Sierra Nevada Hoptimum Imperial IPA - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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4.33/5 rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Pours a beautiful translucent amber, minimal head and lacing. The nose packs a punch, with class and complexity: Big pine resin notes, fresh cut grass on a hot summer day, candied apricot, big and full. Taste opens with an immediate sharp zip of hops across the tip of my tongue, a little harsh toward the middle but I find it pretty enjoyable -- definitely a test of the range of my palate -- and the aftertaste lingers on and on. This is one steep and curvy hop ride. Mouthfeel: Perfect weight, not too heavy, not too light and just the right amount of carbonation.
Hoptimum is well worth the trip, but don't start a session with a small glass of this, because your tongue will be down for the count.
Serving type: bottle
02-16-2011 06:19:45 | More by RootedFool
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Sierra Nevada Hoptimum Imperial IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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