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Sierra Nevada Beer Camp Hopsichord

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RATINGS: 23   MEAN: 3.63/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44   SEASONAL: Series   IBU: 80   EST. CALORIES: 291   ABV: 9.7%
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Beer Camp #36 September 2010 ABV 9.7 IBU 80

Brewed with the musical winners of our Beer Camp contest, Hopsichord hits all the right notes. This reddish-amber IPA works its way up the scale of hop flavors and aromas, featuring tones of tropical fruit, light pine and citrus zest. This symphony of hops is balanced by a robust malt body that blends the bright hoppy highlights with a long, smooth, and bittersweet finish.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Drake (8563) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JAN 24, 2011
Served on draft at Beer Run in Charlottesville, VA. Pours a clear vibrant auburn color with a medium sized tan head. Good head retention and lacing. Aroma of hops, and more hops. Floral, peppery, citrus, berries. Some faint toffee notes if you look for them. The taste is bitter, floral hops with a peppery finish. Hop forward with some faint toffee notes. Medium bodied. Could use more balance. Good though.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BMan1113VR (7858) - Los Angeles, California, USA - NOV 25, 2011
Clear copper pour with a small, off-white head that lasts and leaves good lacing. Aromas are of mango and papaya, quite dry, zesty, pine needles, very vibrant, lightly bready, some alcohol and a touch of caramel. Flavors are a little bit sweet and candy like, tropical fruit, guava and strawberry. Medium bubbles, light bitterness but a lot of hop flavor. Dry and very tasty.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bb (6858) - Alamo, California, USA - MAR 9, 2012
Draft. Amber beer with a cream head. Tropical fruit andgrapefruit aroma. Grapefruit and sweet malt flavor with tropical fruit and something rotten. Medium bodied. Decent bitterness. Rotten fruit and sweet malt lingers with grapefruit and tropical fruit. Rotten fruit in background.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
j12601 (6603) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - DEC 3, 2010
On tap at Rattle n Hum during their Sierra Nevada event. Pours a just clear brown amber with a thin white head. Caramel and malt on the nose. Sweet, big and earthy with lots of citrus. Hops turn to caramel, smooth and sticky. Lots of long earthy notes on the finish.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
swoopjones (5900) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JAN 11, 2011
Draft, Sierra takes the taps, rattle & Hum, NYC> Medium golden orange pour, aroma was somewhat light. A bit misleadin though, as it was very flavorful. BIG hop flavor, great bitterness. orange marmalade, Fresh sticky hops, real nice

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
AmEricanbrew (5847) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - DEC 20, 2011
Clear amber color/ ivory foam. Big spicy, tropical fruit, pine, floral pungent hoppy aromas. medium bodied with average co2. Tropical fruit, dank spicy, floral, pine flavors meshing nicely with a caramel, pale malt base--very good.

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
badlizard (5538) - Berkeley, California, USA - NOV 21, 2011
Clear golden with a fizzy white head. Grassy citrus caramel and hop resin aroma with an oily sticky palate and a soapy bitter taste.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - DEC 10, 2010
Draft. Pours an amber body with an off white head. Hoppy pine and citrus hop tones. Bitter pine, light honey notes with a sticky green grass herbal freshness. Finish is strong and bitter with a modest warming. Nice.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dickinsonbeer (5077) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - DEC 26, 2010
Tap at RNH. Pours a deep amber, clear with a nice sticky off white head- good streaky lacing. Aroma is citrus, orange, peach, big pnw hops, mint pine, dank weed. Flavor is a touch sweet but still hoppy and drinkable, pine, citrus, mint, grass, big tropical note as well, tacky bitter finish. Pretty damn good.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
boFNjackson (4137) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 11, 2010
UPDATED: DEC 31, 2010 Tap @ Belmont Station... Poured a clear amber/orange with a white head, nice lacing. Nose was dirty with hops, spicy, peppery. Very resinous, slight kick of alcohol. Malts were sweet but just stayed in the back of all the hop bitterness. My buddy Harry helped with this beer at the camp, so I was really stoked to get some.


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