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Sierra Nevada Ghidorah

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RATINGS: 369   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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DO NOT rate the 2014 Beer Camp Double IPA under this listing. If you have the 24 oz. silk screened bottle, that beer should be rated under Sierra Nevada Beer Camp Across America West Coast Double IPA.

Originally Beer Camp #29 from 06/2010. Brewed by Chris and Joe DeCicco, in conjunction with Sierra Nevada’s Beer Camp, an American Double IPA that is as formidable as its Sci-Fi monster namesake. Ghidorah is golden-amber in color, with a pronounced hop-forward presence. Grassy, resinous, and citrus peel dominate the aroma. It has significant malt body, which adds balance to the beer, but the malt quickly subsides toward a firm bitter finish.


2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Huhzubendah (2511) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 16, 2012
The beer is transparent and yellow with plentiful effervescence. Perched atop the liquid I have been craving all day is an inch of white, fluffy head that leaves ample lacing on the pint glass. The aroma offers some pine and hops. Pretty straightforward. The flavor consists primarily of piney hops, with a healthy amount of malt presence as well. Overly bitter. Alcohol presence gets in the way. The body is medium to thick. The beer finishes with a strong hop bitterness and some warming alcohol. A malty bitterness lingers on the palate for several minutes. Little, if any, citrus or fruit flavors. Eh... Overall, an OK brew. The ubiquitous Sierra Nevada Pale Ale is much better. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 07-21-2011

1.3
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
Aniela (2313) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 21, 2012
Stockholm Beer & Whisky Festival 2011. Golden a bit hazy beer with a white head. Basement and mold aroma. Mold and earth flavour. Really a bad tasting beer...

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
oh6gdx (20308) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 21, 2012
Small draught sample@SBWF2011. Slightly hazy goldeny orange colour, minor head. Aroma is fruity and floral hops with some grassy and bready malts. Flavour is sweet bready and caramelly maltyness along with some fruity, floral and nectary notes. Quite mild DIPA, but hides the alcohol quite well, even though it’s no "Hop bomb".

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
zathrus13 (1716) - Mount Laurel, New Jersey, USA - JUL 24, 2012
2011 Bottle. Pours slightly cloudy orange/gold. Aroma is hops, citrus, sugar, and alcohol. Flavor is resinous hops, sugar, alcohol, and citrus. Medium to heavy body.

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
tomciccateri (1002) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - JUN 18, 2012
12-ounce bottle. Pours a dense dark amber with a slight, big-bubble head. Intense hop aroma. Medium body, big hoppy flavor with blast of hop bitterness. Solid malty underlying flavor. Clean finish. Very nice.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DuffMan (6737) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 18, 2012
Bottle. Somehow Parksy didn’t drink ALL of these on me. Fucker. Hazy honey gold with a white head that drapes my glass in fine sheets of lace. Aroma is sweet and slightly bready malts with a very oily hop presence. This smells piney and resinous. Sierra Nevada knows there hops man, I love it! Sweet malty entry, light caramel, followed by an oily hop blast that leads to a long bitter piney finish. This threatens to be sticky, cloying, heavy-- but it isn’t. I love IIPAs like this!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ansermadide (1520) - Kyle, Texas, USA - MAY 12, 2012
Aged One Year: The beer retains a pale, medium orange-colored body, but with quite a bit of sediment floating around in the glass after the pour and a relatively healthy, billowy and well-formed head. Aroma is still relatively strong, predominant fresh, sweet malty grain with a whisper of floral, earthy hop. Overall, a very pleasant aroma. Flavor doesn’t seem to have lost any gusto over the course of a year. In my opinion, the character softened up enough to really improve the beer, with just a faint hint of sweetness. It has a slightly oxidized, bitter finish between the center and back of the tongue, no doubt a result of the aging of the predominant hop variety that give the beer its astringency. Still, after a year, this beer maintains its potent, signature Sierra Nevada hop presence well enough to kidnap your palate. Other than the hop experience, there’s not much else being showcased here. The cloudiness and yeast presence that came about after a year of aging almost gives the beer a Belgian-like quality. Its unique yeastiness sets it apart from your common Double IPA. It finishes bitter, but clean and slightly yeasty. This beer could definitely stand the test of two years of aging... just to see how much more the hops can back off.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
daleharshman (908) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 4, 2012
12 ounce bottle from the Best of Beer Camp assortment ($17.99 for the 12-pack). Pours a cloudy honey-amber hue with two fingers of frothy off-white foam. Aroma is predominately sharp hops with notes of fruit (citrus and peach), soap, and pine-scented cleaner. Flavor of bitter hops with elements of grapefruit rind, tropical fruit (pineapple), and pine needles. A bit of caramel maltiness makes itself known near the end, but this is certainly hop-centric. Long bitter finish and unfortunately there is some alcohol burn as well. Decent DIPA from Sierra Nevada, but it falls quite a bit short of their Hoptimum. (352, 684)

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
blafa (511) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 11, 2012
Draft at Green Lion Inn, BSF Meeting. Malmö, October 2011.
Aromas of soft american hops, lemon, grapefruit and grass. Quite dry in the aroma with some nice dry hops as well. Refreshing taste with a big richness. Loads of hops! Good!

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheOrange (479) - Kent, Ohio, USA - MAR 7, 2012
Cloudy orange pour.... That could have been due to not keeping it from the unfiltered components form settling. The head is small and white. The aroma is sharp hoppy pine. the flavor is sharp and harsh pine hop. the finish is not was sloppier then I would have liked. A good beer, but not a session beer.


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