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Sierra Nevada Beer Camp Imperial Red Ale (2012)

 
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RATINGS: 312   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62/5   EST. CALORIES: 243   ABV: 8.1%
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This imperial red ale takes the intense hop profile found in traditional double ipa and turns up the malt. It has big aromatic hop notes of grapefruit, peach, and melon--balanced by a smooth and surprisingly robust malt body.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
zach8270 (4022) - Henrietta, New York, USA - JUN 13, 2014
(bottle - 12 oz) Clear red pour with a very thick tan head. Floral and peppery aroma with a dry citrus note. Flavor is rather dry and astringent with a lingering peppery hop flavor. Probably a bit past its prime but still not bad.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
nick76 (4379) - Tampa, Florida, USA - SEP 13, 2012
The aroma is very hoppy and sweet with a bit of caramel and toffee. The appearance is deep amber with a medium head. The taste is like the aroma with a bitter finish. The palate is average. Overall pretty good but nothing outstanding.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Thorpe429 (5016) - , Illinois, USA - SEP 18, 2012
Served in a Sierra Nevada tulip glass. Nose has plenty of amber malt and bread crust with some earthy hops. Flavor has slight pine and citrus. Somewhat sweet. Medium bitterness.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rollinsr (575) - Atlanta, GEORGIA - SEP 21, 2012
Pours dark amber with a finger of light tan head. Aroma is mostly sour and fruity with hints of some sweet malts. Flavor again is initially sour with a healthy bitter bite. The bitterness rounds out with a nice and light caramel-like malt finish. A nice bitter red.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SudsMcDuff (8142) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - SEP 29, 2012
from the mixed beer camp 12pack .. . pours a medium amber ruby .. medium foam .. . sickly malts and odd maple .. abv is on point but this is to muddled. i didnt enjoy this too much .. . . first review on my new laptop, after it and my desktop both crashed and failed..

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
taphandle (1135) - Texas, USA - OCT 25, 2012
Coppery, good carbonation. Fruit and citrus flavors from the hops, but more malt than anything.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
scooterbub (1031) - Lander, Wyoming, USA - OCT 30, 2012
12 ounce bottle. Pours a very nice reddish-brown with a nice three inch light tan head that lasts. Taste is of malt, caramel, some smoke, some hops and some alcohol. Similar aroma. The body is on the thinner side. Has a bit of dryness in the finish. Good, but is lacking something.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Mora2000 (6158) - McKinney, Texas, USA - DEC 30, 2012
The beer pours a red color with an off-white head. The aroma has a lot of pine and not too much else. The flavor is similar. I get a lot of pine from the hops, but I also get a dirt-like character from the red ale malt. There is also some grass and a low amount of bitterness. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Andrus86 (487) - Busselton, WA, AUSTRALIA - JAN 9, 2015
BOTTLE. (poured 7th Jan 2015) Fluffy white head pouring a ruby to orange. Orange peel on the nose. Citrus vibes up front with a sharp strong hoppy bite to the end.... Age has dulled it down Sourced Cellarbrations @ Capel

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jtd6628 (361) - North Carolina, USA - JUL 27, 2012
Good beer. Aroma is light maltiness. Appearance is big head that lingers and clear dark red color. Taste is hoppy and sweet roasted malts with a medium bitter finish.


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