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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

4,822 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 4,822
Reviews: 1,291
rAvg: 4.17
pDev: 11.51%
Wants: 214
Gots: 384 | 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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TWStandley

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3.98/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had on tap at the Salty Pig in Boston...

Poured a golden orange color with a 2 finger bleach white head.

Smelled up front of some piney hops, a bit of grapefruit and lemon.

Taste was pretty good. Hid the alcohol well behind the hoppiness. Wish there was a bit more malt to balance it out more.

Mouthfeel was solid, no heat given the 10% abv.

Overall pretty good, but still not close to touching the top IIPAs.

Serving type: on-tap

05-02-2012 17:06:45 | More by TWStandley
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Sierra Nevada Hoptimum Imperial IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 4,822 ratings.