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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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442 Ratings
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Ratings: 442
Reviews: 109
rAvg: 3.72
pDev: 9.41%
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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thomseye

Michigan

3/5  rDev -19.4%

02-17-2014 23:41:06 | More by thomseye
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jeffwright

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

02-15-2014 04:17:16 | More by jeffwright
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fionn13

Ireland

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

02-04-2014 23:49:12 | More by fionn13
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Vanz

Australia

4/5  rDev +7.5%

01-28-2014 00:24:50 | More by Vanz
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jazzyjeff13

United Kingdom (England)

3.35/5  rDev -9.9%
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.

Serving type: bottle

01-27-2014 01:06:15 | More by jazzyjeff13
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WVUbrew

West Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

01-24-2014 18:56:25 | More by WVUbrew
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nealbert

California

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

01-23-2014 18:20:02 | More by nealbert
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mfl620ks

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

01-18-2014 21:15:02 | More by mfl620ks
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Gavage

New Jersey

3.79/5  rDev +1.9%
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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shoretaxi

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

01-16-2014 02:45:03 | More by shoretaxi
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caahare

West Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

01-14-2014 19:45:40 | More by caahare
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slim2043

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

01-10-2014 15:27:29 | More by slim2043
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V3XX069

Kansas

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

01-02-2014 04:08:58 | More by V3XX069
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atone315

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

12-31-2013 22:12:24 | More by atone315
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KevinGordon

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

12-29-2013 16:38:15 | More by KevinGordon
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OnryAndMean

Vermont

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

12-29-2013 03:19:15 | More by OnryAndMean
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IPAFrankieH

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

12-26-2013 12:11:07 | More by IPAFrankieH
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ToddGingerich

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +21%

12-25-2013 19:45:01 | More by ToddGingerich
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Wayne_Ochs

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +7.5%

12-21-2013 23:40:42 | More by Wayne_Ochs
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jojoman18

California

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

12-19-2013 19:59:56 | More by jojoman18
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Mgm54

New York

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

12-18-2013 23:36:58 | More by Mgm54
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ElijahRivera

New York

3.81/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 oz. bottle with no freshness date. Consumed on 09/17/13.

A- Pours an almost transparent orange/copper with a big, fluffy, slightly orange hue head that had impressive retention. The carbonation was lively, swirling, and composed of a wide range of bubble sizes.

S- The citrus and pine resin notes from the hops immediately wafted over to my smelling station as I poured. The citrus and pine are dominant in the nose, but there are also detectable and complimentary floral, spring honey aromas.

T- Big on hop flavor, but a great toasted cracker malt backbone shines through. There is some pine, grapefruit, and honey melon. The bitterness starts biting a little sooner than other IPA's, and quickly engulfs the entire palate leaving a bitter, crisp aftertaste.

M- Mid bodied with good, soft carbonation. A little slick, but not in a bad way.

O- I heard this was supposed to be an IPA version of Sierra Nevada Pale Ale, and I buy that. A solid no frills example of a classic West Coast IPA. A good drinking brew on this chilly late summer night.

Serving type: bottle

12-16-2013 01:25:58 | More by ElijahRivera
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JaBes

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

12-15-2013 23:32:45 | More by JaBes
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Sparty55

Michigan

4/5  rDev +7.5%

12-11-2013 04:03:55 | More by Sparty55
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BuckTuckian

Kentucky

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

12-09-2013 15:29:35 | More by BuckTuckian
IPA - Beer Camp #93 from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
84 out of 100 based on 442 ratings.