Sierra Nevada Hoptimum Imperial IPA - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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Reviews by Andrew041180:
4/5 rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
A - poured a brilliantly clear deep copper. A nice off-white head sprang up and retained well, but there was little follow through and almost no lacing. Probably due to the alcohol.
S - wow, this has some serious hops going on. Both pine and citrus. I love the strong smell here and almost wish there were more.
T - yowzers! I was expecting a lot, but this is probably too much for me. It's full frontal hops from start to finish, so much so that I couldn't pick out particular flavors, although I did pick out some pineiness, and a strong alcohol kick to the finish.
M - soft and lush, just how a such a beer should feel. Even though I wasn't crazy about the flavor I found myself swishing the beer around in my mouth a lot.
O - this is a dr. Jeckyl and Mr. Hyde beer. It attempts to push all limits and does so successfully in some cases, while going too far in others. I'm glad I tried it, but ultimately there is too much alcohol, and sadly too say, too much hops for me.
Serving type: bottle
06-08-2013 02:24:10 | More by Andrew041180
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4.18/5 rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Pours a brilliant, glowing amber color with a small white foam head that recedes quickly. Leaves a little bit of lacing. Surprisingly murky.
Nose leads with floral notes and citrus, and lots of hops. Grapefruit and pine are noticeable.
Oy. This one punches you right in the face with the hops. Followed up by some light caramel malts. Light grassiness and floral notes. Pine resin. Grapefruit. Good deal of bitterness, and a bit of alcohol warmth.
Mouthfeel is medium bodied. A little dry. Slightly sticky, but still goes down pretty smooth for such a hoppy brew. Medium carbonation.
Overall, as implied by the name, this one is very hoppy. Surprisingly easy to drink. Strongly recommend this one.
Serving type: bottle
07-30-2014 02:56:07 | More by majorbase2
Sierra Nevada Hoptimum Imperial IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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