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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
94
outstanding

5,469 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 5,469
Reviews: 1,335
rAvg: 4.18
pDev: 11.48%
Wants: 276
Gots: 634 | FT: 6
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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Poured into a snifter with almost no head but the head that did show up was a white color. Beer is a copper orange color and pretty clear. Smells hoppy and citrusy and boozy. Taste hoppy and bitter with a good malt back bone and good citrus taste. Medium initial body that grows in your mouth. I think this is a fantastic imperial ipa but with how hoppy it is you have to be ready.

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Sierra Nevada Hoptimum Imperial IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 5,469 ratings.