Sierra Nevada Hoptimum Imperial IPA - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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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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