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

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540 Ratings
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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
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
216
Ratings:
540
pDev:
10.75%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
9
Gots:
9
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Ratings: 540 |  Reviews: 216
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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of TempeBeerMan
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Recently released as part of SN's 2012 "Beer Camp" craft pack.

Poured from a bottle into a nonic pint.

A - Pours a clear deep golden-brass color with a fairly dense two-finger head with excellent retention. Epic lacing.

S - Well I hate to be obvious, but yes it does indeed smell like hop flowers. A hint of rose water as well.

T - Again like the title promises, very floral hop character forward. Fruity esters of papaya in the mid palate. Some wafer-like malts are present relegated to the background. Rose water in the finish. Strangely appealing.

M - Very light bodied, which suits the flavor components well. Medium carbonation.

O - This beer is like they took a SN Torpedo and dialed out 75% of the malt. Not really "balanced" in the traditional sense of "hops vs yeast", but the flavor elements chosen work really well together and the lightness makes it quite drinkable and refreshing. I'd drink again.

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Photo of bluntedboywonder
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of tdm168
4/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - light amber with a large, dense, white head that has great retention

S - huge floral aroma

T - sweet, a bit bready, a hint of caramel, floral, some faint bitterness in the finish

M - medium bodied, smooth, well carbonated

This is a decent IPA. It has good flavor and decent balance. The floral hop character dominates though there is a fainter malt presence. This is solid and worth trying. It's different from some of the other SN IPA's.

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Photo of flexabull
3.83/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pretty looking beer, pours a bright, slightly hazy gold color with a large off white head. Nice lacing too.

Aromas are nice, fruity, tropical, I mostly notice mango, and a definite green floral note.

More malty and dry than I expected. Bready, lightly spicy, with some tea leaves, cracker, and some mellow sweetness. Finish is crisp and mineral like, with faint herbal, green, and bitter hoppiness.

Mouthfeel is pretty nice, it's on the lighter side, but fits well with this beer.

Overall, an interesting beer. Not at all what I expected. It's not a beer I'd seek out, but it's refreshing, very drinkable, and pleasant.

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3/5  rDev -19.4%

Photo of andrewinski1
4.2/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a pint glass. The color is half-way between straw and golden. The color is nice and clear. There is a half-inch white head on top.

The aroma has some nice pine and zesty hoppiness in the aroma. The hops remind me a little like what one might find in a hoppy pilsner.

This is tasty. There is a lot of great zesty hops intertwined with light malt flavor. This has a nice crisp, slightly bitter finish. This is really good!

This has a nice light to medium mouthfeel. This is very drinkable, I wouldn't mind having another!

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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of SlowWideTurns
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of mkennedy119
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of ZippyThePinhead
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I liked this and would have it again if someone else was buying.

The floral description was on the money, but I think they could have done a better job of balancing hop flavor with hop bitterness. In other words, though it was tasty, the finish/aftertaste lingered a little too long for my preference. I like a clean, quick finish in my IPAs.

I was OK with the maltiness, and the hop flavor was fine.

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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of Kopfschuss
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of Hanzo
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of beertunes
3.23/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured into 10oz goblet. Poured a lightly hazy copper color with over1/4 inch of off-white head that quickly dissipated into a ring that held up fairly well and had OK lacing.

The aroma featured, yup you guessed it, floral hops with some pine in the background. There wasn't really a noticeable amount of malt showing up, nor any of the Rose hips used int the brewing of this beer. On the tongue, a very light malt flavor showed up, and there was a crisp hop taste. But again, I didn't pick up any Rose.

The body was that of an average IPA, perhaps a bit thinner than average really. Drinkability was OK, but not great. Overall, a decent, but not special, brew. Worth having for the tick, otherwise a pretty average brew.

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