Hoptinite | Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
California, United States | website

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.20%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
This deconstructed version of our classic Torpedo Extra IPA has rich notes of tropical and citrus fruits, along with a savory, earthy balance.

Added by scottfrie on 12-30-2012

BEER STATS
Reviews:
10
Ratings:
50
Avg:
3.77
pDev:
28.12%
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
6
For Trade:
0
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Reviews: 10 | Ratings: 50
Reviews by audiojon:
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2.85/5  rDev -24.4%
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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More User Reviews:
Photo of TheSupremeAJ
4.36/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of zonker17
3.91/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Nage37
5/5  rDev +32.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of sahd-1
4.1/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Lurkerson
4.04/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of thedemise
3.65/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jaydoc
3.82/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Absolut
3.42/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

poured on tap 8-9-15 at the Blue Palms Anniversary Party

a solid beer, but I was expecting more.

taste was more malty than usual from SN. a bit of citrus and bitterness came through, but much more mild than expected.

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Photo of DrBier
3.6/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of RyanK252
3.96/5  rDev +5%
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.

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Photo of SalukiAlum
3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of Cramerican
3.85/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jbriggs7
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of MattSlem
4.16/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of baklo
4.13/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Kevin72
3.85/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of epyon396
3.88/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of jaxon53
3.98/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of flexabull
4.17/5  rDev +10.6%
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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Photo of Mojo
3.92/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of jaswilson2
3/5  rDev -20.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of justinbrown
3/5  rDev -20.4%

Photo of Czequershuus
4.49/5  rDev +19.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

This beer pours a deep gold with a smallish head(could be poorly curated glassware, I had it at bar that is not renown for its craft program). On the nose I get tropical fruits, pine, and a slightly ashy, smokey hint that is very alluring. There is also a rather dank quality to the nose that comes through as it warms up. The flavor is pine and dank first, with an odd hint of bubblegum in the background. I would almost believe there is Belgian yeast in the mix, but the flavor is not strong enough for that. The mouthfeel is thick and coating, but never syrupy or unctuous. Really awesome new offering from Sierra Nevada. I would definitely go for it again.

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Photo of Matt141
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Hoptinite from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 10 ratings.
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