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RATINGS: 366   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53   SEASONAL: Series   IBU: 50   EST. CALORIES: 189   ABV: 6.3%
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2014 Beer Camp Across America Release.

As longtime friends, Russian River brewmaster Vinnie Cilurzo and our own Brian Grossman are no strangers to brewing experiments. While looking for inspiration for this collaboration, Vinnie and Brian decided to honor the creations of legendary Belgian brewer Yvan De Baets with their own hop-forward American-Belgian mash-up.

From complex Belgian-inspired styles to American wild ales and hoppy Double IPAís, Russian River always pushes boundaries while respecting technique and quality. Co-owners Vinnie and Natalie Cilurzo are longtime friends of Sierra Nevada and they always have a six-pack of Pale Ale in their fridge at home.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
BMMillsy (1431) - Florida, USA - SEP 17, 2014
Bottle from the mix pack purchased at Tipples. Pours hazy but almost clear, light yellow, with a bright white head on top the recedes quickly. Aroma of banana esters, dried grass, barnyard funk, sharp dryness, sweet pears and apples. Very nice. Flavor is funky dry grassiness, some lightly sweet fruit, lingering grassy hop character on the palate. Dry, light bodied, and high carbonation. Not bad, pretty crisp, and easy drinking.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
badwhale (369) - Bitterville, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 17, 2014
Bottle to wheat beer glass. Pours a cloudy yellow. Aroma of spice and hops and malt. Great flavors of fruit and hops. Crisp finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
phaleslu (6607) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 16, 2014
12 oz. bottle from a Beer Camp pack purchased at Dutchís. Pours a clear, bright gold on the paler end of the spectrum with a small white head that settles into an uneven film and leaves a little lace on one side of the glass. Aroma of lemon zest, grass, pale and sweet malts, florals, and coriander. Flavor of bitter florals, lemon and orange peel, pale and sweet malts, grass, straw, banana, and dry grains. Light-bodied, with a dry, zesty mouthfeel and moderate carbonation.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
stevencon (453) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - SEP 16, 2014
Bottle to glass. Strong white head clear straw yellow body. Big lemon yeasty ester aroma. Smells sweet. Lots of yeast notes on this one. A bit to sweet for my tastes. Mouth feel and carbonation are good. This beer just has to much lemon and yeast esters for me. Not one of my favorites from beer camp 2014. This beer tastes like one of those sugar covered candied lemons from a gas station candy isle.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
cheap (4109) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 16, 2014
How comes every beercamp in this variety pack is rated so high? This uses the same baSIC yeast smell as east end, so what? Looks like pale lager. Taste is a little more pilsner tho, sharper pilsner. Then there is this belgian ale, WTF? This yeast takes over the personality of the brew, wew. East end may be better at brewing this beer than BC, heheh. From this, Iím síposed to judge RR? NO WAY.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
jlulensk (35) - san jose, California, USA - SEP 15, 2014
No matter what the taste, any collaboration between russian river and sierra demands your respect. As does any Beer Camp beer. But this one has the benefit of tasting great. Blend of Russian Riverís belgian chops and Sierraís hop bite, itís awesome!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jrodooo5 (1034) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - SEP 14, 2014
Cloudy golden pour w/ a thin white head & little lacing. The aroma is a nice array of Belgian spices - banana & clove. The taste is pretty complex as a Belgian should be. Itís quite spicy throughout w/ just a bit of a harsh finish. Itís decent but a little underwhelming!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fiulijn (14978) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 14, 2014
Draught at Collective on Tap, Woodinville, WA
Hazy blond color with creamy head. The aroma is delicately spicy. Lean and dry mouthfeel, smooth, with some crackery malt flavor, light spicy feeling, and light fruity touch. Correct bitterness.
Brewed with grace, balanced.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
zickbeer_ye (281) - Virginia, USA - SEP 13, 2014
Aromas of belgian malts and yeast with a roasty aroma. Light golden body and clean white head. Nice clean mildly sweet banana and clove with belgian yeast and earthy notes. Crisp and clean on the palate.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
brokensail (11085) - Orange County, California, USA - SEP 12, 2014
Bottle @ home. Clear golden color with a soapy white head. Thereís some nice citrus peel and clove aroma. A big of sweet bread and dough. Lemon zest, yeast, and floral hops. Pleasant nose. Flavor is a bit on the sweet side. Kind of a candied lemon thing going on. Banana, white pepper, and a hint of plastic. Itís sort of yeasty. Nowhere near as dry as Iíd hope. Kind of disappointing.

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