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Entries in Beer Camp (2)

Wednesday
Feb192014

SIERRA NEVADA BEER CAMP 2013 BLACK IPA #94

Sierra Nevada Beer Camp 2013 Black IPA #94. A strange combination of hops and yeast for a black IPA.

It utilises Sorachi Ace from Japan (which is known for its predominately lemon flavour) along with Nelson Sauvin from New Zealand (which delivers a trademark Sauvignon blanc flavour). Then it is fermented with Belgian yeast, which usually imparts a bubblegum flavour. Being 7.7% ABV, it’s relatively boozy.

Very dark brown colour it blocks out the light.  Fine light brown head with a medium body and moderate carbonation. Grainy chocolate malt aroma. Smooth, rich milk chocolate taste with a clean and slightly acidic mouthfeel.

The hop flavours aren’t particularly evident.  It's not very IPA-like, the hop flavours and bitterness are too low. It's more of a chocolate dessert beer.

 

7/10

Friday
Jan242014

SIERRA NEVADA BEER CAMP 2013 #93 IPA

Sierra Nevada Beer Camp #93 IPA. Beer camp actually exists and it’s not a bible camp in disguise. Each year Sierra Nevada holds a competition inviting fans to send in a video explaining why they should be invited to beer camp. So what is beer camp?  It’s a week of hands on training at Sierra Nevada’s brewery. After training participants are challenged to create a unique beer, the more creative the better. It’s basically a beer nerd’s wet dream. The final products are judged and the best ones are released commercially.

#93 is an American IPA hopped with whole hop cones of Cascade and Citra. It’s 6.9% ABV and 70 IBU.

Like other beers brewed at Sierra Nevada the beer itself is a beautiful sight - golden yellow colour with a fine and compact head. Moderate carbonation and medium body. Sweet grainy malt and weedy hop aroma. Nice mouthfeel. Mild sweet malt flavour leading into a gentle citrus, little bit of weed and tropical fruit aftertaste. It's not very bitter for an IPA. It tastes more like an APA and the relatively high ABV is well hidden.

Good but not ground breaking.

 

7/10