Sierra Nevada Hoptimum Imperial IPA - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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4.66/5 rDev +11.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75
It pours a slightly hazy golden amber with a tan head. Head retention is very nice, but it eventually fades to a thin layer of foam with beautiful lacing. The aroma is pure hops, citrusy and floral with strong underlying pine. The aroma alone is intoxicating. Moving into flavor, lots of pine and very bitter. The bitterness fades for a moment but the pine remains. The Bitterness returns in the finish in the form of incredibly bitter grapefruit with notes of pine. Mouthfeel = Excellent. Low carbonation and a full, almost oily mouthfeel. It coats the mouth with the taste of resinous hops. My only real complaint is that it's not available year-round.
Serving type: bottle
02-12-2013 23:35:32 | More by silverking
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Sierra Nevada Hoptimum Imperial IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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