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Hoptimum - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.


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Overall: 9.28/10 by 1 dude

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Style: American Imperial IPA

ABV: 10.40%

IBU: 100

Season: Rotating

Have Another: 100%

310 beers rated with a 8.28 average
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  • Color: Pale Amber
  • 2012

    Pours a clear copper like amber color with a quarter inch creamy white head. The head settles out leaving a thin layer of creamy foam resting on top. Lots of thick lacing sheets the sides of the glass.

    The aroma is very pleasant with pine hops and citrus with a bit of grapefruit and a caramel sweet malt.

    The taste is pretty similar to the aroma. It starts off with a BIG punch of hops, I get some pine and grassy flavors and some citrus grapefruit flavors. The sweet caramel malts show up near the finish, but are very subdued in comparison to the massive hop profiles. The finish is insanely bitter with some floral flavors lingering in the aftertaste along side the huge bitterness.

    Medium body with medium carbonation with an oily mouthfeel that coats the palate.

    Overall, an impressive DIPA. Put on your big boy pants before having this beer! This one has some seriously dangerous amounts of hops and a bitterness that will knock your socks off! A damn good beer, but your taste buds are going to be trashed for a week! Everything you eat will taste like hops! It's awesome! Try one!
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  • Reviewed: Friday, April 20, 2012 at 00:22:49
  • Tasted: Friday, April 20, 2012
  • $2.69 for 12 oz. bottle
Beer Notes
  • 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.
Cost Breakdown
  • $2.69, 1 serving(s), 12 oz. bottles
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