Sierra Nevada Beer Camp 053: Floral IPA

Serve in Shaker, Tulip


on tap


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RATINGS: 345   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56/5   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 177   ABV: 5.9%
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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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JPDIPSO (6171) - Wauwatosa, USA - MAR 31, 2017
Amber color with a taller, somewhat creamy looking, beige head. Orange blossom aromas mix with pale malt and light lemon zest. Sweet resinous start. Caramel and toasted marshmallows work their way in. Quite fruity. Mild pine and zest in the finish. Perhaps a bit too sharp in the linger. 5/12

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
tectactoe (3125) - Michigan, USA - MAR 19, 2015
Bottle: Copper body with a thick, sustainable white head that leaves little lacing in its path. Aroma of heavy citrus, with lots of pine & resin. Smells a bit like Fruity Pebbles, only with some moderately dank & slightly soapy undertones. Flavor loaded with pine, hop oil, resin, bitter grapefruit pith, pineapple rind, & a strong perfumy floral note to finish things off. Staunch bitterness, white peppery & moderately botanical with a light biscuit malt base. Perhaps a little too heavy on the back-end bittering hops. Decent at best, drinkablility gets hampered a bit.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
slowrunner77 (11600) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 25, 2014
"Ive been drinking a lot of sessionable hoppy brews lately and really liking em. what this lacks in light body in color, it makes up for in an intensely hoppy dank flavor and aroma. Weed-like hopsm cutrus, and interesting florals from the rose hips play very nice together. "

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Stuu666 (12718) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 19, 2014
Bottle at home. Pours golden orange, nose is grapefruit, orange, taste is dry, bitter, fruity.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
zach8270 (4022) - Henrietta, New York, USA - JUN 24, 2014
(bottle - 12 oz) Copper pour with a frothy white head. Way too much carbonation. Mild hop aroma. Rather floral as the name would imply. Flavor is bitter at the start then dries out in the middle. Definitely much more floral than citrusy, and a pity because I prefer the citrus. Too dry and bitter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
lopisar (249) - Gteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 4, 2014
Amber with a pretty thick foam. Mild floral aroma. Nice bitterness with a balanced malt part. Fruity

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gary (1989) - Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 4, 2014
bottled ; Nice floral aroma with rich boozed up hop accents ; Firey orange with good white top ; Grapefruit , oranges and peppery alcohol ;Extremely rich beer , this could do with some more cutting dryness .

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 4/20
harrymel (1551) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 7, 2013
Nice amber ale with a solid sheet of light tannish foam. Nose is dank - this is something I would expect from the likes of Lagunitas, not SN. This is onion, weed, body odor, and waaay deep in there a hint of orange concentrate. Not impressed. Flavor is quite bitter with some woody character and then some more onion - people describe the onion in some beers, and I rarely get it, but here its just vile. Medium bodied with moderated carb. Im not happy with this at all. Serving type: bottle 08-20-2012

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
skoisirius (1909) - Earth, Washington, USA - NOV 16, 2013
Im currently rating every SN brew Ive ever had in one clean sweep. I grew up on the classic SN Pale having it around during high school, and since have watched SN grow into a national representation of incredible craft beer. Living 45 mins away is a treat for the random growler fill. Keep up the amazing work and thanks!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
merc7186 (3125) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - NOV 3, 2013
A: Golden Straw Hue/Amber Hue, Passes Some Light, White Head Ring, Some Lacing S: Bready, Floral T: Grainy, Biscuits, Mild Floral M: Average Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Bitter, Mildly Drying Overall, its good if you like bready/grainy IPAs but other than the bitterness and mild floral nose.taste, its way too much graininess.

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