Sierra Nevada Hoptimum Imperial IPA - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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Reviews by MCain04:
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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4.18/5 rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Pours a brilliant, glowing amber color with a small white foam head that recedes quickly. Leaves a little bit of lacing. Surprisingly murky.
Nose leads with floral notes and citrus, and lots of hops. Grapefruit and pine are noticeable.
Oy. This one punches you right in the face with the hops. Followed up by some light caramel malts. Light grassiness and floral notes. Pine resin. Grapefruit. Good deal of bitterness, and a bit of alcohol warmth.
Mouthfeel is medium bodied. A little dry. Slightly sticky, but still goes down pretty smooth for such a hoppy brew. Medium carbonation.
Overall, as implied by the name, this one is very hoppy. Surprisingly easy to drink. Strongly recommend this one.
Serving type: bottle
07-30-2014 02:56:07 | More by majorbase2
Sierra Nevada Hoptimum Imperial IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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