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RATINGS: 423   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53   SEASONAL: Series   IBU: 50   EST. CALORIES: 189   ABV: 6.3%
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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
madmitch76 (18998) - , Essex, ENGLAND - AUG 8, 2015
3rd August 2015
Bottleshare at Leightonís Stratoflat. Thanks to Leighton. Lightly hazy.pale gold beer. Big fluffy white head. Palate is light with a champagne like crispness. Mild grape and floral bitterness. Nice light tropical fruits. Light bitter finish. Sharp bitter linger. Interesting and drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fiulijn (16658) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Leighton (14746) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 3, 2015
Bottle shared in London - big thanks to Sander for hooking it up. Pours mostly clear yellow-gold with a white cream head. Nice flaked wheat in the nose, hay, lemon rind, light yeast. Medium sweet flavor with some white sugar, bread, melon, ripening citrus, bitter grass, pale grains. Medium bodied with average to lively carbonation. Lightly warming finish with some dry hay, pale wood, melon, rindy citrus. Clean and drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
brokensail (13757) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theydon_Bois (13517) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 22, 2014
Keg at APEX, PDX, 09/11/14. Clear pale golden. Nose is spice, citric peel, Belgian yeast esters. Taste comprises Belgian yeast notes, lemon rind, straw, candy floss, vanilla essence. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close. Decent Belgo.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (12758) - 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 canít pick out a specific type of hop. Tastes very different, but itís very interesting.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
argo0 (12440) - 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 Iíd like, quite tasty nonetheless.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Tmoney99 (12230) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ratman197 (11520) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jtclockwork (11248) - , New Jersey, USA - AUG 3, 2014
Bottle. Pours gold white head. Nose/taste of Belgian yeast, lemongrass, wheat malt, doughy bread and coriander. Lighter medium body.

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