Sierra Nevada Hoptimum Imperial IPA - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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3.83/5 rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5
Color is dark amber; the pale white head has great retention. Grapefruity hops assault the senses upon opening. However, the strong citrus scent doesn't match up with the taste. From the taste, you can tell that this is a DIPA with huge malt character. There is a strong alcohol-like sweetness. The sturdy malt backbone requires big hop flavor to provide balance, and piney and floral hop flavors are there in abundance, providing a very sharp bite toward the finish, maybe a bit too sharp. Personally, I would prefer a stronger citrus flavor than pine/floral. Mouthfeel is oustanding, with hop oils noticeable on the tongue. This is one powerful DIPA.
Serving type: bottle
04-27-2012 07:43:34 | More by DeltaGolfSierra
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Sierra Nevada Hoptimum Imperial IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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