Sierra Nevada Beer Camp 053: Floral IPA

 
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RATINGS: 343   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56/5   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 177   ABV: 5.9%
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This unique take on the traditional IPA style pairs the bold and intense aromas of whole-cone hop "flowers" with aromatic natural rose hips and petals for complex aromas and unexpected flavors.

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4.2
mensch (289) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - AUG 17, 2012
Great label, kinda Monty Pythonish. Very much like their Torpedo, but with some extra hops up front. Floral, yes, but also perfume and even a little muskiness. Light, complex and enticing aromas. Some spicey flavors follow along with the usual luscious hop/sweet carmel malt interplay. Long bitter finish. I love it.

4.2
high_on_hops (809) - Burlingame, California, USA - AUG 31, 2012
On tap. It looks like a typical IPA in appearance, with a goldish color and white head and lacing, but it has the freshest hop (and flower) aroma and taste I’ve ever tried. It is like drinking a hop picked just off the vine. The malt comes through enough in the taste, but this is definitely a hop-head beer.

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4.2
Leighton (22544) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 5, 2012
Bottle sample at Nejaime’s, MA. Pours rich gold with a strong, white fluff head. Big grass and pine nose, some reeds. Medium sweet flavor, heavily bitter but not abrasivev with sweet grass, light honey, lightly toasted pale malts. Medium bodied with average carbonation. Rich brown bread in the finish, strong pine, mild resins. Excellent brew.

4.2
Maris (1596) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - JAN 9, 2013
From a 355ml bottle (2012 edition) on 9/1/2012. Pours a relatively clear, deep golden with a smallish head. has a lovely, big hoppy aroma with floral, fruit and pine notes. The flavour is bold but not too over the top, with bready and biscuity malt, honey, sweet citrus fruit (mandarin) balanced by a big, dry, lingering grapefruity bitterness, and a slight tart lemon sourness. Full bodied and nicely carbed. Another wonderful IPA from Sierra Nevada.

4.2
JawVer (39) - - JAN 18, 2013
12 oz bottle pours hazy golden brown. Nice bitterness with good flavor. Highly recommend

4.2
zacgillbanks (5535) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - APR 27, 2013
Bottle from Rehills, Newcastle. A hazy dark golden beer with orange blossom and tropical fruit flavours followed by citrus and pine on the finish.

4.1
DoublEE (781) - South Euclid, Ohio, USA - AUG 13, 2012
It has good flavor and decent balance. The floral hop character dominates though there is a fainter malt presence. This is solid and worth trying. It’s different from some of the other SN IPA’s.


4.1
Brewdork (234) - Sanford, Florida, USA - JAN 22, 2013
Pours hazy amber with thin white head. Strong floral hop aroma. Very nice hop flavor with lively mouthfeel and a clean finish. One of the best IPAs I’ve had in a while.

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Ibrew2or3 (8860) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - OCT 1, 2011
Poured up on tap at Taste of Tops with clear gold body and lasting white head. The aroma offers up spicy hops, citrus flavored marsh mellows with a thin ribbon of sweet malts around the edges. The taste has a pleasing spicy hoppiness and rolling into biter citrus hops and a touch of sweet malts. Into the finish and after taste an earthy hop note is noticed too. Tasty IPA

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rougeau13 (3227) - Richmond, Texas, USA - AUG 18, 2012
Clear orange with sudsy off-white head. Lacing is pretty heavy. Aroma is citrusy and floral over toast and caramel malt. Floral tasting as well, with substantial bitterness. Medium bodied and dry. Definitely outside of the norm; good stuff.


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