Hoptinite | Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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50 Ratings
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BEER INFO

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

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
Ratings:
50
Reviews:
10
Avg:
3.77
pDev:
12.73%
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
6
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 50 |  Reviews: 10
Photo of audiojon
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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Photo of jaswilson2
3/5  rDev -20.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of JHB-510
3/5  rDev -20.4%

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

Photo of SalukiAlum
3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of edhizdeid
3.25/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of popery
3.38/5  rDev -10.3%
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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Photo of BMart
3.4/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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 jbriggs7
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.52/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Highland Park Brewery in Los Angeles, CA.

Pours a clear golden-orange with a foamy off-white head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Thick patches of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, citrus zest, dirt, and earthy hop aromas. Taste is much the same with malt, citrus zest, and earthy hop flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of hop and earth bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a low level of carbonation with an almost flat mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with a solid mix of citrus and earthy hops all around.

Serving type: on tap.

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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 Agentveba
3.63/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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 Gagnonsux
3.73/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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

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

Photo of jzeilinger
3.79/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A - Pours a medium to dark gold color, crystal clear with nice head retention and thick lacing.

S - Tropical fruit and bright citrus. Overall, a little faint.

T - Tropical fruit, floral, and light perfume presence. After awhile the finish starts to build into a slightly sweet, floral, sugary mouth coating.

M - Thick, full and almost creamy-like body.

O - I think I prefer Torpedo in it's original state.

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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 rodlavers
3.82/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of BeerOps
3.83/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ihazabucket7
3.84/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Look: Light golden color, clear.

Smell: Light citrus, hops.

Taste: Mild citrus flavors, mild hops and overall very light.

Feel: Light, crisp.

Overall: Easy drinking, mild IPA.


Decent IPA. Very light tasting and mild hops for a 7.2 percent. Poured into a pint glass on tap. Description is supposed to be the deconstructed Torpedo and I can see that but I needed more flavor. Citrus was mild if it was more bigger or even hops like Torpedo this would be greater.

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Photo of xShoWTeKx
3.84/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

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Hoptinite from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
3.77 out of 5 based on 50 ratings.
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