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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

5,202 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 5,202
Reviews: 1,313
rAvg: 4.18
pDev: 11.48%
Wants: 253
Gots: 534 | 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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Ratings: 5,202 | Reviews: 1,313 | Display Reviews Only:
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nick_asian

Nevada

4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

05-19-2013 06:54:23 | More by nick_asian
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SedateSix

North Carolina

4.75/5  rDev +13.6%

05-19-2013 05:43:00 | More by SedateSix
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RobinLee

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

05-19-2013 04:33:15 | More by RobinLee
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PatrickBeebe

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

05-19-2013 03:45:42 | More by PatrickBeebe
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Duesler

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

05-19-2013 03:28:12 | More by Duesler
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redliner8

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +13.6%

05-19-2013 02:57:42 | More by redliner8
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SigEp271

Virginia

4.79/5  rDev +14.6%

Appearance - Nice golden appearance with very little head.

Smell - Smells how a true IPA should. You get a nose full of hop, which I think it centennial

Taste - Right off the bat you get hit with hops. If you can imagine a hop literally slapping you in the face, that pretty much explains it. Nice after taste and as the beer starts to warm you get different flavor characteristics. For a 100 IBU this is very impressive, loved DFH 120 IPA and this is much more affordable and is just as equally impressive.

Mouthfeel - Crisp taste with a nice long after taste. With the IPA had a little bit more depth, but wonderful beer.

Overall - Great IPA. Normally hate Sierra Nevada but had to try this. Well worth it

05-19-2013 01:19:24 | More by SigEp271
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mtalley999

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

05-19-2013 00:49:54 | More by mtalley999
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ColdOneKev

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +13.6%

05-19-2013 00:43:59 | More by ColdOneKev
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HedleyLamar

California

4.63/5  rDev +10.8%

WOW! This is amazing beer! Sierra Nevada was one of the first Pale Ales that I had ever tried years ago when craft brew were gaining popularity. This beer is full of flavor and it packs a strong punch with a high alcohol content. If you have not had this one, give it a try.

05-19-2013 00:23:12 | More by HedleyLamar
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Shogun730

California

4/5  rDev -4.3%

05-19-2013 00:17:22 | More by Shogun730
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afrokaze

California

4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

05-18-2013 22:09:52 | More by afrokaze
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bluestar0828

Virginia

4.75/5  rDev +13.6%

05-18-2013 21:09:52 | More by bluestar0828
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Phacoman

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

05-18-2013 20:59:27 | More by Phacoman
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JArena13

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

05-18-2013 20:51:22 | More by JArena13
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HopLuva

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

05-18-2013 20:16:08 | More by HopLuva
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jbarletto

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

05-18-2013 15:04:03 | More by jbarletto
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tswater

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

05-18-2013 14:17:27 | More by tswater
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Hobo

Kentucky

4/5  rDev -4.3%

05-18-2013 12:32:13 | More by Hobo
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megamass

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

05-18-2013 05:54:59 | More by megamass
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Joey1566

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -4.3%

05-18-2013 02:47:22 | More by Joey1566
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DrinkSlurm

Connecticut

4.26/5  rDev +1.9%

Poured from 12oz bottle into HF tulip. Purchased single at Total Wine in Norwalk, CT for $2.50. Pours an amber orange with sticky lacing but not much head - but can be expected for such a big ABV. Nice resinous pine and bready malt aroma...some sweetness. Taste is fantastic. Sweet piney bready...wow really amazing. Its so smooth for the abv..I mean scary smooth. Its almost a chugger. Its rare to come across a beer that is so smooth at such a high abv. Really a fantastic DIPA/strong ale. Serious deal for this brew at $2.50!!! I recommend this for anyone looking for a great amazing hop flavor without a huge mouth puckering bitterness...

05-18-2013 02:34:51 | More by DrinkSlurm
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beertardis

Rhode Island

4/5  rDev -4.3%

05-18-2013 01:46:04 | More by beertardis
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AGoodStout

Kansas

4.75/5  rDev +13.6%

05-18-2013 01:45:58 | More by AGoodStout
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SixBitsKyle

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -16.3%

05-18-2013 00:52:43 | More by SixBitsKyle
Sierra Nevada Hoptimum Imperial IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 5,202 ratings.