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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

4,957 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

(view ratings)
Ratings: 4,957
Reviews: 1,297
rAvg: 4.18
pDev: 11.48%
Wants: 228
Gots: 437 | FT: 6
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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5/5  rDev +19.6%

12-27-2011 17:00:24 | More by Lantern
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verdict603

New Hampshire

4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

12-27-2011 05:13:17 | More by verdict603
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sniper061

New York

3.13/5  rDev -25.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I had this beer last night poured into 12 ounce glass. I love "hoppy" beer and figured this would be right up my alley. Upon initial pour a nice head formed amber in color with a 3/4 inch head. Retention and lacing are both decent. Upon initial smell not a whole lot of hops. I was baffled by the name. There was nice citrus flavors but just didnt live up to the name of Hoptimum.

Serving type: bottle

12-26-2011 11:15:22 | More by sniper061
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gfx

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

12-23-2011 17:27:19 | More by gfx
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SteelCityHops89

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +19.6%

12-22-2011 01:37:26 | More by SteelCityHops89
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New Jersey

5/5  rDev +19.6%

12-19-2011 18:50:47 | More by jam354
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Nevada

4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

12-19-2011 01:55:59 | More by jbweld
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photomike

California

4/5  rDev -4.3%

12-15-2011 04:51:28 | More by photomike
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New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

12-14-2011 05:42:34 | More by Elfastball7
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Texas

4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

12-13-2011 17:01:16 | More by drummermattie02
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Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +13.6%

12-13-2011 01:58:33 | More by brokentee
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marct

Nevada

4/5  rDev -4.3%

12-11-2011 04:54:46 | More by marct
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jak

North Carolina

5/5  rDev +19.6%

12-10-2011 14:16:40 | More by jak
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Washington

4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

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New York

5/5  rDev +19.6%

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California

4.75/5  rDev +13.6%

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California

4/5  rDev -4.3%

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Vermont

1/5  rDev -76.1%

12-09-2011 13:19:07 | More by nathanjohnson
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California

4/5  rDev -4.3%

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California

3/5  rDev -28.2%

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Delaware

5/5  rDev +19.6%

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rab53

Washington

4/5  rDev -4.3%

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kdpark

Minnesota

5/5  rDev +19.6%

12-06-2011 20:02:45 | More by kdpark
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alamode

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +19.6%

12-06-2011 14:21:44 | More by alamode
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TrickkyGangsta

Florida

4/5  rDev -4.3%

12-05-2011 19:34:44 | More by TrickkyGangsta
Sierra Nevada Hoptimum Imperial IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 4,957 ratings.