Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Sierra Nevada Beer Camp Tropical IPA


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20Chad9976 (1589) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - MAY 10, 2016

 
2015 BJCP Category: 21A American IPA

AROMA: Tropical fruit juice, grapefruit, candy, flowers. 10/12

APPEARANCE: Glowing orange hue; hazy body. Large white foam. Good retention and lacing. 2/3

FLAVOR: Tropical and citrusy fruit throughout. Bitterness is strong, but not overdone. Orange and grapefruit are most noticeable. Slight grassy/spicy character on finish. Malt character is nondescript. 15/20

MOUTHFEEL: Medium body, well carbonated. Some astringency on finish, but tolerable. No alcohol presence whatsoever. 4/5

OVERALL IMPRESSION: Absolutely to-spec for style; I’d expect nothing less from Sierra Nevada. 8/10

TOTAL SCORE: 40/50

DISCLAIMER: The author is not a certified BJCP judge; therefore, this score sheet is not necessarily indicative of proper BJCP judging techniques and protocol. The author is grading to 2015 BJCP Guidelines in order to prepare for examination.