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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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449 Ratings
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Ratings: 449
Reviews: 109
rAvg: 3.72
pDev: 9.68%
Wants: 3
Gots: 13 | 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 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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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

twelveinches, Aug 16, 2013
Photo of bifrost17
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

bifrost17, Aug 16, 2013
Photo of AdamBear
3.53/5  rDev -5.1%

A-slightly dark shade of gold with a nice thick cream colored head

S-weeds and floral. Medium strength

T-it comes in with a very floral and hoppy flavor as well as the weeds. The overall strength is low and the after-taste is matching through somewhat malty.

M-medium creamy carbonation with a creamy finish

O-really I'm surprised they picked this beer. It is a good IPA, but a boring IPA. It is easy to drink, and I could drink a lot of it, but I'd rather just get a case of torpedo over this.

AdamBear, Aug 16, 2013
Photo of chanokokoro
4.11/5  rDev +10.5%

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.

chanokokoro, Aug 16, 2013
Photo of bpowers315
4/5  rDev +7.5%

bpowers315, Aug 16, 2013
Photo of Buckeye982
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Buckeye982, Aug 16, 2013
Photo of baklo
4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

baklo, Aug 15, 2013
Photo of ShemRahBoo
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

ShemRahBoo, Aug 15, 2013
Photo of Hessian257
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Hessian257, Aug 15, 2013
Photo of Ctruskey
4/5  rDev +7.5%

Ctruskey, Aug 15, 2013
Photo of Tiernan
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Tiernan, Aug 14, 2013
Photo of justintcoons
4/5  rDev +7.5%

12oz bottle poured into a shaker pint.

Gold with 2 fingers of white head. good retention and clarity. Low carbonation.

Pineapple, pine, florals, candy sugar, tangerine and grapefruit.

Loaded with pine and florals. Bitter grapefruit zest and tangerine. Very thin candy sugar backbone. A touch of pineapple.

Medium bodied, crisp, bitter and dry.

A solid pine-driven IPA. Nice all around.

justintcoons, Aug 14, 2013
Photo of JohnnyMc
3/5  rDev -19.4%

JohnnyMc, Aug 14, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

cbord459, Aug 14, 2013
Photo of jwat
4/5  rDev +7.5%

jwat, Aug 14, 2013
Photo of vkv822
3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

12oz : tulip

Pours clear, coppery orange with a foamy, off white head.

Lots of resiny, Cascade hop notes upfront, with some light fruity hops in towards the finish and a solid, malty backbone. Lightly bitter finish.

Medium body and carbonation.

A decent IPA. Tasty, and I will enjoy my other 3 bottles, but nothing I really have a desire to seek out again.

vkv822, Aug 14, 2013
Photo of dpodratsky3
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

12 ounce bottle poured into tulip class

A: Not quite clear golden orange, lighter than it looks (if that makes sense), bone white head fades to just bubbles

S: Very mild fruit comes through, definite pine, malty backbone adds body and makes the pine seem deeper

T: More pine than fruit again, but both are there, very bitter with not enough flavor for my liking, piney hops seem harsh, malt is a bit too strong also and just adds to the intensity

M: Extra dry, medium-light body with decent carbonation

O: I know its a one off beer, but Sierra Nevada has made so many good IPA's, most of which are better than this one.

dpodratsky3, Aug 14, 2013
Photo of durlta
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

durlta, Aug 14, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

NickSMpls, Aug 13, 2013
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

TEKNISHE, Aug 13, 2013
Photo of Lantern
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Lantern, Aug 13, 2013
Photo of SawDog505
4.03/5  rDev +8.3%

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!

SawDog505, Aug 13, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +21%

larryarms847, Aug 13, 2013
Photo of GarthDanielson
3.79/5  rDev +1.9%

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.

GarthDanielson, Aug 13, 2013
Photo of BarryMFBurton
4/5  rDev +7.5%

This is one way Sierra Nevada can instantly snag $22 from me. I’m not complaining, though, I’ve always enjoyed the Beer Camp packs.

A: A creamy white head rises quickly after a slow pour – an inch of froth with intricate lace all around that remains at full height for minutes at a time. Translucent copper hue; slightly hazy.

S: Front and center is a floral, spicy, somewhat Noble hop aroma: zesty lemon, sweet tangerine, and an herbal pepperiness. It’s a light spice quite similar to that of a pilsner, and the malts are no different – notes of buttered toast, pumpernickel, and blackberry sit secondary to the bitters.

T: Impressive hop flavor with a zesty, balanced bitterness, not overly dry or drenched in oil: tastes of mint and lemon rind, all wrapped up in a salt-and-pepper flavor. In my long run of IPAs recently, this has to be one of the best examples of flavor over pounding, puckering dryness. Crisp cracker, rye toast, and sugar cookie tastes constitute a grainy, slightly sugary malt bill, leading to a bready, sweet finish – cake-like, reminiscent of lemon poppy seed.

M: There’s a frothy carbonation that provides some smooth texture, a weightlessness that’s uncommon for this style. It elevates the whole experience. Light-to-medium body.

O: A great IPA is an IPA that’s more than hop juice – more than the single taste of bitterness. Sierra Nevada has done it right here, building a complex hop flavor into a subtle malt base; needless to say, these guys know that’s there’s more to a great beer than a single ingredient.

BarryMFBurton, Aug 13, 2013
IPA - Beer Camp #93 from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
84 out of 100 based on 449 ratings.