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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.


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
adnielsen (10367) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 8, 2013
Tap @ Black Bottle. Pours a fairly clear dark reddish orange appearance with a tan head. Somewhat piney, a bit dank, slightly floral hoppy, caramel, citrusy aroma. Somewhat strong and a bit boozy, burnt caramel malty, earthy, spicy hoppy flavor that finishes a bit goopy and slightly strong. OK.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrSilverworm (9672) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 2, 2013
12oz bottle, 2013 vintage, beer camp #95. Dark red color, with lots of fine particles suspended in the body. Good thin khaki head, leaves decent lace. Piney, grapefruity, spicy big west coast hops, here. Spicy, chocolate malts, light caramel. Bigger body. Smooth, lighter, kind of tingly / softer carbonation, with a more dry finish. Bigger bitter taste, light sweet, and a spicy finish. Good assertively hoppy, spicy imperial red!

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.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GT2 (9411) - Oceanside, California, USA - JUL 26, 2013
355mL 2013 mix pack purple label. Clear deep red with enormous tan foam. Perfect lacing. Nose is piney, resinous, fresh melon and thyme. Taste is rich and silky, mild chocolate and oil. Heavy pine needle and forest like SN Celebration. Softer mouthfeel but just as aggressive IBU wise. Celebration fans will rejoice ounce more. Paired with Thai food.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jercraigs (9253) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 7, 2014
2013-12-14. Crisp dark red brown body moderate head. 3+ Aroma is pleasantly hoppy over malty core. Flavour is richly malty up front, touch Of toasty roasty malt, mild bitterness. Average plus bodied palate, moderate carbonation. Enjoyable. On tap at Abraxas, Miami

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (9251) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 12, 2014
Bottle at home. Pours dark red, nose is toffee malt, caramel, taste is sweet and creamy, burnt toffee.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DocLock (9243) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 5, 2013
Bottle from Capone’s. Pours hazy deep coppery ruby with 2-finger frothy off-white head. Nose is heavy piney hops, citrus, caramel malt. Tastes caramel malty, very resiny and hoppy, with a bitter piney finish. This one is a hop heads wet dream.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BVery (9172) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - AUG 26, 2013
UPDATED: JAN 1, 2014 Bottle from Beercraft in Rohnert Park, CA. Clear amber pour with a small wispy head. Citrus / herbal hops with plenty of caramel and booze - comes off a little medicinal. Crisp on the palate.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Fin (9172) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 21, 2013
Bottle picked up at ’Jacks’ Westholme Stores, Goring-on-Thames, Oxon, 20 November 2013 consumed at home, Thursday 21st November 2013 Crikey this is a blinder fron Sierra Nevada, bit pokey, with that sort of trademark SN thumbrint flavour but a lovely malty citrussy combination. Some loose swishy lemon, soft in mouth, dark copper with foamy light beige head. Alcohol does hit you with a hoppy splat, plenty of fresh hoppy burps here. Marvellous. A7 A4 T8 P4 Ov16 3.9

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
j12601 (9100) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - OCT 27, 2013
Bottle from the beer camp 12 pack. Pours a clear dark crimson amber with a medium sized beige head. Big sticky hops on the nose, citrus and grapefruit pith, earthy malt. Medium-bodied, long earthy bitter hops right away. Long quinine bitterness and a bit of toasty malt. Big and bitter. Lovely.


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