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RATINGS: 374   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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Originally Beer Camp #29 from 06/2010. Brewed by Chris and Joe DeCicco, in conjunction with Sierra Nevadaís 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DuffMan (6439) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 18, 2012
Bottle. Somehow Parksy didnít 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 isnít. I love IIPAs like this!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ansermadide (1497) - 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 doesnít 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, thereís 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
daleharshman (882) - 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)

   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. MalmŲ, 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!

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
mikey (503) - farmington, Utah, USA - MAR 5, 2012
Hoppy smell, with citrus the obvious primary sniff. A good combination of grapefruit and pine with some lemon battling to make some noise. Citrus hops dominate the initial taste, with grapefruit and pine battling for supremacy. Fairly bitter aftertaste. The bitter taste kept coming back, but it was pleasantly bitter. Medium body with moderate carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Boutip (4637) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 4, 2012
Bottle: Poured a deep beige color ale with a large foamy head with good retention and some good lacing. Aroma consists of clean citrus and pine hoppy notes. Taste is also a good mix between some pine and citrus notes with a solid non-descript malt backbone. Body is quite full with good carbonation and no apparent alcohol. This beer was brewed very close to style with a good aroma and solid malt backbone. Not standing out from other DIPA but well enjoyable nonetheless.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
UDBeernut (1592) - Near Buffalo, New York, USA - FEB 25, 2012
A: pale in color, foamy 1/2" off white head. Reduces to lacing that clings all over the glass. S: strong caramel and citrus hop T: punch of citrus and pine molded well with plenty of sweet caramel and malt. Just what a dipa should be M: medium bodied, slightly dry mouthfeel

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
drunkenpolack (319) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - FEB 2, 2012
First off this is a good looking beer. Itís pretty much a clear light copper color. You can see a ton of bubbles shooting up from the bottom of the glass. Nice bright white two finger head is poured. Lacing throughout and decent retention. The aroma on this beer isnít huge at all. Instead itís a nice and clean malty aroma mixed in with citrus and some presence of other tropical fruits. Not mind blowing but decent. I was definitely more excited about the taste. The hops take a bit more of a front seat here. Citrus and grapefruit. Some piney hops. Nice bite to the hops. Good malty backbone presence. Itís hard to explain but itís a nice clean and fresh IPA. Mouthfeel is slick, well carbonated, and medium bodied.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TEJA (1261) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JAN 31, 2012
Thin but lasting white lace. Golden color. Intensly hop grape aroma. The taste is also intensly hoppy with a big bitterness. Very dry finnish.

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