Sierra Nevada Hoptimum Imperial IPA - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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Reviews by thecheapies:
4.33/5 rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Coppery amber in color with a finger of off-white head. Great clarity. Looks like an Imperial IPA alright. 4.0
Whole hop cone dream supreme. Dry grapefruit and a little herbal remedy with a heavy dose of pine. Almost smells woody. Don't get me wrong, there's some sweetness underneath the surface. 4.0
(woah). Pine/grapefruit hop slasher flick. Bitter as hell and still juicy. Whole cone hops are leafy and alkaline. Sweet and mellow malts squeeze out caramel syrup and cereal notes. Nice alcohol tingle that's not as big as 10.4% would represent. Finishes out sweeter than the initial, but still a motherlode of bitterness that takes a minute or so to even out. All about the hops. 4.5
Solidly carbonated for a big IPA. Medium-bodied. A little hot as it warms, and specifically in the finish. Starting to turn into a sipper. 4.0
Another 'been-always-meanin'-to-try' that I can knock off my list. Incredibly solid. A must try. 4.5
Serving type: bottle
04-16-2012 03:39:16 | More by thecheapies
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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.
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