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Beer Camp Hoppy Lager
« on: March 21, 2015, 09:13:12 AM »
Did I just get a bad batch? I bought a 6 pack last weekend. There's still 4 left. Tried a bottle twice and couldnt finish a whole 12 ounces either time. I normally really enjoy anything siera nevada. I'm curious if this was a collaboration or something.

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Re: Beer Camp Hoppy Lager
« Reply #1 on: March 21, 2015, 11:25:14 AM »
They were all collaborations, but brewed by sierra. I had it, but that was last summer. Was it fresh?
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Re: Beer Camp Hoppy Lager
« Reply #2 on: March 21, 2015, 01:32:16 PM »
I'm working on finishing a 12pk. I think it is just too damn hoppy. It's balanced and all but it might as well be Celebration. Not really refreshing- as sweet and cloyingly hoppy as it is. :P

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Re: Beer Camp Hoppy Lager
« Reply #3 on: March 21, 2015, 01:54:15 PM »
Hoppy lager was re-brewed at the Mills River location and released as a seasonal this spring. I had it when we toured the brewery, and was very good in a IPL sort of way.
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Re: Beer Camp Hoppy Lager
« Reply #4 on: March 21, 2015, 07:51:44 PM »
I think it's better described as an India Steam Bock.

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Re: Beer Camp Hoppy Lager
« Reply #5 on: March 21, 2015, 07:59:57 PM »
I think it's better described as an India Steam Bock.

It was pretty clean and hoppy when I had it at the Mills River facility.
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Re: Beer Camp Hoppy Lager
« Reply #6 on: March 21, 2015, 09:32:56 PM »
It's not a bad beer, it's just hard to drink more than one. In my. Case almost one.

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Re: Beer Camp Hoppy Lager
« Reply #7 on: March 24, 2015, 12:43:52 AM »
That could be true. I split every bottle in that case with my wife. She'd skewer me if I didn't. :)
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Re: Beer Camp Hoppy Lager
« Reply #8 on: March 24, 2015, 01:10:06 AM »
I finally found a 12-pack of this beer.

This is more along the lines of what I'd consider a good session IPA. Sure it's 6%ish, but it's tasty enough that you can sip on it for a while before going back to another.

Only disappointment is an odd mineral sort of flavor. I noticed in a pack of Oscar Blues Pinner I bought the other day. Wonder if mishandling has degraded the flavors of these beers enough that a mineral taste comes through more...
Corn is a fine adjunct in beer.

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Re: Beer Camp Hoppy Lager
« Reply #9 on: March 24, 2015, 01:32:47 AM »
I finally found a 12-pack of this beer.

This is more along the lines of what I'd consider a good session IPA. Sure it's 6%ish, but it's tasty enough that you can sip on it for a while before going back to another.

Only disappointment is an odd mineral sort of flavor. I noticed in a pack of Oscar Blues Pinner I bought the other day. Wonder if mishandling has degraded the flavors of these beers enough that a mineral taste comes through more...
On a tour of the SN Mills River facility, they said the lagers were being brewed there for now. Really mineral free water that was ideal for many lager styles was given as one reason. 1600 bbl fermenters that they could fill and let lager was another.
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Re: Beer Camp Hoppy Lager
« Reply #10 on: March 24, 2015, 04:49:37 AM »
Sounds like they brew things a little differently back east. I'm on the left coast and went through 2 cases and want more.
Also, the Chico brew comes in at 7.0%.


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Re: Beer Camp Hoppy Lager
« Reply #11 on: March 24, 2015, 07:19:22 AM »
Sounds like they brew things a little differently back east. I'm on the left coast and went through 2 cases and want more.
Also, the Chico brew comes in at 7.0%.


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Mine said 7% so it must be a chico. I'll try it again in a couple days. Maybe I just need to man up.

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Re: Beer Camp Hoppy Lager
« Reply #12 on: March 24, 2015, 10:27:43 AM »
I mis-posted...that was supposed to be in the hop hunter thread...
Corn is a fine adjunct in beer.

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Re: Beer Camp Hoppy Lager
« Reply #13 on: March 24, 2015, 10:50:10 AM »
I enjoyed the BCHL.  I thought it was quite piney, like it had a lot of Chinook or maybe Simcoe (sorry I never looked up the actual hops that might have been used).  I'd buy it again.  Maybe you just don't like piney hops?
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Re: Beer Camp Hoppy Lager
« Reply #14 on: March 24, 2015, 11:25:46 AM »
I enjoyed the BCHL.  I thought it was quite piney, like it had a lot of Chinook or maybe Simcoe (sorry I never looked up the actual hops that might have been used).  I'd buy it again.  Maybe you just don't like piney hops?
You're probably right. But there's still a heaviness issue. It shouldn't take determination to finish 12 ounces of beer. I dont have to give SNPA any thought, other than "where'd that beer go?" And its not the 7%... I have no problem with Bigfoot... Personally I think its got way too much crystal.
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