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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tiong (6488) - Espoo, FINLAND - DEC 22, 2012
355 ml bottle

Bottled on June 27, 2012 - Pours reddish orange with a bubbly white head. Aroma of biscuity caramel malts, toffee, ripe fruits, hops and berries. Taste is malty and has a lot of berries, hints of ripe fruity hops, grass and peach. Finish is bitter and malty with a lot of berries. A bit unbalanced, too heavy on the berries.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
olio (9378) - Tampere, FINLAND - DEC 22, 2012
355 ml bottle. Bottled on 27.06.2012.
Pours clear dark red color with a large head. Aroma of caramel, malts, biscuits, ripe fruits, yeast and some hay. Flavor of nuts, biscuits, berries, sweet caramel, malts, some ripe fruits and mild hops. Medium bitter palate.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jcartamdg (3146) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 17, 2012
Pours a dark red, almost cherrywood brown with an off-white head. Aroma of bitter piney hops, oak and malt. Taste follows, bitter, woody and very malty ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jdpeebs (686) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - DEC 6, 2012
Bootle- A lovely reddish brown colour, with a nice foamy head. A very enjoyable beer. a very well made beer

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
jmagnus87 (2912) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - DEC 3, 2012
12oz bottle poured into a shaker. Pours a dark redish amber with a finger of long lasting off-white head. Aroma is mostly pine and citrus with a good dose of caramel malt. Taste is medium bitter and light sweet. Loads of citrus and caramel with a bit of pine in the aftertaste. Full bodied with a thick and sticky texture. Lively carbonation and a very long finish. Overall, great. I wouldn’t mind if they made this a new year-round.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
teorn88 (6742) - Out of the EU, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 2, 2012
12oz bottle. Filtered glowing red-amber. Foamy off-white head. Cool to see Sierra Nevada not only finally tackle an red, but also really nail it. BIg and full bodied, but quite balanced and drinkable too. Fruity amber malt and rich caramel malt is held in check by steady piny hop tones. SOme acidity in the back of the mouth. Veru good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
twindog (274) - Hampstead, Maryland, USA - DEC 2, 2012
2012 12 oz. bottle from a pint glass. Reddish brown pour with a small than head. Aroma is all malts, where the taste has a strong malt profile. Lots of caramel with a decent citrusy hop finish. Would of like it a little more hoppy good beer

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mkel07 (5226) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - DEC 1, 2012
330ml bottle from Archive. Pours a very deep tarnished copper colour with a good even layer of light brown foam. The nose carries some fruitiness with pech and nectarine aromas. Strong alcohol kick in the aroma.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
queenholly (3623) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - DEC 1, 2012
Bottle. Grapefruit, pine, caramel and light chocolate aroma. Cloudy deep amber with a moderate beige head. Piney grapefruit hops, astringent, roasty burnt caramel malt flavor with a resinous hoppy bitter finish. Medium body, lively carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HarmonKill-a-Brew (407) - Wilmar, Arkansas, USA - NOV 30, 2012
Citrusy, malty and hoppy... like a "red" ipa... I like it. Much like New Belgium’s Red Hoptober, but not quite on the same level... still pretty darn good though!

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