Sierra Nevada Hoptimum Imperial IPA - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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Reviews by smakawhat:
3.88/5 rDev -7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Poured from the bottle into a pint glass.
Giant fist full head of off yellow bubbles. Creamy and fluffy looking head with a clear body of yellow/brown honey appearance. Good head retention and nice lacing throughout
First smell is a grapefruit but then the hops take over. Extremely hoppy nose, which strangely overpowers and takes away the grapefruit almost on a full second. Very soft grass smelling and some faint bread in the back.
Taste is a giant hop and pine resin. Thick bodied, with huge hope pine resin like taking in a forest. This is like eating a Christmas tree, and the fruit component is nowhere to be found. Extremely hoppy but borderline syrupy with a peppery dry finish.
Drinkability is okay but not really my style. However this is something many people could dig into based on feelings of forest and pine and dryness. ABV is a little masked but some residual sugar sweetness comes out.
Serving type: bottle
02-03-2011 00:31:15 | More by smakawhat
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4.18/5 rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Pours a brilliant, glowing amber color with a small white foam head that recedes quickly. Leaves a little bit of lacing. Surprisingly murky.
Nose leads with floral notes and citrus, and lots of hops. Grapefruit and pine are noticeable.
Oy. This one punches you right in the face with the hops. Followed up by some light caramel malts. Light grassiness and floral notes. Pine resin. Grapefruit. Good deal of bitterness, and a bit of alcohol warmth.
Mouthfeel is medium bodied. A little dry. Slightly sticky, but still goes down pretty smooth for such a hoppy brew. Medium carbonation.
Overall, as implied by the name, this one is very hoppy. Surprisingly easy to drink. Strongly recommend this one.
Serving type: bottle
07-30-2014 02:56:07 | More by majorbase2
Sierra Nevada Hoptimum Imperial IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 4,995 ratings.