Floral IPA - Beer Camp #53 (Best Of Beer Camp) | Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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Floral IPA - Beer Camp #53 (Best Of Beer Camp)Floral IPA - Beer Camp #53 (Best Of Beer Camp)
BEER INFO

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

Style: English India Pale Ale (IPA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.90%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
This unique take on the traditional IPA style pairs the bold and intense aromas of whole-cone hop "flowers" with aromatic natural rose hips and petals for complex aromas and unexpected flavors.

Added by beertunes on 07-23-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
540
Reviews:
216
Avg:
3.72
pDev:
10.75%
 
 
Wants:
9
Gots:
9
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 540 |  Reviews: 216
Photo of bmwats
3.72/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a standard pint.

A: Cloudy, dark golden hue. Pours about a 1 finger, foamy, white head. Settles fairly slowly, leaving a blanket of foam and a beer ring. Nice beer ring lacing remains.

S: Hops, rose, lavender, toffee, and a little orange citrus.

T: Medium hop bite... not much else.

D: Hoppy, lingering bite. Feels very shallow and washed-out, and something like sucking on a penny in the finish.

M: Sipping brew, especially due to the off-putting finish.

Atmosphere is great. Nice hue, and foamy head; with some strong lacing. Nose is very full floral and fruity components. Flavor is very basic with a slight hop, and not much else. Not so great in the finish. Overall, this is a decent quaff.

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Photo of RoryOMoore
4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

Photo of johnnyboy76
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of Rekrule
2.75/5  rDev -26.1%

Photo of tdmccarthy
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of bluntedboywonder
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of heygeebee
3.68/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

From Jim's.

Pours a hazy gold. One finger head dies quickly, but very good lace.

Aromas are of apricots, grapefruits.

Taste is an oddity - is it an EIPA or an AIPA? One of those hybrids where malts are very much in the mix, but with a very lifted nose. ( A la Thornbridge Jaipur). After a while it becomes a Grapefruit experience overall.

Mouthfeel on the heavy side of medium.

Good beer, not great... good to see SN doing this kind of thing, but how many Beer Camp beers will make the grade???

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Photo of Gregwa
3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

Photo of Zachtheporter
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of Hessian257
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of ChrisMon02
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of Nightrain87
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of cadaugherty
4/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of Blaze5445
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of JKV96
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of plumcrazyfx
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of Cresant
3.44/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured the 12 oz. into a Samuel Adams glass. 2012 Beer Camp release. (from notes) The body was bright apricot with a slight haze. The head left sheets of thin lacing.

The smell was organic and leafy. Floral. Nice.

The taste was interesting, unique. Bright bitterness and a creaminess. floral with minor maltiness.

The mouthfeel was medium bodied with a fine carbonation. This was my favorite from the Beer Camp release from 2012.

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Photo of StaveHooks
4.1/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 oz served in a Great Divide pint glass.

A - Slightly hazed amber with 2 fingers of eggshell head that slowly melts into a thick cap. Impressive splotchy lacing left behind.

S - Sweet honey, earthy lavender, green stems, caramel malt, doughy yeast.

T - Follows the nose with floral hops, lavender, green spinach stems, spicy peppery bite, green chlorophyll on the back end.

M - Medium lush feel, crisp feel, medium to moderate carbonation.

Lots of green floral going on. A nice change of pace for the style.(My score is based on style).I'm use to tasting old IPA's but this was refreshing. Not something I would want to kill all night but I could put down a couple of these with a smile on.

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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of BeerDawgs
3.65/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - A light golden hue, with 1 finger of head and some sticky lace. What sticks out here is the huge amount of sediment floating around in the glass. Extremely unfiltered!

S - Nice citrus aroma, like the name. Some nice malt character as well.

T - Very smooth and well balanced between the citrus and bitter hops. Doesn't have a bite, like I enjoy in a good IPA. Needs a more distinct taste. Not bad at all though.

M - Light to medium bodied, with some oily aftertaste

O - A slightly above average IPA. Definitely enjoyable, but not one to pick up again.

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Photo of stumac
3.67/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured up on tap at my job at Black Sheep for freee. Pours a nice golden amber color,the great smells of flowers and minor hops. I taste honey, floral hops, perhaps cascade, nice sweet malts. Tasty. Light bodied, easy drinkin. Nice mediocre carbo. I dig it. I shall have another

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Photo of ocelot2500
4/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy sunkissed golden color with a tight, white head that leaves bits of lacing.

Smells of floral and piny hops.

Tastes of the hops upfront with a solid malt backbone. Hops lead off with the floral and grassy notes along with some pine resin. Not overly bitter. Malts come in with bread notes along with a touch of caramel sweetness. Fairly balanced overall.

Mouthfeel is medium with a smooth amount of carbonation.

Overall, this is a good IPA that I find quite enjoyable.

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Photo of shand
4.12/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Beer Camp Floral IPA pours a hazy orange color with two fingers of head. The aroma is excellent, it's got a nice balance of citrus and floral hop flavors over some sweet caramel malts. The taste loses the citrus in favor of a more herbal flavor to go with the floral flavors. It's light and delicate, which works well with the very floral hops. It's subtle, but with depth of flavor. The mouthfeel is light and well-carbonated, with an oily middle. The drinkability is very good. Beer Camp Floral IPA is a great IPA that really brings the floral aspects to the forefront.

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Photo of facundoCNB
4.04/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

a clean amber pour with half inch of head (off-white)
sweet citrus scents, flowers, grass, caramel and pine.
flavor is piny up front with a burnt caramel earthy followup. grapefruit citrus finish.
medium body, moderate carbonation and a crisp finish. doesn't feel like an ipa.

very sweet unlike torpedo, and on the light side unlike hoptimum. a nicely balanced ipa which could be a nice year rounder.

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Photo of chefhatt
4/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This poures a nice golden color body with a nice one finger light tan sticky head that hangs for a while. The smell is nice of citrus and hops, not much else going on. The taste has a nice but not overpowering hop bitterness up front. It also has a nice citrus flavor, almost like grapefruit. The mouth feel is really nice, a little heave for a ipa and just a little aftertaste on the tongue. Overall this is a good solid ipa.

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Floral IPA - Beer Camp #53 (Best Of Beer Camp) from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
3.72 out of 5 based on 540 ratings.
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