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Sierra Nevada Hoptimum Imperial IPA - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

Sierra Nevada Hoptimum Imperial IPASierra Nevada Hoptimum Imperial IPA

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

4,263 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 4263
Reviews: 1238
rAvg: 4.17
pDev: 11.75%


Brewed by:
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  10.40% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
A group of hop-heads and publicans challenged our Beer Camp brewers to push the extremes of whole-cone hop brewing. The result is this: a 100 IBU, whole-cone hurricane of flavor. Simply put —Hoptimum: the biggest whole-cone IPA we have ever produced. Aggressively hopped, dry-hopped, AND torpedoed with our exclusive new hop varieties for ultra-intense flavors and aromas.

Resinous "new-school" and exclusive hop varieties carry the bold and aromatic nose. The flavor follows the aroma with layers of aggressive hoppiness, featuring notes of grapefruit rind, rose, lilac, cedar, and tropical fruit—all culminating in a dry and lasting finish.

(Beer added by: kaseydad on 02-07-2010)
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BlurryVisi0n

New York

4.54/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Served in a tulip after a long day of work.

Appearance: Straight amber colored body with heavy bubbles all over the place that creates a slightly off-white head; maybe third of an inch.

Smell: Strong grapefruit skin, with a dose of hops...lingers inside the nostrils like fresh baked cookies in kitchen.

Taste: This beer is a true malt bomb, hoppy like mofo' and almost the complete taste of what a true IPA is. It's a little bitter and a slight sour, has a hardcore citrus feel makes you reminisce of the day you drank beer for the first time in your life.

Mouth: Medium heavy carbonation that is a touch dry.

Overall: The taste alone is worth every penny what this beer goes for. In fact I think the twelve bucks is cheap considering how much we pay at a bar for much worse here in New York. Will I buy it again, you bet I will. Glass plus beer, you're in heaven. Salud!

Serving type: bottle

07-29-2013 05:21:29 | More by BlurryVisi0n
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Sierra Nevada Hoptimum Imperial IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 4,263 ratings.