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

Beer Camp: Hoppy Lager (2015)Beer Camp: Hoppy Lager (2015)
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From:
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
 
California, United States
Style:
American Lager
ABV:
7%
Score:
88
Avg:
3.91 | pDev: 9.21%
Reviews:
318
Ratings:
1,799
Status:
Retired
Rated:
Feb 14, 2023
Added:
Jan 03, 2015
Wants:
  56
Gots:
  727
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Rated: 3.74 by Beergod420 from Michigan

Feb 14, 2023
 
Rated: 3.09 by LesDewitt4beer from Minnesota

Oct 17, 2021
 
Rated: 2.5 by RiceOwls27 from Texas

Apr 07, 2020
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Reviewed by GuyFawkes from Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Bottled 1/5/15; drank 2/27/15 @ the Yarchives.

Semi-opaque light orange appearance.

Big off-white head; frothy lace.

Fresh soap & faint honey in the nose.

Medium thin mouthfeel.

Mild honey & pine flavors up front; a crisp, clean finish. A nice session brew.
Apr 09, 2019
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Reviewed by rodbeermunch from Nevada

3.8/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Sometimes you see someone else reviewing an older beer you've had dozens of times and you're like, "oh shit, whaddup, I need to do a review of that one still. Here we are. Pours a light golden yellow color with proper professional clarity that Sierra Nevada brings consistently. Aroma is citrusy hops and lager yeast, albeit not a very pungent one.

Taste is a prickly hop and carbonated affair, nice lightly toasted pale malt, maybe even golden promise here. Toasty. Mouth feel delivers on the lager aspect and is dry and crisp to boot. This is a definite upgrade for my tastes compared to their Summerfest lager. Its just hoppier and better, with a bit more of a punch. I dunno why this isn't year round, its straightforward just as the label says. So what if you said one time only, this shit should be available in 12 packs and cases, every year.
Dec 04, 2018
 
Rated: 3.87 by KMcGrath from Massachusetts

Dec 04, 2018
 
Rated: 4 by JohnDon from Texas

Oct 11, 2018
 
Rated: 1.5 by 1971bernat from Virginia

Jan 03, 2018
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Rated by BenHoppy from Michigan

5/5  rDev +27.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
For a hoppy lager, doesn't get better than this.
Nov 18, 2017
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Reviewed by GarrettB from Colorado

3.22/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25
January 31st, 2015 - I *love* the Beer Camp boxes that appear from time to time at Costco, unceremoniously piled in with the other huge crates of beer, but clearly a gem in the crowd. Once home, I try them in order, which meant for this box beginning with the Beer Camp lager. Pouring a deep amber with a frothy off-white head it could be mistaken for an IPA, and even the aroma lends to the disguise, giving off notes of dankness and a little bit of body odor, but also the freshness of mineral water, like Perrier. The flavor is sweeter with a good, clean palate, with a nice, crisp hoppy taste. The sweeter side feels a little phoned in but its not cloying.
Oct 21, 2017
 
Rated: 4 by csfcmitchell from Texas

Jun 29, 2017
 
Rated: 3.75 by Kurzman from Rhode Island

Apr 18, 2017
 
Rated: 3.8 by elle_belles17 from District of Columbia

Mar 21, 2017
 
Rated: 5 by Benjolovesbeer from Michigan

Dec 13, 2016
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Reviewed by NeroFiddled from Pennsylvania

4.15/5  rDev +6.1%
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!
Oct 12, 2016
 
Rated: 4.1 by Happyyb from New Hampshire

Aug 17, 2016
 
Rated: 4.13 by dag1991 from Ohio

Jul 17, 2016
 
Rated: 2.17 by stashcraft08 from Indiana

Jun 30, 2016
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Reviewed by HotDogBikeRide from Texas

4.19/5  rDev +7.2%
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.
Jun 21, 2016
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Reviewed by Act25 from New Jersey

3.73/5  rDev -4.6%
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.
Jun 19, 2016
Beer Camp: Hoppy Lager (2015) from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 88 out of 100 with 1799 ratings