IPA - Beer Camp #93 | Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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IPA - Beer Camp #93IPA - Beer Camp #93
BEER INFO

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

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.90%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
This IPA sacrifices nothing for its drinkability, flexing big time flavor and complexity. The light color disguises the depth of the malt backbone, a pillar that balances the potent whole-cones of the piney-citrus Cascade and tropical fruit-like Citra hops.

Added by tdm168 on 08-02-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
457
Reviews:
110
Avg:
3.73
pDev:
9.38%
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
18
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 457 |  Reviews: 110
Photo of jwc215
3.83/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours slightly hazed copper to amber with a foamy head that leaves lacing.

The smell has the "Sierra Nevada" house character (a good thing) with citrus, pine and hint of caramel.

The taste of herbal/floral hops with a hint of lemon is backed by cracker-like bread and a hint of sweetness. It has a bitter/dry refreshing finish.

It has ample carbonation with a medium body. A bit of alcohol comes through and lingers. It does have a bit of a bite to it.

A nice, hoppy IPA!

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Photo of VelvetExtract
3.64/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A-Pours clear and bright amber in color. The head is a fully-formed cap of frothy goodness. Slight lacing.

S-I can pick out the aromatic properties of both the Cascade and Citra hops. The cascade offers some resiny pine and the Citra delivers the exotic fruit and slight mossiness. Herbal and well hopped. Light sweetness behind the rather pungent hoppiness.

T-The flavor is different than the nose. It starts off a bit sweet and the hops drop off a big dose of soapy hoppiness. Then the piney, catty Cascade sweeps in and flexes its muscle. I think the Citra is a bit underdeveloped in comparison. The sweet, bready malt adds some balance but this brew is hop forward.

M-Quite bitter. Body is pretty full. It's not incredibly drinkable. Each sip is a bit of a process.

O/D-Reminds me of Torpedo in some essences. It's a piney, somewhat abrasive IPA. Rough around the edges with its bright spots.

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Photo of Jameswoody
3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

Photo of kguard
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of bacher468
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

Photo of jaxon53
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

Photo of jimmah120
4.05/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle ~a month old.

Look is your typical IPA color, with gritty suspended sediment. Smell is piney and herbal. Taste is crisp pine and tangy citrus, in the background there's some sweet maple syrup malt, oak.

Solid IPA. Very similar to torpedo, but i might actually prefer this one.

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Photo of PicoPapa
3.67/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle from the Beer Camp mix 12 pack. Pours a translucent light amber color with half an inch of head. Good amount of lacing. The aroma is floral hops, grass and malts. Not much of a nose. The taste is a blend of piney and floral hops along with a good deal of malt. Floral hops with hints of pineapple at the finish. Slightly oily mouthfeel with a light body and lots of carbonation. Pretty flowery and malty IPA. Overall, its an alright IPA, especially in a mix 12 pack but I don't think it could stand on its own.

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Photo of twelveinches
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

Photo of bifrost17
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of AdamBear
3.54/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 3.5

A-slightly dark shade of gold with a nice thick cream colored head

S-weeds and floral. Medium strength

T-it comes in with a very floral and hoppy flavor as well as the weeds. The overall strength is low and the after-taste is matching through somewhat malty.

M-medium creamy carbonation with a creamy finish

O-really I'm surprised they picked this beer. It is a good IPA, but a boring IPA. It is easy to drink, and I could drink a lot of it, but I'd rather just get a case of torpedo over this.

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Photo of chanokokoro
4.1/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a stemmed ale glass

Pours a most deep golden with some amber accents capped by a one and half finger bright white head. Great retention and significant splotchy lacing. Piney notes, some light tropical citrus, and some fresh cut grass on the nose. Light pine sap, fresh green tea, accents of spearmint with hints of honey midpalate. Finishes dry with some tropical citrus notes including lime, pineapple, mango, and bitter grapefruit rind and returning pine notes. Light crisp body, fizzy carbonation, and just enough malt to provide some backbone. Recommended.

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Photo of bpowers315
4/5  rDev +7.2%

Photo of Buckeye982
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

Photo of baklo
4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

Photo of ShemRahBoo
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of Hessian257
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of Ctruskey
4/5  rDev +7.2%

Photo of Tiernan
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

Photo of justintcoons
4/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured into a shaker pint.

Appearance
Gold with 2 fingers of white head. good retention and clarity. Low carbonation.

Nose
Pineapple, pine, florals, candy sugar, tangerine and grapefruit.

Taste
Loaded with pine and florals. Bitter grapefruit zest and tangerine. Very thin candy sugar backbone. A touch of pineapple.

Mouthfeel
Medium bodied, crisp, bitter and dry.

Overall
A solid pine-driven IPA. Nice all around.

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Photo of JohnnyMc
3/5  rDev -19.6%

Photo of cbord459
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

Photo of jwat
4/5  rDev +7.2%

Photo of vkv822
3.25/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

12oz : tulip

Pours clear, coppery orange with a foamy, off white head.

Lots of resiny, Cascade hop notes upfront, with some light fruity hops in towards the finish and a solid, malty backbone. Lightly bitter finish.

Medium body and carbonation.

A decent IPA. Tasty, and I will enjoy my other 3 bottles, but nothing I really have a desire to seek out again.

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Photo of dpodratsky3
3.53/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce bottle poured into tulip class

A: Not quite clear golden orange, lighter than it looks (if that makes sense), bone white head fades to just bubbles

S: Very mild fruit comes through, definite pine, malty backbone adds body and makes the pine seem deeper

T: More pine than fruit again, but both are there, very bitter with not enough flavor for my liking, piney hops seem harsh, malt is a bit too strong also and just adds to the intensity

M: Extra dry, medium-light body with decent carbonation

O: I know its a one off beer, but Sierra Nevada has made so many good IPA's, most of which are better than this one.

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IPA - Beer Camp #93 from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
3.73 out of 5 based on 457 ratings.
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