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Sierra Nevada Hoptimum Imperial IPA - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

Sierra Nevada Hoptimum Imperial IPASierra Nevada Hoptimum Imperial IPA

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

4,258 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 4258
Reviews: 1238
rAvg: 4.17
pDev: 11.75%


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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JDizzle

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into an Imperial pint glass.

Looks good, really clear with an amber golden color. A great frothy head.

Smells pretty solid. Piney, grassy, sweet, booze, and biscuity.

BamMMM!!! Hop bitterness blast that palate right away. A tad boozy, sweet, citrusy, piney, sticky, and a decent malt backing.

Mouthfell is medium heavy, with good carbs. Bitterness could get tiring if you're a pussy.

Great beer!! Sierra Nevada rarely disappoints!!

Serving type: bottle

06-30-2013 19:49:51 | More by JDizzle
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Sierra Nevada Hoptimum Imperial IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 4,258 ratings.