Beer Camp Across The World: Dry-Hopped Barleywine-Style Ale | Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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Beer Camp Across The World: Dry-Hopped Barleywine-Style AleBeer Camp Across The World: Dry-Hopped Barleywine-Style Ale
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Barleywine

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.40%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Colorado's Avery Brewing Co. and Sierra Nevada both make American-style barleywine ales verging on the hop extreme. For this collaboration-dubbed "Big Hog" as an homage to the two beers that inspired it-we recreated both barleywine recipes and then blended the beers into a new hop-heavy creation. It features rich, bittersweet malt character with notes of caramel and toffee balanced against a massive wall of hop flavor and is bottle conditioned for longevity.


Added by Lucular on 05-10-2017

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#10,307
Reviews:
101
Ratings:
322
pDev:
9.82%
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Photo of Satsuma
4.01/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of AyatollahGold
3.3/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of jjamadorphd
4.09/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

I decided to save this one for 9-months based on its ABV, I am so glad I did...

This quite possibly is the best beer out of the 2017 Beer Camp 12er. Though I am partial to barleywines, I have come across a couple I would rather never do so, ever again. But this one is special. A hazy tannish-yellowish-copperish color meets your eyes and forms a thick foam for head. The staying power is noticeable and the lacing is some of the best I have seen in some time. The smell was a blend of sweetness, hops, and a touch of barley with some booziness mixed in - another superb aspect. Mouthfeel was my least favorite category with this brew - well carbonated, did it not tamp down much as it warmed, but it at least it had a nice heavy-bodied feel (kinda like some well-endowed...never mind, back to the beer.) The taste was a boozy mixture of the hops a touch of cinnamon, and even some spice giving it an added kick that was thoroughly enjoyed. Overall, this was definitely the best beer (IMHO) out of that 12-pack last year. It'll be interesting to see if they can top this, later this year.

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Photo of twelveinches
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of 1971bernat
2.5/5  rDev -35.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of redbarnbikes
4.06/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Tucquan
2.89/5  rDev -25.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.75

Had this on 2017-12-21 in Columbia, PA from a 12oz bottle

A - Clear amber-brown with a 2.5-finger off-white head and moderate lace

S - Lots of earthy, piney, dank hops and them some caramel malt sweetness. Kind of an odd smell but not unpleasant.

T- Medium-toasted bread, caramel, then a rather monstrous onslaught of one dimensional hop bitterness, which ruined the experience for me. There is some residual sweetness but not even close to being enough to accommodate the brutal bitterness. Yuch.

M - Medium-heavy body and light carbonation. Smooth and substantial, which I quickly forgot about as the very prickly tongue scrapping hit me.

O - Drain pour for me. Can't think of another Sierra Nevada brew where I did this.

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3.88/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle dated 4/12/17 poured into a snifter
A: Amber with a 1/2 finger head
S: Sweet, cherry, caramel, malts, a hint of bourbon
T: Similar notes to the nose but less sweet, the malt/sugar notes are in front of the fruit; adds a bit of oak
M: Full-bodied, a bit sweet, just a hint of bitter
O: A solid if average example of the style

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Photo of Griffin2
3.73/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a Willi Becher glass.
L - Poured a dark Amber with a white head.
S - Smalls of caramel.
T - Tastes of toffee and caramel.
F - Medium body and carbonation.
O - Pretty easy drinker for the ABV.

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Photo of cjgator3
4.35/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of KTCamm
3.64/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

10/3/17...pours reddish amber, white foam, medium thick head. Earthy nose, dusty. Interesting taste. At once fruity and intensely bitter. Very dry, lingering bitter. Hearty and bitter. Creative.

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Photo of Tone
4.1/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a clear mahogany color. 5/4 inch head of an off-white color. Great retention and great lacing. Smells of piney hops, spicy hops, alcohol, sweet malt, rye, and tea. Fits the style of an American Barleywine. Mouth feel is smooth and clean, with an average carbonation level and strong bitterness. Tastes of piney hops, spicy hops, alcohol, sweet malt, rye, and tea. Overall, good appearance, feel, blend. simplistic, but tasty.

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Photo of rab53
3.43/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of kingmaker
4.09/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of BenHoppy
4.65/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Tsar_Riga
3.78/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A - Glowing clear orange brown body, moderate off white head, lots and lots of tight lacing.

S - Lots of medicinal hop notes, pine and resin, and a bit of fruit, mostly suggesting grapefruit pith.

T - Very bitter throughout, with strong pine and pith, a toffee and caramel note, and a close that is bitingly bitter.

M - Sticky in the open, but very dry in the close. Not much build up, but lingering nevertheless.

O - A well executed beer, but a touch too punchy for my taste.

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3.72/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Super clear with a beautiful golden red color. Tan with and a non-dense head. A good bit of sticky lacing.
Grassy hop character with a mix of fruit and herb. A shot or two of alcohol, resembling fuel a little bit.
Pretty hoppy but not over the top, but there is a long lingering mixed hop and bitterness finish. Hops carry a strong earthy tone. Good shot of warmth in the gut. So far the malts are not sweet or rich. Largely large but neutral.
Feels a tad thin for such a big beer.
Seems closer to a malty DIPA than a barleywine.

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Photo of Prost76
3.71/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of durlta
3.83/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of andyjeigh
4.25/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Urk1127
3.52/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mamaraza
4.09/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of mactrail
3.2/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.5

Dark, slightly hazy amber brown. Hugely aromatic. Each tiny sip, though, is a challenge. Hot with alcohol followed by burnt sugar. Thick mouthfeel and a Sugar Daddy caramel taste.

But then comes the bitter orange and grapefruit pith. The vast depth of hop aroma and intense taste is an achievement, but as the bitter wood that takes over you can kiss any pleasure goodbye.

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Photo of AndrewMichael
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rodmanfor3
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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Beer Camp Across The World: Dry-Hopped Barleywine-Style Ale from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.87 out of 5 with 322 ratings