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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%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bulk_Carrier (3344) - Lake Champlain, Vermont, USA - MAR 30, 2014
Reviewed from notes. The appearance had a dark red colored body with a two finger white foamy head that dies within a minute, clingy lacing graces the sides of the glass. The smell had a big caramel maltiness up front like an American Red Ale, but some persistent piney hops try to strike in on the nose, a slight biscuity element evades into the aroma as well. The taste was mainly sweet with the piney hops try to add a bitter element that stays subdued for the most part, caramel aftertaste, sticky finish. On the palate, she sat at medium, somewhat sessionable. Carbonation is pretty smooth but doesn’t necessarily have the sharp bitter assault I sometimes expect from some of Sierra Nevada’s brews. I still like this beer for the most part. Overall, I would say this is a good beer that I would have this again.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ardbeguser (19) - Liverpool, Merseyside, ENGLAND - MAR 29, 2014
Bottle. Really excellent beer. Lovely hop aroma, which follows through in the taste, but with real body and depth. Excellent.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rarbring (2105) - Linköping, SWEDEN - MAR 28, 2014
Aroma: Smelling of brown bread, apple, toffee, honey and grass.
Appearance: A hazy chestnut colored beer. A high off-white head with good lacing and good curtains.
Taste: Tasting toffee, sweet bread, orange marmalade, grass and grape-fruit peel.
Palate: Medium carbonation, a soft texture. A big body with a dry finish.
Overall: Very intense, malts and hops balanced.
Note: Bottle 355 ml at home. (Vintage 2013) Reviewed 2014-03-28.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beersiveknown (4820) - NORTHERN IRELAND - MAR 27, 2014
Bottle at home from drinkstore. Dark resinous dank, opaque garnet with fluffy beige head. Fairly bitter, full bodied, gentle carbonation, burnt toast, slightly acrid.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gnoff (9417) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - MAR 27, 2014
355 ml / 12 fl oz bottle at Tant Selmas, Ludvika, on March 25, 2014. Beer Camp #95, 2013.
Clear dark reddish brown color, smallish tan head. Sweet, malty, hoppy, grassy scent, some alcohol and rye. Sweet, malty, grainy, bitter, hoppy, rye taste. Dry, grainy, bitter, grassy, grapefruit zest and pith afttertaste. Smooth mouthfeel, medium high bitterness.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
VictorStr (1740) - Helsingborg, SWEDEN - MAR 25, 2014
Tyckte verkligen denna var kalas. Del sötma i aromen. Bra blandning mellan sötma och beskan i smaken. Beskan sitter kvar ett tag. Döljer akolholen på ett behagligt sätt. Lagom kolsyrad.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Vignale (2989) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 23, 2014
Flaska från SB. En ölstil (IRA) jag brukar ha ganska svårt för. Men jag tycker den här är välbalanserad där humle och maltsötma, båda rejält uppskruvade matchar varandra väl. Fin djup doft där karamell, honung, smörkolakok ligger före humlekicken av grape och tallskott. I smaken står de bra tillsammans medan eftersmaken är torrare och beskare och domineras av humlen. Jag uppskattar främst de stora och relativt komplexa nyanserna i maltsmakerna, men gillar även helheten. Funkade riktigt bra till gulasch.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
stefannilssons (1572) - SWEDEN - MAR 22, 2014
Det här var både kraftigt och smakfullt, smaken bar toner av grapefrukt, trä ananas och något odefinierbart underbart fruktigt. Kroppen var stabil med en rejäl beska dock var balansen inte något som man hade hängt i julgranen.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beer_est_deus (1061) - örebro, SWEDEN - MAR 22, 2014
Mörk orange-röd med ett brun-orange skum. Doft: Malt, humle, bark, skog, choklad lakrits. Smak: Humle, choklad lakrits, malt, barr, lite grape.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
larsniclas (6446) - Billdal, SWEDEN - MAR 15, 2014
Bottled from Systembolaget Dark ruby red with a small head. Vinous aroma with red berries and grape-juice. High bitterness. Salty Liquorice, red berries and resin in the flavour.


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