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Allocation Ale - Beer Camp #52 | Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.60%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by womencantsail on 09-14-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Reviews: 5 | Ratings: 10
Reviews by BucannonXC5:
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3.53/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a draft into a pint glass at San Diego Brewing Company at San Diego, Calif. Color was honey golden. Appeared to be an inch of head. Minimal lacing. Lots of film all the way down the glass.

Smelled grainy and grassy first, but some light citrus hops in there as well.

Tasted grassy, earthy and grainy. Bitter finish on the tongue after.

Medium body. Mild carbonation. Fairly drinkable.

Just an okay beer. A bit too grainy for me.

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Photo of Beerandraiderfan
3.85/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured a yellow beer, big time head, large bubbles. Good hop aroma, fairly neutral in terms of pine/citrus.

Light body, ample hopping relative to the body. A more sessionable pale than even their draught pale ale. I dunno, regular SNPA is plenty sessionable for me. This is a little tamer, but definitely has its place on a hot day. A little bit grassy at times. Bitterness very light, much the same with the sweetness.

On tap at Bruery Provisions.

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Photo of ste5venla
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of uziangis
3/5  rDev -18.7%

Photo of rodbeermunch
3.74/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

This is basically a session version of SNPA I've gathered. A little more yellow to it, gives that full on inch of head though, white in color. Similar aroma of Cascade and crystal malt as in SNPA here.

Lighter body but with higher hopping. Has a place, I had a time period in my youth when SNPA was just too damn bitter for me, this would have been a nice alternative and gateway.

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Photo of blackened1339
4/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of womencantsail
4/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap at Bruery Provisions

A: The beer pours a fairly clear golden color with a white head.

S: A nice citrus hop nose up front with lots of grapefruit and lemon peel. Quite a bit of floral hops with lots of biscuity malts. A touch of grass and pine on the back end.

T: Slightly sweet with a fair amount of bread and biscuit. Lots of grapefruit and floral hop flavors with a light bitterness. Some hits of pine and grass on the back end.

M: Light to medium bodied with medium carbonation.

O: A fairly well done pale ale from Sierra Nevada. Could have used a bit more citrus, but not bad otherwise.

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Photo of HuskyinPDX
3.45/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I had this on tap at the Beachwood BBQ in Long Beach.
The pour is a clear medium to dark orange with a near white head. Very hoppy pine scented, with some citrus tones as well, orange, Lemons, Grapefruit. The taste went the other way. More sweet malty and bready. Average body and carbonation, about where they should be. Overall, it was a drinkable beer, but pretty forgetable.

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Photo of PunkFloyd
4/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of t0rin0
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

Allocation Ale - Beer Camp #52 from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
3.69 out of 5 based on 10 ratings.
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