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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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5,575 Ratings

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Ratings: 5,575
Reviews: 1,345
rAvg: 4.18
pDev: 11.48%
Wants: 305
Gots: 687 | 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:
Beer added by: kaseydad on 02-07-2010

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.
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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

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4/5  rDev -4.3%

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4/5  rDev -4.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Orange Amber with a thin white head.

S: Wow! Strong, dank hops infused with pine. Bites at your nostrils. Good stuff!

T: Strong hops and very earthy. Alcohol well hidden in the taste. Excellent'

M: Thick. Hits the palate well. Nice bitter aftertaste.

O: An awesome top tier IPA. I highly recommend if you haven't tried. Worthy of high scores, I was impressed. Hard to believe its 10% ABV. This one is for hop heads. It's all hops and I love it!

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3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

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4/5  rDev -4.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance is rust red/orange and looks very thick, definitely an Imperial.

Smells like a handful of fresh hops, with slight citrus, floral, and caramel notes.

Tastes like a punch in the face with hops. Bright, citrusy hops completely bombard the palate.

Mouthfeel is like I took the handful of hops and put them in my mouth.

Overall this is an awesome, awesome brew. Would buy again, and the cheaper than most craft price is a plus too.

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Sierra Nevada Hoptimum Imperial IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 5,575 ratings.