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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

5,179 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 5,179
Reviews: 1,310
rAvg: 4.18
pDev: 11.48%
Wants: 253
Gots: 525 | FT: 4
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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Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

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4.92/5  rDev +17.7%

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Iowa

3/5  rDev -28.2%

08-28-2014 23:02:08 | More by nickbman
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Iowa

5/5  rDev +19.6%

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4.04/5  rDev -3.3%

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California

4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

First time having this since last year. Pours bright gold with a full, foamy white head. Nose is citrusy, maybe even green apple. Alcohol is definitely present as well. Taste is bitterness up front with a lot of citrus, grapefruit, and some tropical fruit. Quite a bit of malty sweetness as well, but that could be due to age. I believe this batch came out in May. No doubt about the 10%+ ABV here. Pretty boozy but it's covered up well by the hops. Mouthfeel is pretty much dead on. About what I'd expect from any DIPA (or dare I say TIPA). Overall, this is a great brew. I love when this beer hits the shelves, but I don't go out of my way to get it. Stuff like Enjoy By, which is pretty readily available to me all year, is really the best you can get.

08-28-2014 04:55:53 | More by MisSigsFan
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New York

3.5/5  rDev -16.3%

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Kentucky

4.72/5  rDev +12.9%

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Massachusetts

2.5/5  rDev -40.2%

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California

4/5  rDev -4.3%

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Texas

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Virginia

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Pennsylvania

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Wisconsin

4.8/5  rDev +14.8%

Great beer. Lots of flavor. Prefect balance of bitterness and fruityness. There is a slight alcohol taste, but the beer is 10.5%.

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3.52/5  rDev -15.8%

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Sierra Nevada Hoptimum Imperial IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 5,179 ratings.