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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

5,373 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

(view ratings)
Ratings: 5,373
Reviews: 1,331
rAvg: 4.18
pDev: 11.48%
Wants: 262
Gots: 603 | FT: 5
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%

arlingtonjoe, Oct 15, 2014
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4.52/5  rDev +8.1%

akward, Oct 14, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +13.6%

Michaeldmanley, Oct 14, 2014
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4.44/5  rDev +6.2%

hopuntilyoudrop, Oct 14, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +13.6%

What a beer! The aroma during pouring started me to salivating. I just sinffed the bottle for a while and forgot to drink.
The colour is a gorgeous sun kissed orange.
Absolutely amazing balance between sweetness, alcohol warmth and the bitterness. The only reason I took some points off my score was because I was expecting more from the 100 IBU's - for the bitterness to stand out more perhaps.

AdamH, Oct 13, 2014
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4.2/5  rDev +0.5%

nicksanch81, Oct 13, 2014
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4.04/5  rDev -3.3%

canudoa9, Oct 12, 2014
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5/5  rDev +19.6%

godsgoldenelixer, Oct 12, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

Hoppytree, Oct 12, 2014
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4.48/5  rDev +7.2%

Rosskennedy, Oct 12, 2014
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4.29/5  rDev +2.6%

kbrown, Oct 11, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

punxsybob, Oct 10, 2014
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1/5  rDev -76.1%

dcichella, Oct 10, 2014
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4/5  rDev -4.3%

John_Beeryman, Oct 10, 2014
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4.68/5  rDev +12%

Flathead_Monster, Oct 09, 2014
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4/5  rDev -4.3%

Jstonerock24, Oct 09, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

dheldman, Oct 09, 2014
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3/5  rDev -28.2%

themorninglark, Oct 09, 2014
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4.16/5  rDev -0.5%

wethorseblanket, Oct 09, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

clm9, Oct 08, 2014
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4/5  rDev -4.3%

AndyEdgar, Oct 08, 2014
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4.44/5  rDev +6.2%

Nuclearx, Oct 07, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

I need to try one of these a bit closer to its home. By the time I see any, it's usually a bit powdery with its bitters. Draft is great though- it's nice to see, but rare around here.

yarnbomb, Oct 06, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

Tomasipoi, Oct 06, 2014
Sierra Nevada Hoptimum Imperial IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 5,373 ratings.