Sierra Nevada Hoptimum Imperial IPA - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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Ratings: 4,264 | Reviews: 1,239 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by AmitC:
4.98/5 rDev +19.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
So here i am drinking this hop bomb. The last of four bottles. Wow open the bottle and you can smell the aroma of hops from an arms length. And this makes me excited.
Pours with little head.
Little more of bubbles than what i have seen in IPAs. Bubbles stayed for longer than i thought.
Pale amber color. just the usual stuff here. Somewhat of an haze, may be it was due to glass.
You take the glass closer to your mouth to drink and you get an idea of what is coming.
Love the killer smell that smells of hops and hops only, may be i am nose blind. Good use of beta component here.
And it hits the tongue like a bullet. Extremely brutal combination of alpha acids at play along with more than usual bit of carbonation.
Mouth feel is medium to full bodied. A bit of oily feel which is ok.
You feel it in your mouth, neck and even stomach while savoring this beer.
Love it for its bitterness, its smell and its alcohol. Exceptional and World class.
Serving type: bottle
09-27-2012 23:28:02 | More by AmitC
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3.68/5 rDev -11.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Poured from a 12 oz bottle into pint glass.
A: Amber hue. a bit of froth, slightly off-white head. Continually rising effervescence. Solid rings. Head rising the occasion after head sip.
S: Pine and citrus.
T: Big hops, with an off and on sweetness that makes it a bit more than just the slam of the hops...but they're always there...even 30 seconds after. The moisture of the next sip brings relief, but it passes quickly and I'm back where I started.
M: Thick and smooth.
D: It's for sipping', but as was mentioned in T....the time in-between sips pulls at you.
It's good...really good...but lacks some of the layers of its peers. I'd like to have on tap...I think that might take a bit of the edge off and add a layer or two.
Serving type: bottle
04-18-2014 21:49:19 | More by agilis
Sierra Nevada Hoptimum Imperial IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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