Jay_Dubbz (38) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 6, 2013
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Poured from 12oz bottle. One of three beers in Beer Camp 12 pack. Fantastic beer. Very interesting beer. Fantastic malt opening with a hop finish to remember. This beer should be a regular offering.
--you've been Dubbed.
JohntheKiwi (1) - - JUL 30, 2013 does not count
4.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
Absolutely delicious. Glows bright red in the sun. Perfect balance of hops and maltiness. Huge red1
mallons72 (146) - livonia, Michigan, USA - SEP 18, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
I do not believe Iíve had a better beer than this. Not a fan of malty ambers, but this is more of an ipa. Perfectly balanced. The almost perfect beer.
kidmartinek (2968) - austin, Texas, USA - AUG 27, 2013
4.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
This red ale is so dark it almost looks black. The head is bitter and stick. Pininess and dusty dirt characterize the aroma. The flavor starts with caramel malt instantly crushed by the west coast hops and leading into the smoothest finish available in a beer anywhere. All hail IRAs. If you arenít smiling this will wipe that frown clean off your face.
mrhoppy (1185) - Santa Clara, California, USA - AUG 31, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Tasty red IPA. Has that Sierra Nevada signature to it. caramel, roasty, resin, leaves, red, clear, white foam, light sweetness, medium bitterness, medium body, sticky, creamy, lively, bitter,
MattShizzle (524) - Bernville, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 22, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle - from "Beer Camp" sampler. Deep copper color. Mostly clear. Aroma is mostly malty with a bit of roast. Really good! Quite hoppy with some malt flavor. Would definitely buy a case of this if available.
TourDeBeer (92) - Mandurah brewer, AUSTRALIA - NOV 23, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Malt aromas, sticky taste, high bitters, fairly high carbonation. Great appearance I hope the rest of the beer camps are this good
-- rated via 'Find A Beer' for Blackberry 10
TheMaha (54) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - AUG 13, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Hello my love how was your day? Poured from the 12oz bottle to a tulip. Less "red" that expected, appearance is a dark cherry wood. Aromas are superb!. First rush on the nose is a nice blend of fresh floral hops (A SN trademark) cherry, currant and caramel malts. The alcohol gives a pop on the end of the nose. Good complexity. Stone and tropical fruits also make themselves known in the aroma. The mouth feel is surprisingly light considering the bitterness from the hops. Bitter-fruity-juicy-with a touch of sweetness, the finish retains that clean Sierra Nevada Profile. This is and amazingly approachable ale. A bit of black plum and grapefruit, and caramel and toffee and and and...Just a lot going on. The abv is well hidden. I enjoyed the finish, long but not overpowering bitter and mouthwatering citrus. Fridge some of this.
rmussman (1587) - California, USA - AUG 28, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Love love love this brew. Sampled in a 24 oz bottle. Really malty with fresh hop flavors. A great brew that I canít get enough of.
cazort (478) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 25, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
I really liked this beer. It had some of the earthy qualities of an Irish red ale, but unlike that style, it was aggressively hopped. The hops mask the high alcohol content very well. Very pleasant to sip, a little overwhelming in flavor if you try to drink it too fast though. The hops have a fresh, light character, and I definitely notice citrus like the description claims, which is an interesting contrast to the earthy, caramely malt background. What I like most about this beer is that, especially if I sip it, it has a very light character, in spite of its richness, intense hoppiness, and high ABV. And it really is red--holding it up to the light was visually striking.