Sierra Nevada Hoptimum is here

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

  1. BadJustin

    BadJustin Dec 18, 2010 New York

    just got word from my shop, Parabola and Hoptimum in stock. Thank god it's payday.
     
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  2. RangnaR

    RangnaR Dec 17, 2012 California

    That's nice... but what about the beer!?
     
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  3. Rainier

    Rainier Dec 20, 2012 California

    hahahahahaha you funny
     
  4. RangnaR

    RangnaR Dec 17, 2012 California

    Sorry, I'll be okay once Hoptimum shows up in my Sacramento area liquor stores..
     
  5. SanFranJake

    SanFranJake Nov 2, 2012 California
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    While this isn't a whale and I'll eventually get a case, I hate you all who have it now.
     
  6. MRAnderson

    MRAnderson Apr 17, 2012 Indiana

    Please tell me you are joking? This beer would be bad after 6 months to a year
     
  7. Handyandy58

    Handyandy58 Aug 3, 2011 California

    For the love of god, please don't let this become a whale. It helps that they probably brew too much of it for it to be a whale.

    Also looking forward to Southern Hemisphere Harvest trickling out here soon, too.
     
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  8. jd18

    jd18 Apr 29, 2013 New York
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    Wegmans in allentown pa on Tilghman St had 4 packs in the cooler. Enjoying 1 right now. I think I like it, ha!
     
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  9. SanFranJake

    SanFranJake Nov 2, 2012 California
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    I
    It's cool. My wife was born and raised in Chico. So she doesn't have to twist my arm to go "home". :)
     
  10. HokiesandBeer

    HokiesandBeer Jan 10, 2013 Pennsylvania
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    Just had it back to back with a Double Trouble. Thought the Hoptimum was alright but that the Double Trouble was much much better.
     
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  11. HokiesandBeer

    HokiesandBeer Jan 10, 2013 Pennsylvania
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    If I can find it on the shelf in the burbs of Pennsylvania I'd imagine you could find something in California haha.
     
  12. SanFranJake

    SanFranJake Nov 2, 2012 California
    Beer Trader

    You'd think, wouldn't ya?! But alas!!!
    It's cool, I've got Parabola.
     
  13. Charlie_Hoss

    Charlie_Hoss Jan 2, 2013 New Jersey
    Beer Trader

    I felt the opposite. The double trouble was well balanced but too malty for me as an iipa...not saying I dont really like it, I just love the layers of hop flavors that you get with Hoptimum. Cheers!
     
  14. Cubatobaco

    Cubatobaco Jan 27, 2013 Virginia
    Beer Trader

    Still waiting for both of these to hit the shelves in VA. At least it's on the east coast.
     
  15. yeahitsRUST

    yeahitsRUST Jul 30, 2011 North Carolina

    No sightings yet in my two local spots... Kinda disappointed.
     
  16. cw577enfield

    cw577enfield Mar 3, 2013 Virginia
    Beer Trader

    They're here now.
     
  17. t420o

    t420o Jul 16, 2009 Colorado

    I didnt think that this year hid that 10% abv as well as last year. That said, still very good and at $9.99/4 pack, a great deal
     
  18. RRtransvestification

    RRtransvestification Dec 21, 2012 New York
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    Are you on Long Island?
     
  19. blackcompg

    blackcompg Feb 13, 2011 Illinois

    Just landed north of Chicagoland in Lake County, picked up a couple of 4 pks, chilling them now :0)
     
  20. BadJustin

    BadJustin Dec 18, 2010 New York

    nope, far from it man. Outside of Syracuse.
     
  21. mborden

    mborden Jan 28, 2009 New York

    ORLY? where's your shop with said stock in it?
     
  22. nc41

    nc41 Sep 25, 2008 North Carolina
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    Right on the money, SN makes very good beer at a great price point, but I'm on the like side when it comes to SN.
     
  23. beerindaglass

    beerindaglass Feb 20, 2013 Florida
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    Landed in Pensacola yesterday, but bottled date is early March. Tasted fine, but will be looking for fresher stocks.
     
  24. nc41

    nc41 Sep 25, 2008 North Carolina
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    Wonder why it took 2 months to hit the sales floor, SN delivers everywhere.
     
  25. beerindaglass

    beerindaglass Feb 20, 2013 Florida
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    Wondering the same thing... This was the first shop to get it. I just bought one. Had almost zero nose. Will wait to get more if I find something newer.
     
  26. PerdidoKeyBum

    PerdidoKeyBum Jan 18, 2011 Georgia

    Which shop had it, Hopjacks Filling Station?
     
  27. beerindaglass

    beerindaglass Feb 20, 2013 Florida
    Beer Trader

    Yup. Ritchey's will be getting it soon.
     
  28. PerdidoKeyBum

    PerdidoKeyBum Jan 18, 2011 Georgia

    Which Ritchey's do you frequent? I have a condo in Perdido Key and am still trying to find the best craft beer places.
     
  29. jdhowe

    jdhowe Mar 18, 2013 Georgia
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    picked up a 4 pack yesterday at Albany, CA BevMo. They looked to have plenty in stock. Enjoying one now.
     
  30. SanFranJake

    SanFranJake Nov 2, 2012 California
    Beer Trader

    Was excited to see it at my local shop.
    Always a great beer. I loved it the first year in 24oz bottles. First time I didn't know what I was up against until I tried to stand up after killing a bottle!
     
  31. jmwildwest

    jmwildwest Mar 10, 2013 Florida

    Hoptimum in the fridge. Having some friends over and about to get Hoptivated.
     
  32. beerindaglass

    beerindaglass Feb 20, 2013 Florida
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    Richeys on Creighton and 9th has by far the bigger selection. Great selection actually. I most frequent the one om Gregory downtown. Smaller selection, but still solid. They'll both have Hoptimum soon. And Founders probably in about 10 days.

    Perdido is tough. My parents live on Innerarity Pt. Check out Anna's fine wines next time you go by Joe Pattis. She has some great beer (last one to have Jai Alai in stock last week). Little expensive though.
     
  33. kcp85

    kcp85 Sep 7, 2012 Missouri

    I know it's been in the St. Louis area since last Friday. Already been through three 4 pks.
     
  34. Icarus

    Icarus Oct 6, 2012 Minnesota

    Picked a 4 pack up today for $ 9.99, will be drinking it very soon.
     
  35. rhizomatic

    rhizomatic Apr 30, 2013 Tennessee

    I just got a 4-pack. Fridge is packed, and I don't have a beer fridge, so I'm probably putting these in one at a time.

    I have no idea what to expect from this beer other than a metric fuckton of hops. I'm feeling a very strange combination of trepidation and excitement.
     
  36. Cubatobaco

    Cubatobaco Jan 27, 2013 Virginia
    Beer Trader

    Where at?
     
  37. Hatzilla

    Hatzilla Jul 25, 2008 California

    Anybody see this in San Francisco yet? I should go to Florida and buy some hahaha.
     
  38. jasoncheb

    jasoncheb Nov 23, 2012 Virginia

    Whole Foods in VB has it...lots of it.
     
  39. cw577enfield

    cw577enfield Mar 3, 2013 Virginia
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    If you're in RVA, check out Corks 'n' Kegs. TW or OUAV might still have some left.
     
  40. Cubatobaco

    Cubatobaco Jan 27, 2013 Virginia
    Beer Trader

    I'm in Newport News. I'll check tomorrow after the LPGA event. I hope I can grab a few 4pks! Meanwhile, I'll enjoy this KBS! :D
     
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