Sierra Nevada Beer Camp 029: Ghidorah

Serve in Shaker, Snifter


on tap


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RATINGS: 372   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57/5   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 Nevadas 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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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Boliv (1150) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 12, 2012
2011 bottle, labeled Beer Camp #29. Pours hazy orange/amber with dead Sea Monkey-like suspended debris, with a 2-finger fluffy off-white head that leaves rings of lacing as it recedes. Aromas of tart citrus rind, spicy citrus, dough, and some funky fruit. The flavor is bitter citrus rind (grapefruit, orange), some funky citrus juice, sweet orange in the finish, and sugared fruit and earthy malt. Medium carbonation and medium/full body, with a dry finish. A nice citrus-forward IPA. [925]

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kp (10883) - 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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mar (5332) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (24604) - Malm, 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
milewide (2151) - 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.

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