Sierra Nevada Hoptimum Imperial IPA - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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4.35/5 rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured into a tulip. Deep gold color with brilliant clarity. Impressive clarity for the level of hops. Large off-white heads fades somewhat, but leaves a nice layer of foam to the bottom of the glass. Sweet orange aroma dominates, with a background piney, Earthy hop contribution. Light alcohol sweetness, and a very low but detectable malt sweetness in the background. The flavor is dominated by a complex hop character, featuring citrus, tropical fruit and wood. Hop bitterness is high, but surprisingly balanced by a low, complex malty sweetness. The medium-full body dries out very nicely in the finish, thanks to the hop bitterness and alcohol. I know I should take my time and perhaps sip this DIPA, but the drinkability keeps me reaching for another big mouthfull. Hope SN brews this again!
Serving type: bottle
01-23-2011 21:58:42 | More by CASK1
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Sierra Nevada Hoptimum Imperial IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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