Sierra Nevada Hoptimum Imperial IPA | Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

BA SCORE
92
outstanding
6,274 Ratings
Sierra Nevada Hoptimum Imperial IPASierra Nevada Hoptimum Imperial IPA
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.60%

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.

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

Bittering hops: Simcoe
Finishing hops: Citra, Chinook, Simcoe.

Added by kaseydad on 02-07-2010

BEER STATS
Ratings:
6,274
Reviews:
1,470
Avg:
4.11
pDev:
11.44%
 
 
Wants:
441
Gots:
1,196
For Trade:
6
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters | Alström Bros
Ratings: 6,274 |  Reviews: 1,470
Photo of Caecius13
4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of jgunther71
4/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of DangerDawg
3.5/5  rDev -14.8%

Photo of AlvinLin
4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

Photo of krome
3.5/5  rDev -14.8%

Photo of SmellTheGluv
2.5/5  rDev -39.2%

Photo of JasonWhitesel
4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

Photo of moochmonster
4/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of tiamat8086
4.43/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of dannycohen62
4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

Photo of AyeMito
4.57/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I really enjoyed this new school beer. It has a lot going for it with its smooth citrus and slightly tangy aroma all leading to a lovely bite of pine, citrus, grapefruit, and peppercorn. It has a wonderful balance and bold flavor that isn't overpowering. I love all the juicy and tart flavors I get. Its a hop masterpiece!

 322 characters

Photo of MaxPowers
3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

Photo of Dello
4/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of bushdere
3.5/5  rDev -14.8%

Photo of Westyn
4/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of BigJohnShow
4.75/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

After trying this beer a number of times I still enjoy it but it is no longer my favorite. The color and head are nice. It has a nice initial hoppy taste that returns for a second hoppier burst, I still keep it in the fridge as an everyday, affordable DIPA.

 257 characters

Photo of Evarigan
4/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of BigRedDog
4/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of Tinndn
5/5  rDev +21.7%

Photo of mobrockman
3/5  rDev -27%

Photo of NJB145
4/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of DouglasWalk
4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

Photo of BookBen
3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

Photo of CrimsonWombat
4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

Photo of Toombsy
4/5  rDev -2.7%

Sierra Nevada Hoptimum Imperial IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
4.11 out of 5 based on 6,274 ratings.
  • About Us

    Your go-to website for beer (since 1996), publishers of BeerAdvocate magazine (since 2006) and hosts of world-class beer events (since 2003). Respect Beer.
  • BeerAdvocate Microbrew Invitational

    Join us June 2-3, 2017 in Boston, Mass. for beer, cider, mead, kombucha and sake from over 70 small producers.

    Learn More
  • Subscribe to BeerAdvocate Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.

    Subscribe