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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

5,385 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

(view ratings)
Ratings: 5,385
Reviews: 1,332
rAvg: 4.18
pDev: 11.48%
Wants: 265
Gots: 607 | 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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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.

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Sierra Nevada Hoptimum Imperial IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 5,385 ratings.