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Sierra Nevada Beer Camp Imperial Red Ale (2012)

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RATINGS: 306   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61   EST. CALORIES: 243   ABV: 8.1%
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This imperial red ale takes the intense hop profile found in traditional double ipa and turns up the malt. It has big aromatic hop notes of grapefruit, peach, and melon--balanced by a smooth and surprisingly robust malt body.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Heathen (1444) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JUN 27, 2013
THOUGHTS: Both malty and hoppy. Like a red IPA. A less roasty black IPA. Very nice and different. TECHNICAL: Bottle. Poured a medium to dark, brownish red with a small, off-white head that mostly diminished and left fair lacing. The aroma had moderate dark bread, cookie and caramel; hints of chocolate; light to moderate pine and citrus hops; cherry; raspberry; and maybe even a little strawberry. The initial flavor was moderately sweet and lightly bitter; while the finish was heavily sweet and moderately bitter with a long duration. There was caramel malt, dark bread, pine and citrus hops, cherry, cookie, resinous hops, berry and cake.The medium to full body was fairly oily with fizzy carbonation and a slightly alcoholic finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ross (2052) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - JUN 17, 2013
Bottles from the beer camp 12 pack. Finally, I have found something that rivals hop head red and isnt a 12 dollar bomber. However, this is not mass produced either, so I guess I will keep searching. Red color - tan head - loads of hops in the nose. Taste is crisp, hoppy, kind of thick and malty. Really good beer, the best of the beer camp 12.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 8/20
thudave56 (4) - hockessin, Delaware, USA - MAY 18, 2013 does not count
Strong sierra Nevada. What you would expect from this brewery. Always quality and good value

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AmEricanbrew (5523) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - MAY 11, 2013
Clear bright ruby copper color with lasting ivory sheen. Floral, grainy, spicy caramel aromas. Rich, smooth mouthfeel. Nice floral hop flavors with a honey biscuit maltiness. Super smooth---good

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ShaneJ (421) - AUSTRALIA - APR 28, 2013
Bottle from Slowbeer. Dirty reddish-brown, strong pine hop aroma with some sweet caramel behind, smooth, easy drinking but with a hop/malt wallop at the end that makes me wish I bought a whole case. Very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
stoutchap (371) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 27, 2013
Loved this one. Brown/ruby pour with a decent off white head. Malty aroma. Solid moutfeel. Great mix of malts and hops.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bigguns22 (585) - Maryland, USA - APR 23, 2013
Brown in color with red hues small to med cream colored head. Aroma is lite with hop,malt and sweet notes. Full of flavor hops,citrus, malt and a little sweet caramel. Finsh is a good bitter the kind that stays but not to over the top.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cuso (3823) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAR 29, 2013
Bottle, big thanks to coldbrewky. Dark amber red color with small off-white head. Roasted malt, pines, caramel in aroma. Roasted malt, bread, coffee, toffee, grapefruits, aromatic hops. Bitter finish. Dangerously easy drinkable beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RichTheVillan (2132) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAR 24, 2013
Bottle from Cotteridge Wines; deep copper pour with off white head, pine hop aroma, big piney hop taste with biscuity malt background.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jd543 (363) - SCOTLAND - MAR 16, 2013
Nice colour & smell. However the flavour didn’t live up to the aroma, giving a slight anticlimax.

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