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Sierra Nevada Beer Camp 047: Hips Helles Lager

Sierra Nevada Beer Camp 047: Hips Helles Lager
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RATINGS: 18   MEAN: 3.36/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.29/5   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 153   ABV: 5.1%
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Beer Camp #47 from 3/7/2011.

Brewed with Tim Bluhm, and our friends—Chico’s own—The Mother Hips! This easy-drinking, German-style Helles lager finds its groove through a delicate balance of hops and malt.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
joeneugs (5248) - Livermore, California, USA - FEB 1, 2016
On draft at Tap 25. It pours a clear pale yellow color with a very creamy white head. The aroma is strong with lemon, menthol and a little noble-like herbal hops. Very intense for the style. The flavor is the same. Very strong lemon, herbals and spicy bitterness. A little menthol and cleaning fluid in the finish, but not too harsh. Very strong hop character for this style. The pale maltiness is completely lost. Not very traditional. I could’ve done without the cleaning fluid hop character as well. Still somewhat interesting.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ferris (10509) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 28, 2016
Draft - Nice citrus notes. Pale gold with a rich white head. Bitter grains and a touch of citrus. Not traditional, but decent.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
nimbleprop (6865) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 10, 2014
4oz pour at the Max’s Taphouse Beer Camp event. Pours a clear gold with some clumpy, cloudy white head. Nose has honey, a little lavender, malt, flowers, chrysanthemum. Flavor is sweet, some lemon, some honey over bread, herbal tea, flower petals. Clean finish. Rather true to style.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BeerandBlues2 (11659) - Escondido, California, USA - AUG 8, 2014
Tap at Max’s. Pours clear yellow with a medium, frothy white head, short retention with light lacing. Aroma is crisp Pils and cereal malt with light earthy hops. Flavor is sweet Pils malt, light hops and bitterness with a sweet finish. Light body and medium carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
swoopjones (7021) - Buffalo, New York, USA - SEP 26, 2013
draft at Coles, golden pour, very nice for style, fruity notes, creamy, clean, great mouthfeel. well made

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (13508) - Woodland, California, USA - SEP 13, 2013
Tap at Capitol Beer in Sacramento, CA. Pours light gold with a creamy white head. Aroma is lightly citrus. Near med body. Flavor is bready with noble and citrus hop. Finishes decently bitter with hop moving towards herb.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
handlebar (16) - Chico, California, USA - SEP 12, 2013
Light, crisp and infinitely drinkable helles lager. There is a subtle complexity between the malt and hops, with neither being overshadowed.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
marcus (8589) - Sacramento, California, USA - SEP 12, 2013
On tap at Capitol Beer. Pours blonde with a nice off-white head and a bitter caramel malt flavor. Lots of rose hip, especially in the finish.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
boFNjackson (4198) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 13, 2013
Tap @ The Noble Fir, Seattle... Poured clear golden yellow with a fizzy, lacy, white head. Easy drinking, a great palate cleanser beer. for sure. Foamy mouthfeel, highly carbonated. Bready malts and cracker-like grains, some floral hops, a mild bitterness, and light fruit along with yeast. But mostly the yeast was quite clean. Overall this beer was unobtrusive on the palate.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
KyotoLefty (8718) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 18, 2012
Draught at City Beer. Pale golden color with a fine head. Bready malt nose, a touch of hop. Nice malt character in the flavor, crackery and light, though not near enough hop flavor or bitterness. Smooth, soft body. Decent.


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