Sierra Nevada Beer Camp® Hoppy Lager

Sierra Nevada Beer Camp® Hoppy Lager

Rated 3.329 by BeerPals

Brewed by Sierra Nevada Brewing Company

Chico, CA, United States

Style:  Lager

7% Alcohol by Volume

55 International Bittering Units

Availability of this beer is unknown

Sign Up to Participate:

A hop-heavy twist on the classic blonde lager. Beer Camp is the ultimate brewing experience. We bring beer fans into our brewery nearly every week to create their own beer with us—the more daring the better—and each spring we’ll highlight one of the small-batch standouts. Last year, Beer Camp worked overtime. Along with our fan brews, we made 12 additional beers with 12 exceptional breweries. Choosing one for an encore wasn’t easy. Ever drawn to hops, we decided to reimagine our hoppy lager collaboration with Ballast Point. ALCOHOL CONTENT 7.0% by volume BEGINNING GRAVITY 15.3° plato ENDING GRAVITY 2.4° plato BITTERNESS UNITS 55 INGREDIENTS YEAST Lager yeast BITTERING HOPS Palisade, El Dorado FINISHING HOPS Citra, Equinox MALTS Two-row Pale, Pilsner, Munich, Caramel, Acidulated FOOD PAIRING CUISINE Green Thai Curry, Grilled Chicken with Salsa Verde, Spanish-style cured Chorizo CHEESE White New York-style Cheddar

ID: 58861 Last updated 6 months ago Added to database 6 years ago

Key Stats








2 Member Photos

Sign up to share your photos


Most noted beer attributes

None to date - be the first! Beeributes help BeerPal predict what beers you'll love.

Sign up to participate


Overall Rank8188
Overall Percentile82.7
Style Rank32 of 986
Style Percentile96.8
Lowest Score3.2
Highest Score3.8
Average Score3.575
Weighted Score3.329
Standard Deviation0.000

Rating Distribution

Beer vs Style

4 Member Reviews

Recent | Card View | Table View
  • JABAH 1780 reviews
    rated 3.8 5 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    Not quite a Torpedo/IPA, but there is some good flavor and hop to this one. Sampled last year and was disappointed when I couldn't get more before it ran out. Even more disappointed to find out that this year's Beer Camp is not the same (Tropical IPA) ..which doesn't seem as smooth and refreshing as last year's Hoppy Lager. The hoppy lagers seem a little more refreshing in the hot spring/summer FL heat. This was probably the best lager (Hoppy or non) that I've had actually. I'll be looking out for it again.

  • CYBERCAT 10143 reviews
    rated 3.2 5 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 6

    Pours clear golden with a fairly thick and frothy snow-white head. Crisp aroma is malty with a touch of fruit, typical but inviting. Flavor adds more fruit and some hops to the mix. Texture is fairly firm and fizzy, and leaves a sweet malty and subtly hoppy finish. Don’t worry, be hoppy!

  • RJA 2975 reviews
    rated 3.8 6 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 7

    A golden colored beer with a big sudsy textured white head rising above. There's some hang time on the head. Light imprints of a film and a moderately robust ringlet are left. In the total profile there is some breaduness, a lot of grassy hops and a sessionable bite from light citric hops. Crisp mouthfeel.

  • FARGINGBASTIGE6 1476 reviews
    rated 3.5 6 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    Hoppier than a traditional lager, but definitelt not an IPA.... not sure what I was expecting.... wasn't bad - wasn't great. Clear to lightly hazy pour with a thin white head. Hoppy-grassy aroma. Prefer the Pale Ale.

Discuss This Beer