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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

5,199 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 5,199
Reviews: 1,312
rAvg: 4.18
pDev: 11.48%
Wants: 253
Gots: 532 | 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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A: dark amber to orange nice two finger head leaves several layers of lacing on the glass transparent

S: danky citrusy with a little bit of cheese at the end also ends with boozy notes

T: starts very bitter (duh) citrusy earthy ends very cleanly not a strong after taste

M: full but not too thick you could drink this on a hot day

O: surprisingly light and crisp for what it is. probably more drinkable than torpedo this is the hoppiest and highest gravity IPA i've had to date, but i would have never guessed it to be so if i was drinking it blind. surprisingly drinkable, would be the best IPA on the market if it came in six's instead of quads

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Copper color. Excellent balance between malt and hops. Hops were not quite as potent as I expected but they may have faded as this bottle is a touch over 60 days old. Slight alcohol burn pokes through but not enough to be annoying.

I’ll be looking for this next year early in the summer so I can get a full sense of the hop profile.

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Sierra Nevada Hoptimum Imperial IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 5,199 ratings.