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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
92
outstanding

1,409 Reviews
THE BROS
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Reviews: 1,409
Hads: 6,007
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 5.37%
Wants: 388
Gots: 984 | 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:
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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Photo of alli4051
3.95/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 24oz bottle into a pint.

Pours a bright, almost glowing, burnt orange with an off white head. Head is big and frothy, never really recedes completely, and leaves a thick wall of lacing down the sides of the glass. Scent is a pungent hop aroma, mostly citrus with some pine notes. Taste, as expected, is a big hop punch up front, same profile as the nose lots of citrus with some pine notes. A seemingly faint malt backbone is present to level things out a bit. Theres a strong alcohol bite to the finish that actually merges well with everything else and really kind of compliments things instead of taking away. Thoroughly medium bodied with a sticky bitterness to the finish. Split this bomber with a buddy and wish I could have finished it by myself. Solid brew with a definite kick to it; however, not the complete hop bomb some might expect. (861 characters)

Photo of mudbug
4.67/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

From the 12oz. bottle into a standard pint glass results in a very clear amber body topped with a thin tight head that recedes into a sticky thin cap that leaves heavy lacing down the sides.
Bring your nose anywhere near this brew and it will smack you in that proboscis with a heaping fog of hop flower, pine, citrus, dank weed, fresh cut grass, tip it in and,
Wham! Imagine chewing on a fresh hop cone, layers of bitter,scrape your teeth clean and pucker the lips, then a delicate malt sweetness makes it's way up, but only for a hint because the next sip is going to be soon and the hop wrecking ball is going to swing.
Hop lovers meet another nirvana.
Overall just stellar, with a nice warming from the booze to remind you to use caution.
Bravo! (754 characters)

Photo of trubeernick
4.72/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I saw this beer today in the store and had not heard of it. I went to school in Chico so I have a special place in my heart for SN. I love IPA's and this imperial is awesome. Not to hold bias, but It is great. I drank half the bottle and didn't realize that it was 10% alc until I went back for a refil. The aroma of the hops is perfect and combined with the sweetness of the flavor makes for a beer I will stock up on. (419 characters)

Photo of SDtastentune
4.97/5  rDev +21.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A - Nice deep orange/yellow, can't remember its clarity or me looking for it (only had one on tap), No head but I like that for an IPA, good lace but cant remember anything substantial.

S - Smells of citric hops and flavorful malts , pretty fragrant comparing this to lets say Sierra Nevada Torpedo EIPA, HOPS HOPS & more! Smells like a hop heads dream.

T - Taste is super for SN, compares to a micro or maybe Greenflash IIPA, Citric hops, deep malts, and overall nice bitterness of supercharged IPA.

M - Nice carbonation, medium to large... Perfect for a IPA.. I like my carbonation in the IPA's. Strong aftertaste of citic bitter hops, and some deep malts of some kind.

D - Drinks heavy, Obviously its a DIPA/IIPA, with some great characteristic IIPA notes, perfect for the hop head, lots of alcohol and bitter tastes. Perfect in my book, drinks easy for an acquired taste, want another already! Thumbs UP for SN! (921 characters)

Photo of 4balance
4.45/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle into a Duvel tulip, pours a gorgeous clear copper orange color with 1/2" white head that quickly reduces to a nice ring with minimal cap, spectacular lacing to the bitter end!

Smells so damn good, you could smell this one from across the room wondering who lit what! Hops, pine resin, grapefruit with a little bit of alcohol.

Tastes like a dream - crisp bitter hops, grapefruit rinds, pine resin, grassy earthiness, fresh tangy citrus with a slight malty backbone to balance it out, some booze but not much for 10.4%.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied, drying bitter finish that is so crisp and clean, makes me grit my teeth and grin!

Overall - WOW such a magnificent balance that makes me want more until I have to go to sleep! Highly recommended. (758 characters)

Photo of capeannbass36
3.83/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A- Poured from 2011 24 oz. bottle into a Duvel tulip glass. Amber, orange color. Clear. 1 inch cream colored head that faded with 5 minutes. A little lacing left behind.

S- Citrus, hops

T- Citrus, a little malt, slightly bitter.
Almost an aspirin aftertaste...almost, but not as bad as a Weyerbacher Double Simcoe.

M- Slight to medium carbonation. Smooth.

