Beer Camp: Hoppy Lager (2015) | Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Pale Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Fetusonfire on 01-03-2015

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
1,791
Reviews:
314
Avg:
3.9
pDev:
9.23%
 
 
Wants:
57
Gots:
730
For Trade:
3
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4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Kurzman
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of elle_belles17
3.8/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Benjolovesbeer
5/5  rDev +28.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of NeroFiddled
4.15/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. "2015 Beer Camp Hoppy Lager"
12 fl. oz. bottle, "PKGD 01/02/15 1309" and sampled on 01/31/15

Notes: "55 IBUs" Golden body beneath a standard sized head of white. Aroma is hoppy, citrusy, herbal, and a touch spicy over a delicate malt base. The flavor adds-in some leafy and tea-like character which seems quite English, as well as traditional yeasty fruitiness that includes apple. The citrusy hops express grapefruit and orange, and they're followed by grassiness and spice in the finish. The biscuity and gently honeyish malt acts as a springboard for the hops, balancing but never stepping forward. Interesting to be sure, I'm amazed at the variety of hop flavors. For anyone who enjoys hoppy flavors but not the bitterness of IPAs, this is it!

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Photo of Happyyb
4.1/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dag1991
4.13/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of stashcraft08
2.17/5  rDev -44.4%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2.25

Photo of HotDogBikeRide
4.19/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Light gold beer with a small retained head. Some malt presence on the smell and a little IPA kick on the flavor but a relatively tame beer. Medium bodied, a little bandaid/phenol presence everywhere. Alcohol hidden very well! Cheers.

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Photo of Act25
3.73/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Nice refreshing but boring after a while and I keep going back to ales & stouts.

I find IPLs and hoppy lagers hard to discern, but this is one of the better ones along with Carton Sit Down Son and others.

A) Pours a clear golden color with a 1 finger white head with minimal retention and lacing.

S) Sweet malt, bridged by light bright hops, crisp and clean.

T) Much sweet malt with biscuit, with a leafy, grassy bitterness, and finishes crisp and clean, but perhaps boring.

M) Medium bodied and crisp

O) Drinks like a light beer, but packs a punch like an IPA.

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Photo of CNoj012
3.83/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

This beer pours a crystal clear golden color with a one finger, dense, fluffy, off white head that sticks around for quite a while. Thin hanging rings of lacing as well. Smell is citrus, floral, lager yeast, and some doughy malt. Taste is similar, but much more malty than the smell. Feel is light and crisp with good carbonation. Overall solid, but not great. Much prefer the IPLs by Jack's Abby.

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Photo of A20sp
4.07/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Enjoyed from a pilsner glass, poured from a 12 oz bottle. 42F 7%ABV

L:- Orange/Golden, with a light amount of bubbles. Very translucent, almost transparent. Decent head which lasts around a minute.
S:- Smells like pot (lol). Prominent hops with a touch of citrus (lemon, grapefruit?). Makes sense for a “hoppy lager. Nice smell to my “American born nose.”
T:- More than a bit hoppy, but not like eating/using the actual hop bud (has a slight grassiness, but doesn’t; overpower). Has a slight and crisp citrus overtone. A bit fruity overall, but doesn’t dominate the beer.
F:- A nice light to medium body, with a bit of carbonation. Has a hop/acidy like feel that doesn’t linger to long on the palette. Different and a good alternative to my usual Czech pilsner, mainly due to the prominent, yet not overpowering hop flavor. I can’t taste the alcohol at 7% which is always a good sign in beer.

:- A nice mild taste, more along the lines of a “stronger” pilsner style. Would most definitely enjoy again.

(Copy from previous May 30, 2016 post under "2016 Tropical IPA." Oops, was new to the site.)

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Photo of TeamMathis
3.87/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Orange hue. Nice lace. Lots of small sediment. Smell is delightful. Massive honey and some fruit (maybe apricot). Definite alcoholic taste as it goes down. Taste is hard to pick out. Some citrus and nice carbonation. Very enjoyable.

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Photo of Moose88
3.93/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Superheatnsubcool
3.96/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of ClePaul
3.81/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Chef_Paul
4.27/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ledouge
3.74/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of calcnerd
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mflamar
4.25/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of stevoj
3.49/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at PreFunk. Some honey sweetness right off the bat, clear orange golden with slight skin of an off white head. Malt also shines through, nice slick mouth feel. Lots of emphasis on the sweet grains, masking the elevated ABV.

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Photo of Harrison8
3.92/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy bright and light orange. An off-white head with fair retention sits atop at 1 1/2 fingers in thickness. Lacing is great initially. Citrus, orange, and resin hop notes accentuate a summer like aroma. Flavor profile encompasses oranges, citrus, and resin and pine hop notes. The flavor profile lasts a fair while. Mouth feel is sticky, medium-thick, and very fun to drink. Overall, it's a sublime beer. The hop notes are subdued, and yet still present. A wonderful beer for those who want to try out more hops, but don't want to dive into a standard IPA.

Served in a 12oz snifter.

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Photo of morimech
3.88/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Clear amber color with a finger of dense head. Heavy lacing is left down the glass. Aroma of dank hops, citrus, pine, and grainy malt. The flavor has a bit of a floral and fruity note and I wonder where that came from. Notes of citrus and pine as well. A bit sweet and quite high bitterness. Slight note of alcohol in the finish. Bigger body than you get with a typical pale lager. Nice carbonation.

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Photo of aufie
3.93/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of videofrog
4.04/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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Beer Camp: Hoppy Lager (2015) from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
3.9 out of 5 based on 1,791 ratings.
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