Wednesday, June 1

Beer Review: Sierra Nevada's Beer Camp - Double IPA

This is my third beer review from the Summer Beer Camp series released by Sierra Nevada Brewing. Just below in the blog are the first two. Tomorrow I plan on reviewing the Weizenbock.


Appearance: (4.0)
- Pours a light glowing zesty orange and slightly hazy copper. Fluffy finger of white head that slowly dissipates to a creamy thin blanket with a lace making ring. This beer looks very 'westcoast-ish'.

Smell: (3.5)
- Light bready malts, caramel, biscuit and a fine bitter zest of citrus. Very resinous pine and grassy hops as well. Subtle sweet fruity touch as well.. like a freshly made fruit salad.

Taste: (4.0)
- Very smooth and sweet fruity ipa. It is well balanced with a bready caramel malt which is slightly sweet, and a very bitter hop initially.. which finishes with a bit of lemon peel, fruit salad, and earthy notes. Resinous pine hops are riding the palate as well.

Mouth Feel: (4.0)
- Bitter dryness and sticky sweetness create quite a chewy feel in this medium bodied brew. The carbonation is perfect.

Overall: (4.0)
- This is a pretty good double IPA. It's not too heavy, and seems to blend the traits of a good west coast IPA with some nice touches of IPA's found elsewhere. There are some very unique qualities to both the malt and hop uses. Very well worth the try. I do especially love its bitterness.

B+ / 3.9

(BeerAdvocate.com Rating Scale)

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