Sierra Nevada Hoptimum Imperial IPA - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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Reviews by BeerImmediately:
4.58/5 rDev +9.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
20oz nonic pint from home draft line #1
Pours with a rich, slightly off-white head over a lightly chill-hazed amber body. Very slight carbonation flowing up. Some chunky lacing
Aromas are pretty light, given the style, ABV, and flavor. The malty sweetness and cedar wood aromas may actually come thru stronger than the hops. Touch of booze is masked well by the pine straw quality of the hops.
Rich, smooth, and thick mouthfeel. Light carbonation. Flavor- wow, I sure don't give a lot of 5's, but this is one. Rich, and insanely well balanced. Northwestern hop qualities, with plenty of pine sap, plus blood oranges, caramel and butterscotch sweetness, and a bit of pineapple and apricot juice. So well balanced.
Clearly this was brewed by beer geniuses.
Serving type: on-tap
09-22-2013 01:14:08 | More by BeerImmediately
More User Reviews:
4/5 rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Bottled 5/2/14, poured into a tulip
A- pours a bright deep golden color with a small creamy white head that retains a small layer, leaving some short lasting lace behind
S- sharp piney hops with some citrus rind, slightly danky and grassy, sugary and bready malt backbone
T- loads of piney, floral, citrus and tropical fruity hops attacks the palate up front, super sweet malt kicks in mid-palate to stand up to the hops, sugary finish with a big linger of piney hops
M- heavy body with moderate carbonation leads to a syrupy mouthfeel and a thick and creamy finish, with some alcohol warmth on the linger
O- a palate wrecker big big sweet malty notes to back up the huge hops, the only down side is that I usually like a cleaner DIPA, not a sweet and malty, still a great beer
Serving type: bottle
07-26-2014 23:53:09 | More by Treyliff
Sierra Nevada Hoptimum Imperial IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 4,979 ratings.