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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

4,258 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 4258
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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BuxMontBeerLover

Pennsylvania

4.3/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Purchased a 4pk at Wegmans in Warrington, PA

Poured and enjoyed in a DFH Signature Glass

A - Beer pours a semi-translucent, golden/amber color. A one finger, short lasting head on the initial pour that dissolves to a white skim that lasts throughout the tasting. Decent lacing left on the glass.

S - A very hoppy, flowery, pine resin aroma. Inviting aroma to a hop head.

T - A DIPA that lives up to the hype. A great combination of aggressive, rather bitter hops along with a malty, caramel-like backbone. The familar piney, grapefruit flavors round out the taste. A dry finish. The ABV is pretty well hidden but it sneaks through as the beer warms a bit.

M - A medium consistency with light to medium carbonation. The palete takes a pretty good hit with the bitter hops.

O - This is my kind of brew. Hoppy, citrusy and in your face, the way a good DIPA should hit you. What makes this beer so good is that it is well-balanced and isn't just a hop bomb. Good job Sierra Nevada, another home run. Highly recommended.

Cheers!

Serving type: bottle

08-17-2012 00:29:27 | More by BuxMontBeerLover
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Sierra Nevada Hoptimum Imperial IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 4,258 ratings.