In-Tents IPL
Base Camp Brewing Company

In-Tents IPLIn-Tents IPL
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From:
Base Camp Brewing Company
 
Oregon, United States
Style:
India Pale Lager (IPL)
ABV:
6.8%
Score:
83
Avg:
3.66 | pDev: 11.48%
Reviews:
25
Ratings:
106
Status:
Retired
Rated:
Nov 28, 2018
Added:
Dec 13, 2012
Wants:
  6
Gots:
  21
SCORE
83
Good
In-Tents IPLIn-Tents IPL
Notes: 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.
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Ratings by theveganbrewer:
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Reviewed by theveganbrewer from Oregon

2.57/5  rDev -29.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5
Purchased a 22 ounce growler at New seasons for a fiver.

Poured dark copper with big white head. Very tempting.

Aroma is a mixture of flowery sweetness and wood, like toasted oak chips or something. Honestly quite peculiar and overpowering. There is no citrus hop aroma in this can, but this review is of what seems to be an older can, maybe it is more than a month old. No canning dates available though.

Mouth feel is good with quite a bit of lingering bitterness. Not too overpowering but enough to distinguish itself from the malt.

I wish I could know how old this can is and wish it would have been more fresh given the price. Got no citrus and very little pine like the can said and other reviewers got.
Dec 22, 2012
More User Ratings:
 
Rated: 3.6 by KMcGrath from Massachusetts

Nov 28, 2018
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Reviewed by ordybill from Georgia

4.25/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Poured from a 22 OZ alumitek bottle into a pint glass. The appearance is a slightly cloudy light brown color with a large tan head. The aroma is malt with some hops. The taste is brown sugar, hops and malt.
Jul 02, 2017
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Reviewed by Lone_Freighter from Vermont

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Poured into a lager glass, the appearance was a mellow burnt amber to orange color with a finger’s worth of white foamy head. Just trickled off pretty quick, some messy lace. The aroma had some freshly cut grass, light citrus, fresh pine needles and a light caramel malt/bready base. The flavor resided with some hop bitterness, somewhat bitter yet sweet through the pine and citrus. Light citrusy to piney and bready aftertaste. Quick hoppy finish, somewhat bitter. The palate was almost medium bodied, just seemed to be a touch under with a fair sessionability about it. Carbonation felt fine. ABV felt good. Overall, pretty good India pale lager that I could have again.
Jun 22, 2017
 
Rated: 3.94 by devilmakesthree from Oregon

Jan 23, 2017
 
Rated: 3.86 by BrazilianAussie from Brazil

Dec 10, 2016
 
Rated: 3.87 by Rbodacious from Virginia

Aug 27, 2016
 
Rated: 3.44 by RaphaelSC from Brazil

Aug 03, 2016
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Reviewed by MMOSNN from North Carolina

3.98/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
22oz bottle in a Spiegelau glass.
Look - pours a deep amber color with a gigantic off-white head that sticks around awhile. The bubbles are creamy and form a cap on top for the whole session. There is some really nice lacing initially, but it subsides towards the end.
Smell - the aroma overall is quite subtle, but there is a nice complexity as well. I get sweet, bready malts upfront along with floral hops and some slight citrusy notes.
Taste - Again, it begins with sweet bready and caramel malts. You get some of those floral hops, and it finishes with a good amount of bitterness along with citrus notes.
Feel - great carbonation, smooth body, crisp finish.
Jul 18, 2016
 
Rated: 3.74 by gtermi from Texas

May 23, 2016
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Reviewed by Brenden from Ohio

3.99/5  rDev +9%
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.
May 09, 2016
 
Rated: 4 by CharlesK from Pennsylvania

Mar 14, 2016
 
Rated: 3.75 by tim007007 from Illinois

Mar 04, 2016
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Reviewed by Rogerlb from California

3.44/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
Pours a hazy golden amber, head is thick and even. A slight off-bone color. Aroma is a confusion between hops and some sweet, rotted wildflower. Lacing is thin but legit, gracing the sides of the glass throughout the entire session. A circular Jackson Pollack of foam trace. Well done.

