Sierra Nevada Hoptimum Imperial IPA - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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3.8/5 rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
12oz bottle poured into CCB snifter. No visible freshness date, but picked up at liquor store yesterday.
A- Pours a dark translucent golden brown with a very thin bubbly head that recedes to leave almost no head at all. Light carbonation.
S- Sweet citrusy and piney hops, not as aromatic as a lot of the top-notch DIPAs I've had, but smells good.
T- Piney hops dominate a little bit more then citrus hops, light grapefruit, a pinch of lemon, a little bit more malty then a lot of DIPAs. Slightly bitter. Lightly sweet malty aftertaste.
M- Medium bodied, light carbonation, abv very well hidden, goes down easy.
O- This was a good DIPA, but it definitely doesn't compare to some top-notch DIPAs out there. I had Hopslam before this and I definitely preferred that over this. I'm not sure how fresh this was since it doesn't have a freshness date. I believe this DIPA might have lost a little bit of its hops flavor due to it being shipped from CA to MA and being on the shelf for a little over a week. Not bad, but definitely not as hoppy and sweet as I prefer my DIPAs.
Serving type: bottle
06-09-2012 23:52:51 | More by jaasen64
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