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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

4,261 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 4261
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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LI_PO12

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4.36/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Bottle into Tulip (2013, no exact date found)

Appearance- Deep gold, fairly clear, 1 finger of head that dissipates quickly. nice lacing.

Aroma- Nice hops, very piney, some citrus, grapefruit, earthy, pungent, slight malt in the background.

Flavor- This is very bitter at 100 IBUs, lots of pine, earthy hops, spicy, slight citrus, very clean, alcohol present but I probably wouldn't guess 10%. very nice.

Mouthfeel- Medium full bodied, medium carbination, alcohol warmth

Overall-This is a great hop bomb, leans toward pine, and earthy hops rather than citrus, very enjoyable. A sipper for sure. This is my first time trying it and I will be getting more for sure.

Serving type: bottle

05-14-2013 04:23:05 | More by LI_PO12
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Sierra Nevada Hoptimum Imperial IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 4,261 ratings.