Sierra Nevada Beer Camp 029: Ghidorah

Serve in Shaker, Snifter


on tap


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RATINGS: 371   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56/5   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
DO NOT rate the 2014 Beer Camp Double IPA under this listing. If you have the 24 oz. silk screened bottle, that beer should be rated under Sierra Nevada Beer Camp Across America West Coast Double IPA.

Originally Beer Camp #29 from 06/2010. Brewed by Chris and Joe DeCicco, in conjunction with Sierra Nevada’s Beer Camp, an American Double IPA that is as formidable as its Sci-Fi monster namesake. Ghidorah is golden-amber in color, with a pronounced hop-forward presence. Grassy, resinous, and citrus peel dominate the aroma. It has significant malt body, which adds balance to the beer, but the malt quickly subsides toward a firm bitter finish.

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GG (2332) - NorCal, California, USA - DEC 27, 2011
12oz bottle -

Part of the Beer Camp 12-pack. Tons of citrussy hops. Reminds me of citrus rind and the bitterness associated with that. The sweetness keeps things restrained and what should be a showcase of hops, winds up playing nicely.

Gorbalev (3000) - Ontario, CANADA - DEC 25, 2011
Bottle, mix pack, ty Kelly!! Orange pour, big white head. Nice fruity citrus aroma. Taste is solid - big hops as expected, mostly citrus. Body is a bit thin and there is not much in the finish. But it is a very drinkable double IPA. Nice job - nothing cracy, just good,, and that is fine with me.

kp (10880) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 25, 2011
UPDATED: SEP 8, 2012
Name: BC Double IPA (29)
Date: June 09, 2011
Mode: Bottle
Source: Sherlocks, GA
Appearance: hazy copper, frothy white head, sticky lace
Aroma: sweet crystal malt aroma, lots of citrus hops, sweet sticky pine
Flavor: big sweet crystal flavor, lots of hops, sweet pine, tongue scraping bitterness, hot peppery spicyness
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 8/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 16/20
Rating: 3.7/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: *** /4

rmussman (1701) - California, USA - DEC 21, 2011
Sampled in a 6 pack. The hops were a little rough on this one. The alcohol is strong on this one as well. Overall, I had higher expectations for this one but it is still decent.

mar (5440) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 16, 2011
crisp gold/amber with a white head. nose is super fresh hops. light resin, and fruits. chewy palate, big malts up front, followed by pine and resin. bitter finish.

NayTron (133) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - DEC 8, 2011
Pours a cloundy orange with small head. Aroma of grapefruit, orange, pine, lemon and hops. Taste follows the nose with some sweetness. The balance of hops and sweetness is very good. A nice semi sweet hops bitterness that lingers a light year in the finish. A very solid DIPA.

Brenhophead (695) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - DEC 8, 2011
Pours a clear gold colour with an aroma similar to the hop wallop by victory. It does have a grassy resin flavour to it with a hint of something else i cant pin down. I guess its typical of the stuff coming out of the US today although im not a big fan.

anders37 (26999) - Malmö, SWEDEN - DEC 7, 2011
Draft @ SBWF2011. Pours an amber color with an off-white head. Has a fruity malty earthy hoppy grapefruit aroma. Fruity malty hoppy bitter earthy flavor with hints of grapefruit. Has a fruity malty hoppy bitter finish.

milewide (2315) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - DEC 4, 2011
Fine herbal DIPA! Bitter after-taste lasted as long as any beer that I have tried. Clear gold color, medium body and head.

otakuden (1783) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - NOV 30, 2011
Appearance: orange with honey hues. Pithy head is fluffy, clumpy, and patchy. Rests with a gentle haze. Swirls blotchy with sticky lace and a patchy blanket.
Nose: grapefruit, lovely grapefruit – white mostly with some yellow. zest, skin, and lemon. Grapefruit pulp and juice – freshly squeezed. Pine and spearmint in the back. Key lime is a subtle suggestion. Seviche finish of fresh citrus juices amidst sea breeze essence.
Palate: grapefruit, key lime, and lemon hits hard and fast, leading into pine needles and hop resins. Pith and rind – take above fruits and rind away. Deliciously simple.
Final Thoughts: not overly complex but the flavors were bright, rambunctious, and eager to please.

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