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Beer Camp beer #8 (originally made in 06/2009). Pilsner and Munich malt, Cascade and Hallertau Magnums hops. Dry hopped with Southern Cross and Hop 393.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
illkarate (115) - Corvallis, Oregon, USA - JUN 2, 2011
2011, 12oz. Beautiful golden color with a fluffy, short-lived head. Nice and hoppy in the front, with a good citrus flavor, more toward grapefruit than anything. Nicely balanced with some malt flavors, which surprised me. Good clean finish, does not linger on the palate. Good beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
slowrunner77 (6336) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 30, 2014
"nothin really that makes you stand up and take notice, but itís a nice representation of the style, and good enough that i wonít mind drinkin the other 3 in the SN beer camp mixer. light fruit and hops in the aroma and taste. pretty simple, but pretty refreshing too."

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rumproasts (3553) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 6, 2014
bottle. golden with one finger head. light body with some mild caramel malts. mild hops in the finish. fairly sweet for the style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 1, 2014
Bottle courtesy of Butters as Beer Camp California Common on 06/22/2011. Clear copper body with a medium frothy white head with sticky lacing. Sweet caramel and woody hop aroma. Sweet woody and spicy hop flavor with a sweet caramel background. Medium body with moderate carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
harrymel (1536) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 21, 2013
Bottled in late March. A: Pours a nice bronze orange ale with brilliant clarity. Three fingers of eggy, creamy head which falls over a few minutes to a sheet of the same with centralized capping. Spotty lacing. S: Grain, hey, grassy hops, a hint of metal. Sweet malts are quite evident. Not terribly complex, but actually relatively nice. T: Floral malts are my initial reception: grass, sunflower, petunias. Slightest hint of bittering hops. Clean malts are munich in nature. Some hints of honey. Finish is short and sweet. M: Medium body with low carbonation. Thick and sticky finish. Wish this was a little less resonant. O: Sweet beer. Nice and light in flavor. Actually reminds me of SA Boston Lager, but only because itís so sweet. Not disappointed this is a short lived production from SN. Serving type: bottle 07-08-2011

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopdog (9453) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 17, 2013
Bottle. 2011 Vintage. Poured a yellow color with an averaged sized head. Floral hops, light earthiness, some honey, and some citrus.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SDalkoholic (2201) - Linda Vista, California, USA - JUL 9, 2013
Bottle from Bevmo: Poured with minimal amount of head while the liquid was a sparkling gold. Not a lot of aroma to be smelled in this ale other than some light scents of perfume and fruity hops, but perhaps a pinch of grained barley malt too. The flavor is simple with a sweet base of grain like malts and some dried fruit in the faint background. Other than that this is a plain and bland beer, but its still easily quaffable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Narnad (1485) - Wonder Lake, Illinois, USA - APR 22, 2013
Drank 6/4/2011. Pours a golden clear color with a low but dense white head. Lots of carbonation. Aroma has a grainy, light fruity ester presence with a light grassy hops and some late flowery notes. Flavor starts off grainy with some light toasted malt presence moves into a mild sweetness from the fruity notes. Hops present a very light lemon but adds a distinct grassy flavor. Body was of modest density with a slight dryness at the end and a very bubbly texture. Overall a pretty tasty brew. LIght overall feel makes it perfect for the warm summer months. I love the light/mild toasted kick of the beers. Looks like a lawn mower beer but with a ton of flavor.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
madmitch76 (16802) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 6, 2013
11th June 2011
Clear amber beer, small white head. Slightly crisp palate, dry. Sweetish malt, a little spice. Trace of cream. Light finish. Got a vaguely Belgian feel to it but not quite joined up.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
chinchill (2551) - South Carolina, USA - JAN 2, 2013
2011 12oz bottle served in pint glass and rated in June 2011. Pours a clear amber with a durable and dense bone head. Plenty of visible carbonation. Aroma of a relatively strong Pils; hops with a touch of sweet malt. Higher ABV all too evident after warming. Some sweetness initially, but bitter in the end. Finishes mildly bitter and sour with hoppy aftertaste. Medium-high carbonation; crisp with a semi-dry finish O - Decent, mildly hoppy beer, and rather refreshing. Slightly bolder but not as good as Anchor Steam. Changes complexion with warming.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
GarrettB (1144) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 28, 2012
August 12th, 2011 - Now called the Beer Camp Nuthiní in Common, then called the California Common, this brew comes from the experimental wing of the Sierra Nevada Brewery (which I dearly hope looks like Qís laboratory). The commercial description reads like a brewerís notes, not a marketerís draft, so itís hard for the novice home brewer like me to get a grasp on what this beer is intended to be or do. But I guess thatís what my senses are for! Nice, golden and dark, like expertly fried tempura, this beer practically shimmers with flavor, bolstered by bubbly trunks of carbonation. The aroma suggests that the California Commons wasnít brewed to wow drinkers with a menu of flavors, but demonstrate martial arts-like balance - mild acidity, mild bitterness, good body, light maltiness in the flavor with the accompanying sweetness, and a refreshing summer style edge. The aroma exhibits small puffs of white grape juice and a heavy graininess, and even a little jasmine which makes this beer something special.

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