Scopey (16226) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 20, 2012
Cask at GBBF 2012. It pours hazy deep mahogany, with a small off-white head. The wood, leather, dark fruit, leaf and toffee. The taste dark red fruit, melon, wood, leaf, brown sugar, toffee and alcohol warmth, with a pretty bitter finish. Medium body, soft carbonation and slightly sticky mouth-feel. Smooth and flavoursome. ngeunit1 (1555) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 19, 2012
A - Pours an almost clear ruby red color with a finger of frothy off-white head. The head fades down at a normal pace leaving behind some lacing.
S - Aroma is a mix of sweet caramel malts with some grapefruit and, tropical, citrus, and lightly piney hops.
T - Starts off with a mix of sweet caramel malts with grapefruit, tropical, and citrus hops with some bitterness. Through the middle, some pine and grassy hops come through with some more bitterness and some lightly bready malts. The finish is a mix of caramel malts with grapefruit and pine hops and some bitterness.
M - Medium-plus bodied with moderate carbonation. Feels smooth with a sweet and bitter finish.
D - Very drinkable. Nicely balanced hoppy Imperial Red Ale. Good hop profile and bitterness throughout. hombrepalo (1972) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 19, 2012
12oz bottle. Pour brown, white head. Nose is is caramel, red fruit, citrous fruit, raspberry, earthy, malty. Taste is deep caramel malty, red fruit, raspberry, grapefruit and citrus hop. Nice balance of a lot of flavours on the palate. HonkeyBra (4044) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - AUG 19, 2012
12 oz. bottle. Aroma of strong hops, grapefruit, citrus pine and resin. I also get notes of chocolate, tobacco and earth. This beer has strong caramel tones. Flavor is rich, hoppy with a full malt backing. Nice, herbal and citrus hop notes. There are also some caramel notes. It has a nice full body, good carbonation. This is a nice beer from Sierra Nevada. It’s not something that will gain a lot of hype but a good example of an interesting cycle. jcos (1855) - Maryland, USA - AUG 19, 2012
Location/Date:Bottle on August 19th, 2012.
trevor211 (1681) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 19, 2012
Appearance: Pours a dark red.
Aroma: Aroma of caramel malt.
Taste: Medium bitterness, piney, lots of caramel malt balance.
Palate:Medium light body, slick, lingering aftertatse..a hint of
Summary: My first of four Sierra Nevada Beer Camp 2012 beers. A pretty good example of one of my favorite "styles" of beer.
Pretty ruby amber pour, big head. Sticky pine sap on the nose, with some caramel. Flavor is hop-forward, with a good malt counter behind. Far more robust than an IPA with the same hop bill. Warming, and very tasty. oh6gdx (26485) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 19, 2012
[email protected]FunkyBrewster (1518) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 18, 2012
DEep amber colour, small head. Aroma is fruity, caramelly, floral and toffeeish with some mild alcohol and peach as well. Flavour is wood, nectar, wood and some mild floral and grassy notes.
bottle. Pours amber with a small off white head. Aroma of bread and biscuity malts, some hop presence of slight pine and herbal, not all that fruity, just a touch of citrus. Flavor starts wit a sweet and lightly citric note that becomes more piney and herbal as it moves along. A slight cocoa note in the finish with some breadiness and a moderate bitterness. Medium body and a crisp carbonation. jkwood04 (5472) - Connecticut, USA - AUG 18, 2012
12oz bottle in a cup. Pours amber. Aroma of citrusy hops and some cereal and caramel malts. Flavor the same. Average texture. A decent beer. csaso (2361) - Missouri, USA - AUG 17, 2012
Bottle - average size foamy head, pretty dark amaber color, big grapefruit hop aroma and flavor, balanced very well with a good dose of sweet malt, mild almost creamy kind of texture - this is really good, better than expected