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Ultra Gnar Gnar | Base Camp Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Base Camp Brewing Company
Oregon, United States
basecampbrewingco.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.70%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by LesF on 01-23-2014

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#31,327
Reviews:
21
Ratings:
94
pDev:
9.54%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
17
Trade:
0
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Photo of biboergosum
3.13/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

12oz can, again produced in Vancouver, BC, and not Portland, Oregon. Gnarly.

This beer pours a mostly clear, medium copper amber colour, with a teeming tower of puffy, loosely foamy, and bubbly off-white head, which leaves some scattered silly string lace around the glass as it lazily sinks out of sight.

It smells of gritty and grainy caramel malt, a bit of biscuity toffee, some hard water flintiness, faint domestic citrus and tropical fruity notes, a hint of cigar smoke, and rather plain earthy, weedy, and piney green hop bitters. The taste is bready and crackery caramel malt, a lesser oaten graininess, some still pretty hard to pinpoint generic fruitiness, wet dirty stones, and more understated leafy, herbal, and floral verdant hoppiness.

The carbonation is fairly tame in its bored-seeming frothiness, the body a decent middleweight, and more or less smooth, with just a touch of weird ashiness maybe messing with my palate here. It finishes off-dry, a mixed graininess kind of holding on for dear life.

Overall - yeah, I'm not feeling this one, as the hops appear to be dialing it in from very, very far away. The flavours are more akin to a simple pale ale, than anything like the big, brash IPA this claims to be, so not gnar gnar. Not a bad brew, per se, just essentially misrepresented - get a new agent.

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Photo of Ghrymm
3.85/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Fitzy01
3.63/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of brewnme
3.68/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of chrishiker1409
3.53/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Lingenbrau
3.79/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Overall, a good classic piney and citrusy style IPA. Not one to blow your mind, but enough to satisfy the hop head in you on a budget. Cheers!

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Photo of benloho
3.77/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Brushkanna
4.02/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This was poured into a becher pint glass. The appearance was a burnt orange to amber color with a slim fingered white foamy head that dissipated at a nice pace. The smell had some citrus and piney hops overcoating a nice sweet caramel backbone. Light tobacco. The flavor takes all of the previously mentioned flavors to blend nicely. Sliding edged dry to sweet malty to delicately hopped aftertaste. Quick finish. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body. Overall, good AIPA for the most part, almost an English style, but not too much. I think I could come back to.

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Photo of mdaschaf
3.35/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of bdajedi
4.73/5  rDev +28.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of buzzarooski
3.78/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Antg8989
3.33/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I really did not like this at all. Pours a deep orange/copper with some sediment moving around. Aroma is orange peel and malt. Taste is similar and somewhat bitter. Not a lot going on, especially for Oregon.

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Photo of devilmakesthree
3.59/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MikeyBadnews
3.31/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A fun name, not certain theres much more to it than that. I've had (and reviewed) a couple of Base Camp's offerings and I found them to be "interesting". And this isn't a bad thing, our taste buds can only measure so much of whats suppose to define a style before we get bored with them. Is it Peach or is it apricot? Juniper or pine? I've had some pretty unique styles from Base Camp so dug into it and...

... It's a BLEH IPA and I mean that in the most BLEH way. Smells like a dirty puddle with an array of lawn-mowered pine needles floating within, some malt. I guess it smells like an oxidized Sam Adams Boston.

It tastes like a mouthful of dirty, oily pine needles and grass clippings, maybe a light gnaw on an orange peel. some malts.

Decent mouthfeel, some creaminess, some carbonation, probably the best part of the beer.

Something might be wrong here. The flavors are just off. I have a couple of other cans and they're far from drain pours. If I'm in the mood for an IPA and it's the only one available I'd go for it, best recommendation I can offer.

Cheers

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Photo of jroof1
3.45/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mswatpup293
4.08/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Cramerican
4.23/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Abe_Froman
3.77/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of LXIXME
3.58/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of GrantBrennan
4.5/5  rDev +22.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of gtermi
3.67/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of NickThePyro
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Bluecrow
3.61/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Skrumpy
3.62/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured 12 oz can into standard pint glass. The beer was deep amber and cloudy. Nice head that left some lacing. The aroma is on the sweet side, malt and grains. Some citrus and pine also come through. The taste is malt forward - reminds me more of a red ale than IPA. There is plenty of big hops on the finish though, and there is a little bitterness to the aftertaste. Full bodied, and well balanced - it is this that makes it relatively easy to drink in my opinion. Heavy mouthfeel, resinous and thick. I would drink this beer again.

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Ultra Gnar Gnar from Base Camp Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.67 out of 5 with 94 ratings
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