Ultra Gnar Gnar - Base Camp Brewing Company

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Reviews: 7
Hads: 41
rAvg: 3.71
pDev: n/a
Wants: 1
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
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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: 7 | Hads: 41
Photo of Czequershuus
3.62/5  rDev n/a
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. (498 characters)

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.58/5  rDev n/a
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. (638 characters)

Photo of mactrail
3.64/5  rDev n/a
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. (362 characters)

Photo of LiquidAmber
3.98/5  rDev n/a
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. (815 characters)

Photo of GilGarp
3.66/5  rDev n/a
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. (590 characters)

Photo of jellikit
3.5/5  rDev n/a
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. (362 characters)

Photo of Reidrover
4.02/5  rDev n/a
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. (399 characters)

Ultra Gnar Gnar from Base Camp Brewing Company
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