Sierra Nevada Hoptimum Imperial IPA - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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Reviews by angelmonster:
4.03/5 rDev -3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Pours a clear golden honey color. Head is off white and over an inch. Lacing and head retention are both very good.
Smell is full of pine, sweet citrus, and resinous herbs. Sweet honey mixed with malt is on the back end. As beer warms, light alcohol is detected.
Taste is of bitter lime, piney resinous hops, mixed with acidic fruits like pineapple and mango. Syrupy malts come in also with an alcoholic kick at the end.
Mouthfeel is medium bodied with a syrup like consistency, carbonation levels are a bit on the high side but not overpowering.
Overall this beer is a good representation of its style. Packs a nice punch of bitterness and refreshing citrus. For over 10%, the alcohol is definitely apparent, which would prolly be the beers biggest detractor. Would order the beer again but it wouldnt be my first choice for a Double Ipa.
Serving type: bottle
04-02-2012 04:08:43 | More by angelmonster
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