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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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5,613 Ratings

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Ratings: 5,613
Reviews: 1,349
rAvg: 4.18
pDev: 11.48%
Wants: 335
Gots: 726 | 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:
Beer added by: kaseydad on 02-07-2010

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.
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*From Notes

A=Amber/copper, rich head, nice lacing

S=bold hops, citrus notes

T=Explosion of hops, citrus and pine notes, nice bitter finish

M= nice crisp body, good carbonation

O= Good DIPA. I'll grab this whenever I see it.

I don't taste the sweetness that others have mentioned. maybe it's my palate but if it is there it should stay there.

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A- a crystal clear orangish amber with a fair white head of foam

S- caramel malt all over. Full of flavor that is lively and consistent

T- good pine participates with the caramel malt. Some good sugars are present

M- great carbonation. The flavor is well rounded

O- good malted double ipa

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Had on tap at toronado.

A very wonderful brew from sierra nevada - a great example of a balanced, scarily drinkable double ipa.

appearance is a bit lacking, not too much in the way of head but understandable considering the booze in this and lack of a bottle ferment.

smell is great, all citric and rich floral, herbal hops...just how it should smell.

taste is equally good very drinkable and balanced between sharp, complex hops and a slightly sweet nice malt backbone...a treat!

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Sierra Nevada Hoptimum Imperial IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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