Sierra Nevada Hoptimum Imperial IPA - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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3.45/5 rDev -17.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
Poured from a 12 fl oz bottle into a pint glass. 2012 vintage. Bottled on day 75 of 2012 (March 15).
Appearance: Pours an orange amber with a clean white head. Soft and pillowy. Quiet carbonation.
Smell: Aroma of grapefruit, bubblegum and pine. Little to no alcohol aroma.
Taste: A bit overpowering. Hoppy, yes, but also a bit harsh and not necessarily from the alcohol.
Mouthfeel: Appropriately thick and chewy.
Overall: With all due respect to Sierra Nevada, I've had other Double IPAs with much better flavor and character without exhibiting Hoptimum's harshness. Maybe this needs more than 5 weeks to mellow. As it stands, I much prefer the flavor profile, characteristics, and nuances of SN Torpedo over Hoptimum.
Serving type: bottle
04-24-2012 22:41:17 | More by JednoPivoProsim
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