Blood Shot - Beer Camp #95 | 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): 8.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
95 IBU

Added by BeerAdvocate on 01-11-2013

BEER STATS
Ratings:
390
Reviews:
97
Avg:
3.86
pDev:
9.33%
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
7
For Trade:
0
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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of Bitterbill
4.12/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From the 2013 Beer Camp 12 pack.

A- pours a deep dark red, 2 finger head of foam, good lacing.

S- big notes of citrus with a solid malty backbone. Grapefruit and Caramel.

T- Caramel malt first, overwhelmed by grapefruit hoppiness, back to the malt and back to the...
pretty much a 1 2 punch that's enjoyable to drink. That's what counts.

M- just fine and dandy. Medium carb supports the medium body nicely.

O- a very nice offering in the Beer Camp box for 2013. Thumbs up.

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Photo of MacStinson
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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

Poured from 12 FL. OZ. bottle into a pint glass. ALC. 8.5% BY VOL. 2013 Imperial Red Ale Beer Camp #95.

Appearance: Pours a dark ruby body with a limited off white head. Very thick looking. Decent lacing.

Smell: Muted hop aroma. Predominantly malty. Slightly herbal/medicinal.

Taste: Hot alcohol. Prunes, dark fruits. Bitter. I would be interested to know what hops went into this beer because it reminds me of Bigfoot Barleywine.

Mouthfeel: Thick and syrupy.

Overall: Well crafted Imperial Red. Definitely borders on Sierra Nevada barleywine territory.

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3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of jeffjeff1
3.69/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance- reddish color, one inch head

Smell- malt, some hops

Taste- malt, some hops, well balanced

Mouthfeel- medium bodied

Drinkability- I thought it was pretty good. I got this about a week a go so it must not be retired. It is not an IPA by the way. It is an Imperial Red Ale.

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4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

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3/5  rDev -22.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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3/5  rDev -22.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of Kendo
4.1/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Poured from the bottle into a SN pint glass. Body is amber but more ruby-hued when backlit. Small off-white head on top leaves behind a good amount of lacing.

S: Pleasant nose, with a nice blend of toffee and caramel malt sweetness and juicy hops. Not terribly strong, but it is nice.

T: Juicy citrusy hops (grapefruit is clearly noted) and a bit of leafy and earthy flavor. Some brown sugar to go along with the caramel malt provides a nice foundation for the hops, which dominate throughout, ending in a piney bitterness. Lingering dry bitterness in the aftertaste, and after awhile I'm noting a bit of ethanol as a drying finish, and some heat from the ABV in the belly.

M: Comes across as somewhat surprisingly light given the high ABV (8.5%) and the style, but I'd say it's medium in heft, maybe a little heavier. Carbonation is unobtrusive - fine and prickly but not harsh.

O: A solid Imperial Red Ale.

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of tdmccarthy
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of cam12
4.75/5  rDev +23.1%

Photo of ThisWangsChung
3.88/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle into a pint glass.

A: Pours a hazy burgundy color. There's a nice head capping it off; it's about two fingers high, off white in shade, and rather frothy in its texture. As the head recedes (retention is good), the lacing left behind is quite prevalent.

S: This one seems to focus on the herbal and piny hops, with noticeable caramel and toffee to balance. Very little in terms of citrusy hop notes. The overall combination - piny hops, tons of caramel - don't really appeal to me, but this one works rather well. As it warms up, a little more maltiness shines through.

T: I've noticed a few comparing this to cannabis. And by gawd, they're on to something. It opens relatively sweetly, with the usual caramel-and-toffee suspects at the forefront. It takes a bit of time to build, but soon after, a great deal of resiny hops explode on the palate. It's not just generically bitter - the weed, herb, and pine notes are decently defined. As bitter as it is, it doesn't bother me in the least. A twinge of sweet caramel reappears in the distant aftertaste; maybe that's why.

M: It's gotten to the point where an amber ale has to finish crisply in order for me to actually like it. And this does. It's a little sweet on the aftertaste, but that's no big deal. This one gives me a bit of a cottonmouth feel post-swallow...OMG JUST LIKE WEED. THIS IS WEED BEER, BRO.

O: I usually do not like any amber ale that isn't made by Troegs. This is a welcome exception to that rule. Wow, imagine that, an amber ale that brings the hops and treats the malt like an unwanted mother-in-law (there, but kept in that dingy room away from the good times), what a novel concept. This and Nugget Nectar are probably the only two ambers I could willingly drink multiple servings of.

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Blood Shot - Beer Camp #95 from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
3.86 out of 5 based on 390 ratings.
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