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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4.6
e3rleblanc (4) - Denham Springs, Louisiana, USA - AUG 18, 2012 does not count
Aroma is very floral! Properly named. Great hop character, fills the air w earthy, slightly piney, wood aroma. Classic American IPA appearance. Well carbonated, light-medium body is right on. Flavor is wonderful! Lots of fresh bitter hop tasteless, balanced well with some malt flavor (not very caramelly or toasted). The winning hop aroma is what sets this beer apart!

4.6
BlueRidgeMatt (70) - Virginia, USA - OCT 29, 2012
Loved this beer. Refreshing and vibrant flavor and aroma. Need to drink again so I can add more detail :)

4.4
mkel07 (6385) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - DEC 1, 2012
330ml bottle. Another great beer from Sierra Nevada. Seriously do these guys brew anything other than great beer. Looks very good in the glass, smells amazing and tastes great. What more can you ask for.

4.3
GT (10017) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 8, 2012
UPDATED: SEP 10, 2012 355mL. Chill hazed deep amber pour. Massive buttermilk foam. Large retention. Webby, complete lace. Nose is fresh biscuit, orange marmalade, sourdough bread. Taste is mega sharp sourdough bread crust, flour, lemon peel, grapefruit. Palate is awesome- super quenching, mega biscuit, mega sourdough, mega pilsner crackery malt. Wow. 8/4/8/5/16=4.1

355mL. Trying this one again for the third and fourth time, I need to up the score. This is just so biscuity, raw, rustic, crackery, snappy, sharp with amazing hop cone oils, rose hip earthiness and chewiness. So sharp and balanced. One of my new favorite all time IPAs. 8/4/9/5/17=4.3 ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.2
PhatB420 (855) - Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 13, 2012
12oz into a 14oz sierra nevada tulip. Aroma is apparently floral, with exchanges of the rose, hopfully strong whole cones. and mild grass and pine. Theres alot going on in the aroma sense, almost perfume for a beer. I enjoy the complexity. Taste is hoppy, piney, bittering, and then sweet in the aftertaste. Color is a dark orange, bronzed tan, and metallic brown. That sweetess is stil lingering in after 1/2 thre brew, with mainly a citurs flow, apples and grapefruit, some pineapple in there too, and then the bitterness jacks you in the tongue. Different and nice.


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