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Sierra Nevada Beer Camp Imperial Red Ale (2013)

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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 can’t suppress the assertive, citrusy hop finale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
savnac (2391) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - AUG 21, 2013
Growler. Clear reddish amber with a dense off white head. Aroma of caramel, toffee, citrus pine and floral hops. Flavor is sweet caramel malt, bitter hops and some dry alcohol. Medium body with a bitter finish. Nice beer, the bitterness balances out the sweet malt.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
warhawk91 (302) - Newington, Connecticut, USA - AUG 20, 2013
12 oz. bottle. Pour is a deep amber with a frothy light beige head with good retention. Good lacing. Smell is a nice rich malt, and a great blast of west coast piney hops. Taste is very rich with sweet notes of caramel, brown sugar which fades into a blast of citrus and cascade which lingers in between sips. Smooth creamy texture, carbonation similar to an American Barley wine. Kind of like a rich IPA, not bad at all. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jbrana (640) - NASHVILLE, Tennessee, USA - AUG 20, 2013
Piny, resinous, and quite an oily bitterness. Has a slight sweetness, but unbalanced and over-hopped. All together not bad.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jcos (1784) - Maryland, USA - AUG 20, 2013
Location/Date:Bottle on August 20th, 2013.

Appearance: Pours a dark maroon with light lacing.
Aroma: Aroma of caramel, faint pine.
Taste: Medium light bitter, caramel.
Palate:Medium body, sticky.

Summary: Really enjoyed this one, better than the last SN Beer Camp Imperial Red. Nice beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bbbeer (710) - Massachusetts, USA - AUG 20, 2013
Reddish brown with small tan head. Aroma piney hops and malt. Medium-full body. Not much alcohol. Grapefruit and citrus hops, bit of brown sugary malt in the background. Bitter hops overwhelms a hint of sweetness. Flavor is quite hoppy and pretty much tastes like a DIPA without much red ale character. Nonetheless is good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nuplastikk (5742) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 19, 2013
12oz bottle. Deeo burgundy-brown body. Soapy massive beige head. Piny, in your face aroma. Sierra seems intent on nailing the ultimate hoppy strong red ale, and they are doing a good job. A quality beverage, well balanced. Drinkable, refined, despite the massive ABV. A real enjoyable, quality beverage.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Hartung32 (252) - Indiana, USA - AUG 19, 2013
It's definitely unique...if you like Reds, you'll probably love this; if not, you'll dislike the more intense flavors that you didn't love to begin with. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Holtguy (162) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - AUG 19, 2013
Intensely hoppy. Piney, citrusey. Kind of overpowers the red ale part of the deal at first. Once it warms a bit, it obtains more balance. Pretty good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
after4ever (7534) - Brier, Washington, USA - AUG 18, 2013
12-oz. Pours a murky and very dark amber with a very thin loose tan ring around the top. Sweet malty caramel and gingerbread nose also showing tons of piney hop. Very appealing. Creamy thick body, soft carb. Toasty caramel, pine, resin, roast, and some gingerbread on the mid palate. Long dark pine resin finish. Very nice.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Koskela (505) - Marysville, California, USA - AUG 18, 2013
Floral and citrusy hop aroma with a very minute hint of a sweet maltiness. Its a clear deep red color with an off white pretty decent head. Very malty flavor mixes into a hoppy medium body beer. I get a cough drop flavor in the aftertaste.

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