The Sierra Nevada Beer Camp Imperial Red Ale was my third beer from the Beer Camp series to try and given the first two I knew I was in for a great beer. This Red Ale was a dark brown copper color with a generous hop nose that had hints of grapefruit and tropical fruits. The taste starts with a smooth roasted malt and caramel malt flavor that yields to a bitter almost burnt taste that lingers on the palate. It starts sweet and ends bitter which was different. The sweet malts and bitter hops were definitely at play although a bit in competition. I enjoyed the beer but it was not my favorite of the Beer Camps so far. We’ll see how the Oatmeal Stout goes, but I have a feeling it may steal the show.
Sierra Nevada Beer Camp Imperial Red Ale