, very subtle hoppiness in my opinion. Having said that, this is a solid beer. I feel like Sierra Nevada doesn't try to punch you in the face with over the top flavors but that all of their beers are usually just well rounded and well done.

Serving type: bottle

08-31-2013 19:59:42 | More by ArrogantB
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CrazyDavros

Australia

3.99/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Pours amber with a large, fading head.
Nose shows floral, spicy, earthy and herbal hops along with lovely biscuity malt.
Pretty similar falvours, more herbal, spicy and earthy hops. Some biscuit malt but very dry in the finish. Quite an aggressive bitterness.
Nice moderate carbonation.

Serving type: bottle

12-09-2013 07:59:38 | More by CrazyDavros
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Darkmagus82

Virginia

3.94/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from bottle into a pint glass

Appearance – The beer pours a clear light amber color with a thick and billowy two finger just off white head. The head has a fantastic level of retention, slowly fading over time to leave a fantastic level of lacing on the sides of the glass.

Smell – The aroma is largely of an earthy and pine hop nature. Mixed with these smells are some grapefruit hop as well as a bit of a biscuit smell as well as a little bit of a spice smell.

Taste – The taste begins with a bit of caramel sweetness and a good deal of toasted malt which create a base for the flavors of the brew. A lighter hop flavor of a pine and grapefruit nature are present from the start as well. These hop flavors however don’t remain level, but instead, gain strength as the taste advances to the end. A bit of herbal and an earthy hop taste join the flavors at the end to produce a clean hoppy taste on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is average in terms of its creaminess and thickness with a carbonation level that is average to slightly below average. The lower carbonation helps accentuate the hop flavors of the brew while the average body makes it still quite easy to drink.

Overall -A good IPA. It is kind of a harvest/torpedo hybrid in flavor and profile. Overall easy drinking and a nice one to try.

Serving type: bottle

08-26-2013 02:27:49 | More by Darkmagus82
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cjgator3

Florida

3.68/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle

A- Pours a golden amber color with a nice off-white head with great retention and lacing.

S- The aroma is sweet malt and floral and citrusy hops with maybe a touch of honey. Very nice, can't wait to try this one.

T- The taste like the aroma is very enjoyable. There is some malt up front but the floral hops quickly make their presence felt and create a lot of lingering bitterness well into the finish.

M- The mouthfeel is medium bodied with a good amount of carbonation.

O- Overall, Beer Camp #93 is a solid IPA that is definitely worth a try.

Serving type: bottle

09-02-2013 04:41:36 | More by cjgator3
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IPA - Beer Camp #93 from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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