Sierra Nevada Hoptimum Imperial IPA - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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Reviews by boralyl:
4.25/5 rDev +1.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
A - Pours an 1 1/2" of creamy white head that has very nice retention. As it fades, it leaves globs of lace sticking to the inside of the glass. The beer is clear with a light copper color.
S - The aroma is full or resinous hops. I get a mixture of citrus and pine with light caramel notes. No trace of the high alcohol content.
M - Medium to full in body with a resinous slightly creamy feel. The hops oils coat the inside of your mouth and don't let go.
T - The beer begins with a citrus/pine combo along with some malt sweetness. A warming alcohol flavor picks up next along with a barrage of bitter hops. Despite the alcohol being present in the taste, it's fairly subdued and works well with the beer.
Sierra Nevada crafter a very nice, big double IPA. The price is very reasonable for a 4-pack ($9.49) and it's got some nice art work.
Serving type: bottle
05-15-2012 01:32:58 | More by boralyl
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3.68/5 rDev -11.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Poured from a 12 oz bottle into pint glass.
A: Amber hue. a bit of froth, slightly off-white head. Continually rising effervescence. Solid rings. Head rising the occasion after head sip.
S: Pine and citrus.
T: Big hops, with an off and on sweetness that makes it a bit more than just the slam of the hops...but they're always there...even 30 seconds after. The moisture of the next sip brings relief, but it passes quickly and I'm back where I started.
M: Thick and smooth.
D: It's for sipping', but as was mentioned in T....the time in-between sips pulls at you.
It's good...really good...but lacks some of the layers of its peers. I'd like to have on tap...I think that might take a bit of the edge off and add a layer or two.
Serving type: bottle
04-18-2014 21:49:19 | More by agilis
Sierra Nevada Hoptimum Imperial IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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