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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

4,818 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 4,818
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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DrStiffington

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4.22/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I have been looking forward to trying this one, and luckily, my usual beer place had only one left when I asked for it today. It pours a reddish color, with a large, foamy head. The smell is fairly strong but not overpowering citrus. The bitter hops really stand out with this double IPA. The mouthfeel is moderately creamy. The bitterness lingers nicely with the aftertaste. I really enjoy Sierra Nevada as a brewery. This is not my favorite II IPA but I'm glad that I got the chance to enjoy this on a relaxing Saturday night.

Serving type: bottle

02-20-2011 02:25:23 | More by DrStiffington
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Sierra Nevada Hoptimum Imperial IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 4,818 ratings.