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

Beer Camp Across The World: West Coast-Style DIPABeer Camp Across The World: West Coast-Style DIPA
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Style:
IPA - Imperial
ABV:
8.2%
Score:
90
Avg:
4.05 | pDev: 6.67%
Reviews:
118
Ratings:
358
From:
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
 
California, United States
Avail:
Retired (no longer brewed)
Wants
  1
Gots
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SCORE
90
Outstanding
Beer Camp Across The World: West Coast-Style DIPABeer Camp Across The World: West Coast-Style DIPA
Notes: "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.
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thebeers from Pennsylvania

3.56/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Clear golden color with a lasting three fingers of off-white head that leave airy, clumpy lacing.

Big aroma of papaya and pine resin that give a creamy, tropical impression. A peppery, somewhat herbal note is in there as well. Smells great.

Unfortunately, the taste doesn't live up to the nose. Relatively little of the pine or tropical quality carry over. The peppery, herbal quality presents up front, but it's coupled with a surprisingly dry finish. There's also a pill-like bitterness.

It's on the lighter side of medium-bodied for the style, with a very little light creaminess and decent enough carbonation.

This beer presents great, but the chalky, pilly bitterness in place of any pine, citrus or tropicality knocks it down considerably for me. 4/26/17 canned on date.

Jun 09, 2017
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TheSixthRing from California

4.13/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Canned on date of 04/26/17

Appearance - Pours crystal clear and bright golden orange in color with an off-white, two-finger width head. Fair retention, resulting in a thin, broken layer of surface suds and a fair ring around the edge of the glass.

Smell - Strong aroma, picked up from a foot or more away as soon as the the can was cracked. Orange, pineapple, grapefruit, black pepper spice, floral quality and just a hint of pine. Faint bready sweetness.

Taste - Follows the nose. Prominent citrus notes that hit on orange and grapefruit with lesser pineapple zing. Hints of papaya and passionfruit. Mid-taste brings a bit of spice and pine. Bready malts with a touch of caramel sweetness. Finish is grapefruit pith and just a touch more pine, then lingering pineapple in the aftertaste.

Mouthfeel - Medium-to-full in body with moderate carbonation. Drinks well enough before a bone dry finish. Not exactly the smoothest DIPA on the block.

Overall - Easily the best of the pack thus far, this one being my 5th of the 12. Nice punch of citrus, spice and tropical fruit hoppiness. If it were only a smoother drinker, it'd be a World Class effort.

Jun 18, 2017
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breadwinner from California

4.1/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

The better of the 2 big name IPA collabs in this year's pack, the hops here snap better, giving pungent herbs + citrus, lots of hop oils, and a well attenuated, just enough malt to prop it all up body. A satisfying hop bomb.

May 30, 2017
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Zorro from California

4.02/5  rDev -0.7%
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.

Sep 24, 2017
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alexsergio from New York

4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Jun 16, 2017
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Hoptometrist from Ohio

4.12/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Jun 09, 2017
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BarryMFBurton from Indiana

3.91/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Jun 10, 2017
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GuyFawkes from Illinois

3.22/5  rDev -20.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Canned 4/26/17; drank 6/1/17 @ the Yarchives.

See-through yellow/orange appearance; champagne bubble throughout.

A rough pour yielded a huge off-white head; strong, frothy lace.

Pine, lemon, mild caramel & faint lager yeast notes in the nose.

Medium thick, smooth mouthfeel.

Honey, mild caramel & faint lemon flavors up front; pine bite & lager yeast notes on the finish. Almost no booze heat.

I just can't mess with these west coast style pine/caramel bombs anymore; this is drinkable but far from pleasant.

Jun 02, 2017
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Lingenbrau from Oregon

3.87/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a beautiful clear golden amber with a foamy white head that recedes. Spotty lacing. Smells of grapefruit and very floral. Taste is dominated by Cascade like hoppiness: floral, earthy, some pine and grapefruit and a very mild biscuity sweetness. Feel is crisp, surprisingly light considering it's 8.2 weigh in, well carbonated, and almost balanced. Not face puckering bitter like I was expecting (hoping), but nice. Overall, this was a decent DIPA. 'Nuff said. Cheers!

