Sierra Nevada Hoptimum Imperial IPA - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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3.8/5 rDev -9.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5
12 oz bottle, on sale for $10/4pack, poured into a 12 oz Bell's Tulip. Bottling date (unbeknownst at time of purchase) is 9 months prior to drinking.
A: Clear amber body with nice creamy 2 finger head with excellent retention and lacing.
S: Very unique nose. Grapefruit, mango, some other tropical fruit that I can't place. Maybe some sour cherries? Not especially piney or floral. Still nice though.
T: Unique hop profile carries over to the taste, but some lingering sourness and skunkyness is present. Not really the best aftertaste. Malty body but fairly balanced. Not much heat at all. Bitter, but not 100 IBU bitter (as it is described).
M: Pretty creamy with a good body and adequate level of carbonation. Dry finish.
O: This is not good 9 months from being fresh. I hope to re-review this fresh one day.
Serving type: bottle
03-15-2013 03:22:48 | More by MCain04
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Sierra Nevada Hoptimum Imperial IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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