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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

4,816 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 4,816
Reviews: 1,291
rAvg: 4.17
pDev: 11.51%
Wants: 214
Gots: 383 | 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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mjl21

California

3.75/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Toronado. Poured into a pint glass. No abv info is given.

A-Nice looking beer. Pours a clear light amber color. It has a one finger off white head that collapses fairly quickly. Leaves some nice lace.

S-Smells of fresh dank, grapefruit, pine, and sugar sweetness.

T-The dank, pine, and grapefruit flavors from the hops are quickly met by a big and sweet caramel malt backbone that is prevalent throughout each sip. There is also some booze that is noticeable in the middle. As I wrote in my notes, it is "certainly sweet".

M-It is thick, creamy and sticky.

D-The sweetness and booze limit this one for me. Best served as a 10 ounce pour.

As noted above, this one is too sweet for me. The hop profile is good and if the malt were cut back this would be an outstanding DIPA.

Serving type: on-tap

03-30-2010 22:51:19 | More by mjl21
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Sierra Nevada Hoptimum Imperial IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 4,816 ratings.