Sierra Nevada Hoptimum Imperial IPA - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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Reviews by TriggerFingers:
4.13/5 rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Had from a 12oz bottle.
For such a large beer, the color is a little light for a DIPA- but pleasantly so.
On the nose, subtle pineapple and tropical fruit. It wasn't dramatic and dare I say, slightly muted?
The taste: Smooth, a little thin, but well balanced. Some DIPA's are lopsided (too much hops, not enough malt) and come off disjointed. Hoptimum is not overly bitter or overly sweet--if you ask me this is what makes this beer worth checking out. One reviewer commented on the subtle fruit flavor this beer has in the finish, but couldn't pick it out. It is delicate, and what I would describe as "peach-pit" (its got a definite stone fruit flavor, but not really the fruit --more the pit of a peach than anything). The hops & malt balance work to bring out this flavor in a cool way!
Integration and balance are what makes this beer a winner....
Only wish it had a little more going on flavor wise.
Serving type: bottle
05-09-2012 00:34:15 | More by TriggerFingers
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4.18/5 rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Pours a brilliant, glowing amber color with a small white foam head that recedes quickly. Leaves a little bit of lacing. Surprisingly murky.
Nose leads with floral notes and citrus, and lots of hops. Grapefruit and pine are noticeable.
Oy. This one punches you right in the face with the hops. Followed up by some light caramel malts. Light grassiness and floral notes. Pine resin. Grapefruit. Good deal of bitterness, and a bit of alcohol warmth.
Mouthfeel is medium bodied. A little dry. Slightly sticky, but still goes down pretty smooth for such a hoppy brew. Medium carbonation.
Overall, as implied by the name, this one is very hoppy. Surprisingly easy to drink. Strongly recommend this one.
Serving type: bottle
07-30-2014 02:56:07 | More by majorbase2
Sierra Nevada Hoptimum Imperial IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 4,986 ratings.