Sierra Nevada Hoptimum Imperial IPA - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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Reviews by Samuel906:
4.65/5 rDev +11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Beautiful, bright amber color; very high clarity. Thin head that very quickly dissipates to almost nothing. Light effervescing.
Strong mix of hops and malt; bready and bitter. Lots of nice florals with, heavy pine, orange and grapefruit.
Thick creamy mouthfeel, full bodied. Mild carbonation keeps it feeling crisp and fresh.
Hops, hops, hops and more hops, with some hoppy hops on top of it all. This is not a hop-bomb, it's a hop-nuke. Intense up front, and lingering in your palate for minutes after your last sip. The malt and citrus give a nice backdrop to the dance of the hops on your tongue and the hefty 10% ABV barely comes through... well, in your mouth anyway. It'll sure come through for your central nervous system. Again, this is what an Imperial IPA should be. It makes you wonder why the hell you've been drinking other IPAs when weapons of mass hoppiness like this existed.
Sierra has done it again; this brewery just keeps cranking out winners. After so many IPAs claiming their beer is the hoppiest or that they have the newest revolutionary way of getting the most hoppage out of their beer, it is refreshing to finally have a beer that comes through. It truly is Hoptimum. I am truly pleased with this beer, 100% worth the price. If you are even a mild fan of IPAs, you need to check this brew out. Bravo, Sierra Nevada.
Serving type: bottle
10-28-2012 04:28:45 | More by Samuel906
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