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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 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (43888) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAR 7, 2013

Gravity @ GBBF 2012, Great British Beer Festival, London Olympia, Hammersmith Road, London, England W14 8UX.

Clear medium to dark brown - red amber colour with a average, frothy - fizzy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, moderate to heavy hoppy, orange - citrus, grass, riped fruit. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat. [20120807]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
oh6gdx (25327) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 19, 2012
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (22102) - , Essex, ENGLAND - OCT 14, 2012
UPDATED: SEP 8, 2013 7th August 2012
GBBF. Hazy red - amber beer. Light pale tan head. Light dry palate. Full malt base with nice juicy red berry fruits. A little candy fruits. Trace of sweet esters. Semi dry finish.

22nd December 2012
Light haze on this deep amber beer. Tidy pale cream coloured head. Softish palate with mild fine carbonation. Rich malt, a little cream, but lacks the presence and roundness of the best Imperial Reds. Good marmalade hops, medium bitter. Finishes semi dry. Well balanced and pretty drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
cgarvieuk (21612) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 7, 2012
cask at GBBF 2012 ... hazy red brown ... thin tan head ... soft toffee malt nose ... dry tofee malt ... soft hop ... light spicy hop

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (18526) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 15, 2012
Cask at GBBF 2012, London. Pours rich, amber-red, clear, with a nice, bubbly foam head. Strong toasted malt nose, some burnt pine. Big sweet flavor with lots of dark toast, grainy bread, light alcohol, grass and pine. Medium bodied with fine carbonation. Resinous finish with burnt grass, light caramel. OK, though I’m used to better from Sierra.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
harrisoni (17282) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 7, 2012
Gbbf 2012. dark red brown colour. Red fruit hop malty aroma. Quite tasty in mouth. Really drinkable. Doesnt drink 8%.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
brokensail (16055) - Dublin, California, USA - AUG 26, 2012
Pours a dark amber color with a khaki head. Nose is nicely sweet with plenty of caramel and toffee malts. Strong hop profile of grapefruit, tangerine, and pine. A bit of peach fruitiness, maybe some earth and floral notes as well. The flavor is slightly bitter with lots of pine and citrus peel hop notes. Tangerine and grapefruit give a nice citrus character. Solid maltiness with a good caramel sweetness as a dominant flavor of the beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (14090) - Woodland, California, USA - AUG 24, 2012
Bottle from the Folsom BevMo (mixed box). Pours medium dark ruddy copper with a decent creamy/bubbly beige head. Aromas of roast malt and earthy fruits? Seems earthy and fruity anyway. Full bodied. Flavor is earth with roast malt and some spiced fruit. Spicy enough to suggest rye. Pretty flavorful, but somehow seems to need a bit more intensity. Although malt sweet is present, the finish is dryish, and there’s a good dose of hop bitter - earthy hop? Something like grapefruit rind pops out after a long time.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (13466) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 11, 2012
Bottle. Poured clear dark copper color with an average to large frothy off-white head that mostly lasted with excellent lacing. Moderate toasted malt and cpmplex hop aroma. Medium to full body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy biitersweet flavor with a medium to heavy bittersweet finish of moderate to long duration. My expectations where exceeded with a good complex beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ratman197 (13278) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - OCT 22, 2012
Bottle poured a clear reddish amber with a lasting creamy amber head. Aromas of carmel, grapefuit, pine, earthiness, light orange and a hint of peach. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors ofcarmel, grapefruit, light pine and a hint of peach with a smooth dry moderatly bitter lingering grapefruit finish.

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