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

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

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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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4/5  rDev +7.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

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4/5  rDev +7.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

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4/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of Mojo
4.09/5  rDev +10.2%
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!!!

Photo of davet100
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

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3/5  rDev -19.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

Photo of Siriusfisherman
3.69/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a bright gold with tons of carbonation bubbles streaming up, an absolutely ludicrous fluffy white head on top, and some very nice lacing. Aroma reveals some spicy citrus, tropical fruit, and herbal hop notes, along with some subtle, sweet bready malt. The flavor is more of the same, with a gental bitterness upfront and a greater emphasis on some pine/citrus and spice/herbal notes. The malt balances subtly in the flavor, and gives some good toasty bread notes and a light mouthfeel.

Overall, a fine West-Coast Style IPA that is very easy to tame. Pretty much exactly what you would expect from Sierra Nevada, although I would take Torpedo and Celebration over this in a heartbeat. Along with the Imperial Red and the very interesting Belgian-Style Black IPA, the 2013 Beer Camp 12-pack was well worth the $16 I shelled out for it.

Photo of GraduatedCashew
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

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3/5  rDev -19.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +21.3%

Photo of lordofstarside
4.08/5  rDev +10%
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

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4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of russpowell
4.13/5  rDev +11.3%
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

Photo of mactrail
4.03/5  rDev +8.6%
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.

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3.51/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Copper colored with nice clarity. About 2 inches of foam resting on top. Light floral hop aroma, but not much of one is present. Wow is the reaction to the first sip. Piney hop flavored, but wasn't expecting that intensity after the subtle aroma. Thick , chewy mouthfeel I would have expected from a double IPA. Malt does a good job of backing the hop intensity.

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3.94/5  rDev +6.2%
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.

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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

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