Sierra Nevada Beer Camp 071: Solar Storm

 


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RATINGS: 4   MEAN: 3.47/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.04/5   SEASONAL: Series   IBU: 51   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
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Beer Camp #71 - 40% Red Wheat IPA.

Hopped with Centennial, Motueka, Nelson and Sierra Nevada "Experimental Hop #644."

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3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
argo0 (13613) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 5, 2012
Draft. Lightly hazed dark amber body, small off-white head. Aroma is medium sweet, grapefruit, some spicy/pine. Taste is medium sweet, grapefruit, wheat, some spicy, pine, bread. Light-medium body, light resin.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mtjoseph (244) - Murderapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 1, 2012
Draft courtesy of tytoanderso. Pours a dark copper color with a small white head. Aroma consisting a citrus, pine, juicy fruit gum, and flowers. Nice. Definitely has some of that house Sierra Nevada yeast characteristic. Just a tad thin on the palate with some lively carbonation. Flavors of bitter grapefruit rind, herbal hops, juicy/soft fruit, and snapple. Just a hair of bitterness in thr finish that doesnt detract from the refreshing nature of the beer. Don’t get a whole lot of the wheat, but could still pound the shit out of this. Much like what I would like to do to Kat Dennings.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
flatmatt (1515) - Northville, Michigan, USA - MAY 31, 2012
On tap at Ashley’s Ann Arbor. Pours amber with a white head. Aroma is spicy, pine, and citrus hops, reminiscent of my memories of Celebration Ale. Spicy, pine, and floral hop flavors, toasted wheaty biscuit, herbal, with a decent bitterness. Very nice flavors, but lacking a bit of punch.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Silphium (3193) - Traverse City, Michigan, USA - AUG 2, 2012
Draft at Crunchy’s, East Lansing. Hazy medium-dark orange-brown body, thin dirty off-white head. Bitter, piny nose; grassy with some dark sugar sweetness. Slick, oily body with tangy wheat and piny hops; catty and herbal with light sweetness. Well-balanced.


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