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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

4,952 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 4,952
Reviews: 1,296
rAvg: 4.18
pDev: 11.48%
Wants: 228
Gots: 434 | FT: 6
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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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A careful pour produces a mostly clear orange/amber elixir with a one finger bubbly white head that recedes quickly but leaves lots of lace. Smells of pine and citrus with a bit of an earthy grassy tone mixed in there as well. Hints of sweet malt buried deep beneath barely find a voice in this one. Taste is pine and resin mixed with more bitter grapefruit and lemons than the produce isle at Hannaford. There's some malt in there I'm sure, but every time I think I can find it, its gone. Sticky resinous pine pitch mouthfeel, low to medium level of carbonation, medium body. Well you asked for hops, you got it! I was expecting that Sierra Nevada sameness that runs through their IPA line and was pleasantly surprised at this over the top DIPA. Its over the top hops, bracingly bitter, and that's just fine with me. Now put it in a six pack and charge me a fair price for it and I'll buy it often.

On a side note why is this vintage dated? Not a cellar candidate by any means.

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Sierra Nevada Hoptimum Imperial IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 4,952 ratings.