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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

4,839 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 4,839
Reviews: 1,291
rAvg: 4.18
pDev: 11.48%
Wants: 215
Gots: 396 | 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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http://brewbloggers.net/2012/09/15/sierra-nevada-brewing-company-chico-ca/comment-page-1/#comment-263

...However, this is a masterpiece that should be enjoyed with a life celebration. Beautiful hop nose has a subtle lemon note that bleeds through if you pay close attention. The initial taste is just as gorgeous...

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2012 vintage. Bottled 2/17/2012. 12 oz. bottle poured into an oversized tulip.

A: Pours a deep golden orange with a full 2 inches of fluffy white head. Whoa. Great head retention and lacing.

S: Grapefruit and citrusy hops along with some booze. Very unpretentious here. There is almost a faint, fruity sweetness to the nose.

T: Huge grapefruit notes and tons of citrusy hops. Maybe some piney hops in there as well. There is definitely some heat and some sweetness on the back end. The sweet malts hold the hops up nicely. Make no mistake: this DIPA is huge.

M: Nicely carbonated. The stickiness and the resins from the hops linger nicely, providing nice balance to the heat that also lingers. The mouthfeel is syrupy, but it isn't heavy or overpowering.

O: This is a fantastic DIPA. This is finishing a little hot, but I am ok with that at 10.4%. Very glad Sierra Nevada decided to brew this again and make it available in 4 packs. Highly recommended.

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Sierra Nevada Hoptimum Imperial IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 4,839 ratings.