Monday, September 24, 2012

Sierra Nevada Beer Camp #53: Floral IPA

This is my fourth and final review of the 2012 release of Sierra Nevada's Beer Camp series.  I'll be trying the Floral IPA, and it is 5.9% ABV.

On the back of the 12 oz. bottle:  "This unique take on the traditional IPA style pairs the bold and intense of whole-cone hop "flowers" with aromatic natural rose hips and petals for complex aromas and unexpected flavors."

Pours into my Dogfish Head pint glass an unfiltered, golden orange color.  Lots of floaters are present in this one.  The aroma is mainly pine and grapefruit from the hops used, and I don't get much else.  The taste is full of the pine and grapefruit, and also has a little bit of tartness, which I assume is from the rose hips and petals?  The hop bitterness lingers in my mouth after taking a drink.  To me, it's a fairly typical IPA with just a hint of "something else."  It's definitely worth a taste if you see it around!

Have you had this beer?  What did you think?  Let me know in the comments!

Also, check out my reviews of the rest of the Sierra Nevada Beer Camp Series by following these links:    
Imperial Pilsner
Oatmeal Stout
Imperial Red Ale

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