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

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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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Photo of RoamingGnome
3.78/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

2013 Beer Camp IPA

Poured from 12 oz bottle into Nonick pint glass. Served chilled...

A) Lighter Amber with a nice full finger of white froth. Good retention on this, and ample lacing...

S) Grass, a whiff of white grapefruit, and just a little pine. Slightly floral...

T) A nice mellow IPA... Strikes a good balance with the malt. For the most part the flavor follows the nose on this one...

M) A lighter medium body with a little pep from a carbonation standpoint. Finishes with mild grapefruit rind. Decent aftertaste....

O) Pretty good IPA.... I guess I was hoping for more, with this being Beer Camp and all, but it was worth a try.

RoamingGnome, Aug 13, 2013
Photo of Slatetank
3.84/5  rDev +3.2%
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.

Slatetank, Aug 13, 2013
Photo of Stinkypuss
3.99/5  rDev +7.3%
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.

Stinkypuss, Aug 12, 2013
Photo of aorloski
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

aorloski, Aug 12, 2013
Photo of meehandennis
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

meehandennis, Aug 12, 2013
Photo of qchic
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

qchic, Aug 12, 2013
Photo of SanFranJake
4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

SanFranJake, Aug 12, 2013
Photo of ColdOneKev
4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

ColdOneKev, Aug 11, 2013
Photo of Johncnh
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Johncnh, Aug 11, 2013
Photo of CreightonSM
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

CreightonSM, Aug 11, 2013
Photo of Stumpy29er
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Stumpy29er, Aug 11, 2013
Photo of jman005
4/5  rDev +7.5%

jman005, Aug 11, 2013
Photo of prototypic
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

prototypic, Aug 11, 2013
Photo of MickeyHops
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

MickeyHops, Aug 11, 2013
Photo of zekeman17
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

zekeman17, Aug 11, 2013
Photo of st9647v3
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

st9647v3, Aug 11, 2013
Photo of DrFunkenstein
4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

DrFunkenstein, Aug 10, 2013
Photo of BucannonXC5
3.71/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Type: 12-oz. bottle
Glass: Lagunitas mason jar
From: BevMo in Mission Valley (San Diego), Calif.
Price: $19.99 (with BevMo card) for the 2013 variety 12-pack
Purchased: Aug. 9, 2013
Consumed: Aug. 9, 2013
Misc.: Thought I saw either a born on date or best by on the bottle, but I couldn’t decipher the numbers. Almost want to say best by Nov. 23, 2013.

Poured a honey orange clear color with three fingers of pillowy white head. Lots of bubbles coming up from the bottom. Sporadic wet foamy lacing along the sides of the glass. Great retention on the top all the way down.

Smelled wet Cascade hops, citrus hops, lime, pine, nectarine, some tropical hops, caramel malts and honey. Nothing out of the ordinary in the nose.

Tasted not quite as wet as the smell, but similar. Still those wet Cascade hops, citrus hops, rye hops, line, pine and with nice caramel malt background, which almost ended up overtaking the hops. Also a nice bit of floral hops. Better than the smell.

Medium body. Creamy texture. Lively carbonation. Long bitter finish.

Not a bad IPA, not a great IPA. Somewhere in the middle. It did get better as it went down and I’m left enjoying it, so there’s that.

BucannonXC5, Aug 10, 2013
Photo of PaulMc
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

PaulMc, Aug 10, 2013
Photo of Damian74Shensky
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Damian74Shensky, Aug 10, 2013
Photo of Horbar
3/5  rDev -19.4%

Horbar, Aug 10, 2013
Photo of ssimpson89
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

ssimpson89, Aug 10, 2013
Photo of BB1313
2.7/5  rDev -27.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 2.75

12oz bottle poured into a tulip. Pours a hazy glowing golden; small white head that leaves great retention and lacing. The aromas are full of malts and grass. There are subtle hints of pine needles and citrus, but they are dominated by the malts. The flavors are crisp and full of caramel malts. There's a ton of pine. There's lots of hop bitterness, but not so much hop flavor. Tons of grass. There are hints of lemon zest as well. Citrus is there, but takes a backseat to the malts. This is an extremely earthy IPA. The tropical fruits seem non-existent, in my humble opinion. Mouthfeel is medium-bodied and has active carbonation. Alcohol goes unnoticed.

I'm a huge fan of Sierra Nevada, but this comes off as an uninspired/throwaway IPA from a brewery who knows IPAs. It's just not my kind of IPA, but I'm sure there are many people who appreciate this attempt at the style. Maybe I'm being rough, but I guess I was personally hoping for alot more.

BB1313, Aug 09, 2013
Photo of rev3rb
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

rev3rb, Aug 09, 2013
Photo of BMMillsy
2.85/5  rDev -23.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours a beautiful clear copper color with creamy one finger head. Aroma is unique, with musty hops, yeast, tropical fruit, grass. Hmmm, strange. Flavor is lacking in hop flavor for the style, with mostly watered down malt flavor here with some slightly bitter grass. Very drinkable I guess but not something I want to drink. Hopefully I just got a bad bottle? Not very good.

BMMillsy, Aug 09, 2013
IPA - Beer Camp #93 from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
84 out of 100 based on 449 ratings.