Sierra Nevada Brewing Company
Sierra Nevada Hoptimum
Country: United States of America
Brewery: Sierra Nevada
Style: Imperial IPA
Format: 355ml Bottle
Hoptimum is a hurricane of whole-cone hop flavor. Hopped, dry hopped and torpedoed for incredible hop flavor and complexity, Hoptimum is the pinnacle of whole-cone hoppiness and the biggest Imperial IPA we have ever produced. It features resinous hop varieties: Magnum, Chinook, Simcoe and a new experimental hop variety exclusive to Sierra Nevada. With intense hop flavors and aromas of grapefruit rind, pine, herbs and tropical fruit, Hoptimum is an aggressive drinking experience. Originally created as part of our Beer Camp program, Hoptimum throws down the gauntlet to all other IPAs.
WHAT OTHER CUSTOMERS ARE SAYING
Light green fresh pine nose. Bitter hoppy lingering oily goodness. Bitter yes. But not overly. 10.4% ABV not apparent. Awesome!
Pine passionfruit & mango nose. Awesome tropical fruit flavours bashed down by the big fast bitter finish. Oily bitter mouthfeel. Brilliant!
Over the top and I love it
If you are looking for a hop bomb in a glass, this is it. Drink this after your pale ales and standard IPAs, because once you finish this one your palate will be tasting one thing, Optimum. I will be coming back for seconds of this cracking over the top beer.
Don't be fooled by the nose. Absolutely crammed full of hops. Hop Heaven.
As a hop fiend and IPA fanatic, I simply had to experience this beer (three times now, for the record). Suffice to say, it delivers what it promises - an abundance of hops and HUGE flavour. Not for an IPA novice by any stretch, but if you're looking for trouble, you've found it ;)