Sierra Nevada Hoptimum Imperial IPA - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
Ratings: 4,264 | Reviews: 1,239 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by kevinv:
3.58/5 rDev -14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
Latest Hoptimum release (bottled day 90) poured into a tulip.
A - Pours a clear bronze-copper with 1 finger of bubbly white head. Decent head retention with spotty lacing.
S - The aroma came through much more as the beer warmed. Aromas of pine, citrusy grapefruit, and sweet bready malt.
T - A big beer for the hopheads, but not over the top with the bitterness. Lots of piney hops, but a nice caramel malt comes through. Lots of fruity notes. Warm alcohol presence. Good, but seems a bit unbalanced. Oily resin from the whole-cone hops coats your mouth, but the finish is dry.
M - Full mouthfeel for a DIPA. Sticky. Moderate carbonation.
O - A big beer from Sierra Nevada. Flavorful, but I think the alcohol burn masks the full potential of the hop/malt balance.
Serving type: bottle
04-20-2012 21:42:15 | More by kevinv
More User Reviews:
3.68/5 rDev -11.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Poured from a 12 oz bottle into pint glass.
A: Amber hue. a bit of froth, slightly off-white head. Continually rising effervescence. Solid rings. Head rising the occasion after head sip.
S: Pine and citrus.
T: Big hops, with an off and on sweetness that makes it a bit more than just the slam of the hops...but they're always there...even 30 seconds after. The moisture of the next sip brings relief, but it passes quickly and I'm back where I started.
M: Thick and smooth.
D: It's for sipping', but as was mentioned in T....the time in-between sips pulls at you.
It's good...really good...but lacks some of the layers of its peers. I'd like to have on tap...I think that might take a bit of the edge off and add a layer or two.
Serving type: bottle
04-18-2014 21:49:19 | More by agilis
Sierra Nevada Hoptimum Imperial IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 4,264 ratings.