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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

4,931 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

(view ratings)
Ratings: 4,931
Reviews: 1,295
rAvg: 4.18
pDev: 11.48%
Wants: 228
Gots: 424 | FT: 6
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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sfprint

Germany

3.95/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Between a light gold and a light copper, slightly hazy, little rising carbonation and barely a head.

The nose is both hoppy and sweet. The sweetness is like a fruity honey. Definitely vanilla and a degree of syrupyness.

Certainly dense and intense. Pleasantly dirty/grassy hops, particularly in the aftertaste. Very grassy for an DIPA. Intense yet the alcohol is well hidden. And syrupy.

Syrupy with mild carbonation sting, medium to heavy body.

Syrupy, intense but nice DIPA with a grass finish. Definitely interesting and good, but this particular combination of qualities has me rating it 3.75 according to my personal taste.

Serving type: bottle

07-31-2013 01:17:44 | More by sfprint
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S-In your face aroma of dank hops, grapefruit, caramel, light pine.

T-Awesome taste of citrus hoppy flavors to start. Finishes quite dry with good citrus as well as a hint of earthiness and caramel.

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O-Overall wow this was a great DIPA seems to be better than 2012 I had back then. Way to go SN

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Sierra Nevada Hoptimum Imperial IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 4,931 ratings.