Sierra Nevada Hoptimum Imperial IPA - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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Reviews by vic21234:
4.53/5 rDev +8.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
2012 bottle poured into a snifter straight from the fridge. I was excited to find this one at my local shop.
A- Pours a great looking cloudy orange. A finger's worth of head sticks around for awhile before fading. Some lacing is apparent around the glass but not much. Awesome looking beer.
S- Nice pine and citrus notes dominate the smell, not much else to say here.
T- Starts off rather smooth and almost sweet, before the hops come into play. The hop characters seem to be pine more than anything.
M- Bitter, hoppy, yet smooth, and nicely carbonated. The alcohol isn't noticeable but I'm sure it'll sneak up.
This is a great beer, and I'm happy I finally found some. It really reminds me of a DFH IPA/ DIPA.
Serving type: bottle
05-01-2012 01:47:31 | More by vic21234
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3.68/5 rDev -11.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Poured from a 12 oz bottle into pint glass.
A: Amber hue. a bit of froth, slightly off-white head. Continually rising effervescence. Solid rings. Head rising the occasion after head sip.
S: Pine and citrus.
T: Big hops, with an off and on sweetness that makes it a bit more than just the slam of the hops...but they're always there...even 30 seconds after. The moisture of the next sip brings relief, but it passes quickly and I'm back where I started.
M: Thick and smooth.
D: It's for sipping', but as was mentioned in T....the time in-between sips pulls at you.
It's good...really good...but lacks some of the layers of its peers. I'd like to have on tap...I think that might take a bit of the edge off and add a layer or two.
Serving type: bottle
04-18-2014 21:49:19 | More by agilis
Sierra Nevada Hoptimum Imperial IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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