Sierra Nevada Hoptimum is here

Discussion in 'Beer Releases' started by ParchedNeedBeer, Apr 17, 2013.

  1. ThirstyFace

    ThirstyFace Jan 11, 2013 New York

    To each his own, but I don't find that to be the case at all
     
  2. RangnaR

    RangnaR Dec 17, 2012 California

    Anyone seen this in the Sacramento area yet?
     
  3. Sneers

    Sneers Dec 27, 2009 Pennsylvania

    Can't wait to get this fresh again. Love this beer. Also, perhaps my favorite beer label of all time.
     
  4. grandmachine

    grandmachine Mar 11, 2010 California
    Beer Trader

    I prefer Hoptimum over Palate Wrecker.
    Who's with me?
     
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  5. MLucky

    MLucky Jul 31, 2010 California

    Not even close, IMO. My wife, who has a pretty keen pallet, refers to PW as "onion water." I wouldn't go that far, but...

    Hoptimum's a world class DIPA. Just had my first one of the season last night, couldn't believe how good it was.
     
  6. brenty0man

    brenty0man Apr 5, 2013 Pennsylvania

    How would we compare Hoptimum to say... Stone Ruination? If it's anything close I want to pick one up. (Craft Newbie here...)
     
  7. PackPride

    PackPride Oct 31, 2011 North Carolina

    I've had a lot of IPA’s, and this is still #1 for me. It was killer good last year, so I’m excited to try it again this year.
     
  8. Rainier

    Rainier Dec 20, 2012 California

    This beer is so great! Love at first sip :)
     
  9. Rainier

    Rainier Dec 20, 2012 California

    Ruination tastes like shit compared to Hoptimum. I didn't like Ruination. So.... Take my comment with a grain of salt.
     
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  10. baconman91

    baconman91 Dec 13, 2009 Ohio

    LOVE that stuff!
     
  11. Cubatobaco

    Cubatobaco Jan 27, 2013 Virginia
    Beer Trader

    This will be the first Hoptimum experience and I can't wait!
     
  12. HumphreyLee

    HumphreyLee Jan 15, 2011 Pennsylvania
    Subscriber


    Dittoed. Took long enough but I finally have the mouth for IPAs. Ready for this and some Double Trouble.
     
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  13. yeahitsRUST

    yeahitsRUST Jul 30, 2011 North Carolina

    Saved one from last year to compare. Can't wait!
     
  14. CreightonSM

    CreightonSM Dec 23, 2010 New York

    I had one last night, needless to say I'm stoked that it's back!
     
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  15. Charlie_Hoss

    Charlie_Hoss Jan 2, 2013 New Jersey
    Beer Trader

    I had this for the first time tonight and it is hands down one of my top favorite iipas...this is seriously one of the best hop destructive beer I have had in a long time. So much going on!
     
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  16. rhizomatic

    rhizomatic Apr 30, 2013 Tennessee

    I've never had it, but I guess it'll be an experience.

    Only IIPA I've had so far is Rampant (it took me a while to not cower at the very thought of IIPAs). That was actually very much on the sweet side, not at all what I was expecting. Am I just getting used to high IBUs, or what?
     
  17. flayedandskinned

    flayedandskinned Jan 1, 2011 California
    Beer Trader


    Its definitely sweet than Rampant, hoppier too. I hope this years is hoppier and less sweet.
     
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  18. Dan_Bowman

    Dan_Bowman Apr 11, 2010 Ohio
    Beer Trader

    Buy Hoptimum. IMO, it blows Ruination out of the water. Just picked up two more four packs @ $4 a piece.
     
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  19. Dan_Bowman

    Dan_Bowman Apr 11, 2010 Ohio
    Beer Trader

    Looking at the bottle code, it looks like my bottles are from March 19th. Five weeks to get to our shelves. Does that seem normal?

    Yes, I know SN is in California and I'm in Ohio. And I know that this is not an "Enjoy By" rush to get it on shelves or to stores. Just a curiosity question.
     
  20. rboinski

    rboinski Mar 19, 2012 California

    Still haven't seen it in North Bay. Anyone have an idea on when it makes it?
     
  21. Zbyler

    Zbyler Jan 18, 2013 Connecticut

    Just got ours today finally (CT). Excited to try it as I haven't had the pleasure yet.
     
  22. rhizomatic

    rhizomatic Apr 30, 2013 Tennessee

    Apparently Nashville got it yesterday. I usually make my beer runs on Saturdays, so I guess I'll get it then.
     
  23. BB1313

    BB1313 Jul 16, 2009 Ohio

    Sometimes it's the distributors. I forget who distributes SN in OH, but I remember last year they waited for most of the Celebration to disappear before they gave stores Ruthless Rye. So Ruthless Rye was just sitting in a warehouse. I'm not saying that this is the case, but who knows..
     
  24. Handyandy58

    Handyandy58 Aug 3, 2011 California

    Did the brewery tour and had it at the taproom last weekend. Tasted like concentrated air from their hop freezer. Really hoping they're hurrying it out to Wisconsin for me.
     
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  25. mark14580

    mark14580 Jan 15, 2011 New York

    That batch just hit rochester, ny. Good but not great. Wish it was fresher.
     
  26. dianimal

    dianimal Apr 18, 2012 California

    Looking for Hoptimum in San Diego.

    ...anyone?
     
  27. DmouthCaliBrewz

    DmouthCaliBrewz Mar 29, 2013 New Hampshire

    You dudez aren't alone. I don't know what it is, but I too feel dramatically more hungover and just a whole lot shittier the next morning if I get drunk off of a strong IPA vs another beer style.
     
  28. Rainier

    Rainier Dec 20, 2012 California

    grabbed another four pack WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!
     
  29. pugartheterrible

    pugartheterrible May 13, 2010 California
    Beer Trader

    Cases of it available in the south bay right now
     
  30. SanFranJake

    SanFranJake Nov 2, 2012 California
    Beer Trader

    Let me know if you hear anything. I'm in San Rafael and plan in hitting a few spots for Parabola, so some Hoptimun sounds hopeful as well.
     
  31. Stugotzo

    Stugotzo Jun 13, 2012 Florida

    $4 for a 4-pack??? :confused:
     
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  32. RangnaR

    RangnaR Dec 17, 2012 California

    Don't feel bad. I live in Northern California (only a couple hours from the SN's Chico brewery), and none of my local liquor stores have yet to get any Hoptimum. Sounds like I'd get it sooner if I was living on the opposite side of the country...
     
  33. Dan_Bowman

    Dan_Bowman Apr 11, 2010 Ohio
    Beer Trader

    What was I thinking?! $10 for a 4-pack.
     
  34. Stugotzo

    Stugotzo Jun 13, 2012 Florida

    I was going to rent a U-haul and drive to Ohio right now. :D
     
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  35. BadJustin

    BadJustin Dec 18, 2010 New York

    hitting my shop tonight after work, Hope it's hit Upstate NY, if it's in CT I'd think it's here as well.
     
  36. Rainier

    Rainier Dec 20, 2012 California

    This year is awesome!
     
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  37. beercanman

    beercanman Dec 17, 2012 Ohio

    One of my favorite seasonals. Got some in the fridge but haven't tried it yet. I'm sure it won't disappoint
     
  38. Stugotzo

    Stugotzo Jun 13, 2012 Florida

    In the time it took you to write this, you could have had a few sips. Where are your priorities at, man? o_O
     
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  39. beercanman

    beercanman Dec 17, 2012 Ohio

    Its on deck.
     
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  40. dipalova

    dipalova Feb 3, 2013 Connecticut

    I can't wait til this year's is better then next year's...
     
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