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

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From:
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
 
California, United States
Style:
Red Ale - Imperial
ABV:
8%
Score:
86
Avg:
3.8 | pDev: 10.26%
Ratings:
616
Status:
Retired
Rated:
Aug 27, 2016
Added:
Jun 08, 2012
Wants:
  8
Gots:
  14
SCORE
86
Very Good
Red-oric - Beer Camp #65 (Best Of Beer Camp: Imperial Red Ale)Red-oric - Beer Camp #65 (Best Of Beer Camp: Imperial Red Ale)
Notes: 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.
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3.53/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by DrinkThemAll from California

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.

Aug 27, 2016
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3.64/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
by REVZEB from Illinois

Cloudy dark amber red, tan head. Bland citrus hops atop a body of malt and slight dirt. Taste is almost toasty with the heavy earth notes, caramel tries to bridge but not up to the task, hops clash a bit. Pieces taste great, whole not so much. Feels at war with itself, doesn't elevate on the palate at all, but does have decent depth

Nov 26, 2015
 
2.5 by jpuetz from South Dakota on Aug 10, 2015
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3.8/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by barczar from Kentucky

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.

Jul 12, 2015
 
3.75 by ovaltine from Indiana on May 27, 2015
 
4.5 by Falcone from North Carolina on Apr 13, 2015
 
3.96 by Spaceman_Jer from Colorado on Apr 01, 2015
 
3.9 by misternebbie from Pennsylvania on Jan 26, 2015
 
3.5 by bluehende from Delaware on Dec 09, 2014
 
3.52 by Gkruszewski from New York on Nov 08, 2014
 
 
4.25 by DeanCHS1980 from Kentucky on Sep 22, 2014
 
4 by ncstateplaya from North Carolina on Sep 09, 2014
 
3.25 by malfunxion from New York on Aug 27, 2014
 
3.72 by GregDuB65 from Missouri on Aug 17, 2014
 
4.5 by Howlader from Canada (AB) on Jul 20, 2014
 
3.75 by Can_if_you_can from Minnesota on Jul 04, 2014
 
3.5 by thatoneguymike from Georgia on Jun 09, 2014
 
4 by Durandal_777 from Pennsylvania on May 28, 2014
 
4.25 by neckbeered from Montana on May 12, 2014
 
4 by afsdan from Colorado on Apr 22, 2014
 
2 by Beestin from Iowa on Apr 20, 2014
 
3.5 by Mattias from Sweden on Apr 17, 2014
 
3.75 by SkinniePost from Wisconsin on Apr 12, 2014
 
3.25 by Anvilfarm from Missouri on Mar 28, 2014
 
4 by Doublicious from Michigan on Mar 27, 2014
 
3.75 by WVbeergeek from West Virginia on Mar 19, 2014
 
4.25 by Slatetank from Pennsylvania on Mar 17, 2014
 
4.25 by paulish from New York on Mar 15, 2014
 
4 by dbarny76 from Oklahoma on Mar 13, 2014
 
3.5 by aztraz from Sweden on Mar 09, 2014
 
3 by Karibourgeois from Texas on Mar 09, 2014
 
3.25 by Beezee from Illinois on Mar 07, 2014
 
4.5 by craftbeersweden from Sweden on Mar 05, 2014
 
4 by mpayne5 from Indiana on Mar 05, 2014
 
4.5 by Noelito76 from New York on Feb 22, 2014
 
2.5 by Josbor11 from Ohio on Feb 13, 2014
 
4 by jbhollis1180 from Connecticut on Feb 03, 2014
 
3.75 by WVUbrew from North Carolina on Jan 24, 2014
 
4 by jaydoc from Kansas on Jan 23, 2014
Red-oric - Beer Camp #65 (Best Of Beer Camp: Imperial Red Ale) from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 86 out of 100 with 616 ratings