HonkeyBra (3384) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - AUG 19, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz. bottle. Aroma of strong hops, grapefruit, citrus pine and resin. I also get notes of chocolate, tobacco and earth. This beer has strong caramel tones. Flavor is rich, hoppy with a full malt backing. Nice, herbal and citrus hop notes. There are also some caramel notes. It has a nice full body, good carbonation. This is a nice beer from Sierra Nevada. It’s not something that will gain a lot of hype but a good example of an interesting cycle.
jcos (1540) - Maryland, USA - AUG 19, 2012
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Location/Date:Bottle on August 19th, 2012.
Appearance: Pours a dark red.
Aroma: Aroma of caramel malt.
Taste: Medium bitterness, piney, lots of caramel malt balance.
Palate:Medium light body, slick, lingering aftertatse..a hint of
Summary: My first of four Sierra Nevada Beer Camp 2012 beers. A pretty good example of one of my favorite "styles" of beer.
trevor211 (1305) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 19, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pretty ruby amber pour, big head. Sticky pine sap on the nose, with some caramel. Flavor is hop-forward, with a good malt counter behind. Far more robust than an IPA with the same hop bill. Warming, and very tasty.
oh6gdx (20334) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 19, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask@GBBF2012. DEep amber colour, small head. Aroma is fruity, caramelly, floral and toffeeish with some mild alcohol and peach as well. Flavour is wood, nectar, wood and some mild floral and grassy notes.
FunkyBrewster (1518) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 18, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle. Pours amber with a small off white head. Aroma of bread and biscuity malts, some hop presence of slight pine and herbal, not all that fruity, just a touch of citrus. Flavor starts wit a sweet and lightly citric note that becomes more piney and herbal as it moves along. A slight cocoa note in the finish with some breadiness and a moderate bitterness. Medium body and a crisp carbonation.
jkwood04 (3950) - Connecticut, USA - AUG 18, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle in a cup. Pours amber. Aroma of citrusy hops and some cereal and caramel malts. Flavor the same. Average texture. A decent beer.
csaso (1370) - Missouri, USA - AUG 17, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle - average size foamy head, pretty dark amaber color, big grapefruit hop aroma and flavor, balanced very well with a good dose of sweet malt, mild almost creamy kind of texture - this is really good, better than expected
adnielsen (9108) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - AUG 17, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ home, picked up at Wilbur’s Foco. Pours a clear, dark rust orange appearance with a fluffy, brown head. Pretty rich toffee, toasty caramel malty, mild espresso, herbal/floral hoppy, somewhat fruity aroma. Fairly roasty, mild coffee/chocolate, rich caramel/toffee, earthy, fairly fruity hoppy flavor. Pretty smooth and drinkable but nothing all extraordinarily special.
drfabulous (4001) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - AUG 17, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 ounce from Beer Camp box. Big red pour. Malty and full of caramel. Nice hop profile overall. This is nice and doesn’t over do the malt for a red/strong ale.
beernovice39 (3125) - Montana, USA - AUG 16, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle pours a clear amber with a thick tan head. Lacing. Scent is malty, toffee ans bread. Taste is caramel, toffee and pine. Nice.