Beer Camp: Golden IPA (2017) | Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

Beer Camp: Golden IPA (2017)Beer Camp: Golden IPA (2017)
BA SCORE
74.4%
Liked This Beer
3.88 w/ 410 Ratings
Beer Camp: Golden IPA (2017)Beer Camp: Golden IPA (2017)
BEER INFO

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

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Spring

Notes / Commercial Description:
Citrus-heavy hops in a dry, yet assertive IPA.

At Beer Camp, no beer style is off limits, so we jumped at the idea of doing a Golden IPA using wheat malt for a light, dry body and bold American and experimental hops for intense citrus flavor. The perfect spring seasonal, we invite you to enjoy this year’s Beer Camp encore.

Added by BB1313 on 12-31-2016

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#8,166
Reviews:
128
Ratings:
410
Liked:
305
Avg:
3.88/5
pDev:
7.99%
Alströms:
-
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
87
Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 410 |  Reviews: 128
Photo of a77cj7
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of blissfulNemo
3.78/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JackRWatkins
3.31/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

A: Pours hazy yellow with a soapy, one-finger head, medium retention, mild lacing.
S: Lots of pine in the nose right off, definite zippy wheat character, mild cheesy aroma, some citrus some grapefruit, pretty much what you'd expect but well executed nonetheless
T: The tartness and mild floral character of the wheat (and the lack of a prominent malt body, since it is wheat) contributes to the bitterness blending with the wheaty tartness in such a way that it is more immediately felt. Don't get me wrong, this is not an especially bitter beer, you just notice the bitterness much quicker than in others. Pine, but not too much citrus which I was expecting, something that borders on cucumber but not to the extent that it's offensive.
M: Sticky and with a medium body but nothing that stands out.
O: This is solid, but it's nothing special, if you are in the super market and you see it, go ahead and buy it, it's enjoyable and would be very satisfying on a hot summer day.

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Photo of Dper
4.47/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of adam36
4.28/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of gsteiny
4.17/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Pens1967
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Tone
3.84/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a hazy golden color. 1/3 inch head of a white color. Great retention and great lacing. Smells of citrus hops, slight piney hops, floral hops, pale malt, slight sweet malt, and a hint of alcohol. Fits the style of an American IPA. Mouth feel is smooth and crisp, with an average carbonation level and noticeable bitterness. Tastes of citrus hops, slight piney hops, floral hops, pale malt, slight sweet malt, and a hint of alcohol. Overall, good appearance, not overly bitter, and good blend.

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Photo of HamdenHector
3.57/5  rDev -8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A: slight haze; medium gold in color; 2 finger white head that receded to a thin cap; nice lacing;

S: not especially aromatic; what's there is citrus;

T: not a lot of flavor either; a little earthy up front, then citrusy through the finish; mild bitterness at the end;

M: medium bodied; moderate carbonation; lightly dry finish;

O: easy drinking; refreshing; not memorable as an IPA; although Sierra Nevada beers tend to hold their hop character longer than other breweries, this beer was 5 months old, which may have effected the how much hops I was able to detect;

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Photo of Everydayoff
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

355ml bottle poured into a teku glass.

It is hazy soft golden color with thick frothy white head as a showcase. The head withstands with very good retention before slowly collapsing to an everlasting bubble layer on the surface and leaving plenty of lacing here and there.

The aroma is very juicy and fruity hop of tropical, citrus, orange peel, pineapple, lime, unriped mango, spice, and dankness. Malt is there in the undertone with notes of bread and biscuit.

It is led by hoppy goodness of tropical, citrus, orange peel, pineapple, lime, unriped mango, dankness, and spice, just like the aroma together with some bitterness. Malt is still in the supporting with its bread and biscuit with some touch of wheat while the end and aftertaste is wrapped up and lasting with moderate bitterness and some residual fruitiness.

Medium body with some good crisp and lively carbonation, the feeling is smooth with good refreshing touch and a pleasantly dry finish.

Good IPA indeed with its very juicy and fruity hop profile through both the aroma and flavor, wheat in the bill helps to make it more light and enable hop to shine through.

