Sierra Nevada Hoptimum Imperial IPA - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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4/5 rDev -4.3%
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.
Serving type: bottle
01-19-2011 00:40:40 | More by johnnnniee
Sierra Nevada Hoptimum Imperial IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 4,952 ratings.