beertholomeus (666) - California, USA - JUL 8, 2014
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a golden color with a white head. Hop, citrus, caramel and malt aroma. Hop, citrus, pine, caramel, floral and malt flavors. Medium body and carbonation with mild bitterness. Citrus and floral finish.
maltman53 (268) - Corrales, New Mexico, USA - JUL 5, 2014
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours copper-orange, big, persistent head. Big, sweet marmalade-y malty body. Overall, the best thing I can say about this beer is it is beautifully balanced, hiding its 8.5% ABV masterfully. Stylistically, I could use more framing hops and bittering hops on the finish. But at $4.99 for 24 ounces a great beer at a great value.
Bule (690) - California, USA - JUL 4, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bottle pours a golden color with a lot of frothy head. This was the 2014 Beer Camp Across America version. Nice mil hop profile though some strong bitterness lingering after. More sweet that typical for style.
BOLTZ7555 (2780) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JUL 4, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark golden burgundy with a formidable ivory cap. Skunky, grassy, pithy, caramel-filled nose. Way to malty for the style. Hints of candied grapefruit somewhere in there but this one was a miss.
drpimento (2151) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - APR 17, 2014
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
This is a brewery provided special screen printed bottle labeled Beer Camp west coast double ipa. It's the epitome of the style.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 1, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle on 06/30/2011 courtesy of Butters as Sierra Nevada Beer Camp Double IPA. Clear golden body with a small frothy white head. Sweet floral and resiny hop aroma. Sweet floral and resiny hop flavor with a light pale malt background and a big dry bitter finish. Medium light body with moderate carbonation. 7/3/7/3/15 - 3.5
Bottle on 05/20/2011. Slightly hazy orange amber body with a medium frothy white head. Sweet floral and citrus hop aroma. Sweet resziny, floral and citrus aroma. Medium body with moderate carbonation. 7/3/8/3/15 - 3.6
harrymel (1477) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 21, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle code: 108921708 (around Mar 25, 2011)
A: Pours an apricot ale with a bit of haze. A single finger of peanut foam falls in a couple minutes to a sheet of the same. Cobweb lacing.
S: Alcohol up front, then sweet peaches, light citrus, pineapple, some tea notes. Malt is sweet and crystal. Mildly appealing.
T: Warm and bitter. The alcohol here plays a big part and creates quite a bit of a role in accentuating the hops which are bitter and resiny. Some fruits are in here, boldly dominated by pineapple flavors. there are hints of chemical tastes as well.
M: Thin with hi carbonation. Dry finish. Disappointing feel here.
O: This beer has the makings of what could be a really good beer, unfortunately, they didn’t really work all the kinks out to make sure this one was up to SN’s standards.
Serving type: bottle
ads135 (2814) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - OCT 15, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I’d take a torpedo over this any day, but this is still a decent double IPA. Very piney, some resin and orange.
SDalkoholic (2124) - Linda Vista, California, USA - JUL 9, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from BevMo: Created a firm layer of frothy foamed head while the liquid was a dense and slightly hazy golden blonde. As for the aroma, there wasn’t a whole lot to be smelled other than some light floral hops that barely came through, but other than the aroma was to faint. The flavor is much bolder in its delivery by serving up a thick syrupy base of malts as well as an earthy yet floral combination of hop pellets that have some bitter and metallic attributes. However, this isn’t as impressing considering that this was a double IPA and the fact that Sierra Nevada has done a lot better in terms of crafting IPA’s that are more balanced and have been rounded out thoroughly.
MadIndian (2342) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 24, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is a good brew. Nice hop, pine citrus. The finish was grassy. I liked the blend.