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Sierra Nevada Beer Camp Imperial Red Ale (2012)

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RATINGS: 310   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.


3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
nick76 (4232) - Tampa, Florida, USA - SEP 13, 2012
The aroma is very hoppy and sweet with a bit of caramel and toffee. The appearance is deep amber with a medium head. The taste is like the aroma with a bitter finish. The palate is average. Overall pretty good but nothing outstanding.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Thorpe429 (5012) - , Illinois, USA - SEP 18, 2012
Served in a Sierra Nevada tulip glass. Nose has plenty of amber malt and bread crust with some earthy hops. Flavor has slight pine and citrus. Somewhat sweet. Medium bitterness.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rollinsr (384) - Atlanta, GEORGIA - SEP 21, 2012
Pours dark amber with a finger of light tan head. Aroma is mostly sour and fruity with hints of some sweet malts. Flavor again is initially sour with a healthy bitter bite. The bitterness rounds out with a nice and light caramel-like malt finish. A nice bitter red.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SudsMcDuff (5863) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - SEP 29, 2012
from the mixed beer camp 12pack .. . pours a medium amber ruby .. medium foam .. . sickly malts and odd maple .. abv is on point but this is to muddled. i didn’t enjoy this too much .. . . first review on my new laptop, after it and my desktop both crashed and failed..

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
taphandle (1135) - Texas, USA - OCT 25, 2012
Coppery, good carbonation. Fruit and citrus flavors from the hops, but more malt than anything.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
scooterbub (841) - Lander, Wyoming, USA - OCT 30, 2012
12 ounce bottle. Pours a very nice reddish-brown with a nice three inch light tan head that lasts. Taste is of malt, caramel, some smoke, some hops and some alcohol. Similar aroma. The body is on the thinner side. Has a bit of dryness in the finish. Good, but is lacking something.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Mora2000 (5773) - 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.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jtd6628 (357) - North Carolina, USA - JUL 27, 2012
Good beer. Aroma is light maltiness. Appearance is big head that lingers and clear dark red color. Taste is hoppy and sweet roasted malts with a medium bitter finish.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GODiSSOUTHERN (369) - Virginia, USA - SEP 8, 2012
Pours pure red. I can taste two separate beers in here. There is a sweet italian red ale and an ipa...leads to a muddled product. Not bad flavours but could use a little focus.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
radagast83 (4748) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - SEP 8, 2012
12 oz bottle. Poured a red-amber color with a small sightly off-white head. Aroma was sweet malt notes, with some earthy hop character to it, but very subtle. Flavor was sweet, mellow malts, some notes of hops. Alcohol is a little noticeable, but not overpowering. This one was okay.


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