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In-Tents IPL | Base Camp Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Pale Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.80%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Our flagship India Pale Lager showcases a copper color that gives way to a crisp, clean lager beer perfectly balanced in its massive complexity. Dry-hopped and aged on an in-house toasted blend of white and red oaks. The IPL finishes clean and smooth, with hop aromas of wild flowers and pine, and a unique maltiness highlighted by the subtle oak character.

Added by Docer on 12-13-2012

BEER STATS
Reviews:
23
Ratings:
126
Avg:
3.79
pDev:
27.44%
 
 
Wants:
6
Gots:
21
For Trade:
0
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Reviews: 23 | Ratings: 126
Reviews by Murrhey:
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3.65/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a sweet-ass 22oz metal bottle into a pint glass in high elevation Libby, Mont. Base Camp is a brand-new brewery, so I have no idea what to expect. Hopes are high. Reviewed live.

A- Three finger, hugely fluffy white head with massive bubbles. Relatively low retention. About a minute for the huge head to crunch down to floaters. Spotty off-white lacing. Ruby-red color with medium clarity. Alright looking beer.

S- Very odd. Chocolately malts and tropical fruits from the hops. Just an odd combination of scents. Despite the dichotomy of the brew, inviting and warm.

T- Hops are actually hidden under the roasted malts. It has the bitterness typical of the style, but presented in a way that stays both unobtrusive and uninteresting. Earthy hops, semi-sweet malts and pine.

M- Buttery, surprisingly heavy bodied. Nice feel. Well balanced.

O- Fairly good beer. Even better is the outdoorsy message of this new company. I'm a fan. I'll visit next time I'm in Portland.

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More User Reviews:
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3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

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3/5  rDev -20.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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4.1/5  rDev +8.2%

Photo of Brenden
3.99/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beauty is a fiery deep orange with red hues in the depth. It grows a fantastic off-white head that's an extremely creamy 2 fingers tall. It remains at its height for a good while and only drops very slowly, never to the point at which you can see the beer underneath the creamy layer, and leaves a film of lacing on the entire glass.]
The aroma is hoppy with some minty leaf, wood, and a sweetness that's hard to define. It's just a little bit understated considering the flavor.
This well-hopped beer shows some citrus up front, almost like candied orange peel with the sweet and bitter melding. It's also a bit minty with a hint of basil to it before some woody earth comes in with a creamy vanilla note running just underneath. There's good complexity, it's hop-forward, and it's well balanced.
Creamy and smooth but with a good crisp bite, this lager holds up a firm medium body that makes for pretty easy drinking. Some light bitterness lingers for a while, but is very soft on the palate.

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3.96/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

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3/5  rDev -20.8%

Photo of Fatehunter
3.81/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

From a 22oz metal bottle, one and half fingers of cork colored head. A hazy, copper colored body.
The smell of lemon and grapefruit.
The taste is interesting in a good way. Medium bitterness throughout with a short finish. Pretty mellow overall.
A little fizz in the texture. Moderate carbonation and medium body.
Great drinkability and from a metal bottle. Perfect for a camping trip.

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

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3.24/5  rDev -14.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.13/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Docer
4.67/5  rDev +23.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: (4.0)

- Pours a pretty clear copper. A darker copper, much like a slightly hazed but still shiny new-like penny. This puppy has a nice light white and thick head that settles to a thin pillowy layer with lace all about the glass. Pretty solid and pretty pretty.

Smell: (4.5)

- This is what a beer should smell like. Nice resinous pine and fruity citrus hops burst in the nose. Kind of like that reminder of the first time you drank beer and you encountered hops for the first time. Crispy, spicy, and lightly sweet. Nice bready lager-like mix. Can't wait to sip...

Taste: (5.0)

- Damn. I love this beer. It's shocking crispness wakes the palate right up with a burst of saliva. Nice tart and dry lager notes. Not a touch over over-sweetness like what many ale's may leave behind. Is it just me, or are there not many hopped up lagers like this anywhere? I prefer this over most IPA's! Grassy herbal hops, pine, light citrus and fruit. Just a touch of bready sweet malt. I love how the lager yeast ate up most of the sweetness, and leaves a much cleaner taste. Huge marks for this one.

Mouth Feel: (4.5

- This is a nice full bodied brew. The carbonation is thickening, and the beer is quite dry and cloying. It is certainly a heavenly lager flowing over the tongue. I love the dryness, and that 'thirsty again' feel right after is impressive.

Overall: (4.5)

- Just when you think beers were maxed out towards perfection, this one came out and changed my mind all over again. For me this is setting the bar really really high for a fine craft lager. A must have for anybody. I am impressed, and plan on rounding up a ton more of this stuff. I am hoping they fill growlers at the source, because I may have to bring a few of my 20 to get filled.

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

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3.33/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

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In-Tents IPL from Base Camp Brewing Company
3.79 out of 5 based on 126 ratings.
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