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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

5,289 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 5,289
Reviews: 1,324
rAvg: 4.18
pDev: 11.48%
Wants: 262
Gots: 566 | 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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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

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4.46/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

poured into stone ris glass gave two fingers of an off white head. smells of dank resinous hops with pine , tangerines and little marmalade aromas. taste follows the nose well with a big piney bitterness up front, followed by a huge resinous grapefruit/marmalade flavor that develops into a sweet bready malt character. long dry hoppy finish that lingers. overall a great double ipa especially for the money. another great value for the money from sn, and at 10.4 abv it's a steal for a 4 pack

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Sierra Nevada Hoptimum Imperial IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 5,289 ratings.