My last big beer from the Sierra Nevada Best of Beer Camp 12-Pack, I selfishly held off for one of my favorite styles... Let's see how Sierra Nevada Beer Camp Double IPA stands up to the competition.
Sierra Nevada Beer Camp Double IPA was topped with a fizzy , tiny white head fed by well carbonated streams through the copious pale suspended particles floating in its light yellow body. The nose was almost all sweet pine with balancing floral notes.
Sierra Nevada Beer Camp Double IPA had a refreshing, mineral opening, cut with carbonation, that evolved into a flowery pine essence that defined the core of the ale. The middle was hop bliss, a sort of who's who of hop flavors, and the fade brought out subtle dry, toasty malt notes spiced with a little alcohol heat.
Sierra Nevada isn't a brewery known to casually dip their toes in any undertaking, and Sierra Nevada Beer Camp Double IPA is no different, being a unique entry in the double IPA style by being elegantly simple and non-showy while maintaining the classic Sierra Nevada body and hop profile.