D- fairly strong and potent. Wouldn't drink more than 2 at one sitting.
Overall...an enjoyable change for my palate after a long winter of mostly imperial stouts. (522 characters)

Photo of evilkalla
4.26/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2012 Release.

Serving: Bottle into an ale glass.

A: Pours a brilliantly clear copper color, with a quarter inch of somewhat thin head which dissipated fairly fast. Carbonation is on the low side. Very attractive brew.

S: Very astringent, piney hops, however somewhat muted. A hint of sweet malts.

T: Very malty and piney bitterness up front. Both aspects are fairly well matched. Bitterness lasts a fairly long time and this one is pretty bitter on the finish as well. The hoppiness remains in the mouth for quite a while after each sip. Very, very good. If I was to change anything, I would dial the malt back just a hair.

M: Feels just fine.

O: Very good DIPA, definitely a hop bobs, with a slightly different character than most offerings out there. Definitely worth buying the 4-pack. (794 characters)

Photo of Libeertarian
4.2/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Strong, clear amber with pink hues and creamy-tan, foamy head. Fine, sparse, haze or flecks. Medium head retention, superb, fine lacing on glass and film on liquid surface. Aroma is piney, resiny, mildly sweet of citrus, and herbal, promising dankness. Palate is exquisite: resiny, dank, spicy, peppery, faint citrus up front but stronger in finish, with citrus rind/flowers and black pepper in the background but heavier and long-lasting in the aftertaste. Retro-olfaction yields fruit, alcohol, olive oil notes. Decent balance for the IBUs (100). Can barely taste malts or caramel, the closest you get is raisins or dried fruit, but it's not overly bitter, either. Feels chewy, sticky, and choppy as you slosh it around, mediocre carbonation, not super smooth, but medium to full in body. Pretty crisp for the amount of booze, and mildly astringent. Warming and prickling aftereffects detectable but not overwhelming. Deceptively drinkable, but do sip and appreciate this beer! (979 characters)

Photo of b3shine
4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle to snifter. Looks good; deep burnt-orange with nice lacing. Smells good too; nice and hoppy. Tastes solid. It's hoppy without being too heavy. Mouthfeel was nice as well. Overall, a very good brew, and my favorite I've tried from Sierra Nevada. (251 characters)

Photo of 1sophrosyne1
3.54/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Enjoyed over an easy half-hour after pour into an IPA glass--thanks, MNishCT77, for the education!
The color is golden orange with a creamy off-white top, side-supported by a fair stack of bubbles. Retention isn't long, but thin lumps of lacing remain for a while.
The nose is grassy and sweet; grapefruits and a peach nestle in a bed of pine nettles. Somewhat dank (increased with standing) and dipped in resin, but still bright with a kiss of floral wine.
Very hop forward flavor, with those oils carrying lots of pine and citrus past the teeth. The lack of acids and carbonation leave the experience of taste rather one-dimensional. There's a late cheesy funk one would expect, too, but the grains are obscured. Even the high ethanol content is muted by the Humulus heft.
It's a weighty syrup in the mouth, even down the throat and into the belly. Carbonation seems to have been purposely kept low to just show off those cones, but I think it needs more bubbles.
This brew is truly a slick hop-juice. It's useful to demonstrate what's possible with that herbal component. When it comes to a total composition, though, I'd liken it more to an etude than to a finished song. (1,175 characters)

Photo of BeerAmbassador
3.73/5  rDev -9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a pint glass from a 24 oz bottle. Beer pours a light amber with a two finger head that dissipated after about 3 minutes. Resinous herbs along with grapefruit on the nose. Nice bitter punch and just a bit sweet on the end. It might be a little on the boozy side, which stands to reason since it is 10.4% but many big beers these days seem to hide their alcohol. All in all a nice beer but not something I would drink all that often. (probably because I am within a half hour of Russian River Brewery) (511 characters)

Photo of nitro0292
4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nice clear golden color with an almost 2 finger head that lingers for long time. Plenty of stick down the side of the glass.

Smell is classic SN, with some malty sweetness to balance. 60/40 ratio of hops to malt. SN claims the aroma hops are Simcoe and a "proprietary variety." Smells like grapefruit covered in pine needles and malt. Appetizing.

Taste is malty up front, with solid bitterness on the back of the tongue and a bitter finish and aftertaste. Very dry with very little residual sugars. Leaves you parched.

