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Sierra Nevada Hoptimum Imperial IPA - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

Sierra Nevada Hoptimum Imperial IPASierra Nevada Hoptimum Imperial IPA

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

4,259 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 4259
Reviews: 1238
rAvg: 4.17
pDev: 11.75%


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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4.1/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a slightly cloudy orange with a big, fluffy white head that lingers and laces.

Smells of big grapefruit, citrus, pine, hop dankness and resin with just hint of bready malt. Big hop aroma that is all over the place in a good way.

Taste is up front tropical fruit/grapefruit that goes into a slightly boozy pine middle with some hop resin before finishing on a bitter kick with further stone/grapefruit notes with some malt and alcohol. Quite nice.

Medium body with medium carbonation works well. The alcohol is present, perhaps, a bit too much.

A good DIPA that has lighter fruit notes but is really a grapefruit bomb and has that house SN taste.

Serving type: bottle

04-01-2012 03:13:51 | More by TenHornsProud
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Sierra Nevada Hoptimum Imperial IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 4,259 ratings.