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Sierra Nevada Hoptimum Imperial IPA - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

Sierra Nevada Hoptimum Imperial IPASierra Nevada Hoptimum Imperial IPA

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

4,259 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 4259
Reviews: 1238
rAvg: 4.17
pDev: 11.75%


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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pigc

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4.35/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours golden brown with three finger head that fades rather quickly with remains of foam lacing along sides of glass.

S - Pine, citrus, melon, orange, grapefruit. A tropical paradise.

T - Sticky citrus hops smack you right up front with a solid malt backbone to keep things in check. Alcohol warmth brings up the rear and lets itself known.

M - Light to medium mouthfeel. Hop resin sticks to your tongue and roof of mouth.

O - Very solid DIPA from Sierra Nevada. Very clean hop profile which I really like. This is better than I remember it from the bigger bottles. Amazingly drinkable for over 10% abv! Go grab yourself a 4 pack!

Serving type: bottle

05-09-2012 00:41:35 | More by pigc
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Sierra Nevada Hoptimum Imperial IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 4,259 ratings.