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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

5,177 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

(view ratings)
Ratings: 5,177
Reviews: 1,310
rAvg: 4.18
pDev: 11.48%
Wants: 253
Gots: 525 | 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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California

4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

10-15-2013 02:16:45 | More by KevinStaley
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Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

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Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

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ReeseMax3

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -4.3%

10-12-2013 22:01:29 | More by ReeseMax3
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Louisiana

4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

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Virginia

4.75/5  rDev +13.6%

10-12-2013 21:10:09 | More by Kevin_Siqveland
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DuffBrew

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

http://brewbloggers.net/2012/09/15/sierra-nevada-brewing-company-chico-ca/comment-page-1/#comment-263

...However, this is a masterpiece that should be enjoyed with a life celebration. Beautiful hop nose has a subtle lemon note that bleeds through if you pay close attention. The initial taste is just as gorgeous...

10-12-2013 09:36:44 | More by DuffBrew
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Louisiana

4.1/5  rDev -1.9%

10-12-2013 05:10:29 | More by sd123
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Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

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New York

4/5  rDev -4.3%

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Michigan

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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Illinois

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New Jersey

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Connecticut

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Virginia

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California

4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

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New York

4/5  rDev -4.3%

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Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -4.3%

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South Dakota

4/5  rDev -4.3%

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Texas

4/5  rDev -4.3%

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Sierra Nevada Hoptimum Imperial IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 5,177 ratings.