Sierra Nevada Hoptimum Imperial IPA - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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4.45/5 rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
A flourishing and bubbly tan head sits majestic above a golden orange brew. Smells beautiful with grapefruit smothered with sugar, some grapefruit rind, subtle oily hops, some herbal spice, sweet bread and a note of alcohol. Tastes sweet and sugary with an essence of orange candy. Oily hops, pine, bubblegum and a distinct alcohol heat wrap everything up. Medium bodied and primarily smooth, but some rawness creeps in toward the end, possibly due to the alcohol or hops, a fact that does not work to the detriment of this beer. The Hoptimum is by far my favorite Sierra Nevada beer so far, and one that I truly believe deserves the hype. I think I'll have another.
Serving type: bottle
06-10-2012 22:51:23 | More by stephens101
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