Sierra Nevada Hoptimum Imperial IPA - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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4.85/5 rDev +16%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Presentation: Thanks go out to Doctor Dog for getting this one to me in my current beer drought. Poured from a 24 oz wide bomber into a standard pint glass. Label is predominantly green and shows a historic style portrait of a man in a high neck suit, but his head is a hop cone. Freshness date of 101721619; not sure what that translates to.
Appearance: Pours with just over 1 finger of light tan head. This settles very slowly, leaving behind amazing lace coverage now and at every sip. Beer itself is the color of bright, burnished copper. No sediment in bottle.
Smell: Strong aroma of spicy hops with hints of honey and floral against a backdrop of semi sweet caramel.
Taste: High tannins and enamel stripping hop precede a well bittered bready, caramel malt.
Mouthfeel: Average carbonation level with very good body.
Drinkability: While not the hophead that my wife is, I can appreciate a quality hop bomb and this my friends, is just that. Captures the possible flavor profiles of the hop cone well; from blindingly bitter to sweet and flower like. Good stuff.
Serving type: bottle
03-17-2011 23:43:33 | More by beveritt
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Sierra Nevada Hoptimum Imperial IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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