Sierra Nevada Hoptimum Imperial IPA - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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4.48/5 rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Can't believe I've never reviewed this beer! Clear golden yellow pour with just a hint of amber. Slightly off-white two finger head withgreat retention and lacing. The nose is huge and amazing. Tons of fresh resiny goodness with hints of grapefruit, pine, tangerine, white pepper, and caramel. The taste is just as big and just as bold. Over-the-top resiny fresh hops, sticky pine, pink grapefruit, orange peel, mango, caramel, lemon, and a touch of apricot. The mouthfeel is oily and slightly thick and chewy with an amazing tangy, bitter biting finish. There's no doubt that this is a hop bomb with huge and aggressive bitterness. But it's incredibly drinkable, especially considering the ABV. Of course the balance is skewed, but there's enough malty sweetness to keep it honest. Absolutely in the same class as Pliny and Heady Topper!
Serving type: bottle
12-05-2012 17:20:40 | More by beerdrifter
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Sierra Nevada Hoptimum Imperial IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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