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Sierra Nevada Beer Camp 029: Ghidorah

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RATINGS: 372   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57/5   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thebeertourist (5187) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 10, 2010
On tap at Oliver Twist. Hazy amber with a small head. Delicious citrussy hop nose nose followed by intense grapefruity and exotic fruity hop flavours. A wonderful IPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
j12601 (9568) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - DEC 3, 2010
On tap at Rattle n Hum during their Sierra Nevada event. Pours a hazed gold with a thin white head. Spicy pineapple and citrus on the nose. Big stick malt, toast and a big earthy character. A tiny bit of cat pee aromas show up as it warms, but it was tasty enough that I doubt a lot of people let it warm much at all. Long grapefruit finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TeamTrappist (832) - jericho, New York, USA - DEC 2, 2010
Poured a medium golden ale. Piny, grassy hop nose. Flavor is big hops piny, and sticky. It sneaks up on you flavor wise. Finish is bitter and lingers on.  Nice

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
zdk (1871) - New York, New York, USA - NOV 30, 2010
tap @ RnH - Hop juice, caramel and grainy malts. Another DIPA that has me struggling in the finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
murphym45 (769) - New York, New York, USA - NOV 30, 2010
On tap @ Rattle N Hum. Yellow/gold and hazy with some white head. Aroma is surprisingly light, with some grassy hops and citrus. Full bodied and very bitter, citrus and herb comes out more on the palate. Long, bitter finish. Not a huge fan.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
PilsnerPeter (3045) - Flushing, New York, USA - NOV 30, 2010
Tap at RnH: Orange pour off white head. Nice resiny aroma. Slightly catty and clean. Silky body. Clean and firm bready malt base. Hempy with a resiny oily richness. Mild grapedruit notes. Nice soft IIPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
puzzl (3259) - New York, New York, USA - NOV 29, 2010
Tap at RnH. Bright citrus nose, excellent fresh hop, very green. A good bit of malt sweetness in the flavor, with a slightly muddy finish. Kind of sloppily presented.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
badlizard (5533) - Berkeley, California, USA - NOV 26, 2010
Cloudy dark yellow with a creamy white head. Big grassy piney aroma and taste with a silky palate and a smooth finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 9, 2010
Hazed yellowish, white lacey head. Fruity nose, mango and lemon to be exact with nice sweetness making the fruitiness more vivid. Clean, bitter flavors...citrus rind and lemon hop characteristics are nice, clean and strong. Quite nice actually since I haven’t really liked much of sierra’s ipas...but hey, this works.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Nephilium (1702) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - OCT 15, 2010
Picked up a growler of this at Heinen’s for the kick off of Cleveland Beer Week. Strong hop presence to start off with, strong citrus notes. Pours a clear, light amber, with a full white head. Nice hop forward bite, with a touch of malt sweetness in the back end. Alcohol bite is there, but subtle. A nice solid IIPA.

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