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Sierra Nevada Hoptimum Imperial IPA - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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Sierra Nevada Hoptimum Imperial IPASierra Nevada Hoptimum Imperial IPA

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

4,849 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 4,849
Reviews: 1,291
rAvg: 4.18
pDev: 11.48%
Wants: 216
Gots: 401 | FT: 5
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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bnes09

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3.75/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bright orange color and mostly transparent. Descent head with good retention and some lacing but not a lot.

Big floral and citrus hop aroma. Quite overwhelming if you're not prepared for it.

Bitter, bitter, bitter but in a good way. Hoppy: grapefruit, pine and soap. Moderate malt backbone or caramel and light bread which never seems to assert itself over the hops. Warmth from the alcohol. On the bitter end of things which is expected.

Medium bodied, dry texture, ample carbonation.

Good DIPA albeit there are better examples out there. Could use a bit more balance from the malt. Won't be going out of my way to drink this again but might pick it up if I see it.

Serving type: bottle

08-07-2012 02:59:51 | More by bnes09
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Sierra Nevada Hoptimum Imperial IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 4,849 ratings.