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2017 Edition Hoptimum Triple IPA | Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
California, United States
sierranevada.com

Style: American Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.60%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Distinguished, Yet Devilishly Hoppy

Our brewers selected the finest, most flavorful hops, pushed them beyond their limits and forged them into this all-new triple IPA. This reimagined Hopitmum is our hoppiest beer yet, providing a blend of tropical and citrus hop aroma that delivers a refined yet aggressive character.

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
31
Ratings:
88
pDev:
8.1%
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
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Ratings: 88 |  Reviews: 31
Photo of Dduquette
3.25/5  rDev -22.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of jkblr
4.22/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12oz bottled 4/18/17 poured into a Spiegelau IPA glass at fridge temp 9.6% ABV. The beer is a bright golden copper color with off white head. Lacing is strong. The aroma is citrus, grapefruit and peach. The taste is caramel malt first quickly transitioning to citrus, pine and fruit salad. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, adequately carbonated and finishes dry. There is a hint of alcohol burn on the finish but nothing compared to previous years. Overall, very good. In the past, I would intentionally let these sit in the fridge for a couple months to take the edge off. This is good right off the shelf and $12/6pk makes it a great value.

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Photo of ruzzal
4.25/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of corywalston
4.24/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of leefx
4.1/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Oleg85
4.04/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Aroma: mandarini oranges

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Photo of Walleybeer
5/5  rDev +19%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of DrMindbender
3.47/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jamesroses
4.06/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

7 month old bottle.

Tropical fruits taste, herbal and flowery aromas, body's heavier than usual but ok for a 9,6% beer.

Really good and lands a punch.

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Photo of Nrod
4.28/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Paradox1000
4.4/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Very tasty edition this year! Nice triple!!!

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Photo of Fitzy01
4.4/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Brolo75
4.5/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12 ounce bottle poured into a tulip. This is a review of the 2017 edition.

A: Pours a golden amber color with a white head, lots of lacing, beer is clear.

A: Lots of aroma, pine, resin, needles, grapefruit peel along with a hint of guava and mango, not getting any malt on this one but lots of hops, very nice.

T: Like the nose, big hits of freshly cut pine needles, resin, there's also some grapefruit peel, hit of moderate bitterness that lingers in the middle, finish has more pine and grapefruit with a touch of guava adding a slight tropical note, finish is dry, alcohol is well hidden, very nice.

M: Medium bodied with a big dry finish, leaves a citrus dryness in the mouth.

O: This is a major improvement over previous editions, Sierra Nevada really brought the hops on this, it's also amazingly smooth for such a big beer, good amount of bitterness that doesn't overwhelm the beer's other notes, definitely going to be drinking this while it's available.

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Photo of RMW66
4.35/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Really enjoyed this - an excellent beer! Will be heading to my local "craft beer" store tomorrow to stock up!

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Photo of baklo
4.35/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Caveworm
4.57/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2017 Edition Hoptimum Triple IPA | Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. Poured from the bottle into a pint glass, this brew's got a two finger thick head, solid lacing, and a deep golden amber body.

I smell quite the pungent array of hoppy goodness, but this also doesn't take away from the bread dough malt.

First, the tropical hops invite you with a topless aloha, which then traverses into a wooded pine forest; all leading to the citrus fruit grove.

Medium mouthfeel with mild carbonation.

I'l rate 2017 Edition Hoptimum Triple IPA | Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. with an overall 4.5

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Photo of Dougwillhike
4.56/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of MonDak_Joe1953
4.21/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12oz bottle into glass. Label clearly designates this beer as the '2017 Edition'.
Copper colored body, clear, a persistent white cap, and moderate lacing.
Aroma is present as soon as the bottle cap is removed. Fragrant tropical and citrus hops blend in with sweet malt undertones.
Taste is well balanced with hops leading the way. Strong flavor but alcohol burn is minimal for the higher ABV.
Thicker mouth feel, somewhat sticky.
A very well done Triple IPA, and easy drinking. Take it slow because of the 9.6 ABV.

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Photo of Hopheadjeffery
4.19/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Tasted in a Spiegelau IPA glass from a 12 oz bottle on October 1, 2017. Look is copper gold with a thick head and sticky lacing. Smell is tropical and citrus hops. Taste is hoppy with a refined character. Feel is medium in body. Recommended.

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Photo of blissfulNemo
4.21/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of zahara15
4.22/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of arizcards
4.18/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Picked up a sixer 7-1-17 from TW Arrowhead for $11.99. Bottled on 6-7-17. Stored in the beer fridge since purchase.

Beer poured orange with a very nice white head.

Nose is citrusy with some hint of the tropics.

Taste is nicely balanced between the huge pale and caramel malt base and the citrus and pine. Can detect some hints of mango ever so faintly in the background.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied and smooth.

Overall an improvement over the previous version. Like that it is lighter, more flavorful, and less boozy!

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Photo of Bammer21
3.45/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Spikester
4.24/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Clear gold with three fingers of ten minute bone color head. Nice lace rings.
Smell is floral citrus with some light pine.
Taste is floral citrus hop oil resin. There is a light sweetness from the malts.
Mouthfeel is medium with somewhat lazy carbonation. The finish is balanced and ultimately bitter and dry.
Overall a tasty and well crafted beer. The date code says 062217.

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Photo of stratusjeans
3.95/5  rDev -6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Immediately you can tell this is a good beer. It's nice and juicy, tropical, and floral. As it warmed I detected a licorice or fennel flavor which was not my favorite. Also a bit too malty sweet for my tastes. When cold it comes off pretty well balanced but when it warms the malt takes over.

I don't like it as much as the original, this is very different. I would rather they have just introduced this as a whole new beer. Maybe the recipe isn't that different but the result seems pretty different to me. But it's a good beer I'm happy to have purchased it.

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2017 Edition Hoptimum Triple IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.2 out of 5 with 88 ratings