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

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3.81/5
Very Good
1,324 Ratings
Electric Ray: India Pale Lager (Beer Camp Across America)Electric Ray: India Pale Lager (Beer Camp Across America)
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Pale Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
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.

Added by raynmoon on 07-03-2014

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
188
Ratings:
1,324
pDev:
10.5%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
16
Gots:
128
Trade:
1
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Ratings: 1,324 |  Reviews: 188
Photo of macrosmatic
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.

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Photo of Hazen
4.01/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of stevoj
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.

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Photo of AD17
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Briken
3.24/5  rDev -15%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of MasterRigger
4/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of CharlesK
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of kuishinbo_tantei
3.43/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jpuetz
4/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Warren2621
3.9/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of jzlyo
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.

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3.6/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ricoslim
3.49/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Faxmesomehalibut
3.39/5  rDev -11%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of stakem
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.

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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.

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.67/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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3.84/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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4.14/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.62/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of GregBarleycorn13
3.61/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ChrisMon02
3.78/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Not bad. Just didn't leave me wanting another. Seemed a bit thin. Glad I got to try it though

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3.92/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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Electric Ray: India Pale Lager (Beer Camp Across America) from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.81 out of 5 with 1,324 ratings
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