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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

5,141 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 5,141
Reviews: 1,308
rAvg: 4.18
pDev: 11.48%
Wants: 249
Gots: 512 | 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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Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

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North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

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Pennsylvania

4.4/5  rDev +5.3%

08-22-2014 21:35:49 | More by Michael_Thirst
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Draesith

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +19.6%

08-22-2014 18:34:47 | More by Draesith
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Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

08-22-2014 17:49:20 | More by RKing44
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4.16/5  rDev -0.5%

08-22-2014 17:25:57 | More by Rom13_4
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Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -4.3%

08-22-2014 17:21:06 | More by mattycasey
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Ohio

3.8/5  rDev -9.1%

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4.64/5  rDev +11%

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4.28/5  rDev +2.4%

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Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

08-21-2014 19:50:16 | More by jordanimal
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New York

4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

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California

4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

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Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

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Michigan

4/5  rDev -4.3%

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4.4/5  rDev +5.3%

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Louisiana

4.15/5  rDev -0.7%

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Quebec (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -16.3%

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Florida

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Ohio

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Indiana

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
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jwc215

Wisconsin

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!

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Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +13.6%

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Sierra Nevada Hoptimum Imperial IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 5,141 ratings.