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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

4,848 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 4,848
Reviews: 1,291
rAvg: 4.18
pDev: 11.48%
Wants: 216
Gots: 400 | FT: 5
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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Star80

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4.43/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Pours out a copperish color, with a sticky head. Not tons of lacing, but maybe the dishwasher didn't clean it well enough.

S- Smell is big resinous hops. Smell some pine, and some wild tropical scents in there as well, faint alcohol.

T- Taste is densely layered with hops. Some pine, some lemony citrus, tons of grapefruits, and some wild ass flavors, probably from Citra hops. A hoplover's wet dream for sure.

M- Mouthfeel is rich, slightly syrupy but nothing getting in the way of drinkability. Just a big hoppy beer.''

O- Overall another impressive brew from hopmasters Sierra Nevada. I've had more IPA's or DIPA's than I can count but they still do it best, using the best ingredients and some of the best brewing methods. Pound for pound one of the best brands, and in this case, beers you can buy at the store.

Serving type: bottle

07-02-2012 22:48:24 | More by Star80
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Sierra Nevada Hoptimum Imperial IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 4,848 ratings.