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Sierra Nevada Beer Camp I.D.E.A.
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RATINGS: 16   MEAN: 3.68/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (31625) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUL 25, 2009
From tap at Sacramento Brewing. Pours clear and golden deep amber to brown with a small off-white and creamy head. Aroma is roasted malt, light fruity note. Roasted caramelish and light chocolate like malt flavoured. Light bitterness and lingering roasted flavoured finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ungstrup (29663) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUL 13, 2009
Draft. A dark red beer with a lazing tan head. The aroma has notes of berries, caramel, and nuts. The flavor is sweet with notes of nuts, caramel, malt, and a bit of hops, leading to a medium bitter finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Papsoe (25084) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 17, 2009
On tap. Pours a clear, beautiful reddish brown with a creamy nitro-like beige head leaving broad curtains of lacework. Lightly sweet roasted malts and a whiff of aroma hops. Medium body, hard roasted malts and nuts with some hops in the finish. Pleasant but not very IPAish. 130709

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (11368) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - JUL 19, 2009

Date: May 31, 2009
Mode: Draft
Source: Manuel’s Tavern, Atlanta
Appearance: opaque dark brown, fine tan head, spidery lace
Aroma: rich chocolate aroma, lots of earthy hops, touch of caramel sweetness
Flavor: rich chocolate flavor, caramel sweetness brings out the rich chocolate, lots of balancing hops, hint of citrus, touch of roasted, light nuttyness
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 8/10; Flavor: 8/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 16/20
Rating: 3.8/5.0
Drinkability: 8/10
Score: **4

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bb (6861) - Alamo, California, USA - JUL 21, 2009
Draft. Dark bronze beer with a light tan head. malty aroma with citrus and pine. Caramel and toasty malt flavor with citrus and pine. Medium bodied. Decent bitterness. Caramel lingers with toasted malts and light citrus. A lot more malt than expecting.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
marcus (6680) - 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.

3.6
   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.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kmweaver (3207) - Petaluma, California, USA - OCT 4, 2009
Draft @ Sac Brew. Pours a dark, chocolate-brown color; light tan head with solid retention and lacing. Basic aroma of breadiness and deadened malts; chocolate; rather light. Medium mouthfeel: nicely balanced presence, lots of chocolate, lightly roasted malts, and cola; light acidity; good presence of mineral and citrus bitterness on the edges; a heavily drinkable rendition of a rather ridiculous style. Nice beer. Medium finish of chocolate and light lingering bitterness.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MaltDawg (1344) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JAN 8, 2010
(Sample Date: 6/2/2009 Source:Other) India Dark Elusive Ale. Dark malts hints of raisin and roast in aroma. Cloudy dark brown with small white head. Malty with some grainy astringency. Finish is dry roasty. Flavor has robust American hop profile.


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