Sierra Nevada Hoptimum Imperial IPA - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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Reviews by Dijeriduster:
3.5/5 rDev -16.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3
$6 dollar pour into a wine glass at Toronado, SD. Wish they hadn't killed the Younger so quick!
A - Deep red with off white head. One finger of head faded fast with plenty of lacing.
S - Nice and hoppy (very much like Torpedo) with a pronounced malt coming thru as well. Alcohol is present but well hidden.
T - This is truely a Torpedo with more booze. Not sure if its Citra hops like Torpedo, but this sure does taste like it to me. A little bit too face puckering for my tastes.
M - Starts pretty big then gets thin as it goes down due to the high alcohol content. Carbonation in SN beers is usually pretty high, combined with the bitter hops it can be a little rough.
D - This is a good beer, but not great. I prefer to have something a little more sweet (ie amarillo or simcoe) vs the 3 C's taste of this. Might try it again in the bottle but not on tap
Serving type: on-tap
02-11-2011 18:20:30 | More by Dijeriduster
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4.18/5 rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Pours a brilliant, glowing amber color with a small white foam head that recedes quickly. Leaves a little bit of lacing. Surprisingly murky.
Nose leads with floral notes and citrus, and lots of hops. Grapefruit and pine are noticeable.
Oy. This one punches you right in the face with the hops. Followed up by some light caramel malts. Light grassiness and floral notes. Pine resin. Grapefruit. Good deal of bitterness, and a bit of alcohol warmth.
Mouthfeel is medium bodied. A little dry. Slightly sticky, but still goes down pretty smooth for such a hoppy brew. Medium carbonation.
Overall, as implied by the name, this one is very hoppy. Surprisingly easy to drink. Strongly recommend this one.
Serving type: bottle
07-30-2014 02:56:07 | More by majorbase2
Sierra Nevada Hoptimum Imperial IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 4,995 ratings.