Sierra Nevada Hoptimum Imperial IPA - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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4.18/5 rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Pours out a clear darker golden color with two fingers of white head that retains very well for such a high abv beer. Looking good.
The smell hits you after popping the cap and pouring. Big hoppy fruit notes of orange, grapefruit, and peach which tickles my fancy in a IPA. Some floral and resinous pine is in there as well. Nicely rounded out hoppy profile.
First sip shows this is a bad boy. Warming alcohol fills the chest. The hops come in guns blazing with the bitterness. Big on the grapefruit and pine flavors. There is some sweetness and bready malt character that lends itself to somewhat balance out the beer. Fairly big beer here. Light smoothed out carbonation. Leaves the mouth dry with hop flavor that sticks around forever.
This thing just kills your palate after one bottle. Awesome.
Serving type: bottle
05-05-2013 08:00:34 | More by MattSweatshirt
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