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