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Sierra Nevada Beer Camp 005: I.D.E.A.

Sierra Nevada Beer Camp 005: I.D.E.A.
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RATINGS: 17   MEAN: 3.68/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
Beer Camp #5 from 04/2009. The very limited India Dark Elusive Ale. India Dark Elusive Ale, was brewed by Chris Holder, Vice President of Capital Ale House and Rachel Ryan, Director of Marketing for the Capital Ale House while attending Beer Camp at the Sierra Nevada brewery in Chico California.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
phukktifano (159) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUN 23, 2009
On Tap at Capital Alehouse Midlothian. Dark brown black with great red highlights. Aroma was coffee and sweet hops. Flavor was roast and dark chocolate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUN 9, 2009
On tap at Capital Ale House - Downtown on 06/02/2009. Clear black body with ruby highlights and a small frothy off-white head. Light roast, chocolate, faint coffee, and a good hoppy aroma. Sweet chocolate and roast flavor with a good hoppy bitter finish. Medium light body with moderate carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
pbrick (13) - Roseville, California, USA - JUN 9, 2009
On Tap at Own Club in Roseville. Dark brown with ruby highlights. Aroma shows orange, chocolate and a lot of fruity yeast. Taste run on the roasted side up front, but carries a significant bitterness and citrusy hop finish. Medium-full body, dry finish with long lasting hop and chocolate notes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerandIT (300) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JUN 7, 2009
Pours dark almost black with half an inch of head. On the aroma I am getting hops, some malt. Medium bodied. Nice lacing on the glass! On the palate I am getting hops subtle malts and thats about it. Stays around nicely for awhile though. Not sublimely but still a nice different beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
flyingshoes (100) - USA - JUN 3, 2009
On tap at Capital Ale House Downtown. This almost seemed like another example of a black IPA, although I don’t really know the story behind it.. Up front, there is a strong chocolate flavor which is immediately followed by a nice hoppy blast. As it warms, the alcohol begins to show through, but the notes of chocolate are strong throughout. Delicious.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
marcus (9138) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAY 30, 2009
On tap at the Sudwerk Beerfest 2009. This dark brown ale poured with a huge tan head and a malty aroma. There is a rich chocolate and coffee flavor with some excellent and subtle hopping. This is a unique and delicious brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (14092) - Woodland, California, USA - MAY 30, 2009
Tap at the Davis Beer Fest 2009. Story is that only 5 kegs were produced. Near opaque brown with a large tan head. Aromas of malt and rather floral hop. Medium plus body with foamy carbonation. Flavor is dark malt with a good deal of hop bitter. Bitter continues right through the finish. A candidate for black IPA.

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