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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

5,386 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 5,386
Reviews: 1,332
rAvg: 4.18
pDev: 11.48%
Wants: 266
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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4.68/5  rDev +12%

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3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

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4.2/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

L- Pours a hazy orange with a thin head. Leaves some lacing.
S- Just what you would expect from an imperial ipa. Piney resin smell.
T- Tons of whole cone hop, yet a nice blend of the citrus that hides the high alcohol.
F- smoother feel than most imperial ipas due to presence of the citrus blend.

Gobearswalter34, Thursday at 12:25 AM
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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

Local restaurant had this on tap and poured it by the pint. Didn't realize it was a 2xIPA until I got home. Delicious.

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Sierra Nevada Hoptimum Imperial IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 5,386 ratings.