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Sierra Nevada Beer Camp Imperial Red Ale (2013)

Serve in Snifter, Tulip


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RATINGS: 292   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65/5   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
Our aggressive Imperial Red Ale is a massive mix of smooth malts and West Coast hops that have no patience for the lupulin leery. This crimson beer starts with caramel-like malt flavor that canít suppress the assertive, citrusy hop finale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JaBier (6976) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - SEP 4, 2013
Bottle. Clear red pour with a medium tan head. Aroma of crystal malts, grassy and earthy hops and a bit of pine. Malty and caramelly flavor with piney and grassy hops through to the finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
BK7 (773) - Turner, Oregon, USA - SEP 3, 2013
Bottle. Citrus and strong resiny caramel. Hints of spice throughout. Light alcohol burn as the brew warms. Light bitter finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
ellolovey (483) - Georgia, USA - SEP 2, 2013
12 oz bottle. Pours a deep amber with a thick foamy ivory head. Aroma of caramel malts, citrus, resin, earth. Taste is loaded with resinous and citrus hops followed by a huge caramel backbone. Nicely balanced. A bit of an alcohol warmth as it goes down. Bitter dry hop finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ryanscourt (1362) - Latrobe, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 2, 2013
Ruby red appearance. Great looking with great aroma. Nice malt body with hop flavors balancing nicely until the dry hop finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bill Becker (807) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - SEP 2, 2013
From the 2013 Beer Camp 12 pack. A- pours a deep dark red, 2 finger head of foam, good lacing. S- big notes of citrus with a solid malty backbone. Grapefruit and Caramel. T- Caramel malt first, overwhelmed by grapefruit hoppiness, back to the malt and back to the... pretty much a 1 2 punch thatís enjoyable to drink. Thatís what counts. M- just fine and dandy. Medium carb supports the medium body nicely. O- a very nice offering in the Beer Camp box for 2013. Thumbs up.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bif (2041) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - SEP 2, 2013
Bottle- Pours a dark mahogany color with a thick tan head that slowly fades to good lacing. Aroma is a mix of pine and roasted malt, with a bit of grain. Taste of roasted malt, some caramel sweetness with a bit of pine. Mild bitterness and a fairly clean finish. There is a bit of burnt malt bitterness that lingers. Medium body, smooth, with a nice malty character. The 8.5% ABV is well hidden. Nice beer that becomes a bit more robust as it warms.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tmoreau (3706) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - SEP 2, 2013
On tap at Lunar Brewing Co. after the mini-power outage, and snifter served showing good clarity, and an amber highlighted, walnut color, with a nice hat of off white/light tan foam that reduced rather quickly to a ring and film, but left some spidery, web-like lacing on the glass. The nose was esters/citrus, resin, light graininess, and caramel maltiness. Medium+ bodied, the flavor boasted a hefty, deep bitterness that was earthy, rindy, lingering, and paired up with some resiny dryness, and a touch of sweetness. Very nice, and moderately warming.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nephilium (1693) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - SEP 1, 2013
Mild caramel aroma, pours a reddish-amber with a huge full off-white head. Nice balance between the caramel malts and the punch of bitter hops. Long lingering bitter finish. A nice addition to the style.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pastor (799) - Skowhegan, Maine, USA - SEP 1, 2013
Should be named not nugget nectar. I liked it but come on guys we know whats your trying to do. Good beer nothing to knock in the brew itself but the intentions may be questioned

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Iphonephan (6185) - McLean/Jackson Hole, Virginia, USA - SEP 1, 2013
On draft at Trio in Kitty Hawk. Pours a clear amber with a thick ecru head receding with lots of lacing. Light floral hop nose. Flavors of caramel and strong citrus hops. Bitter finish.

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