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RATINGS: 353   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 IPA’s, 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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fiulijn (14770) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
argo0 (11555) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 2, 2014
12oz bottle. Small white head that mostly dissipates atop crystal clear straw body. Aroma is medium sweet, cantaloupe, spicy, some musty, apple, light straw. Taste is moderately sweet, spicy, straw, some melon. Light-medium body, light resin. Lots of hops in here. A bit sweeter than I’d like, quite tasty nonetheless.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (11131) - Woodland, California, USA - JUL 10, 2014
Bottle from a mix pack from Total Wine in Sacramento, CA. Pours lemony gold with a slight white head. Aroma is sweetly floral. Med body or nearly. Flavor is very floral, with some light mixed fruit esters. Goes a bit earthy/yeast towards the finish. The hop is strangely complex - meaning I can’t pick out a specific type of hop. Tastes very different, but it’s very interesting.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
brokensail (11008) - Orange County, California, USA - SEP 12, 2014
Bottle @ home. Clear golden color with a soapy white head. There’s 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. It’s sort of yeasty. Nowhere near as dry as I’d hope. Kind of disappointing.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Tmoney99 (10712) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 13, 2014
Bottle. Poured clear pale color with an average frothy white head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate citrus and yeast aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium harsh sweet flavor with a medium harsh sweet finish of moderate duration. My expectations where not met.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ratman197 (9870) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - AUG 4, 2014
Bottle poured a hazy yellow with a lingering ring of white foam. Aromas of straw, yeast, fruitiness, spice and a hint of earthiness. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of straw, yeast, white pepper and a hint of citrus with a crisp dry lingering peppery finish.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerandBlues2 (9728) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - SEP 6, 2014
Bottle at home, courtesy of sonnycheeba. Pours clear gold with a medium, fizzy white head, short retention with light lacing. Aroma is biscuit and honey malt, pear esters, Belgian candi sugar and light, spicy hops. Flavor is moderate yeast esters and spices, biscuit malt, light spicy hops and a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
daknole (9127) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUL 7, 2014
Gold pour, white head. Nice blend of hops, Belgian yeast, pear flavors, tropical fruit. Really tasty.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
adnielsen (9123) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - AUG 1, 2014
Bottle @ home. Thanks to R@@@@@@@@@@@@ for grabbing me this in San Jose. Pours a touch hazy, light yellow appearance with an off white head. Aroma is spicy / peppery, phenolic, banana-y, and a bit of sugar. Mouth feel is a bit thick / waxy. Medium body. Very spicy flavor - lots of pepper and a bit of mint / cilantro. Pretty herbal and grassy. A touch sweet and a little too floral. Ok. Not my favorite.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopdog (8952) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 28, 2014
12oz bottle. Poured a golden color with a white head. Yeast and fruity. Clean and easy to drink.


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