About The Beer
Brewery: Sierra Nevada Brewing Company
Style: Imperial/Double IPA
Format: 355ml Bottle
Fancy seeing me here! After all, the place can hardly hold 11% — I’m scraping the rafters. Makes for a good view, and it’s clear when a room needs what I’ve got in spades: fruity, dank, and devilishly hoppy flavour. Your night is looking up. Savour it and don’t blink because I like to vanish in a puff of lupulin dust.
Ken Grossman started Sierra Nevada (and arguably craft beer as we know it) in his garage way back in 1979. Hoptimum is a massive ‘old money’ West Coast IPA made by the guys who practically invented the style.
If you love big IPAs with that classic bold bitterness flavour and you haven’t tried this yet, you’re doing it wrong!
Joel is one of Beer Cartel’s resident Beer Experts. As passionate as he is knowledgeable - when Joel isn't taking us down a rabbit hole about the best beer, wine or coffee you've never heard of (but can't wait to try), he 's usually reeling off some choice quotes from Seinfeld.