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2014 Beer Camp Across America Release.

The Asheville area is a brewing hotspot nestled in the mountains of North Carolina. Tater Ridge was brewed by something of a craft beer super group made up of members of the Asheville Brewers Alliance. We’re fortunate to call these passionate and talented brewers our neighbors, and we hope this unique ale will be the first of many collaborations to come.

We’ve made plenty of new friends in the nearly 30-strong Asheville Brewers Alliance (ABA) since we started brewing in North Carolina. Two of whom—John Stuart of Green Man Brewery and Luke Dickinson of Wicked Weed Brewing—led this collaboration recipe and work tirelessly to bring creativity and a deep-seated love of locally made craft beer to the Appalachian Mountains.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Fritz123 (1012) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - JUL 27, 2014
Beer Camp 12 pack from Total Wine in Boca Raton, FL. Snifter at home. Solid dark amber pour with nice one finger head. Some mild lacing. Aroma of bread, cereal, pumpkin and booze with barrel. The taste was bready, grains, orange and yellow squash, and that boozy barrel scotch ale flavor. Medium body, dry finish. Good beer overall.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
stevencon (446) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - SEP 17, 2014
Bottle to glass: Deep orange brown copper color with nice strong white head. not much aroma, sweet with hints of caramel toffee yams or brown sugar. Nice lacing. Balanced taste sweet on the palate but finishes dry. Caramel, malt, brown sugar, raisin, sweet potato yammy vegetable character. This beer is subtle. Not bad but nothing super exciting.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
badhack (313) - San Francisco, California, USA - SEP 17, 2014
Pours brown with a thick head. Very malty and sweet potatoes, they blend very well together. Some spice and maybe herbal hops.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Brigadier (2975) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - SEP 17, 2014
12 ounce bottle
One of the final bottles from the beer camp box, this gem worked despite an unusual premise. Much more than just a sweet potato novelty it succeeds in offering a rich experience from start to finish. Drinking this makes me wish I were in North Carolina right now.

Aroma / Appearance - A caramel red base shimmers as it absorbs most of the available light. An ivory head rests on top. Yams, malt, and a roasted tray of root vegetables give rise to the smell of Thanksgiving dinner. Smooth and balanced it feels right at home on the dinner table.

Flavor / Palate - Light chocolate, sweet potatoes, and a delayed bitterness trade off center stage. The hop profile remains into a pleasing finish that lasts for a few minutes. When the novelty wears off the remaining flavors pick right up. If I could buy a six pack of this for Christmas dinner it would go right alongside a bottle of one of the New Glarus sours.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dhunter151 (546) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - SEP 16, 2014
12oz bottle. Pours brown with a white head. Citrus, caramel, brown sugar, sweet potato comes through a little. Pretty good. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
phaleslu (6509) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 16, 2014
12 oz. bottle from a Beer Camp pack purchased at Dutch’s. Pours a deep mahogany color, clear when held to light but more brown and opaque looking while down on the table, and with a small off-white head that laces the glass. Aroma of toast, dry leaves, sweet potatoes, chocolate, caramel, and earth. Flavor is the same, mostly, but it’s melded together more than the nose and harder to pick out individual notes. Medium-bodied, with a toasty, earthy mouthfeel and moderate to medium carbonation. Took a few minutes to open up, but this one definitely has its charms.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jgb9348 (4735) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - SEP 15, 2014
Rich deep brown coloured body with a thickish, two centimetre tall tan head. Aroma of squash, earth, nuts, caramel, raisins, grassy hops, wort and a bit of yeast - nice and pungent. Full-bodied; Very rich squash flavours with a lot of hops noticeable, some sustained sweetness from brown sugar and prunes and a bit of a light grassy kick at the end. Aftertaste shows some nice squash and full-bodied malt flavours and a lot of the caramelised sugars throughout. Overall, a very nice and complex beer with a full-bodied goodness and a lot of caramelised sugars of different types noticeable. I sampled this stubby twelve ounce bottle from the mixed twelve pack, purchased from Harris Teeter in Pentagon Row (Arlington), Virginia on 30-July-2014 for US$22,00/12pack, sampled at home in Washington on 15-September-2014.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
snoworsummer (2144) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - SEP 14, 2014
From a bottle. Pours hazy copper brown with a fizzy bubbly beige head. Tastes like vegetable, sweet gourd, light spice, light alcohol. Light body and low carbonation. Smells like vegetable, light spice, sweet pumpkin, and light hops.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sonnycheeba (3558) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - SEP 14, 2014
Bottle. Pours dark brown with creamy beige head. Aroma is toasted and caramel malts, sweet potatoes, faint apple, and faint nuttiness. Flavor is toasted malts, earthy hops, faint chocolate and caramel, and faint sweet potato notes; dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KyotoLefty (6450) - Kyoto, JAPAN - SEP 14, 2014
Tap at Ginger Man. Bright orange-brown. Nose of citrus hops, caramel, chocolate, earth. Flavor is citrus, esp. orange, rich bready malts, some spice. Well out together, a good hoppy amber.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cobaink2 (67) - seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 14, 2014
Like others have said not much sweet potato here, but a very slight touch of sweetness followed by a lot of rye malts. There are hints of licorice and molasses. Nice job from the guys in the mountains of NC.

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