Sierra Nevada Hoptimum Imperial IPA - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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Ratings: 5,124 | Reviews: 1,308 | Display Reviews Only:
4.5/5 rDev +7.7%
Huge hop and citris flavoras soon as it hits your toung. Almost a bit sweet at the start but that fades into a fantastic hoppy bitterness. Just enough malts for balance. Quite a bit of spice to the hops as well.
I cant say that I've had a beer with such a high abv that was so easy drinking. This beer is very smooth. I can't wait for the next sip.
This is exactly the type of beer i would expect from SN. Fantastic!
08-20-2014 00:23:59 | More by Gear54
4.2/5 rDev +0.5%
Pours golden amber with a foamy, lasting head. Lacing sticks.
The smell is of citrus and tangerine with a bright "Sierra Nevada" house character.
The taste is of upfront citrus and tangerine that mixes with a honey-like caramel sweetness. The sweetness fades in the end to leave a fruity, leafy, bitter finish.
Despite the bite from the aggressive hops and the alcohol (which is relatively well-hidden) the malt backbone and on-spot carbonation give it a smooth character.
This is a hop-head's delight! Hops are tasty. A wonderful, enjoyable DIPA!
08-19-2014 19:30:28 | More by jwc215
4/5 rDev -4.3%
Bottle to tulip
Nose: Sweet caramel malts. Big orange. Citrus, floral hoppy aroma.
Flavor follows the nose. Sweet malts and big hoppiness smacks the palate from the get go. Sweet orange peel. Grapefruit citrus and spicy, floral hops reminds me of the ever popular Cascade hop. There is a sweet candy like nuance that I'm getting from the hop profile as well. The early kettle hops are quite bitter, but are balanced out by the residual sugars left from the crystal malts. The malts are pale with notes of honey and caramel. Slight breadiness near the finish. The hoppy finish is a little sticky and resinous. All of these flavors work in harmony. It's a commendable offering from SN. If you can get on tap, it's tremendous.
Medium thin mouth feel. Carbonation is appropriate.
08-18-2014 03:45:12 | More by mac31
Sierra Nevada Hoptimum Imperial IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 5,124 ratings.