Red-oric - Beer Camp #65 (Best Of Beer Camp: Imperial Red Ale) | Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Chico, CA—July 18, 2013—Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. is highlighting the best of its 2012 Beer Camp sessions with a new variety 12-pack featuring three hop-forward brews.

#95 Imperial Red Ale—Our aggressive Imperial Red Ale is a massive mix of smooth malts and West Coast hops that have no patience for the lupulin leery. This crimson beer starts with caramel-like malt flavor that can’t suppress the assertive, citrusy hop finale.

Added by drabmuh on 06-08-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
504
Reviews:
194
Avg:
3.78
pDev:
10.32%
 
 
Wants:
7
Gots:
10
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 504 |  Reviews: 194
Photo of DrinkThemAll
3.53/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Very light bodied, with minimal flavor. Guess I was expecting more out of this one. Minimal head and no lacing. At 8.5% it is very easy to drink. Probably would not revisit this one again.

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3.64/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of barczar
3.8/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

2012 vintage, so rating set to current average.

Specialty malt fruitiness, toasted notes, muted grapefruit, cantaloupe, pine, and floral hops form the aroma. Hops are still strong.

Flavor is similar, with a bitter finish. The fruity and floral hops greet the palate initially, fading to deeply toasted and lightly roasted malt notes toward the finish. Nice malt presence, though the balance is still toward hops.

I like this a lot more than the rating indicates.

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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.5/5  rDev +19%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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3.96/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

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3.9/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

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2.44/5  rDev -35.4%

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -14%

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4.5/5  rDev +19%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

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2/5  rDev -47.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

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Red-oric - Beer Camp #65 (Best Of Beer Camp: Imperial Red Ale) from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
3.78 out of 5 based on 504 ratings.
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