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Blood Shot - Beer Camp #95 | Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
3.86/5
Very Good
390 Ratings
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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): 8.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
95 IBU

Added by BeerAdvocate on 01-11-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#10,132
Reviews:
97
Ratings:
390
pDev:
9.33%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
7
Trade:
0
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3.25/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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4.17/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bottled in 2013, bought March 2014 in Sweden and stored in my beercellar for almost two years.
ABV: 8.5% - Best before September 2014.

This is a dark, red, hazy beer with a two finger high, fluffy, beige-brown head that leaves a lot of lacing. A lot of sediment floating around.

Nose: Caramel malt, dried fruit, ripe apples, floral notes, vanilla, resin, apricot, red berries and yes! Still a lot of hops in the nose after more than two years!
As the beer warms up it explodes of hops - Really nice!
Taste: Almost creamy taste. A slight bitterness at the end. Dried fruit, plum, grapefruit, orange, pine, resin, caramel malt, pink grapefruit and grass. A lot of hops in the taste.
Mouthfeel: Thick texture. Medium carbonation. Soft and creamy. Dry and bitter ending. A "chewy" feeling, like taking a big bite of a great, tasty, fruit!

As you can see I really like this brew! It has matured very good and I just hope I'll still have a few bottles of this #95 - 2013 deep down in my cellar...

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4.25/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.9/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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3.84/5  rDev -0.5%

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

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3.63/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A 12oz bottle with a bottled-on date of July 2013. The label says Imperial Red Ale - Beer Camp #95; not sure why this has been listed on BA as 'Blood Shot'. Picked up a while back from Trembling Madness in York. Described as an imperial red ale stuffed with West Coast hops.

Poured into a Duvel tulip. Bottle conditioned. A deep, hazy reddish-brown hue with tons of floating sediment and medium carbonation. Yields a large head of creamy off-white foam that lasts for a few minutes before settling as a patchy surface layer. Nice lacing. Aroma of resinous hops with hints of pine, weed, orange peel, subtle citrus, sweet caramel malt, mild earthy yeast and stewed hops. A twinge of cardboard in the background. Pretty good.

Tastes of intense aromatic hops with a dry, bitter finish. Notes of pine resin, dank weed, orange peel, mild citrus, caramel malt, faint earthy yeast and stewed hops. Well-attenuated, followed by a powerful hop-driven bitterness upon swallowing. Mouthfeel is smooth, dry and tingly, with pleasant carbonation and good body. Hop oils strip the palate. Very astringent, accompanied by an aftertaste of bitter aromatic hops, pine resin and caramel malt.

Extreme hops, resulting in serious bitterness. Looks alright (if a bit full of sediment), while the aroma and flavour are dominated by powerful pine-laden hop notes underpinned by a caramel malt backbone. Nice body that tantalises the tongue. Good stuff - my impression is that some of the aromatic subtlety has faded but a solid brew nonetheless. I believe this was a one-off but worth sampling if you encounter it.

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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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3/5  rDev -22.3%

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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Blood Shot - Beer Camp #95 from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.86 out of 5 with 390 ratings
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