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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

4,926 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 4,926
Reviews: 1,294
rAvg: 4.18
pDev: 11.48%
Wants: 224
Gots: 423 | FT: 6
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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OTB

California

4.78/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Finally ! All of us in So Cal finally get our hands on this baby. This pours a nice amber orange with a dense one inch cap that has fantastic retention leaving thick patterns on my tulip as I sip down. Attractive nose of dank hops, bitter citrus, pine resin and grass. The flavor is mind blowing, so much better than last years effort. Intense sweet red grapefruit, mangos,super ripe tangerine, perfect malting, amazing. The mouth is full with crisp hoppy bitterness, a sweet component from the malt bill but overall it is pitch perfect, it really is quite refreshing with absolutely no tell tale sighns of the 10+ abv. The finish lasts for at least a half minute. Bravo to SN for producing a world class DIPA/TIPA on a large scale format. World class on every level.

Serving type: bottle

03-29-2012 01:54:32 | More by OTB
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Poured bottle packed on 5/2/14 into New Belgium globe

A-Pours a clear amber color with a two finger white head. great lacing.

S-In your face aroma of dank hops, grapefruit, caramel, light pine.

T-Awesome taste of citrus hoppy flavors to start. Finishes quite dry with good citrus as well as a hint of earthiness and caramel.

Mouthfeel is a medium body, average carbonation, bitter dry finish that lasts, light alcoholic feeling, sticky.

O-Overall wow this was a great DIPA seems to be better than 2012 I had back then. Way to go SN

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Sierra Nevada Hoptimum Imperial IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 4,926 ratings.