Sierra Nevada Hoptimum Imperial IPA - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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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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