Sierra Nevada Hoptimum Imperial IPA - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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Reviews by mjtiernan:
2.93/5 rDev -29.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3
It's basically a Torpedo on crack cocaine.
A: Pours with a smaller head than I anticipated. Pale in color. Very little lacing.
S: Scent is nice...caramel and pineapple.
T: Taste smacks you upside the head with malt...a bit too hot for my preference. Malt provides some sweetness followed by tongue-drying hops...mostly pine with citrus playing the supporting role. Finishes with a warming alcohol burn. A "winter warmer" DIPA which is kind of weird.
M: Texture is oily with not a whole lot of carbonation.
D: Not really my style. Wish I was drinking one of their Hemisphere beers instead. I drank one glass and will save the rest of the bomber for another cold night.
I'd give the label a 5 if i could :)
Serving type: bottle
03-05-2011 03:54:33 | More by mjtiernan
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