Taste is biscuity with hoppy resin and sweet cream. There's a sour pomegranate tinge leaning towards honey, as they're claiming but goes more to jam for me. For a lager it's creamy and heavier than I expected, the caramel malt adding an oak gesture and the mouthful is therefore very nice. Nothing pops, and it hides the alcohol well, like a malt liquor. Wow, can't believe I said that -- or know what that means.

Finish is dry and a little bitter, moves it closer to IPA territory rather than feeling like a lager. They suggest warming it in a cold river in the can and that's what I should have done. As it warms the malt and biscuit flavor begin to coalesce much more nicely, especially in the dry aftertaste.

Nothing spectacular and the rather wonky aroma puts me off every time I raise the glass for another sip and gets in the way of rating this higher for me.
Feb 20, 2016
 
Rated: 3.33 by mlefebvre7 from Massachusetts

Feb 15, 2016
 
Rated: 3.78 by ghostxyz3 from Oregon

Feb 12, 2016
 
Rated: 3.98 by Songminx2 from Korea (South)

Jan 02, 2016
 
Rated: 3.25 by mklisz from New Hampshire

Nov 22, 2015
 
Rated: 3.82 by fizzician from Illinois

Nov 19, 2015
 
Rated: 3.9 by Chris-1911 from Illinois

Nov 01, 2015
 
Rated: 3.81 by smithj4 from New York

Oct 09, 2015
 
Rated: 3.86 by Ohiovania from Ohio

Sep 28, 2015
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Reviewed by drpimento from Wisconsin

3.96/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Good beer might've been better but my metal bottle fell from the bottom shelf of my fridge to the floor, whereupon it leaked some. When I opened it, there was a pressure release, but the foam has the characteristic appearance of beer starting to go flat. Mouthfeel that way too. Still, good aroma and flavor, pretty much as the commercial description has it.
Sep 05, 2015
 
Rated: 3 by Magister_Beav from Vermont

Sep 05, 2015
 
Rated: 3.94 by arlingtonjoe from Illinois

Jun 27, 2015
 
Rated: 3.6 by MisterKilderkin from California

Jun 08, 2015
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Reviewed by UCLABrewN84 from California

3.59/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Pours a murky dark orange-brown with a foamy orange-tan head that settles to a thick cap on top of the beer. Foamy rings of lace line the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, earth, citrus zest, grapefruit juice, and wood aromas. Taste is much the same with earth, grapefruit juice, citrus zest, and wood flavors on the finish. There is a medium amount of earth hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with interesting earth and wood qualities that work pretty well with the citrus forward hop aspects.

Serving type: can.
May 30, 2015
 
Rated: 3.68 by BlueSpader from Washington

May 29, 2015
 
Rated: 3.96 by djkickz1 from California

May 28, 2015
 
Rated: 3.75 by Fusslord from California

May 24, 2015
 
Rated: 3.81 by Phi_Psi_OR_Beta from Oregon

May 22, 2015
 
Rated: 3.15 by anteater from Oregon

May 15, 2015
 
Rated: 3.54 by Rothobinide from California

May 09, 2015
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Rated by BadAxeBeer from Michigan

4.67/5  rDev +27.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
Smooth beer good bitter hop taste. I give it a 89/100
Apr 28, 2015
 
Rated: 3.63 by BeerNW from Washington

Apr 20, 2015
 
Rated: 3.27 by Mebuzzard from Colorado

Apr 14, 2015
 
Rated: 3.7 by nickfl from Florida

Apr 14, 2015
 
Rated: 3.5 by MrBeige from South Carolina

Apr 05, 2015
 
Rated: 3.75 by sonofliberty2 from South Carolina

Apr 03, 2015
 
Rated: 3.19 by BMESSER88 from Florida

Mar 26, 2015
In-Tents IPL from Base Camp Brewing Company
Beer rating: 83 out of 100 with 131 ratings