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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

4,820 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 4,820
Reviews: 1,291
rAvg: 4.17
pDev: 11.51%
Wants: 214
Gots: 384 | 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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AngusOg

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

01-28-2013 17:28:30 | More by AngusOg
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hemorhoidzz

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

01-28-2013 16:58:12 | More by hemorhoidzz
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KiMiRaiK

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

01-27-2013 23:16:43 | More by KiMiRaiK
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Spaghett

California

3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

01-27-2013 20:11:51 | More by Spaghett
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jimcivis

Tennessee

3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

01-27-2013 17:42:26 | More by jimcivis
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Jose2412

Michigan

4/5  rDev -4.1%

01-27-2013 03:27:15 | More by Jose2412
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badb_rad

California

4.75/5  rDev +13.9%

01-26-2013 02:51:00 | More by badb_rad
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GNRoofDawg

Massachusetts

4.88/5  rDev +17%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Excellent, simply excellent. Very smooth beer, with excellent hoppiness. Easily Sierra's finest beer, which is saying a lot considering they have torpedo and celebration. Have this one in a goblet glass and enjoy it like a fine liquor or wine. I would give this an A+

Serving type: bottle

01-26-2013 02:26:47 | More by GNRoofDawg
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hopandbarley28

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

01-25-2013 15:33:24 | More by hopandbarley28
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jonbeer89

Nebraska

4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

01-24-2013 04:02:33 | More by jonbeer89
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clubarsky91

California

4/5  rDev -4.1%

01-23-2013 17:58:40 | More by clubarsky91
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Pellinore1

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

01-23-2013 16:10:17 | More by Pellinore1
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phishbone23

New York

2.75/5  rDev -34.1%

01-23-2013 14:08:17 | More by phishbone23
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--Dom--

Missouri

4.76/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a snifter. Pours a slightly hazy copper, minimal head, doesn't stick around. Smells of strong piney hops and also sweet malt. The nose is full of sweet aroma.

All I can say about the taste is wow. It's just great. Opens up with huge piney hops, bitter grapefruit that is well in balance. The bitter is just spot on, all the right bitter flavor and none of the bad. Not to knock hopslam in any way, it's a world class beer. But this one has the hop profile I wanted to taste when I got hopslam. There is certainly a good malt presence but the hop always remains forward in this beer. It's near perfect for me.

Thick mouthfeel as to be expected. Carbonation is good. Overall, I love this beer. The flavor, the hop profile, everything about it is excellent. It's probably taking the number one spot as far as imperial IPA's go for me. Try it, you may not love it as much as I do, but it is definitely not something you want to miss.

Serving type: bottle

01-23-2013 05:56:42 | More by --Dom--
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mattboyer182

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

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North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +13.9%

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Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +19.9%

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Ohio

3/5  rDev -28.1%

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Arizona

4/5  rDev -4.1%

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Ohio

4/5  rDev -4.1%

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North Carolina

5/5  rDev +19.9%

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Florida

4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

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Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

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Idaho

4/5  rDev -4.1%

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Sierra Nevada Hoptimum Imperial IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 4,820 ratings.