Sierra Nevada Hoptimum Imperial IPA - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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Reviews by Frosty80:
4.55/5 rDev +9.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Color: pours clear, pale gold. sits clear copper with a BIG, fluffy off-white head.
Smell: big piny, citrusy hop presence that is rather subdued. its not as intense as i was expecting but because its a whole-cone IPA there is a lot more leafiness from the extra plant material. a hint of woodiness and pepper is also present, as well as a clean maltiness
Taste: underneath the unassuming aura of fragrance is bomb of an IPA! intense citrus and pine with a sharp bite of bitterness that lingers through and through. in good sierra nevada fashion they compliment the hoppiness/bitterness with delicious caramely malt. finish is intensely bitter with hint of citrus fruit and pine and a tinge of malt sweetness
Mouthfeel: medium body with medium carbonation
Notes: bite is definitely a lot bigger than its bark. the aroma was relatively mellow and in no way prepares you for the explosion of hops and bitterness that enslaves the buds. delicious IPA
Serving type: bottle
03-07-2011 00:10:42 | More by Frosty80
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Sierra Nevada Hoptimum Imperial IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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