Electric Ray: India Pale Lager (Beer Camp Across America)
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

Electric Ray: India Pale Lager (Beer Camp Across America)Electric Ray: India Pale Lager (Beer Camp Across America)
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Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
California, United States
India Pale Lager (IPL)
3.81 | pDev: 10.5%
Aug 21, 2023
Jul 03, 2014
As ever, San Diego’s Ballast Point looked to the sea for the inspiration behind Electric Ray. A play on the fish’s scientific name—Torpedo californica—this beer pays homage to our mutual home state, as well as to our Hop Torpedo, the source of much of the big flavor in this high voltage, hop-forward Imperial Pale Lager.

Ballast Point brought their homebrewing dreams to the big leagues and started brewing professionally, but they never forgot their roots. They still run a successful homebrewing supply shop in San Diego. A love for hops and the ocean inspire incredible brewed and distilled offerings, and their one-of-a-kind labels boast some beautiful, and sometimes gnarly-lookin’, fish.
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Rated: 4.53 by dhannes from Wisconsin

Aug 21, 2023
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Reviewed by GuyFawkes from Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Bottled 6/3/14; drank 7/14/14 @ the Yarchives.

Clear bright orange hue.

HUGE eggshell head; a curtain of lace.

Mild citrus, skunky marijuana & lager malt nose.

Medium thin mouthfeel.

Skunky weed & mild citrus bite up front; macro lager notes mingle as it warms.

Not bad, but I'm not converted.
Mar 11, 2019
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Reviewed by rodbeermunch from Nevada

3.74/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
This was a collaboration with Ballast Point, gotta dig it, two of my favorite breweries (in the world/CA) with great availability, production and consistency get together. What could possibli* go wrong (Simpson's gif). I think they later sold this in 6 packs itself too?

Anyways, pours an innocent looking enough yellow and slightly light copper mass produced lager with plenty of clarity and a sizeable 3/4" white head. Professional as it gets, could be confused for Budweiser it looks so good. Given that it has substantially more hops, its actually even more impressive appearance wise. Aroma imparts some bitter grapefruit like hop aromas and that lager yeast.

Taste, its bitter, its floral, its hoppy, grapefruit rind. Alcohol is in the taste and mouthfeel, there is a bitter burn, but the body isn't heavy, nor does it rise to the level of problematic heat. Once your palate gets set, you actually are able to drink it faster than you should. Cascade and Nugget hops are all over this one, I grow both of them, they are very plentiful here.
Feb 01, 2019
Rated: 2.5 by 1971bernat from Virginia

Jan 03, 2018
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Reviewed by macrosmatic from Florida

3.58/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Reviewed from (very long-standing) notes. Consumed in late 2014. Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a Fat Head's pint glass.

A: Pours a clear gold, with a one-finger white head with good retention. A good amount of visible small-bubble carbonation.

S: Cracker malts, clean lager yeast, and some resin and floral hops. Not a huge aroma, but nice enough.

T: A nice punch of hops up front - sticky resin, floral, and a bit of citrus rind. All of which is balanced by cracker malts and their attendant sweetness. A light floral hop bitterness in the hang.

M: Fairly light-bodied, average carbonation sensation. The alcohol is a bit more noticeable in the hang than expected, but not obnoxious.

O: A reasonably good beer, but nothing exciting and not my favorite out of the bunch for sure.
Jan 27, 2017
Rated: 4.01 by Hazen from Germany

Jun 11, 2016
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Reviewed by stevoj from Idaho

3.39/5  rDev -11%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25
On tap at PreFunk. Slighty cloudy golden with small silky head. Slight citrus aroma, creamy mouthfeel, malt/hops blend on the taste. More citrus (grapefruit) on finish.
Jun 02, 2016
Rated: 3.75 by AD17 from New Jersey

Apr 20, 2016
Rated: 3.24 by Briken from Washington

Jan 11, 2016
Rated: 4 by MasterRigger from North Carolina

Dec 01, 2015
Rated: 3.5 by CharlesK from Pennsylvania

Nov 03, 2015
Rated: 3.43 by kuishinbo_tantei from New York

Sep 20, 2015
Rated: 4 by jpuetz from South Dakota

Aug 05, 2015
Rated: 3.9 by Warren2621 from Indiana

Jul 08, 2015
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Rated by jzlyo from Iowa

3.95/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Aroma is yeast, pine and malts. The flavor is citrus, grapefruit, mildly earthy malts and a mix of spicy and bitter in the finish.
Jun 25, 2015
Rated: 3.6 by skaboom420 from Pennsylvania

Jun 14, 2015
Rated: 3.49 by ricoslim from Florida

Jun 06, 2015
Rated: 3.39 by Faxmesomehalibut from New Hampshire

Apr 28, 2015
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Reviewed by stakem from Pennsylvania

3.54/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25
12oz bottle into a snifter. The brew appears a clear copper color with an off-white creamy head that fades leaving patchy lace.

The smell is orange rind, slight candy sweetness mingled with a cheesiness and herbal component.

The taste is rindy with contrasting mild sweetness and citrus with a lightly fruity alcohol character that is somewhat solvent as it warms up.

This is medium in body with modest carbonation. Overall a decent brew but not something I see myself purchasing again.
Apr 20, 2015
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Reviewed by Mitchster from Michigan

4.49/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Brewed with Two-row Pale, Pilsner, Oats, Munich, Caramel malts. Bittered with Cascade, Zues, Nugget, Northern Brewer. Finished with Amarillo, Crystal, Centennial, Cascade.
8.5% ABV, OG=18.0P, FG=2.7P, 70 IBU's.

Pours out to a slightly hazy light amber, forming a tall off yellow whipped head with superior retention and beautiful lacing. The nose is bright with floral hops, kinda rosy, with pineapple and grapefruit, light mango and light pine. Cleanly fermented. The mouthfeel is clean, bright, full bodied with a slick sheen on the tongue. The taste is a recap of the aroma...lots of pineapple, mango, grapefruit and pine. Bitterness is medium firm but still nicely balanced, finishing dry in the mouthfeel but with a pleasing sweetness which balances this beer out. No off flavors or aromas.

A very nice beer. Quite rich, This reminds me a bit of hopslam in its balance and hop profile. I would definitely buy this again if it were available. Very well done.
Apr 18, 2015
Electric Ray: India Pale Lager (Beer Camp Across America) from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 86 out of 100 with 1328 ratings