Sierra Nevada Hoptimum Imperial IPA - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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Reviews by tchenery:
4.3/5 rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Excellent deep straw color with a great slightly off white head that is already lacing.
Smells of spicy, piney hops. Pretty much what you would expect but not too much. It's almost minty in smell because they're so earthy and cutting.
Bitter bitter bitter. It's a warm one too due to the alcohol content. It's not too thick, but it's definitely resiny and sticky. A must for hopheads.
The great thing about this beer is it doesn't weigh too heavy on the palate. It's a 10 percenter, but you wouldn't know it right off. It's definitely balanced for what it is and probably the smoothest of these crazy Imperieal IPA's these days. It's the least barleywine-like one I've had so far and that's a good thing.
Serving type: bottle
03-06-2011 00:20:07 | More by tchenery
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