Mouthfeel is a bit on the heavy side, and with light carbonation. Mouthfeel is expected given the ABV, but it could be a touch lighter. Viscosity helps hide the alcohol.

Overall this is a good DIPA. Not a complete hop bomb as there is malt to balance the flavor, but it is very bitter. Only criticism is that I would like the hops to contribute more than bitterness. More hop flavor may be achievable by dialing back the malt a bit; particularly the Munich malt, which can be rather sweet. (1,013 characters)

Photo of mschind
4.35/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2012 batch in a 12 oz bottle.

A- This is a good looking beer, deep orange gold, slightly hazy. Two finger foamy head with decent retention reducing to a thin cap that continues to coat the glass.

S- Difficult to pull out anything other than citrusy hops. After a swirl the malt comes through along with some significant alcohol.

T- Big sweet carmel malt up front immediately followed by a tart hop blast that lingers through the finish. I didn't expect this much sweetness but it is balanced nicely and not syrupy or cloying. Plenty of hops but not too oily.

M- Smooth and rich, full bodied with excellent carbonation.

O- Wish they made this year round but now I have something to look forward too after Big Foot has run its course. (737 characters)

Photo of Psilo707
4.2/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Poured into clear Sierra Nevada mug that I bought along with the 4-pack. Extremely bright amber color shining through right away. Much lesser size head and less lacing then expected but in a way that still presents both as having very much quantity and presence. Sticky lacing remnants remain on the mug as it's drained, moreso than usual.

Smell: Smells very malty actually. Not as much like an IPA as I'd expect. Lots of citrus and floral scents being thrown into my face. Still smells strong though, can tell the ABV is up there even more than usual for an Imperial.

Taste: TASTES JUST LIKE IT SMELLS... DELICIOUS! Ok so first off, this does taste like a strong IPA. It really does. But there's something about it that gives it its own character that many other IPA's don't have. The initial tangyness when it's first absorbed on the tongue is so much stronger than expected. And man, that ABV is HITTIN'! I finished my first glass by the time I was done with the 'smells' section, and now at the end of the taste section, that ABV IS HITTIN'! Such a clean and clear-headed, slightly euphoric state of mind. This is no budweiser gutter bullshit.

Mouthfeel: Mouthfeel is ALL. THERE. You know the funniest thing about reviewing so many dank-ass-beers? It's that you run out of shit to say every once in a while. I'm trying to think of how many times in the past I've used words like "CREAMY", "FULFILLING", and "SMOOTH" when it comes to the aspects of both mouthfeel and drinkability... and I know the answer is stupid high to such a degree that I really have nothing more to say. So I'll just repeat every good word about mouthfeel I can think of in like 30 seconds for this: Malty, Stingery, Oranges, Mangos, Bears, Plainswalker, Scimitars, Colonial, Renaissance, Caramel, Pseudoperfect, Fuck yes.

Overall: Overall it's just what I expected from Sierra Nevada in the Imperial IPA world. It's as fine-crafted as those bastards have the money to make, and it also comes with a sense of uniqueness and enjoyment that so many other brews still can't rock a 5.0 with. I don't know if its the best imperial ipa i've ever had but it ranks up there easily. At 10.4% ABV, it is well worth your money (for the 4-pack) and well worth your time (for the any-occasion). A Golf clap and a Bow to Sierra Nevada for the millionth time in my beer-drinking career. (2,365 characters)

Photo of pigc
4.35/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours golden brown with three finger head that fades rather quickly with remains of foam lacing along sides of glass.

S - Pine, citrus, melon, orange, grapefruit. A tropical paradise.

T - Sticky citrus hops smack you right up front with a solid malt backbone to keep things in check. Alcohol warmth brings up the rear and lets itself known.

M - Light to medium mouthfeel. Hop resin sticks to your tongue and roof of mouth.

O - Very solid DIPA from Sierra Nevada. Very clean hop profile which I really like. This is better than I remember it from the bigger bottles. Amazingly drinkable for over 10% abv! Go grab yourself a 4 pack! (638 characters)

Photo of Momar42
4.42/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

2012 edition poured from 12oz bottle into a Duvel Eley Kishimoto tulip glass

A - about a fingers worthnof white, fluffy head. It lessens quickly but retains a thin clingy white top. Deep orange/amber hue. Lacing remains as I write this review.

