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Sierra Nevada Beer Camp Imperial Red Ale (2012)

Serve in Snifter, Tulip


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RATINGS: 312   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62/5   EST. CALORIES: 243   ABV: 8.1%
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 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Brewdork (228) - Sanford, Florida, USA - JAN 1, 2013
Pours red-brown with nice white head and notable carbonation and good lacing. Floral aromas. Malt notes up front with a long hoppy finish. More of an IPA than a red, but enjoyable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BenH (3438) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 1, 2013
Bottle. Pours red with off white head. Aroma of caramel and berries, cranberry possibly, quite dusty. Tasye of berries and caramel with a slightly biscuity nutty finish. Medium body with a slightly bitter and sticky finish. Ok

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
gringo332 (612) - Richardson, Texas, USA - DEC 31, 2012
Very well balanced nose with candy sweet grapefruit and foggy malts. Pours a very nice deep amber with a strong head. Flavour is tons of sweet malt with some underpinning bitter hippiness. Finish is slightly cloying but strong and dry

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Mora2000 (6157) - McKinney, Texas, USA - DEC 30, 2012
The beer pours a red color with an off-white head. The aroma has a lot of pine and not too much else. The flavor is similar. I get a lot of pine from the hops, but I also get a dirt-like character from the red ale malt. There is also some grass and a low amount of bitterness. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cmonster (1000) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 27, 2012
Bottled. Pours deep amber with a short frothy head. Good retention and a excellent lace. Aroma of earthy hops and nutty malts. A little sweetness followed by medium bitterness. Medium body, creamy-oily texture, and an oily-bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
dnstone (2708) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - DEC 27, 2012
Deep amber-ruby red color with soft off-white head. Quite floral hoppy aroma. Soft, yet full rich malty body, almost chewy with a cake sweetness and earthy and floral hop notes that coat the mouth and linger. Quite nice!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pmuzz (400) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 27, 2012
Solid beer. Good nose, nice colour with big hop presence that is tempered by a good malty backbone. Nice!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gam (3909) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - DEC 23, 2012
Deep ruby pour medium carbonation decent head aromas pine stonefruit toffee flavours pine strong bitter grapefruit nutty note caramel the finish malt sweetness and strong hop aftertaste lasting bitter average for the kind

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
laiti (8081) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 22, 2012
35,5 cl bottle @ lusikka, bottled 27.06.2012
Aroma is a bit stale with biscuits, resiny hops and hints of caramel. Flavour has vegetable notes, resiny hops, berries and toffee. A bit boozy feeling in the finish. Watery for this ABV and a disappointment.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
lusikka (7700) - Tampere, FINLAND - DEC 22, 2012
355 ml bottle.
Pours a amber brown colour with a large frothy white head, which collapses quickly. Aroma is very weak with some notes of berries and caramel malts. Flavour of caramel malts, sweet berries, caramel and grassy hops. Medium bodied, soft carbonation and a dry, rough, bitter finish. Decent.

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