Hoptinite - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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Ratings: 9
Reviews: 5
rAvg: 3.58
pDev: n/a
Wants: 1
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
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Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.20% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: scottfrie on 12-30-2012

This deconstructed version of our classic Torpedo Extra IPA has rich notes of tropical and citrus fruits, along with a savory, earthy balance.
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Ratings: 9 | Reviews: 5
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3.96/5  rDev n/a
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Spokeasy Public House

A: Pours golden amber with a creamy off white head that settles to a light layer and laces well.

S: Kinda herbal earthy notes come out first, then tropical fruit, light citrus, maybe a hint of melon, and caramel malt sweetness.

T: Citrus, grapefruit with a little lemon and lime, tropical fruit, passion fruit, a peach and melon, pine, herbal earthy dankness, and caramel malt sweetness.

M: Medium body, moderate carbonation.

O: I wish the herbal notes were a bit lighter, but this is still a solid IPA.

Photo of popery
3.38/5  rDev n/a
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Beer Revolution. Pours a medium amber, a bit darker than I've grown to expect for IPAs. Somewhat hazy. Smallish head. Fine bubbles. Nice lacing. Aroma is a bit tropical with some pine/spruce. Not enough hop aroma, though. Good dose of caramel sweetness. Smells a bit stale, though. Taste is caramel malt with that same tropical-pine hop flavor. It's ok. Just nothing special. Too much malt sweetness, too little hop flavor. The taste is sorta dulled down. Carbonation is a bit low. Feels a bit too heavy. This is a decent beer, but sn has done much better work in the style.

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2.85/5  rDev n/a
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Wasn't a huge fan of this one. I'm a big IPA fan, but this just wasn't well balanced. All I picked up was bittering hops, and not much else. Had at a Sierra Nevada takeover night, and this was probably my least favorite of everything I tried. I dig Torpedo, generally, so I'm not sure what they did to this to make me dislike it.

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4.17/5  rDev n/a
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Described as a "deconstructed" version of Torpedo. Brewed with wet hops from the Willamette Valley. Had on tap at the nice new Chico beer bar called "The Handle Bar".

Pours a lighter gold color with a nice white head.

Aromas are of citrus, tropical fruits, also so floral notes. Smells nice and fresh.

Taste comes off to me as a bit of a "Torpedo Light", but not in a bad way. Lighter body, cracker sweetness, some hard candies, and light caramel. Finish is crisp, slightly earthy, with bitter pine and grapefruit.

Mouthfeel is on the light side, but it works well here, nicely carbonated.

Overall, a nice somewhat "lighter IPA". I enjoyed my glass quite a bit. Would be a nice summer offering, especially if they dialed back the ABV a bit.

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3.95/5  rDev n/a
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Growler purchased from brewery. 7.2% ABV, 65 IBU.

A: Pours a clear caramel amber with lemon highlights beneath a large, dense, off-white head. Good head retention with sticky patches of lace left down the glass.
S: Sweet exotic fruits, tropical fruit nectars, orange rind and a touch of pine. Very sweet and fruity smelling with bitter undertones. I get hints of biscuit malts as well.
T: Pinier than the nose suggested with more citrus as well. Orange rind, tangerine nectar and grapefruit juice dominate with caramel and biscuit malts beneath. I get pine sap in the finish and orange rind in the aftertaste. I'm not really getting any of the tropical fruits from the nose, but the beer still has a good sweetness to it from the malt.
M: Medium body, drying mouthfeel, solid bitterness, with fizzy carbonation. Lots of citrus pith and refreshing hops.
O: A great easy drinking citrus bomb. Similar to Torpedo in flavor but the nose is much more tropical. I'd drink this again if it were ever mass produced. Cheers.

Hoptinite from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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