Sierra Nevada Hoptimum Imperial IPA - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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4.22/5 rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
24oz bottle poured into a tulip glass. Bottled on 12/17/10. Pours a clear, yellow amber with two fingers of lumpy foam. Good amount of carbonation can be seen. Minimal lacing. Nice balance on the nose. Sweet malt up front with fresh and bright hops underneath. Pineapple and fresh pine aromas. Slightly different mouthfeel. Full bodied for sure but with the right amount of carbonation. The way it hits the palate belies its 10.4% abv. It seems quite a bit lighter. Balanced palate. Comes is silky smooth with a honeyed sweetness, not syrupy but more like a desert wine. Then a mouthful of resiny hops comes in to dominate through the finish with orange peel, mango, and pine. Definitely a great DIPA. Delivers balance without sacrificing IBUs.
Serving type: bottle
02-12-2011 07:49:26 | More by hoppyhampy
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Sierra Nevada Hoptimum Imperial IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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