Sierra Nevada Beer Camp Across America 2016 – West Latitude Session Rye
The 2016 version of the Beer Camp Across America 12 pack is a bit different than last year. Last year they released 12 different beers that were collaborations with 12 different breweries. This year’s box contains 2 bottles of 6 different beers, each beer was a collaboration between Sierra Nevada and 5 other breweries.
Sierra Nevada West Latitude Session Rye is a Rye Beer, 5.5% ABV. It is brewed in collaboration with Bear Republic, Faction, Mad River, Magnolia and Maui.
This pours with a nice ruby red color and tan head, looking a lot like a good Scottish Ale. The aroma is a touch spicy and earthy with some floral hop notes. The taste is following suit quite well with the rye being really dominate. I really like the malt sweetness in this beer, it has a kind of sweet and nutty caramel flavor. There is a mild hop bitterness but it’s a nice slightly fruity and floral hop flavor.
This is one of those beers that I really warmed up to after a sip or two.