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

BEER STATS
Ratings:
229
Reviews:
64
Avg:
3.91
pDev:
9.72%
 
 
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Photo of eldoctorador
2/5  rDev -48.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of lupercmda
1.5/5  rDev -61.6%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Photo of rolltide8425
3.93/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Patches826
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of clager
2.72/5  rDev -30.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Hoptometrist
4.15/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ZAP
3.77/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

L-Rich burnt orange color....impressive look....perfect off white head...

S-Old school hop aroma....reminds me of late turn of the century type hops....fresh....floral....very nice...hints of caramel as well but the hops lead the way...

T-Not as richly malty as I'd hope....nice burst of hop freshness but lacking in malt..

F-A bit light in the body...not terrible but a tich thin...light side of full bodied....nice clean fresh finish

O-This is solid....I enjoyed it.

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Photo of Jcarriglio
4.07/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Mantooth
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Imperialjake
3.68/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BillRoth
4.03/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Had on tap at the Sierra Nevada/ Ocean Odyssey's Beer Camp Across the World tap fest. All beers were incredibly fresh. Huge thanks to Travis for allowing me to do independent quality checks on every beer.
Nice barley wine. Smooth sipper that hid the abv very well. As advertised....nothing surprising if you like Big Foot and Hog Heaven like I do. I did like the lower carbonation that happened with this draft version.

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4.04/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of user785335
4.1/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Rammed96
3.52/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of PJCarnell
3.81/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of richj1970
4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DeutschesBier
3.81/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Tracker83
4.03/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Sabtos
3.93/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Clear copper with a large convex khaki foam dome that airs out with large bubbles and settles to a fuzzy blanket.

Smell is surprisingly sweet, bright and hoppy, with orange and lemon zest, green pine, caramel, toffee, biscuit and musty bread. A little of that burning sap of a pine forest fire I sometimes get in powerful barleywines is here too.

Taste is bright and hoppy, and seems much more fresh compared to some of the actual IPA offerings out of this year's Beer Camp series, providing bitterness of pine and grapefruit, but also lemon, orange and even lime. Caramel, toffee, peanut brittle and a little rug bring the deeper components. And as it warms, spicy cherry candy and caramelized brown sugary biscuit develop.

Feel is tangy and crisply carbonated, with somewhat of a dense, round body, and a semi-dry finish with a kiss of heat in the aftertaste.

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Photo of jkn09
4.49/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of HorseheadsHopHead
4.15/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

L: Clear amber with a foamy off white head. Excellent retention, and some spotty lacing.

S: Caramel and toffee, pine sap, earth, plum, raisin, rich brown bread.

T: Tons of caramel and toffee, pumpernickel bread, date, fig, plum, raisin, cherry, vanilla, pine, earth, and woody hops. Somewhat sweet but quite bitter on the piney, woody finish. Slightly warm going down.

F: Pretty much full-bodied, smooth and slightly oily; rich, moderately-well carbonated.

O: A really solid barleywine. Very tasty and warming.

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4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of goopy
4.1/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of tvenne
4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.81/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Beer Camp Across The World: Dry-Hopped Barleywine-Style Ale from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
3.91 out of 5 based on 229 ratings.
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