Beer Camp Across America West Coast Double IPA
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

Beer Camp Across America West Coast Double IPABeer Camp Across America West Coast Double IPA
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Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
California, United States
Imperial IPA
3.78 | pDev: 11.38%
Jul 08, 2020
Jun 11, 2014
Beer Camp Across America West Coast Double IPA clocks in at 8.5% ABV and features five hop varieties, two of which went into Sierra Nevada’s “Hop Torpedo” dry-hopping device and impart hints of grapefruit and a floral note that recalls orange blossom. A light malt body and dry finish complement the bold hop profile.

Brewed as an invite for the 2014 Beer Camp Across America tour.
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Rated: 3 by TallGuyCM from California

Jul 08, 2020
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Reviewed by woodychandler from Pennsylvania

4.15/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
I have discovered some ancient beers that I just want to exbeeriment with & see how they have held up. This is the fifth & last.

From the Bottle: "Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. Presents Beer Camp Across America Summer 2014"; "Every Craft Brewer Is Invited"; "Join Us to Make This the Largest Craft Beer Celebration In History"; "West Coast Double IPA"; "This summer we're throwing a monumental seven-city traveling beer festival. Don't miss it! We've invited every U.S. craft brewer - around 2,800 - to serve their beers at the festival nearest them. Experience the largest craft beer celebration in history with us. Visit to get your tickets."; "Northwest Chico, CA Sat. July 19/Southwest San Diego, CA Sun. July 20/Rocky Mountain Denver, CO Fri. July 25/Midwest Chicago, IL Sun. July 27/New England Portland, ME Fri. August 1/Mid-Atlantic Philadelphia, PA Sat. August 2/Southeast Mills River, NC Sun. August 3"; "Cheers, [undersigned] Ken and Brian Grossman".

I Pop!ped the cap & started a slow, gentle C-Line pour. This provided me to opportunity to simply sit back & watch as it foamed up to form two-plus fingers of dense, foamy, rocky, tawny head with excellent retention. Color was a gorgeous Deep-Amber/Light-Copper to Copper (SRM = > 13, < 17) with NE-quality clarity. Nose had a pungent citrusiness, like a cross between orange zest & grapefruit. Mmm. Mouthfeel was full & creamy, like a dollop had been scooped into my mouth & onto my tongue. Interestingly, its taste was grapefruit & orange, but with a very light bitterness. It also had a light pepperiness, putting me in mind of orange black pekoe tea. I was hesitant to type that since it did not have the mellowness that I usually/generally associate with tea-like beers. I would be interested to know its hop & malt bill since it seemed to have held up really well. I did not get any malty sweetness, which is usually the first thing to come forward as the hops fade. Finish was dry & bitter & I was quite happy with what it had become over time. YMMV.
Jan 27, 2020
Rated: 4.24 by tbone1384 from Wyoming

Apr 14, 2018
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Reviewed by rodbeermunch from Nevada

3.61/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Pours copper, substantial transparency despite the significant amount of malt used here. 3/4" mostly white head. Aroma of the Cbut hops.

Taste is a primary caramel and grapefruit, the carbonation is similar to that in SNPA, it is significant but well paired bc of the caramel and almost toffee presence in terms of the grain and woodlike malt feels from this one but without using darker or more roasted malt. Chinook, Centennial, and Cascade would be my guess with the hops, they definitely push the grapefruit forest notion. Could also see a little bit of Simcoe being in these. They went with more of a dry west coast base instead of the heartier ones like they have in Celebration or SNPA comparatively. The hopping seems similar to Torpedo.

Clearing out some old reviews today waiting for the NCAA brackets to get announced.
Mar 11, 2018
Rated: 2 by 1971bernat from Virginia

Jan 03, 2018
Rated: 3.74 by newcastlemike from Connecticut

Jul 12, 2017
Rated: 4.12 by The_Beer_Guru from New York

Jun 17, 2017
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Reviewed by utopiajane from New York

3.77/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
The pour is true amber. Chill haze on a creamy gold body with a lasting head of off white foam. Nose is catty with weeds and dank with pineapple. Tropical notes, pungent grapefruit. Spice and pepper.

A little sugar shows off the hop herbal and those sweetened hops come together with just a ting from alcohol in this textbook perfect DIPA.

Mouthefeel is deceptively light for the abv . Not breaddy but soft and transient as the alcohol leaves as bitter as the hops. It's like you drew sap from the stem of a flowering plant.
Jun 07, 2017
Rated: 3.37 by Hazen from Germany

Jun 11, 2016
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Reviewed by stevoj from Idaho

3.38/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
2014 Beer Camp version rating. Dark golden and clear, with a pretty substantial (and lasting) head. Faint aroma of hops. For a DIPA this has fairly mild taste, abv also hides well in the mix. This could honestly pass for regular IPA, but beware the kick at the end.
Jun 02, 2016
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Reviewed by FlandersNed from Indiana

3.76/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75
24oz 2014 bottle that should've been consumed a year ago! Still retained decent bitterness: grassy, grapefruit pith & a metallic hop finish. Full- body and medium carbonation. Added points for my aging!
Sep 10, 2015
Rated: 4 by jpuetz from South Dakota

Aug 04, 2015
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Reviewed by Hop_God from California

4.15/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
This review is based on drinking on 7/25/14 . Got it fresh, and it was a great example of the style. Very crisp bite. Great balance of bitter and tropical fruitiness. Look forward to the next time they do this.
Jun 30, 2015
Rated: 3.37 by ricoslim from Florida

Jun 06, 2015
Rated: 3.79 by Chucker17 from South Dakota

May 20, 2015
Rated: 3.5 by JMFP from Delaware

May 16, 2015
Rated: 4 by nickfl from Florida

May 10, 2015
Rated: 3.81 by SinjaminBentek from Nebraska

May 06, 2015
Rated: 3.07 by Faxmesomehalibut from New Hampshire

Apr 28, 2015
Rated: 4 by jaswilson2 from South Carolina

Apr 13, 2015
Beer Camp Across America West Coast Double IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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