Jun 07, 2017
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Avatar113 from California

4.06/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Jun 22, 2017
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pathman from Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

6/26/17 draft @ Sierra Nevada

Jun 26, 2017
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BucannonXC5 from California

4.4/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Type: 16-oz. can
Glass: Beer Nerd tulip
From: Trader Joe’s in La Mesa (San Diego), Calif.
Price: $22.99 for a Beer Camp Variety 12-Pack
Purchased: June 30, 2017
Consumed: July 2, 2017
Reviewed as: American Double / Imperial IPA
Misc.: Bottled on April 26, 2017 at 3:09 p.m. PT; Collab between Sierra Nevada and Boneyard

First time I actually saw this beer camp variety 12-pack in stores. I had bought every one since 2012 at least, maybe 2011. Was hoping to find if for cheap at Costco, but couldn’t pass this one up for $22.99 at Trader Joe’s. Guessing it retails for $27.99 or so. Finally had my first Boneyard beers (both IPAs) at the Firestone Invitational in early-June and thought they were good (but not great), but that could have been the 25-something tasters I had before. Excited to finally review one of their beers. The bottle read, “"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.”

Poured a gold semi-clear color with 3-to-4 fingers of rocky white head. Lots of bubble streams coming up from the bottom of the glass. Excellent foamy lacing. World-class thick, foamy retention. (Sight - 4.25)

Smelled a healthy dose of hops from the get-go. Specifically got Cascade, sugary Citra, Simcoe and hints of Mosaic. For flavors got pine, pineapple, spoiled tangerine, grapefruit, passion fruit, nectarine, mango, guava, floral, lime and citrus zest. (Smell - 4.25)

Tasted at least just as good as the nose. Wow. First thought was damn, that’s some pulp. For hops I got Citra, Mosaic and Simcoe (my three favorite), and also hints of dry Centennial. For flavors, pine, lime, lemon zest, dish soap, passion fruit, tangerine, mango, pineapple, stone fruit, red grapefruit, nectarine, guava and fresh cut grass. This is terrific. (Taste - 4.50)

Medium body. Creamy texture. Average carbonation. Long, bitter finish. (Feel - 4.25)

Wow, can’t believe how good this DIPA was, even having it just over two months after it was packaged. Excellent. (Overall - 4.50)

4.40 | 98 | A

Jul 13, 2017
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Patlee3324 from Massachusetts

4.17/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Jul 10, 2017
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Zaphog from Michigan

4.12/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Jun 05, 2017
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Fordcoyote15 from Kentucky

3.71/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Canned 4-26-17 / rated 6-23-17

Smelled pungent and vibrant which led to a optimistic initial start. First few sips had me fooled. But halfway in the staleness of the dank hops and cloying syrupyness of the malt began to taste like a poorly aged barleywine. The body was too heavy to be refreshing like an ipa/dipa should be. And the taste was anything but the vibrant, explosive, fresh picked nature that it should have been.

3.5 overall

Jun 24, 2017
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YalovaIA from Iowa

4.5/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Jul 09, 2017
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rderedin from Maine

3.75/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.25

Jun 24, 2017
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williahd from Maine

3.94/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Jun 20, 2017
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khargro2 from Tennessee

4.59/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Jun 21, 2017
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mscudder from Georgia

4.2/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Jul 01, 2017
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McBraniel from Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Jun 24, 2017
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sgttibbs from Minnesota

4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sep 05, 2017
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Taphouse_Traveler from Florida

3.93/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Aug 23, 2017
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shigg85 from Japan

4.25/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Jun 21, 2017
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greencovesteve from North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Jun 22, 2017
Beer Camp Across The World: West Coast-Style DIPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 90 out of 100 with 358 ratings