Hoptimum | Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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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
Ranking:
#1,300
Reviews:
1,493
Ratings:
6,343
pDev:
11.24%
Bros Score:
4.2
 
 
Wants:
454
Gots:
1,228
Trade:
6
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Photo of JimsArcade
3.92/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours an expected amber with little head. Smell of hops is off the charts. Hops punch you in the mouth in a way that the malts can't help soften the blow. It would be tough to have a second helping of Hoptimum, but that's kind of the point.

This should satisfy hop-heads nicely.

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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

Photo of dgilks
4.33/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Clear golden colour with a big, fluffy off-white head. Good head retention and nice lacing.

Intense, piney and citrusy hop aroma. Lots of earthiness. Some sweetness.

Big malt backbone that supports a ton of bitterness. Lots of pine.

Medium body with moderate carbonation.

A great IIPA. Lots of hop flavour and pure intensity.

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Hoptimum from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.18 out of 5 with 6,343 ratings