Beer Camp Across The World: West Coast-Style DIPA | Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

Your Rating: None
Want it   Got it 
Beer Camp Across The World: West Coast-Style DIPABeer Camp Across The World: West Coast-Style DIPA
BA SCORE
4.03/5
Exceptional
359 Ratings
Beer Camp Across The World: West Coast-Style DIPABeer Camp Across The World: West Coast-Style DIPA
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.20%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
"We just love brewing hoppy beers" is the way Oregon's IPA masters at Boneyard Beer kicked off our collaboration talks. Well, as it turns out, we do, too, so we went all out on this intensely hop-heavy West Coast-style Double IPA. It's bright golden, crisp and brimming with intense citrus and herbal hop flavor, just how we like 'em.

Added by Lucular on 05-10-2017

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#3,920
Reviews:
119
Ratings:
359
pDev:
6.7%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
39
Trade:
0
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Ratings: 359 |  Reviews: 119
Photo of california_republic
4.99/5  rDev +23.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Look: A bit on the yellow side of orange like a wheat beer. I'd almost say it's like blue moon but a little more orange. I didn't have a lot of head on mine, but my can's almost a year old now...

Smell: Wow, this smells exactly like a sweet orange. Not generic "citrus" IPA smell but like a legitimate fully ripe and sweet navel orange.

Taste: Just as sweet as it smells. The sweetness instantly hits you and it's almost like you're drinking orange juice rather than beer. There's a yeasty element to it that works with the orange and pineapple to give you a juicy sweet taste without being overripe with esters. I also get a tiny bit of crackery malt, but the hops are of course the star of the show.

Feel: Sweet, sweet, sweet. To some it might seem a bit one dimensional but I honestly have never tasted such a perfect recreation of a fruit that it's okay that this beer is not floral or roasty or deep and complex. Instead, this beer can be described as a pure depiction of orange. There's only the slightest bit of pine but it's not even necessary for a great work of culinary art.

Overall: It's described as a DIPA and I imagine it's probably not going to impress the DIPA die-hards who have tried Pliny the Younger or some other transcendental IPA. But this is easily the best out of the beer camp batch and punches well above your "extra" IPA beers like Torpedo and Sculpin. It's not particularly "hop bomb-y" and the malt flavors are pretty muted but it doesn't really meant to fit into any particular class I think. It's definitely one of those one-time experimental releases that showcases what you can do with you push the boundaries of brewing.

 1,662 characters

Photo of Satsuma
4.13/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of elNopalero
4.43/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

This pours a resplendent golden tan with a generous cap of foam. What a nose! Even at two months since canning it's bright and vibrant, with loads of lemon peel and citron. Dry and lightly bodied for a DIPA, with a hop forward profile dripping with more of that citrusy goodness. Another winner from the beer camp lineup.

 321 characters

Photo of socon67
4.06/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of AyatollahGold
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of 1971bernat
3.5/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of adam36
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of cjgator3
4.3/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of OKbrew89
3.84/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of KTCamm
4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

10/16/17...pours hazy cloudy bronze with light layer of white foam. Fruity nose, light malty pine comes through. Patient bitter glides through a malt backbone. Fruity, juicy, some citrus, orange pulpy. Very good. Balanced.

 222 characters

Photo of redbarnbikes
3.98/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BenHoppy
4.17/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TeamMathis
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Smell is sweet with floral honey. Taste has a zing to it with citrusy bitterness. The bitterness lingers on the tongue. Cloudy. Wonderful. I wish this was always available.

 172 characters

Photo of rab53
3.94/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of vande
4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mamaraza
4.09/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of AndrewMichael
4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of GlennWB
4.27/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

D

1 characters

Photo of RBorsato
4.05/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of mactrail
3.75/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Fruity, hot, and bitter. Color is a clear golden amber, and poured in the Affligem chalice a nice foam fluffs up. Massively aromatic with melon and a hint of funk. Very sharply carbonated with alcohol pickling the tongue.

Quite sweet with malt, but light and smooth. Flavors of orange peel with pineapple, followed by honeydew melon. Another one of those "hop liqueur" concoctions. Quite sippable, overall, but it's an aggressive drink. That fruit 'n' funk aroma lasts to the end. From the 16 oz can in the 2017 mixed Beer Camp case.

 535 characters

Photo of Zorro
4.02/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Chill hazed golden colored ale with a medium sized white colored head.

Smells strongly of tropical fruit. Big scent of crushed pineapple. Lesser scent of passion fruit and plums. Smells a bit syrupy like a tropical drink in a Tiki club. Faint coconut and rum. This smells distinctly like a Maitai.

Starts out bittersweet and fruity with some burned sugar and caramel, like barbecued pineapple slices. Drys out and becomes a bit woody as you drink it. As the sweetness dissipates melon flavor appears. In the end it tastes like a tropical Barleywine.

Mouthfeel is thick.

Overall a tasty DIPA.

 605 characters

Photo of heerboth
3.75/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of RBuckley73
4.04/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Suds
3.95/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Completely clear, golden in color with a tall white, frothy head. The aroma is spicy, piney, and has notable malt underneath. Fresh smelling. The taste is bitter at the foretaste, with a serious sweetness that creeps in after a few sips. The ABV is notable and the beer is satisfying, full, and interesting.

 311 characters

Photo of Johnnyrafer
3.96/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Beer Camp Across The World: West Coast-Style DIPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.03 out of 5 with 359 ratings