Sierra Nevada Hoptimum Imperial IPA - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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Reviews by Beer_Runner:
4.53/5 rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5
No enjoy be date, but there is something that looks like a batch number just above the UPC.
Slowly poured into a standard pint glass.
A: It is a dark copper and just a little hazy with a few carbon bubbles raising through it. A thin, light beige head arose during the pour and then disapated quickly.
S: A powerful aroma of grapefriut and pinapple, and then some orange and lemon citrus with just a touch of pine.
M: A medium to heavy body, and leaves a slick coating. Just a hint of carbonation.
T: Big grapefruit hops right up front, some bitter bite and some pine and booze. Just enough malt to hold everything together but still stay out of the way.
O: An excellent hop bomb. A huge grapefruit hop blast right in the beginning sets the tone. And, there is a little bit of bitter bite that fits right in with the hops blast. This is an honest to goodness IPA. A first class brew from beginning to end.
Serving type: bottle
04-27-2012 22:55:18 | More by Beer_Runner
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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.
93 out of 100 based on 4,995 ratings.