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Sierra Nevada Beer Camp 053: Floral IPA

Serve in Shaker, Tulip


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RATINGS: 344   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56/5   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 177   ABV: 5.9%
This unique take on the traditional IPA style pairs the bold and intense aromas of whole-cone hop "flowers" with aromatic natural rose hips and petals for complex aromas and unexpected flavors.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (22063) - , Essex, ENGLAND - SEP 8, 2013
22nd December 2012
hazy gold beer with a tidy white head. Palate is light and a little crisp. Mild minerals. Orange hops with a mild marmalade vibe. Malt cream. Nice fruity floralness from the rosehips. Traces of lemon and floralness. Finishes semi dry. Hangs together well and is very drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cgarvieuk (21585) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 5, 2012
bottle at home ... golden amber ... small white head... soft floal zezty pine ... soft sweet juicy floral hops ... lemon and lime

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Leighton (18526) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 5, 2012
Bottle sample at Nejaime’s, MA. Pours rich gold with a strong, white fluff head. Big grass and pine nose, some reeds. Medium sweet flavor, heavily bitter but not abrasivev with sweet grass, light honey, lightly toasted pale malts. Medium bodied with average carbonation. Rich brown bread in the finish, strong pine, mild resins. Excellent brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
harrisoni (17278) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - FEB 3, 2013
355ml bottle from Trafalgar Wines, Brighton. Hazy amber colour lasting light beige head. Yes a floral hop aroma which is very attactive. It’s ok, but quite light in the mouth. Some ok bitterness on the finish. Bit of nettle and almost pee on the aroma. It’s fine. Attactive aroma. But this nettle pee thing is just a bit ughy for me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
brokensail (16055) - Dublin, California, USA - AUG 24, 2012
Golden orange in color with a tall white head. Strong floral hop character with a nice citrus rind note as well. Some sweet toffee notes, a bit of bread, and a nice bit of grapefruit. The flavor is fairly bitter. Some strong floral hops, orange peel, tangerine, light grass, and plenty of pine. A fair amount of grapefruit and a slight malt sweetness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mcberko (14396) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 23, 2012
Sampled on tap at Elizabeth Station, pours a cloudy blonde / orange with a small white head. Aroma is very floral indeed - not much else detectable on the nose. Flavour is super floral, with flower petals coming to mind, nice and dry on the tongue, but also very delicate. Solid IPA - highly drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (14079) - Woodland, California, USA - OCT 14, 2012
Bottle from the Folsom BevMo. Pours clear copper with a frothy white head. Aroma is moderate rose over mild caramel. Near full bodied. Flavor is malty, but there’s more than enough hop to pound that down, and the rose aroma carries into the flavor. I’m voting for earthy/floral for the hop. Lots of flavor whatever.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (13466) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 12, 2012
Bottle. Poured clear dark amber color with an average to large frothy off-white head that lasted with excellent lacing. Moderate to heavy complex floral hop aroma. Medium body with a slick texture and soft carbonation. Medium bittersweet flavor with a medium bittersweet finish of moderate duration. This a very good brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ratman197 (13266) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - SEP 1, 2012
On tap at Lanesplitter poured a clear orange amber with a small lasting amber head. Aromas of biscuit, floral notes, earthiness, pine and lemon zest. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of biscuit, floral notes, lemon zest and earthiness with a crisp dry lingering bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
argo0 (13233) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 30, 2012
Draft. Medium off-white head, crystal clear light-amber body. Aroma is medium sweet, grapefruit, some spicy, grass. Taste is moderately sweet, grapefruit/floral. Light-medium body, some resin, light acidity.

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