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:
458
Reviews:
110
Avg:
3.73
pDev:
9.38%
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
18
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 458 |  Reviews: 110
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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Photo of durlta
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of Lantern
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

Photo of SawDog505
4.03/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into s 13 oz tulip glass. Pours a bright orange, with a 2 inch fluffy white head, leaves layers of lace. Smell is pine, orange, lemon, grapefruit, and floral. Taste is floral pine up front and grapefruit and citrus in the finish, not overpowering, but nice. Body is light to medium, lots of life, a touch dry, and very drinkable. This very good like you would expect. Great 12 pack again!

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Photo of larryarms847
3.49/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a hazy golden orange with a finger of off-white foam.

Citrusy, piney, slightly resinous not much to talk about here.

Flavor matches subtle aroma of citrus fruit, pine, resins, and slightly grassy.

Light-bodied, medium carbonation, bitter, piney.

Overall, a let down.

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Photo of GarthDanielson
3.79/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a bottle into a shaker pint, the beer is a bright copper-gold coloring with a slow flow of carbonation bubbling and a thin, filmy, white head that clings to the glass. Aromas of rich, roasty caramel forming a solid backbone, with rich, resiny, bitter hops characteristics layered on top. Smells rich, full, and tasty. Flavors of biscuit and caramel forward, with sharp, bitter, alpha acid hops characteristics following shortly after. Beer becomes bitter and resiny quickly, with a pepper spicing joining the pine pitch. Smooth, robust flavors on a mid-bodied brew, with a bitter, slightly dry aftertaste with hints of the caramel malt backbone still hanging around. Dry, clean finish, with a hoppy linger. Solid brew, with a bit more malt punch than most IPAs. Tasty.

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

This is one way Sierra Nevada can instantly snag $22 from me. I’m not complaining, though, I’ve always enjoyed the Beer Camp packs.

A: A creamy white head rises quickly after a slow pour – an inch of froth with intricate lace all around that remains at full height for minutes at a time. Translucent copper hue; slightly hazy.

S: Front and center is a floral, spicy, somewhat Noble hop aroma: zesty lemon, sweet tangerine, and an herbal pepperiness. It’s a light spice quite similar to that of a pilsner, and the malts are no different – notes of buttered toast, pumpernickel, and blackberry sit secondary to the bitters.

T: Impressive hop flavor with a zesty, balanced bitterness, not overly dry or drenched in oil: tastes of mint and lemon rind, all wrapped up in a salt-and-pepper flavor. In my long run of IPAs recently, this has to be one of the best examples of flavor over pounding, puckering dryness. Crisp cracker, rye toast, and sugar cookie tastes constitute a grainy, slightly sugary malt bill, leading to a bready, sweet finish – cake-like, reminiscent of lemon poppy seed.

M: There’s a frothy carbonation that provides some smooth texture, a weightlessness that’s uncommon for this style. It elevates the whole experience. Light-to-medium body.

O: A great IPA is an IPA that’s more than hop juice – more than the single taste of bitterness. Sierra Nevada has done it right here, building a complex hop flavor into a subtle malt base; needless to say, these guys know that’s there’s more to a great beer than a single ingredient.

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Photo of RoamingGnome
3.78/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

2013 Beer Camp IPA

Poured from 12 oz bottle into Nonick pint glass. Served chilled...

A) Lighter Amber with a nice full finger of white froth. Good retention on this, and ample lacing...

S) Grass, a whiff of white grapefruit, and just a little pine. Slightly floral...

T) A nice mellow IPA... Strikes a good balance with the malt. For the most part the flavor follows the nose on this one...

M) A lighter medium body with a little pep from a carbonation standpoint. Finishes with mild grapefruit rind. Decent aftertaste....

O) Pretty good IPA.... I guess I was hoping for more, with this being Beer Camp and all, but it was worth a try.

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Photo of Slatetank
3.84/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

picked this up at Oakhurst beverage in Linglestown, enjoyed chilled from an oversized wine glass.

the color is like sunset with dark golden shade with good clarity and thick off white cream with fine bead and confetti lace pattern. The smell is very citrus and slightly earthy but not quite grassy, more of a dank herbal accent. The feel is good which is bitter and tangy with a mild sweetness mid palate and mostly dry finis with moderately high carbonation which is great for the style, alcohol presence is felt but not forceful.

The taste is very tangy -like a tangerine almost with pithy bitter citrus notes and slight accent of grapefruit mixed with pine indicating a blend of hops was used very assertive bitterness and light caramel malt backbone makes for a decent flavor combo -pretty tasty. Overall I was glad I got to try this...a very citrus and west coast style IPA. I am not surprised that I read citra was utilized and the cascade is all over this with grapefruity goodness. I am pleased that I get to enjoy another7 of this a good example of the style.

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Photo of Stinkypuss
3.98/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

2013 Beer Camp #93 : IPA

LOOK: The 12 ounce stubby bottle pours a clear, bright golden orange hue. Suds top off the pint and there is lacing from the very start. Active carbonatiom rises busily to the surface. A rather attractive looking pale ale all in all.

SMELL: Piney, resinous, herbal smelling IPA. A bit of honey like pale malt aromas, just a hint of toast, but really has a strong smell of high grade hop flowers. Not as tropical as some, though there is that element (grapefruit, pineapple); this has a more earth-centered aroma.

TASTE: Hop forward in the flavor, with the Cascade coming on a bit stronger than the Citra. Pine, dense herbs, resin, a bit of lemon and fairly acidic from the high alpha acids produced by an intense hopping. The malt body is strong in its supporting role, a sturdy, lightly bready note and balances well.

FEEL: Medium bodied, smooth and well carbonated. Has a crisp, slightly dry and oily finish.

OVERALL: Another solid hopped up beer from Sierra Nevada. Very drinkable and has very resinous flavors. A welcome addition to the Beer Camp series, this sampler case will not last in my fridge very long. Fresh tasting and quite good.

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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

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IPA - Beer Camp #93 from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
3.73 out of 5 based on 458 ratings.
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