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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

5,201 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 5,201
Reviews: 1,313
rAvg: 4.18
pDev: 11.48%
Wants: 253
Gots: 533 | 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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gleemonger

California

4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

09-07-2012 19:50:32 | More by gleemonger
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rusty3335

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +19.6%

09-07-2012 18:23:44 | More by rusty3335
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Redsoxfanman85


1/5  rDev -76.1%

09-07-2012 03:31:34 | More by Redsoxfanman85
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brentblack1

New York

4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

09-07-2012 01:04:07 | More by brentblack1
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Beer21

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

09-07-2012 00:50:08 | More by Beer21
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4Socialanxiety

Tennessee

4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

09-07-2012 00:14:20 | More by 4Socialanxiety
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nijo1833

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

09-06-2012 03:48:45 | More by nijo1833
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mtnwesdew

New York

4/5  rDev -4.3%

09-05-2012 13:29:22 | More by mtnwesdew
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ABH

California

4.75/5  rDev +13.6%

09-05-2012 06:59:14 | More by ABH
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MikalMick

California

3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

09-05-2012 04:06:47 | More by MikalMick
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TimoP

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -4.3%

09-05-2012 02:03:46 | More by TimoP
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thinwhiteduke

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

09-05-2012 01:37:10 | More by thinwhiteduke
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Backlash209

California

4/5  rDev -4.3%

09-05-2012 00:09:24 | More by Backlash209
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bscalt

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

09-04-2012 23:52:10 | More by bscalt
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Revenant

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -4.3%

09-04-2012 21:56:25 | More by Revenant
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OGkushington


4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

09-04-2012 20:41:38 | More by OGkushington
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catfan2000

Kentucky

5/5  rDev +19.6%

09-03-2012 23:30:55 | More by catfan2000
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Scott_McCool

Florida

4/5  rDev -4.3%

09-03-2012 21:47:31 | More by Scott_McCool
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Reidrover

Oregon

4.53/5  rDev +8.4%

2 oz from "Lifesource" Salem. $2.12 Clear orange IPA,typical, with a robust tight,creamy white head. Great wafts of hoppiness in the aromas resiny,floral,herbal..seemingly fresh Very bitter..mostly herbal,some fruitiness way in the back..surprisingly the malts are strong enough..caramel,hay,nuts..wow For all the terrific hop action this is quite well balanced on the tongue and the large alcohol content not really noticed..very well made! Great beer fabulous

09-03-2012 21:42:55 | More by Reidrover
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OoReFLuXoO

California

5/5  rDev +19.6%

09-03-2012 06:58:36 | More by OoReFLuXoO
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rotten77


4.2/5  rDev +0.5%

Poured into a shaker pint. Looks inviting. Smells inviting. So I must go in

A: poured a 1 finger head that didn't stay long. Color was a foggy clouded amber Orange

S: pine grapefuit and citrus! Wow! Smell like a hop bomb!!!!

T: and the taste follows the nose! No bs here...a pallet smasher...more pine coming though than anything else...Not a bad thing though...alcohol is very well hidden.

M: pretty mouthfilling to me...the hop oil kinda just sticks around like the beautiful lacing in thr sides of my glass. But smooth as well. I can't stop reaching for another drink!

O: a great beer for the hop heads. One of my favorites. Well worth the wait...great job sierra nevada you haven't let me down thus far!!!

09-02-2012 22:50:18 | More by rotten77
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smartassboiler

Illinois

4/5  rDev -4.3%

09-02-2012 14:02:56 | More by smartassboiler
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WDJersey

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

09-02-2012 00:20:10 | More by WDJersey
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Softestdog

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -16.3%

09-01-2012 23:19:40 | More by Softestdog
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DaveHack

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -16.3%

09-01-2012 22:36:47 | More by DaveHack
Sierra Nevada Hoptimum Imperial IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 5,201 ratings.