DuffMan (7148) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 10, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Deep red-orange with a frothy clingy head. The aroma is enticing, very hoppy with an undercurrent of sweet bready malts. The palate is malt forward, with breadcrusts, caramel, and milk chocolate balanced by ripe tropical fruit hop character. I think the age on this has tempered the bitterness somewhat, because I would characterize this as moderately bitter at most. Superb balance here, lovely flavours.
Shag (2647) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - AUG 16, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tasting Notes - On Tap at Brick Store in Atlanta at a 2012 Premire. This poured a dark amber color with a beige head. The aroma is full of citrus, caramel, and some dark fruit. The flavor is very bitter like an Impy IPA with many malty aspects of an amber ale. This is well balanced and tasty. Overall this is a good beer.
DanielBrown (3966) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 21, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from/at/with Cotteridge Wines, Birmingham. Very good balance of these things: malty, bitter, warming, full flavoured, correct hopping level (not over the/a top). Went down good. May have contributed to me leaving half my beers on a bus.
Dommod2011 (703) - Birmingham, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 21, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Drunken bass players? Could be a long session indeed. Beer camp sounds like a fun thing to do. Probably be a urination outside tents issue though. Hope the Korg player is relatively sober.
SDalkoholic (2185) - Linda Vista, California, USA - JUL 9, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle Beer Camp variety pack from BevMo: Poured a deep dark shade of amber red with mahogany tinting with a thick lather of head that looked similar to shaving cream. Nose is decked with sugary sweet malts that smell perfectly toasted while a slight nuttiness comes through as well. The flavor is semi sweet with a moderate taste of toffee like candy stemming from the quality malts put in usage by Sierra Nevada. This is a solid effort beer and passes the grade in my beer camp recruits.
Heathen (1500) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JUN 27, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
THOUGHTS: Both malty and hoppy. Like a red IPA. A less roasty black IPA. Very nice and different.
TECHNICAL: Bottle. Poured a medium to dark, brownish red with a small, off-white head that mostly diminished and left fair lacing. The aroma had moderate dark bread, cookie and caramel; hints of chocolate; light to moderate pine and citrus hops; cherry; raspberry; and maybe even a little strawberry. The initial flavor was moderately sweet and lightly bitter; while the finish was heavily sweet and moderately bitter with a long duration. There was caramel malt, dark bread, pine and citrus hops, cherry, cookie, resinous hops, berry and cake.The medium to full body was fairly oily with fizzy carbonation and a slightly alcoholic finish.
ross (2104) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - JUN 17, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottles from the beer camp 12 pack. Finally, I have found something that rivals hop head red and isnt a 12 dollar bomber. However, this is not mass produced either, so I guess I will keep searching. Red color - tan head - loads of hops in the nose. Taste is crisp, hoppy, kind of thick and malty. Really good beer, the best of the beer camp 12.
thudave56 (4) - hockessin, Delaware, USA - MAY 18, 2013 does not count
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 8/20
Strong sierra Nevada. What you would expect from this brewery. Always quality and good value
AmEricanbrew (6060) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - MAY 11, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear bright ruby copper color with lasting ivory sheen. Floral, grainy, spicy caramel aromas. Rich, smooth mouthfeel. Nice floral hop flavors with a honey biscuit maltiness. Super smooth---good
ShaneJ (611) - AUSTRALIA - APR 28, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Slowbeer. Dirty reddish-brown, strong pine hop aroma with some sweet caramel behind, smooth, easy drinking but with a hop/malt wallop at the end that makes me wish I bought a whole case. Very good.