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Brewed By: Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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Average Rating:
7.73697

Number of Ratings: 3224

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA (DIPA / IIPA)

Brewed In: 1075 E 20th St, Chico, CA 95928, USA

ABV: 10.4%

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Hoptimum

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Tasting Notes

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bockboy@att.net profile picturebockboy@att.net - May 29, 2015
B+. A strong citrusy hop aroma and flavor with plenty of malt. Lingering bitterness, but not in a bad way. If it had more complexity I would give it an A. Found my 2011 notes and I noted it had a caramel flavor, lingering bitterness, fragrant, good balance and sweeter than Ninkasi?s Tircerahops it was an A. New in 2018 9.4% and more floral hops. B. 2019 is an A, has some dank hops and more complex, 9.6%. 2020 is an A, has the dank, herbaceous hops and big malt. Medium to light heavy mouthfeel. Bottled April 2, 2020 at 10.6%. Had a 2014 in August of 2020 and it still made a good old ale at 10.4%.
TearsforBeers profile pictureTearsforBeers - May 27, 2015
Hoppy, Sweet , bitter. I know it's insane haha
ccwops@yahoo.com profile pictureccwops@yahoo.com - May 23, 2015
Inconsistent. Got it last yr and it was perfectly balanced. ABV was totally hidden. Now it's gotten too boozy. A real hoppy brew though, Not 100% balanced. Hop Hunter is better. Sierra Nevada, u guys r doin' a stellar job over there. 4-1/2 Stars on this one. What's weird though 'bout this one is very little nose, maybe it's just me. (Popped a top)
brewbaker profile picturebrewbaker - May 6, 2015
Good IIPA. However one if the few beers I prefer from the bottle rather than in tap. I think the bottle conditioning smooths the flavor.
teach profile pictureteach - April 7, 2015
A solid Imperial IPA. Being one of my favorite styles, I usually prefer the sweet and sour grapefruit opening compared to the very piney one here, but it is nonetheless a very crisp and flavorfully hoppy specialty from Sierra Nevada.
tripper007 profile picturetripper007 - March 16, 2015
Look forward to this everytime I buy it and cannot wait for the weekend
Mmdaddy profile pictureMmdaddy - March 8, 2015
Hoppy not over the top. Solid a bit bitter though
dino62960@gmail.com profile picturedino62960@gmail.com - January 17, 2015
Fantastic
crichie72 profile picturecrichie72 - December 29, 2014
Winter Beer Festival 12/28/2014. WCL - Philadelphia.
clipinski13 profile pictureclipinski13 - October 11, 2014
***WARNING*** This brew is not for the weak! An intense Imperial IPA that kicks you in the mouth so hard your grandma's bush will fly off! Using whole-cone hops, Hoptimum offers a bold, full-bodied experience with dominating pine flavors. At 10.4% ABV and 100 IBUs, be prepared for a one-of-a-kind brew experience!
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