Sierra Nevada Hoptimum Imperial IPA - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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Reviews by JednoPivoProsim:
3.45/5 rDev -17.3%
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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3.68/5 rDev -11.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Poured from a 12 oz bottle into pint glass.
A: Amber hue. a bit of froth, slightly off-white head. Continually rising effervescence. Solid rings. Head rising the occasion after head sip.
S: Pine and citrus.
T: Big hops, with an off and on sweetness that makes it a bit more than just the slam of the hops...but they're always there...even 30 seconds after. The moisture of the next sip brings relief, but it passes quickly and I'm back where I started.
M: Thick and smooth.
D: It's for sipping', but as was mentioned in T....the time in-between sips pulls at you.
It's good...really good...but lacks some of the layers of its peers. I'd like to have on tap...I think that might take a bit of the edge off and add a layer or two.
Serving type: bottle
04-18-2014 21:49:19 | More by agilis
Sierra Nevada Hoptimum Imperial IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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