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Ultra Gnar Gnar - Base Camp Brewing Company

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Reviews: 12
Hads: 56
Avg: 3.69
pDev: 21.41%
Wants: 1
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Base Camp Brewing Company visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.70% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: LesF on 01-23-2014

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Reviews: 12 | Hads: 56
Photo of pat61
4.25/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

L: Pours hazy orange amber under a cream to off white densely bubbles 1” white foam column that takes 3 minutes to drop. Fairly lacy. S: Grassy with lsome light toast and a trace of warm, woody aromas. T: Grassy hops with some spice and mint with the mint growing by the finish. It has an herbal, tannic bitterness riding on a solid malt backbone. Hop forward with medium high hop flavors, medium to medium high bitterness and medium malt. F: Very creamy balanced by a light carbonic acid bight with a medium body and carbonation. O: This is a very easy to drink American IPA packing a lot of flavor into a 12 oz. can.

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Photo of woemad
3.51/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz can purchased at the Total Wine in Spokane Valley, Washington, for $1.79. The stamp on the bottom of the can is smudged, but seems to indicate it was canned on June 10, 2015. My first Base Camp beer.

Poured a dark, hazy orange shade, with some sediment visibly floating about in my Jones Radiator pint glass (thanks, Lucas!). Good sized, beige colored head that hung around for a while and left lots of lace on the sides of the glass.

Citrusy hop aroma, though a tad restrained. Grapefruit and tropical fruit hinted at.

Less interesting than the smell, restrained as it was. Lemony and a little bit of a tea-like herbal bite, with a slight soapy thing in the aftertaste.

Medium bodied, with a slightly oily mouthfeel.

Cool looking can, but an odd and slightly bland IPA. Maybe it was the age, but fresher reviews seem similar. Drinkable, but I don’t see any compelling reason to return to this

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Photo of aleigator
3.2/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours a clean, coppery amber color, with a bubbly, stable head, yielding hints of orange in its otherwise white head.

Smells of a tropical fruit mix, containing oranges, papaya and lemon peel, wrapped up in cakey malts, also featuring a coppery whiff. The nose develops a distinct sweetness, as the beer warms up, revealing wild honey and rock sugar, which dominates the hop aspect easily.

Has a creamy mouthfeel, resulting from a medium carbonation and mellow malts, showcasing a fruit defined hop freshness.

Mirroring the nose, the beer got a velvet sweetness to it, resulting from its profound malt backbone, while the hops unfold much better on the palate than the aromas revealed, introducing lime pulp and unripe kiwi to its exotic, ripe fruit qualities. Malts are still on par with the hops, creating a well functioning interplay, due to dough bread, some earth and toffee, underlining the beers fruit ripeness. Finishes with a slightly metallic lime bitterness, which got an aqueous softness to it, still accompanied by slightly muted toffee malts.

Well balanced, with a nice finish, adding a pleasant dryness to the beers appearance, not focussing entirely on malt coated orange.

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Photo of snaotheus
3.64/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

12oz can served in a tulip. 0610151628 is the code stamped on the bottom.

Pours hazy amber with a medium head, and not much carbonation. Head dissipates slowly. Smell is floral, tropical, and grassy.

Taste is very lemony, a little watery, some pine bitterness. I want more of that smell in the flavor, but it's not there.

Mouthfeel is light, smooth, and very dry. Overall, not bad. Could certainly be improved.

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Photo of NolaHopHead
3.83/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

12 oz can. Cloudy amber color with thin white head. Taste is overall sweet, caramel malt and citrus. The back end hops are earthy with lingering grass. Mouthfeel is pretty full. Overall good balance, liked it.

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Photo of Czequershuus
3.62/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

This beer pours a pale reddish gold. The nose is woodsy and a bit caramelly. The flavor is surprisingly light given the look of the beer. There is a nice hop-malt balance here, but neither lends a particularly strong flavor. The mouthfeel is quite luscious. I feel like I am drinking this beer out of season. As a winter IPA, this works quite well. There is even a slight pie spice sense that comes on as the beer warms up. Likely not beer I would reach for often, but it is a nice change of pace.

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Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.58/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Packaged 4/10/15.

Pours a murky dark orange-brown with a foamy khaki head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. A foamy lattice of lace coats the glass on the drink down. Smell is of citrus zest, grapefruit juice, pine needle, and slight tropical fruit aromas. Taste is much the same with citrus zest, grapefruit juice, and pine needle flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with a solid mix of citrus and earthy hop qualities all around.

Serving type: can.

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Photo of mactrail
3.64/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Dark orangey amber with a decent head in the Gulpener tulip. flowery aroma with a lemon nose. Rather sharp on the tongue and plenty of spritzy.

Citrus flavors with an orange peel note. Malty and dry with a mineral tang. Moderately bitter. A pleasant gulp but it might be better in a de-tuned version with less alcohol. From the 12 oz can in the sampler 12-pack.

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Photo of LiquidAmber
3.98/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured into a Seattle Beer Week pint glass. Pours a slightly hazy medium coppery amber with a healthy one finger off-white head with good retention and thick lacing. Aroma of orange citrus, caramel malt with light biscuit, moderate citrus and piney hops, light earthy spiciness. Flavor is resinous piney, grassy and citrus hops, orange citrus, caramel and biscuit malt. Just before the finish there is an interesting estery fruit flavor before a lingering citrus rind hop finish. Medium bodied with a touch of creaminess. A very flavorful, hoppy IPA with good hops flavors. I liked the little burst of estery fruit midway through the taste quite a bit and this kept me coming back for tastes. Well balanced and interesting. I'd imagine that this would taste like heaven after a day of hiking. I will get this again.

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Photo of GilGarp
3.66/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 oz can served chilled into a shaker pint glass.

Ultra Gnar Gnar is a hazy copper color with thick white head. It has good retention and lacing.

Aroma has a mineral or metallic quality that is unique but not particularly pleasant.

Flavor is balanced and has good depth but doesn't have much In the way of hop taste. It's malty with caramel and toasted grains and there's good bitterness from the hops but it's more grassy and earthy than citrus and pine.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied and nicely carbonated. Balanced for the style.

Overall a decent PNW IPA but the aroma brings it down.

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Photo of jellikit
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a can.

Appearance: copper. Hazy. Thick foamy head.
Smell: oranges and flowers. Caramel.
Taste: cracker malts. Orange peel, grapefruit peel. Pine needles. Lingering bitterness.
Mouthfeel: medium carbonation. Medium high body. Thick-ish.
Overall: this is a pretty decent IPA. Would be much better if the finishing hops were not so harsh.

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Photo of Reidrover
4.02/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz can from "Lifesource" in Salem OR
$1.79..no longer retired and now 6.7% alc.
Good looking beer here..hazy amber with a good looking thick and creamy inch high head.
Nice spicy ,fruity,pithy hop aroma with a great malt caramel backing.
More "dank" in the taste and with hints of orange pips..malt is strong in this one.
Good creamy substantial mouth feel for style.
Typical good PNW style IPA.

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Ultra Gnar Gnar from Base Camp Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 12 ratings.