Sierra Nevada Hoptimum Imperial IPA - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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4.35/5 rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
12 oz bottle poured into a Dogfish Head snifter.
Pours a sticky orange color with a finger of off white foam. Quite viscous. Aroma is fantastic, tons of grapefruit hops, with a sweet tropical fruit / papaya note as well.
First sip is... huge hop flavor with a big sticky sweetness to back it up. Lingering strong bitterness. This is one big, complex, beer. There is a beet sugar sweetness that powers through the substantial hop flavor. Bitterness is potent but not palate crushing.
Probably one of the sweetest IIPAs I've had in recent memory. But the sweetness is expertly balanced by a huge hop flavor, and strong bitter finish. This is a fantastic beer.
Serving type: bottle
04-08-2012 00:44:49 | More by FickleBeast
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