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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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5,273 Ratings

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Ratings: 5,273
Reviews: 1,322
rAvg: 4.18
pDev: 11.48%
Wants: 259
Gots: 560 | 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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I'm surprised I haven't seen this beer around before. Maybe it's just always sold out before I have a chance to pick any up. Read a couple of reviews and saw this being likened to Sierra's Bigfoot. That's a pretty fair comparison. Tweak some of the flavors into a darker, smokier, maltier spectrum and you'll have a very hoppy Bigfoot on your hands. Plenty of different flavors to be found depending on where your focus is. Varying citrus notes pulse on the palate with a substantial malt body. I paid $2.99 for a twelve ounce bottle and I'll happily do it again.

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2014 release. Hoptimum. Yessir...
This is one of SNs greatest releases. Obviously SNPA is a standard bearer, and Torpedo too, but this beer
achieves that resinous tongue coating quality that is my favorite part of swigging down a DIPA.
Very piney with citrus taking the background, it's that awesome resin finish that will have me scouring the earth for
this one every year. Stands out in a very crowded field. Love Sierra Nevada since day one...

beerdedking, Sep 07, 2014
Sierra Nevada Hoptimum Imperial IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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