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Sierra Nevada Hoptimum Imperial IPA - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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Sierra Nevada Hoptimum Imperial IPASierra Nevada Hoptimum Imperial IPA

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

4,847 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 4,847
Reviews: 1,291
rAvg: 4.18
pDev: 11.48%
Wants: 216
Gots: 400 | FT: 5
Brewed by:
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  10.40% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
A group of hop-heads and publicans challenged our Beer Camp brewers to push the extremes of whole-cone hop brewing. The result is this: a 100 IBU, whole-cone hurricane of flavor. Simply put —Hoptimum: the biggest whole-cone IPA we have ever produced. Aggressively hopped, dry-hopped, AND torpedoed with our exclusive new hop varieties for ultra-intense flavors and aromas.

Resinous "new-school" and exclusive hop varieties carry the bold and aromatic nose. The flavor follows the aroma with layers of aggressive hoppiness, featuring notes of grapefruit rind, rose, lilac, cedar, and tropical fruit—all culminating in a dry and lasting finish.

(Beer added by: kaseydad on 02-07-2010)
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trxxpaxxs

New York

4.24/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

2013 vintage...

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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Sierra Nevada Hoptimum Imperial IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 4,847 ratings.