GarrettB (1636) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 29, 2016 njnut (486) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - AUG 13, 2014
3.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from bottle into lager glass a clear gold with some white head that thiner out but lasted till and and think lace. Aroma was muted I got a mixed citrus and some floral notes but I think the malt not the hops stood out. Plenty of co2 and bubble play. Body was a tick thicker than thin. Taste won me over the aroma or looks. It had what is call a mixed citrus that grew slightly grapefruit into the finish with a nice Carmel malt backbone with cereal and a gaining towards the finish bread note. I liked the balance of hop to malt here as I have been getting tired of some of the grapefruit bombs of late. A little pine comes through also and some bitterness that grows towards the end. Enjoyed.
August 1st, 2014 - The final entry in the Sierra Nevada Beer Camp box is the Electric Ray, an auburn beer with some serious foam, lifted and bright white, lifted on columns of suds. The smell is bright and tangy, and even a little sour, featuring lime juice and the citrus bite of ponzu, with some weedy, dank hops to accent it with bitterness. The flavor focuses more on lie and tortilla chips, delivered on a medium to medium-light body, and concluding with a powerful aftertaste of rough and tough rust. The foretaste is, by extreme contrast, light and grainy, like a saison. The emphasis is clearly on the aftertaste, as it repeatedly masks the the subtler foretaste. juiceisloose (1526) - Windermere, Florida, USA - JAN 24, 2016
12 oz bottle from the Beer Camp series pack. Pours a dark orange color and topped by a small head of of white foam that settles quickly to a thin film. The aroma shows notes of fresh citrus hops with hints of grapefruit and orange to go with some pale grains, and a toasted caramel and toffee malt base. The flavor follows with the pale malts, caramel, and toffee up front to go with the grapefruit and orange from the citrus hops. The lager yeast adds a bit of dryness and some alcohol peaks its way through as well. Medium bodied with ample carbonation that leads to a crisp, bitter finish. This is a nice IPL, but just a little too big on the body and alcohol for me. sistinas (108) - Mountain View, California, USA - SEP 27, 2015
Pours golden/orange with about a finger of head. Aroma of caramel, light citrus, melon. Taste is somewhat sweet and biscuity with some resiny bitterness coming in towards the finish. Medium/light bodied. Masks the alcohol a little too well. VastActiv (7473) - Oulu/Helsinki, FINLAND - JUN 14, 2015
Bottle 0.355l at home, Vantaa. Enjoyed straight from the bottle. Aromas and flavours: Sweetness, caramel, grain, some hops and malts. Jine (903) - Nutley, New Jersey, USA - MAY 28, 2015
There are enough excellent IPAs that the IPL really need not exist. But pretty good brew nonetheless
BrewMstr (194) - Pleasant View, Utah, USA - MAY 24, 2015
Camping with beer Camp once again, bottle. IPL with great hops, clean finish and some grapefruit in between. Another success for Sierra Nevada ’ s hop torpedo, possibly the best hop head invention since beer itself. sturmthis (1149) - Bavaria, GERMANY - APR 22, 2015
On draft. Hazy gold color with white head. Grapefruit, floral, grassy aroma. Another enjoyable beer from the beer camp series. BrettTaylor (784) - Radford, Virginia, USA - APR 8, 2015
Poured from bottle into lager glass. Pours a rich gold color, light yellow head. Aroma - biscuit, floral hops. Taste - light caramel malt, resiny hops. Finish is short, resiny. Mouthfeel is surprisingly rich, and a touch oily. burg326 (5594) - Florida, USA - MAR 26, 2015
Poured a clear golden color with aromas of grassy hops, light melon, some malt, and a touch of fruit. Flavors are clean grassy hops, with some malt, subtle melon light and refreshing on the palate. kevinator (2581) - The Colony, Texas, USA - MAR 14, 2015
Bold imperial pils with aroma and flavor that is both strong in bitterness and well balanced. Nice colors with a weighty palate and strong carbonation. Still retained that Pilsner character though.