Sierra Nevada Hoptimum Imperial IPA - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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3.73/5 rDev -10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
APPEARANCE: Light orange and brilliantly clean. A big, clean, white, foamy head sticks around for a few long minutes and leaves a thick ring of lacing clinging to the outside of the glass. As the beer is drunk it leaves the back of the glass nearly completely covered with lacing. Gorgeous.
SMELL: Dank is not a word I use to describe the smell of a beer very often, but in this case it seems as though it is the only word. The resinous pine is funky and earthy. I can see how others would enjoy this, but it isn't for me.
TASTE: The funk from the nose is fairly muted by flavors of malt and bright, but bitter fruits. The weed-like resin is still there, but it works a little better in the flavor than it did in the aroma. Grapefruit is very strong.
MOUTHFEEL: The mouthfeel is interesting. It is sweet and a little bit sticky, but also crisp and refreshing. The lack of stronger carbonation is a disappointment, but overall it still has a good mouthfeel.
OVERALL: At $9.99 a 4-pack this is an outstanding value. It's a very good, very reasonably priced DIPA.
Serving type: bottle
06-03-2012 00:24:36 | More by StoneTSR
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