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Photo of BdM
3.77/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of puboflyons
3.44/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

From the 12 fl. oz. bottle. Sampled on June 25, 2017.

It pours a slightly hazy looking pale yellow under a modest, lasting white head. Some lacing as it diminishes.

In the aroma there is a light citrus or lemon zest character along with something herbal. The bready malt character is more muted but I pick it up.

Light, easy drinking body.

The flavor has a mildly sweet character at first and then the lemon or citrus juiciness kicks in but in a rather conservative fashion. Nothing bold but it it finishes clean and crisp all around.

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Photo of Gmann
3.84/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a hazy golden color with a big tight white head that slowly settles into a puffy cap.

The aroma is of grapefruit and grapefruit peel. Bright and zesty aroma.

The taste is of a mild grapefruit. A bit of pepper and grass. Slight honey and bread notes from the malt.

The feel is light and crisp. Good balance with a grassy bitter finish. Drinks well.

The malt is nice but the hop profile could use a kick. Very refreshing regardless.

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Photo of donspublic
3.92/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of jcb7472
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of woodychandler
4.2/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Even though it is not a part of the Around the World 12-pack, I wanted to include this beer in my current SN horizontal. Plus, it came in bottle format & I am on an ongoing mission to whittle down & eradicate The Bottle Backlog here at Chez Woody. Fun times, kids!

From the bottle: :Spring Seasonal [-] A New Beer Every Year"; "At Beer Camp, no beer style is off limits, so we jumped at the idea of doing a Golden IPA using wheat malt for a light, dry body and bold American and experimental hops for intense citrus flavor. The perfect spring seasonal, we invite you to enjoy this year’s Beer Camp encore."; "We brew in Chico, CA, and Mills River, NC, to bring you the finest quality beer."

I Pop!ped the cap & commenced a slow, gentle pour, followed by a vigorous in-glass swirl. This action created two-plus fingers of foamy, soapy, rocky, bone-white head with modest retention. Color was a shiny Yellow-Gold (SRM = 4 - 5) with NE-quality clarity, like sunshine in my glass! Be-yoo-tee-full! I have never seen The Gelt Gang of Croesus, Midas & Mammon appear so quickly or so greedily! Wow. Nose was very grapefruit-citrusy & my hophead mouth began to water uncontrollably. I like the new tropical fruit flavors currently being imparted in AIPAs, but I sometimes miss a good citrusiness. Mouthfeel was medium, which was pleasant enough, but nothing spectacular. The taste was not only of grapefruit, but also of biscuit malt and the wheat malt gave it a faint tang to go with the bitterness. Recently, I have heard people say that they are into IBUs, but I am an SRM guy. Still, I would be curious to know what the IBU count is in this beer. Finish was dry, bitter & totally what the doctor ordered. Mmm.

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Photo of celebrator2k11
4.4/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jadpsu
4.18/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a light pale straw, slightly hazed yellow with a full white, bubbly head that displays decent retention and leaves side glass lace.
SMELL: Pine nuts, pineapple, with other citrus notes and flowery .
TASTE: Tart, crisp, citrus, flowery hops, malty.
As usual an excellent brew from Sierra Nevada.

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Photo of Navinjohnson
4.38/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Fatty-Lumpkin
3.91/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottled. Poured into frosted 12 oz bar glass. A slightly hazed straw color. Ample white head that gave way to nice lacing. Hop flavor was pine forward, but interesting fruitiness and nice bitterness on the finish. I picked up a 6-pack because I saw it labeled as Golden IPA. I think it could have been called a west coast Pilsner. It's very drinkable especially right after mowing the yard.

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Photo of FLBeerGuy
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ALHOPLOVER
2.52/5  rDev -35.1%
look: 3 | smell: 1 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Fresh bottle poured to YETI.
No aroma but decent taste.
A little different than the usual citrus or pine, nothing special to me.

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Photo of OklahomaBeerDrinker38
4.06/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bongobeer
3.79/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dsshuck
3.81/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Beer Camp: Golden IPA (2017) from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 74.4% out of 100 with 410 ratings
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