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Sierra Nevada Hoptimum Imperial IPA - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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Sierra Nevada Hoptimum Imperial IPASierra Nevada Hoptimum Imperial IPA

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

4,842 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

(view ratings)
Ratings: 4,842
Reviews: 1,291
rAvg: 4.18
pDev: 11.48%
Wants: 216
Gots: 399 | FT: 5
Brewed by:
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  10.40% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
A group of hop-heads and publicans challenged our Beer Camp brewers to push the extremes of whole-cone hop brewing. The result is this: a 100 IBU, whole-cone hurricane of flavor. Simply put —Hoptimum: the biggest whole-cone IPA we have ever produced. Aggressively hopped, dry-hopped, AND torpedoed with our exclusive new hop varieties for ultra-intense flavors and aromas.

Resinous "new-school" and exclusive hop varieties carry the bold and aromatic nose. The flavor follows the aroma with layers of aggressive hoppiness, featuring notes of grapefruit rind, rose, lilac, cedar, and tropical fruit—all culminating in a dry and lasting finish.

(Beer added by: kaseydad on 02-07-2010)
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jeffjeff1

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4.33/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

My wife picked this up for me.

Appearance- Appearance is a clear coppery color with a pretty good size head.

Smell- Smell is mainly piney hops.

Taste- Piney hops. Hops are mainly all I got which I like. Good Hop bite

Mouthfeel- medium bodied

Drinkability- I thought this was very good. Good hop bite. Wish I could get more

Serving type: bottle

02-25-2011 22:12:25 | More by jeffjeff1
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Sierra Nevada Hoptimum Imperial IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 4,842 ratings.