S - piney, huge. Is it Christmas again already?? No citrus present but heavily hopped on the nose. I think I can smell it saying "drink me".

T - yep...here there be hops. Lots and lots of hops. Taste is similar to the smell. Nice bite on the sides of the tongue and as it goes down. Very smooth overall. Hops are everywhere. Booze is noticeable, but at 10.40% that is to be expected. Nice burn as it goes down.

M - heavy, coating and sticky. From front to back it coats all over. Not a clean finish, but who could expect that?!? Mouthfeel definitely let's you know it's there.

O - my first taste of this beast and I like it...alot. Might not share the remaining three after all. Booze lingers but so does the hop heaven flavor. Maybe not the "Best" Imperial IPA but certainly worth seeking out when available, I know I surely will. A great beer from a great brewery. Sierra Nevada seldoms disappoints. (1,154 characters)

Photo of sjverla
4.45/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Nose: Sweet fruit and a little boozy. Blueberries and grapefruit. Crisp malt aroma. Gentle pine, but a damn lot of citrus.

Appearance: Thin head, but a lovely copper-amber. Nice clarity and inviting color.

Taste: Grapefruit! A little boozy in the nose. Nice resiny, big bitterness. Excellent clean taste. Very earthy hoppiness that fills the mouth. Lively feel on the gums and smooth to the back.

Overall: Awesome. Hops hops hops hops. (438 characters)

Photo of DosBeerigos
4.2/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

C: Clear
H: Amber-ish in color
N: Strong floral and earthy hop qualities. A hint of sweetness is also present (I assume the malt build).

So far the coolest label this year has to go to the boys in Chico California. Typically Sierra Nevada is boring with their marketing and labels. Hey what works for them works. They are one of the largest craft breweries to date, and they put out some damn fine beers. Hoptimum is a bit of a different story though. Just look at the label art….How Cool!
OK, well the label can help sell the beer but the taste will be what brings people back. It is the season of Imperial IPAs first it was HopSlam & Nugget Nector, then it was Hoptimum and Pliny the Younger. All are amazing (haven’t had PtY yet, but I can imagine) but they are all different. So without trying to compare Hoptimum directly to the other three that I have had….yeah that won’t happen.
Hoptimum unlike Nugget Nector and Hop Slam seems to be more earthy hop bitterness in the aroma and taste. Very piney and viscous, not nearly as sweet as HopSlam (which I like) and not as malty as Nugget Nector (which I like as well). At 10.4% this beer will kick you on your ass, as it only comes in bombers, and the 12oz. bottles would be a perfect severing of this beer.
Overall a very well brewed beer with a kick ass label. (1,323 characters)

Photo of Cannibalgasm
4.17/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12oz. bottle into a Hopslam glass.

A: Pours deep golden amber with a thick creamy white head that lingers for awhile and leaves behind some beautiful lacing.

S: Pine, citrus, biscuit, cedar, resiny floral hops.

T: Pine, citrus, grapefruit, black pepper, tropical fruits, biscuit, olive oil, rind, resiny bitter earthiness. Great and unique flavor.

M: Full bodied (for an IPA), lightly carbonated, oily and bitter on the finish.

O: What it lacks in the nose in makes up for in taste. A solid sipper with great flavor. (535 characters)

Photo of Tele
4.12/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A: 4.5 Pours orange copper with a large off-white head.

S: 4.25 Very aromatic. Lots if apricot, mango, citrus and a little pine. There's some soapiness too, not much but it's a little off-putting.

T: 4 Fairly sweet and malty with similar characteristics as the aroma, just toned down a bit. Subtle floral flavors followed by light bitterness and spice at the end.

M: 4.25 Fairly viscous with little carbonation. Drinks pretty easy considering the high abv.

O: 4 A nice DIPA, but a bit too sweet. It would be nice if the flavors matched the aromas a bit more. (565 characters)

Photo of 2xHops
3.56/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - The appearance looks great with this beer with frothy cream-colored head bubbling up on the top. Carbonation's there and it's very lively. You can see carbonation bubbling all the way to the top. The color is translucent amber.

S - As surprising how the taste is overpowering, the smell is not. It smelled fresh and hoppy, but it's not too overwhelming.

T - There are a lot of floral seeping through the strong hops. However, it's is a decisively hoppy beer, so the primary flavor you will get is the hops, and more hops. It doesn't feel as refined as some of other imperial IPAs, so I can't quite give the beer a score of 4.

