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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

4,814 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 4,814
Reviews: 1,291
rAvg: 4.17
pDev: 11.51%
Wants: 214
Gots: 383 | 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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StoneTSR

Colorado

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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Sierra Nevada Hoptimum Imperial IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 4,814 ratings.