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Sierra Nevada Beer Camp Imperial Red Ale (2012)

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RATINGS: 312   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61   EST. CALORIES: 243   ABV: 8.1%
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This imperial red ale takes the intense hop profile found in traditional double ipa and turns up the malt. It has big aromatic hop notes of grapefruit, peach, and melon--balanced by a smooth and surprisingly robust malt body.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ShaneJ (631) - AUSTRALIA - APR 28, 2013
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
stoutchap (416) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 27, 2013
Loved this one. Brown/ruby pour with a decent off white head. Malty aroma. Solid moutfeel. Great mix of malts and hops.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bigguns22 (718) - Maryland, USA - APR 23, 2013
Brown in color with red hues small to med cream colored head. Aroma is lite with hop,malt and sweet notes. Full of flavor hops,citrus, malt and a little sweet caramel. Finsh is a good bitter the kind that stays but not to over the top.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cuso (5320) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAR 29, 2013
Bottle, big thanks to coldbrewky. Dark amber red color with small off-white head. Roasted malt, pines, caramel in aroma. Roasted malt, bread, coffee, toffee, grapefruits, aromatic hops. Bitter finish. Dangerously easy drinkable beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RichTheVillan (3784) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAR 24, 2013
Bottle from Cotteridge Wines; deep copper pour with off white head, pine hop aroma, big piney hop taste with biscuity malt background.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jd543 (413) - SCOTLAND - MAR 16, 2013
Nice colour & smell. However the flavour didn’t live up to the aroma, giving a slight anticlimax.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
burg326 (4127) - Florida, USA - MAR 15, 2013
12 ounce bottle pours an amberish red with aromas of light citrus, caramel and some light cocoa. Flavors were huge on caramel with some light citrus in the aftertaste. Decent beer overall.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thebeertourist (4973) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAR 12, 2013
Bottle from Euston Tap. Copper red with a stable head. Caramel and chocolate nose. Decent bitterness to balance the milky chocolate flavours. Well-made, no doubt.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TickerTerryDJ (633) - Redditch, Worcestershire, ENGLAND - MAR 9, 2013
355ml bottle from Cotteridges Wines.7th march.Reddish brown pour with medium sized whitish head.Roast malt,caramel and hoppy aroma with a few subtle hints of citrus.Malt and grapefruit flavour and other citrus notes with a hint of pine.Enjoyable ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
EithCubes (5138) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 8, 2013
Bottle. Nose of dank and woody hops with citrus and some dough, but there’s a roast-heavy malt component with some ash and even smoke, faint chocolate. Pours a dark brown-red-orange gradient with a rocky, lacing, dense beige head. Taste is heavily bitter with light, sticky malt just behind. Some grapefruity citrus but more dank and wood tones, and the rye-like spice is at par with the relatively high resin level. Crisp and aggressive full body, gradual warming but the alcohol is masterfully concealed. Aftertaste is dry and lightly bitter. There’s malt strength here to match but there is no flavor balance; this is a heavy-hitter dominated by powerful hops.

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