Sierra Nevada Hoptimum Imperial IPA - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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Reviews by BobaFret:
3.31/5 rDev -20.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3
A - Bright orange with a quickly dissipating head.
S - Sweet floral hops, malty, biscuity. The alcohol becomes more pronounced as it warms.
T - First sensation is of grapefruit, bitterness and sweetness. You can definitely taste that this is a high ABV beer. Very piney/resiny. Seems to get syrupy as it warms. The right flavors are here but this is just too intense.
M - Very smooth, medium body.
O - This is one of the more "extreme" IIPA's in bitterness and how forward the alcohol is. I like my IIPA's to be more well-rounded. An ok beer but there are many better IIPA's. This is a major let down compared to the other great beers Sierra Nevada makes (Pale Ale, Torpedo, Stout, Porter). I like big, intense beers but this one is not for me.
Serving type: bottle
06-08-2013 23:50:11 | More by BobaFret
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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.