2015 Beer Camp Hoppy Lager – Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. (Chico, CA, USA)

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2015 Beer Camp Hoppy Lager – Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. , 7.0% ABV, 55 IBU, 12 fl.oz., (Chico, CA, USA)

printed on front label on the neck:

“This hop-heavy beer combines intense citrus and floral hop flavors with the clean, classic malt body of a hearty blonde lager for a crisp but aggressive take on the India Style Pale Lager.”

on the back label:

“Last summer we teamed up with San Diego’s Ballast Point for a hop-head twist on a crisp lager. We remixed this encore which is loaded with whole cone hops in the brew kettle and in our Hop Torpedo to deliver a bold aroma backed by smooth malt flavor.”

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  • Style: India Style Pale Lager
  • Taste: Toasted toffee-caramel malt citrus hoppy sweet
  • Where I got it: BC Liquor Stores
  • How much: $15.50 – 6×12 fl.oz., April 2015
  • Do I love this enough to drink it again: yes
  • Would I recommend this to beer aficionados: absolutely delicious

Visual: Pours translucent golden orange with a slight red hue, smallish head, a thin fine layer of hazy micro retention, fine sticky lacing, loose slow streams here and there.

Nose: honey-toffee-caramel malts, citrus hops. (lvl-5)-pungency

Attack: slick-fine fizzy,

Mid-palate: (lvl-4)-sweetness, (MAIN) medium thick toffee barley malts, orange citrus,

Finish: citrus, resiny hopped soft bitter hopped, light toasted malt sweet finish.

Summary: Pretty good barley malty body with controlled yet bold citrus hop flair. I still prefer the super citrus Hop Hunter IPA I had yesterday.