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Sierra Nevada Hoptimum Imperial IPA - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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Sierra Nevada Hoptimum Imperial IPASierra Nevada Hoptimum Imperial IPA

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

4,821 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 4,821
Reviews: 1,291
rAvg: 4.17
pDev: 11.51%
Wants: 214
Gots: 384 | FT: 5
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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Buddha22

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3.78/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottled on 12/17/10

A: A beautiful amber color with a two finger head. As the head resides a nice film of foam remains on top throughout the beverage. Decent lacing around the glass. The amber/molasses color is amazing to look at.

S: Hops Hops Hops! Get a lot of pine in the nose with a little citrus. The smell is decent but nothing spectacular.

T: Citrus/pine in the front end with the bitterness hitting at the back with a slight metallic taste.

M: I really like the mouthfeel of this beer. Medium to full bodied, almost silky to the tongue.

D: Rather drinkable but the 100 IBUs definitely takes away from its drinkability, but I am not complaining for a 100 IBU it is for sure drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

02-13-2011 23:19:13 | More by Buddha22
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Sierra Nevada Hoptimum Imperial IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 4,821 ratings.