Beer Camp: Tropical IPA (2016)
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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From:
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
 
California, United States
Style:
IPA - New England
ABV:
6.7%
Score:
88
Avg:
3.94 | pDev: 8.88%
Ratings:
1,525
Status:
Retired
Rated:
Oct 19, 2021
Added:
Jul 19, 2015
Wants:
  30
Gots:
  481
SCORE
88
Very Good
Beer Camp: Tropical IPA (2016)Beer Camp: Tropical IPA (2016)
Notes: None
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4.1 by LesDewitt4beer from Minnesota on Oct 19, 2021
 
3.59 by TMoney2591 from Illinois on Aug 03, 2021
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3/5  rDev -23.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
by GuyFawkes from Illinois

Bottled 1/4/16; drank 1/21/16 @ the Yarchives.

See-through bright orange appearance.

A rough pour yielded a nice white head; strong tree-rung lace.

Fresh ganja, pine & faint mango notes in the nose.

Medium mouthfeel.

Pine & skunky ganja flavors up front; faint mango notes on the finish.

Tropical my ass; this tasted like a wet hop ale. Not for me.

Nov 09, 2019
 
3.75 by dafla67 from Pennsylvania on Apr 12, 2019
 
3.96 by KMcGrath from Massachusetts on Dec 03, 2018
 
3.75 by JohnDon from Texas on Oct 11, 2018
 
3.25 by IRONRakkasan from California on Nov 01, 2017
 
4 by brittanylicious from Indiana on Aug 13, 2017
 
4 by heysuz from Indiana on Aug 13, 2017
 
3.75 by Zekenyce from New Jersey on Jun 10, 2017
 
4.33 by ZacLogan from Alabama on Jun 04, 2017
 
3.44 by fisherbray from Florida on May 21, 2017
 
3.75 by Kurzman from Rhode Island on Apr 18, 2017
 
3.99 by mrfrancis from Kentucky on Apr 02, 2017
 
3.28 by IPAhead24 from Scotland on Mar 28, 2017
 
4.52 by thesidewayz01 from California on Mar 05, 2017
 
3.9 by Georgiabeer from Georgia on Mar 03, 2017
 
4 by Icemann383 from New York on Feb 12, 2017
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3.74/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by cyclonece09 from Wisconsin

Beer poured into a pint glass from a bottle. Pours cloudy orange with a minuscule white head. Smells of citrus hops. Tastes of citrus and piney hops with a great grain profile. Beer is light bodied and very easy drinking, good carbonation. Overall, an above average beer.

Jan 28, 2017
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3.38/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3
by Holderness from Massachusetts

This beer is trying to emulate Grapefruit Sculpin, but fails on several counts, the most notable being the much more bitter, rubbery flavor. Also not as pretty or intoxicating.

Jan 23, 2017
 
3.6 by BeerTest from Florida on Jan 14, 2017
 
3.77 by wisegreensoul from Idaho on Jan 12, 2017
 
4.01 by Nolster from Minnesota on Jan 10, 2017
 
4.35 by Mikey440 from California on Jan 10, 2017
 
3.25 by zbooks from Texas on Dec 15, 2016
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4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by HopsAreDaMan from Missouri

This was a solid IPA, and we enjoyed it for over 5 months past it's brew date.

Dec 08, 2016
 
3.9 by beaulabauve from Louisiana on Nov 11, 2016
 
4 by iftcoach from Germany on Oct 05, 2016
 
4.83 by Flyingwasp from New Jersey on Sep 23, 2016
 
4.1 by bcsbeer from Florida on Sep 14, 2016
 
4.5 by MaddDogg84 from Texas on Sep 08, 2016
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3.86/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by Jadjunk from Georgia

"Beer Camp is the perfect way for us to experiment with new flavor directions in beer. Each spring, we feature our favorite collaboration from camp. This year's selection blends intensely aromatic hop varietals to create an IPA filled with fruit aromas of mango and papaya." Brewed in the style of an American IPA, available in 12 oz. bottled 6 and 12 packs and on seasonal draft. One-off recreation of a Beer Camp entry from 2015.

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle to a tulip glass.

(Appearance) Pours a creamy foam head of a pastel white color over a mildly hazy golden amber body with lively carbonation and moderate pulpy sediment in tow. Retention is excellent and lacing is moderate and patchy. 4.5

(Smell) Tropical fruit notes and grassy tones with undertones of herbal and lemony hop characters with a moderate perceived bitterness. Malt profile is a simple clean pale with hints of pilsner cracker malts and a modest sweetness. Potency is moderate. 4

(Taste) Pilsner and pale malts with a mild sweetness is met with a moderately bitter blend of tropical fruit and grassy hop flavors with a moderate bitterness. The flavor is largely more grassy than tropical fruit, and the fruit notes are not as striking as in the aroma, with hints of tropical fruits. Very clean and overall enjoyable but not as enthusiastic of a hop profile as anticipated. Highly drinkable. 3.75

(Mouthfeel) Texture is slick, lightly residual, softly chewy, medium dry. Carbonation is moderate, generating a moderately frothy texture and a mildly crisp finish. Body is shy of medium for the style, short of medium overall. Balance is slightly hoppy bitter over sweet. Alcohol presence is light and there are no off characters. 3.75

(Overall) A nicely malted IPA with a bit less tropical fruit flavor than I had anticipated, kind of an IPA light, but what's here is still fully enjoyable. Highly drinkable IPA and I would not hesitate to seek this out should it come around again, makes for a nice session drinker. 3.75

Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.'s
Beer Camp Tropical IPA
3.86/5.00

Aug 26, 2016
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4.18/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25
by drmeto from Germany

L:
-pours a clear golden with a medium,frothy,white head
-low to medium carbonation visible
S:
-mango,passionfruit,papaya,orange,tangerines,honey,peach,jasmine
T:
-Follows the nose plus grass and fruit sugar
-finishes dry
-medium bitterniss for the style
F:
-medium carbonation
-light to medium body
O:
The Name says it all.
Great IPA

Aug 16, 2016
 
4.02 by Jerk_Store from Canada (QC) on Aug 10, 2016
 
3.77 by MMOSNN from North Carolina on Aug 10, 2016
 
3.75 by Frank69 from Nevada on Aug 08, 2016
 
3.97 by JohnyFriday from Colorado on Aug 07, 2016
 
4.16 by Berg-the-Boiler from Illinois on Jul 22, 2016
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3.12/5  rDev -20.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25
by jr_redmon from Kentucky

A bit cloudy when poured and not as bright as it may have been if it were opened sooner. It still smells very floral and you can tell it will be a bit dry when tasted. As I thought, it finishes dry, but not too dry. Definitely has some good hop notes to it. The bitter orange that it says that it is brewed with are very noticeable. I don't taste too much of the mango, but I wonder if that and the papaya flavors have diminished over time. Overall though, this is a delicious beer that I would enjoy during the hotter days. The carbonation and grapefruit like flavors make this beer one I will look forward to next season.

Jul 17, 2016
 
3.42 by sourlinus from Massachusetts on Jul 17, 2016
Beer Camp: Tropical IPA (2016) from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 88 out of 100 with 1525 ratings