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Sierra Nevada Hoptimum Imperial IPA - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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Sierra Nevada Hoptimum Imperial IPASierra Nevada Hoptimum Imperial IPA

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

4,843 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 4,843
Reviews: 1,291
rAvg: 4.18
pDev: 11.48%
Wants: 216
Gots: 399 | FT: 5
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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Lordquackingstic

New York

4.13/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2012 bottle poured into pint glass.

A: Dark yellowish copper, decent carbonation for a DIPA, very beautiful lacing. Sticks like hoppy glue.

S: Hops, hops, hops! Lemon-peel, orange rind, fresh pine trees.

T: Juicy hops full of citrus notes. Slight maltiness, but not overpowering. Very pleasant pine flavors.

M: Very crisp and pleasant aftertaste.

O: A very drinkable, crisp, fresh DIPA by SN. Wish it came in six packs! Would happily buy again.

Serving type: bottle

04-28-2012 17:22:48 | More by Lordquackingstic
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Sierra Nevada Hoptimum Imperial IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 4,843 ratings.