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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
94
outstanding

5,476 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 5,476
Reviews: 1,335
rAvg: 4.18
pDev: 11.72%
Wants: 276
Gots: 635 | 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%

Appearance - Gold, great lacing

Smell - Incredibly resinous with some grapefruit rind. A little of the alcohol heat coming through on the back end

Taste - Pine, Citric Rind, Alcoholic burn on the back end.

Mouthfeel - Medium-dry finish

Overall - One of the best DIPAs out there. No tricks with any of the new tropical, fruity

PaulFunTime, Nov 08, 2014
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1/5  rDev -76.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -22.2%

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4/5  rDev -4.3%

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4/5  rDev -4.3%

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4.1/5  rDev -1.9%

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2/5  rDev -52.2%

whskinan, Oct 31, 2014
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4.44/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

IMHO, this brewery can do no wrong. Will this beer prove otherwise. Here goes:

L: Orange-amber, clear and see-through, one-inch head and a ton of lacing. Good.

S: Very piney. Some grapefruit and lemon in the hops as well. Also a great honey-malt backbone. Reminds me of a more mellow DFH 90 min.

T: Excellent. Just like DFH 90 min, but somewhat not quite as good. Initial taste of caramel and honey followed by piney malt.

F: Excellent. Thick and sticky pine. Great.

O: Lovely IPA. Will have again.

leantom, Oct 31, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

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3/5  rDev -28.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

knicks19947, Oct 30, 2014
Sierra Nevada Hoptimum Imperial IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 5,476 ratings.