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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

4,831 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 4,831
Reviews: 1,291
rAvg: 4.17
pDev: 11.51%
Wants: 214
Gots: 391 | 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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Bright amber in color with a touch of chill haze. Poured with a thick frosty foam that quickly reduced to a soapy cap. A blend of pine and ripe citrus hop aromas with sweet caramel malt beneath. Pungency and boozy characters intensify as this warms. On the thinner side of medium bodied, but smooth, with lazy, slightly subdued carbonation. Pine hop flavors over ripe citrus hop flavors riding a sweet caramel wave from start to finish. Finishes with a lingering pine hop bitterness.

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Huge smell of grapefruit and pine.

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Sierra Nevada Hoptimum Imperial IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 4,831 ratings.