M - The beer is light and refreshing in your mouth. It doesn't feel heavy other than the fact that the flavors do linger for a while. IPAs, for me, always seem to feel like the mouthwash of beers. It's refreshing your mouth every time you take a sip.

Drinkability is excellent for Imperial IPA lovers like me. It's a powerful beer to be drinking on a regular basis, but it is definitely something you would want to savor. (1,059 characters)

Photo of dejrrma
3.91/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

around $3.50 for a 12 oz bottle at Ale Yeah. Bottled March 14th, 2012. Julian dating. Poured into a dogfish head snifter.

a- pours an amber orange color. lots of tiny bubbles rushing to the top. about 1/4" of a white, creamy head that maintains throughout. thick lacing.

s- subtle scents of pine, citrus, sweet orange (candy-like). not much else.

t- piney and bitter hops, with lots of grapefruit. some spicyness. settles out into slight sweetness, a bit malty, and the alcohol is present but mostly noticeable by the (prolonged) warmth as it goes down.

m- medium bodied, well-balanced for the most part, some boozyness is there. ends with a dryness.

o- i enjoy (D)IPAs, and this one was great. i would purchase again depending on price per 4 or 6pack. (758 characters)

Photo of Giovacchini
4.42/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a bottle into a snifter.

A- deep amber appearance with 1 finger thick head.

S- pineapple, mango, grapefruit, and pine.

T- nice hop bitterness, subtle caramel malt, pine, grapefruit, mango, and alcohol.

M- the hop bitterness lingers on the palate and the 10% ABV brings a nice warmness. Mild carbonation and slippery/oily mouthfeel.

O- this is a nice beer from SN. I enjoy it a lot more than Torpedo. It has a nice blast of hop bitterness that scalds my palate and leaves me wanting more. (504 characters)

Photo of Rainier
4.93/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I'm so glad I stopped by this random liquor store by my apartment to check their beers out. I could not believe that they had the Hoptimum in stock! I'm probably gonna buy some more if they still have some for sale. It's one of the best Imperial IPAs I have ever had. I think Pliny is still at the top, then Sucks, then Hoptimum, then Enjoy By(4.01.2013). That's how good this beer is! My bottle is probably fresh too!

The taste had a very strong hop bitterness, which I love so much! I think they used more hops on this one than a lot of beers out there(minus the triple IPAs). It's a very pleasant hop taste.

It was kindy pricey though. I paid like $11 for a four pack. Oh well, it's so worth it!
Would definitely buy again. (728 characters)

Photo of hopphead31415
4.38/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I had been waiting for this beer to return for months. I kept checking the shelves of my local beer warehouse and at long last I saw a stack of them in the back that looked like a mountain of gold. I picked up a fresh 4-pack and immediately placed it in the fridge.

Look: It pours a deep amber gold that is crystal clear. Really this beer has a beautiful copper hue which you can gaze straight through. The head is ample, but quickly settles down into a foamy delicate layer.

Smell: I get a smell of maltiness and pine, biscuit and hops.

Taste: The taste is very interesting. I get a syrupy maltiness that is a tiny bit too sweet. It doesn’t ruin the beer at all, but I definitely didn’t expect that from the king of Imperial IPAs. I taste pine, citrus, grapefruit, clementine, black pepper, buttered biscuit, olive oil, pineapple rind, resiny bitter earthiness, clover leaves, and a bitterness that stays through the whole time. Well, it starts out sweet and syrupy with a tinge from the alcohol and then quickly gives way to the flavors I describe above with the light carbonation fizzling through most of the action. I get a lingering thick resin coating on the tongue that stays for a while.

Mouthfeel: The mouthfeel is full-bodied, creamy, thick, and syrupy (as I’ve said a few times already) and lastly oiled and buttery on the finish.

Overall: This beer has 100+ IBUs and 10.4% ABV and a lot of flavor. The slightly too noticeable sweetness and light carbonation caused it to lose a few small points in the taste department, but nothing too significant. It’s definitely a great beer and fun to drink, because it keeps you guessing what exactly are the varieties of subtle flavors you are experiencing. Be sure to pour this one into a nice glass and serve very chilled. Cheers! (1,798 characters)

Sierra Nevada Hoptimum Imperial IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
92 out of 100 based on 1,409 ratings.