Sierra Nevada Hoptimum Imperial IPA - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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Ratings: 4,995 | Reviews: 1,300 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by duracell:
4.15/5 rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
12oz bottle into a tulip glass.
A - Pours a clear gold/amber color with a beatiful, large, snow-white, and rocky head which leaves an excellent lacing on the glass. 4.5/5
S - A lot of aromatic hop dominating some toasted malt. A bit disappointing in terms of complexity... 3.5/5
T - Sugar is well present up front with notes of toasted malt. Then hop shows up with a lot of flavors and ends with a slightly hash/astringing feeling. Alcohol adds some spiciness to it. 4.5/5
MF - Medium body with a good carbonation. Bitterness is quite hash at the finish but kept reasonable. Feeling could be slightly smoother. 4/5
O - The excellent mix of flavors lingers and makes this beer a solid Imperial IPA. Only the aroma is a bit disappointing. If you're a hop lover, seek it out, it won't disappoint you! 4/5
Serving type: bottle
07-28-2012 22:13:41 | More by duracell
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4.18/5 rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Pours a brilliant, glowing amber color with a small white foam head that recedes quickly. Leaves a little bit of lacing. Surprisingly murky.
Nose leads with floral notes and citrus, and lots of hops. Grapefruit and pine are noticeable.
Oy. This one punches you right in the face with the hops. Followed up by some light caramel malts. Light grassiness and floral notes. Pine resin. Grapefruit. Good deal of bitterness, and a bit of alcohol warmth.
Mouthfeel is medium bodied. A little dry. Slightly sticky, but still goes down pretty smooth for such a hoppy brew. Medium carbonation.
Overall, as implied by the name, this one is very hoppy. Surprisingly easy to drink. Strongly recommend this one.
Serving type: bottle
07-30-2014 02:56:07 | More by majorbase2
Sierra Nevada Hoptimum Imperial IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 4,995 ratings.