Sierra Nevada Beer Camp: Tropical IPA (2016)

Posted: September 15, 2016 in American IPA, Reviews, Sierra Nevada Brewing Company

It’s that time for another Beer Camp beer (I had this at least 4 months before this review posted) and picked this up in a mixed-six. Let’s see how it was.


ABV: 6.7%

Style: American IPA

Trivia: According to the brewery website, “Beer Camp is the ultimate brewing experience. We invite beer fans into our brewery nearly every week to design their own beer and then we bring it to life. Each spring, we’ll feature one of our favorite collaborations from the previous year. This year’s selection features intensely aromatic hop varietals rich with the flavors of the tropics. We use Citra, Mosaic and El Dorado hops to create bright fruit-forward flavors of mango, papaya and bitter orange.”

Random: By the time this posts, some of the regular television shows should be back.

This beer poured with a huge, four finger white head. It took a long time to dissipate and left a lot of lacing on the glass. The body was slightly hazy and orange in color. There was moderate carbonation visible, despite the haziness. The nose had notes of mango, pine and passionfruit. There was no malt detectable. After a few sips, I picked up grapefruit and orange oil. The taste has pine oil up front. It was followed up with juicy pineapple and mango. A floral note came next, which reminded me of lilac. In the taste, there was some malt that manifested as a touch of wheat cracker. It had a thick and dry body with moderate carbonation. The alcohol was well-hidden. The finish was lengthy and tropical. A bottle of this was $1.50, which broke down to $.12 per ounce. I really enjoyed this beer. The flavors were bright and tropical. I would definitely have this one again.

Untappd Rating: 4.0/5.0


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