Sierra Nevada Hoptimum Imperial IPA - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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3.8/5 rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Appearance: Just the slightest bit of hazy in a dull orange color with two fingers of head that fades to a thin cap with little lacing.
Aroma: Piney, resinous hops, ripe fruit and a little booze in the background. Also hints of fresh-cut flowers.
Taste: Thick and sticky sweet up front, then BOOM! the hop explosion hits. It's so bitter, your taste buds are completely overwhelmed so missive, raw bitterness is all you really get. Finish is actually fairly fast and only mildly lingering.
The Rest: Well, SN has succeeded in their goal of making the ultimate whole-hop experience. but was it worthwhile? I'd say yes, but just. This is a big imperial that is almost ridiculous in its bitterness, but still drinkable. I'm going to cellar two from my 4-pack and see how they mellow out next summer.
Serving type: bottle
07-29-2012 19:25:14 | More by curasowa
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Sierra Nevada Hoptimum Imperial IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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