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Ultra Gnar Gnar | Base Camp Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Base Camp Brewing Company
Oregon, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.70%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by LesF on 01-23-2014

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Ratings: 94 |  Reviews: 21
Reviews by Kylemif:
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

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Photo of chossboss
3.81/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of pat61
4.25/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

L: Pours hazy orange amber under a cream to off white densely bubbles 1” white foam column that takes 3 minutes to drop. Fairly lacy. S: Grassy with lsome light toast and a trace of warm, woody aromas. T: Grassy hops with some spice and mint with the mint growing by the finish. It has an herbal, tannic bitterness riding on a solid malt backbone. Hop forward with medium high hop flavors, medium to medium high bitterness and medium malt. F: Very creamy balanced by a light carbonic acid bight with a medium body and carbonation. O: This is a very easy to drink American IPA packing a lot of flavor into a 12 oz. can.

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Photo of Cynic-ale
3/5  rDev -18.3%

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

Photo of djkickz1
4.08/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

Photo of nuebs
3.94/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of GilGarp
3.66/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 oz can served chilled into a shaker pint glass.

Ultra Gnar Gnar is a hazy copper color with thick white head. It has good retention and lacing.

Aroma has a mineral or metallic quality that is unique but not particularly pleasant.

Flavor is balanced and has good depth but doesn't have much In the way of hop taste. It's malty with caramel and toasted grains and there's good bitterness from the hops but it's more grassy and earthy than citrus and pine.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied and nicely carbonated. Balanced for the style.

Overall a decent PNW IPA but the aroma brings it down.

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Photo of Ciocanelu
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Hazy amber color with beige head. Aroma has overripe oranges and sweet malt. Taste starts bitter up-front with earthy hops, tea leaves and underlying malt. Medium body and carbonation. Had this quite old but it held up well.

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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 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 JamFuel
3.28/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of jellikit
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a can.

Appearance: copper. Hazy. Thick foamy head.
Smell: oranges and flowers. Caramel.
Taste: cracker malts. Orange peel, grapefruit peel. Pine needles. Lingering bitterness.
Mouthfeel: medium carbonation. Medium high body. Thick-ish.
Overall: this is a pretty decent IPA. Would be much better if the finishing hops were not so harsh.

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Photo of Spikester
3.52/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Cloudy gold with two fingers of five minute head. Good fine bubble lace.
Smell is light hop resins.
Taste is hop oil piney with a bit of floral hop. Good amount of malt backbone.
Mouthfeel is lightly carbonated with a medium bitter and slightly dry finish.
Overall n easy drinking IPA that seems closer to a hoppy Pale Ale.
Tasty enough for a repeat.

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3.56/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Super malty in terms of nose. Like fresh cut hay and yeast bomb. Look is murky ready orange body with a biscuity tan head. Flavor is dominated by the malt with the hops acting as a balancer. Woodsy overall in flavor an d very easy to drink.

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

Photo of BlueSpader
3.69/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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 LiquidAmber
3.98/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured into a Seattle Beer Week pint glass. Pours a slightly hazy medium coppery amber with a healthy one finger off-white head with good retention and thick lacing. Aroma of orange citrus, caramel malt with light biscuit, moderate citrus and piney hops, light earthy spiciness. Flavor is resinous piney, grassy and citrus hops, orange citrus, caramel and biscuit malt. Just before the finish there is an interesting estery fruit flavor before a lingering citrus rind hop finish. Medium bodied with a touch of creaminess. A very flavorful, hoppy IPA with good hops flavors. I liked the little burst of estery fruit midway through the taste quite a bit and this kept me coming back for tastes. Well balanced and interesting. I'd imagine that this would taste like heaven after a day of hiking. I will get this again.

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Photo of Davida
3.16/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of ninaturner
3.1/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

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

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Ultra Gnar Gnar from Base Camp Brewing Company
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