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

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Beer Camp Across America West Coast Double IPABeer Camp Across America West Coast Double IPA

Brewed by:
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
California, United States

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
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.

Added by jaydoc on 06-11-2014

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 893 |  Reviews: 121
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -14%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.25

L: Pours a deep golden color that is a bit paler than I like my IPAs with a strong pearl head that lingers a good time before turning into lace. The beer is a bit murky, but transparent with minimal carbonation bubbles.

S: Surprisingly subtle for a Sierra Nevada DIPA. I smell some moderate herbal, citrus and earthy notes from the hops with a little bready malt backing it. Nothing special, but pleasant and balanced.

T: The beer is very crisp and forward with it's floral, herbal and earthy hop flavoring. I would say floral is the defining taste up front with the others supporting it. There is a nice pale malt backbone to this beer that keeps everything in balance throughout the body. The beer finishes with strong floral notes and some cedar resin. The aftertaste is a bit too harshly bitter, but overall a well balanced, but unspectacular DIPA flavor.

F: You can feel the strong malt backbone very well and the beer is very full and rich on the palate. The hops add a very zesty feel. Very good work here.

O: I'm a bit disappointed in this more because of the Sierra Nevada name than anything else. It's well balanced, but really unspectacular. I can't recommend this beer when the store almost certainly has cases of Torpedo nearby.

This beer was poured from a 24oz bottle into a Blind Pig mug and enjoyed at apx 60F.

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3.25/5  rDev -14%

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3/5  rDev -20.6%

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

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4.75/5  rDev +25.7%

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4.19/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Poured into an IPA glass.

Look: The body is a murky rusty tangerine color. The head is cream colored and pretty thick and foamy with great retention. Light lines of lacing cling to the glass.

Aroma: Very citric and herbal with grapefruit rind and cedar coming through.

Taste: The taste starts out malty with cedar notes bringing a little spiciness to the palate, while the beer finishes with the very bitter taste of grapefruit rind and pine resin.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied

Overall: The 8.5% ABV stays rather hidden. This beer is nicely balanced and tastes as good as expected.

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3.99/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Look 8/10
Smell 15/20
Taste 34/40
Feel 9/10
Drinkability 17/20

Overall 83/100

A very average DIPA, I for some reason really thought this would rock. However it had a bit of a soapy after taste and the body was a bit flat. However it was very easy to drink~

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Beer Camp Across America West Coast Double IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.78 out of 5 with 893 ratings