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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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BA SCORE
84
good

455 Ratings
THE BROS
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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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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.

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

A 12oz bottle with a bottling date of July 2013 (if I've read the code accurately). Acquired a little while back from Trembling Madness in York. Simply called 'IPA', and hopped with Cascade and Citra.

Poured into a Duvel tulip. Bottle conditioned. A hazy orange-amber hue with plenty of floating sediment and medium carbonation. Produces a large head of creamy off-white foam with good retention; this slowly reduces to a persistent surface layer. Some lacing. Aroma of intense, spicy hops with notes of pine resin, grapefruit and orange peel. This is underpinned by sweet caramel malt, earthy yeast, stewed hops and a touch of harsh cardboard. A discordant mix of aromas.

Tastes of formidable aromatic hops and caramel malt, concluded by a powerful bitter finish. Notes of pine resin, dank weed, grapefruit, orange peel, citrus, spice, herbs, caramel malt, earthy yeast and stewed leaves. Faintly sweet, with a harsh, leafy character and hints of cardboard and solventy booze in the background. A strident bitterness upon swallowing. Mouthfeel is smooth and tingly, with spritzy carbonation and decent body. Spicy hop oils tantalise the palate. Highly astringent, followed by an aftertaste of acrid stewed leaves/herbs, spice, cardboard, faint fruity aromas and caramel malt.

Hmmm - pretty unbalanced. The hop character goes over the top in this brew, giving it a seriously harsh edge that detracts from the drinking experience. Looks OK, but the aroma and flavour are dominated by strong hop notes and hints of stewed herbs. The malt simply can't tame the hops, to the detriment of the beer. Body is alright. Disappointing - something I thought I'd never say about SN. Perhaps the bottle hung around for too long. At any rate, this is more miss than hit. No need to seek it out.

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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.

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