Sierra Nevada Hoptimum Imperial IPA - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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4.49/5 rDev +7.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5
(bottled 04/17/14 - purchased chilled - poured into a balloon)
A: ice-cream-orange colored liquid, bit of a haze... tall, open-structured, spongy foam - 2 finger high, lasts a good while... broad spreads of webby lace... cool bottle label - dude looks like his head is a hop/artichoke hybrid
S: orange marmalade, fresh oregano... hints of pine, wildflowers, black pepper, hard candy...real resinous hops
T: sharp, spicy citrus with a potent hit of alcohol drenched in flowery hops, delicate lightly-toasted pale and crystal malt in the finish... very clean... initially, very soft edges and punch to the bitterness... mix of yellow grapefruit, lemon, orange, and caramelized candy sugar... the spice has a sweet-hot pepper quality to it
M: compact, a touch slick, but ultimately wonderfully light and clean... the resins lend an almost slippery-glossy latex flow... about light-medium bodied, finishes light and somewhat dry... resins want to smear, but the alcohol does a nice job lifting them away
O: happened to swing by the brewery on a NW trip last year the very day and hour Hoptimum was released for the season - had it on tap, enjoying it and chatting with two members of the local homebrew club - pretty damn fresh and tasty then - this wasn't terribly far off from that, even with 3 months on it... funny, it surely tastes like a SN brew - like a triple SN Pale Ale, er something... I'd like to have another, but I gotta go to work in a few... love them whole cones!!
Serving type: bottle
07-07-2014 18:20:20 | More by Bouleboubier
Sierra Nevada Hoptimum Imperial IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 4,805 ratings.