Sierra Nevada Hoptimum Imperial IPA - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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4.24/5 rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
A: Pours a translucent orange gold with about a half finger of pure white head. The foam fades fairly quickly leaving only a thin frothy ring along the edges of the glass.
S: The nose is sweet malt, pine hops out the ass, a touch of onion, and a bit of alcohol. Usually I hate the onion scent in my beer, but this isn't too bad. Just a little bit on the back end.
T: It starts out with a bit of sweet malt, but the hops jump up strong. It gets super piney and drying, with a bit of onion in there as well. I gets mixes of caramel and bitters, even some floral notes in the middle. The back end is alcohol and drying hops. It's solid, a bit intense, and I dig it.
M: Medium bodied beer. Sweet to super bitter right after. It coats the palate, but softens up with more malt and floral components. The finish is back to bitters and alcohol. Lingering hops and booze.
O: Good beer. I loved this when it was in the 750ml bottles (2011?). This year and last years are bit below that standard but still very good. I have yet to ever have a bad beer from Sierra Nevada.
Serving type: bottle
05-10-2013 00:05:22 | More by trxxpaxxs
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