Sierra Nevada Hoptimum Imperial IPA - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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Reviews by EliotRosewater:
3.74/5 rDev -10.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
A - Orange/amber color. Pours about one finger head. Minimal lacing.
S - Resiny, floral hops at the forefront. You can tell this one's going to be boozy. The malt/grains are fairly present with a swirl.
T - Pleasant bitterness on the initial taste. Immediately followed by a relatively strong alcohol taste. Nothing overpowering, but the 10.4% abv is obvious. Hoping for more of the hop scent to come through in the flavor but it's a little obscured.
M - Medium body. Nice lingering bitterness that's just astringent enough.
O - This is a pretty good IIPA. Bitterness is fairly balanced but the alcohol wasn't integrated as well as I thought it could have been and the hop character wasn't as prominent. Good beer for the price and availability.
Serving type: bottle
05-28-2013 02:46:27 | More by EliotRosewater
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