RateBeer
overall
99
98
style
Serve in Shaker, Snifter

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 1685   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.93   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 100   EST. CALORIES: 312   ABV: 10.4%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A group of hop-heads and publicans challenged our Beer Camp (#19) brewers to push the extremes of whole-cone hop brewing. The result is this: a 100 IBU, whole-cone hurricane of flavor. Simply put- Hoptimum: the biggest whole-cone IPA we have ever produced. Aggressively hopped, dry-hopped and torpedoed with our exclusive new hop varieties for ultra-intense flavors and aromas.

Hops, hops and more hops are the stars of this big, whole-cone Imperial IPA. 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.

Beer specs:
ABV: 10.4%
Original Gravity: 22.8 Plato
Final Gravity: 4.5 Plato
Bitterness Units: 100 IBU
Color: Orange Amber
Bittering Hops: German Magnum
Aroma Hops: Simcoe & New Proprietary Variety
Dry Hops: Simcoe & New Proprietary Variety
Torpedo Hops: Citra & Chinook
Malts: Two-row Pale, Golden Promise, Munich & Wheat
Yeast: Ale


3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Courtre (3) - - MAY 26, 2012 does not count
Delicious. If you like Hoppy and strong beers you can get at the local grocery store, (opposed to speciality beer stores) this is the beer for you. It?s easy to drink, but take your time as the 10% alcohol content sneaks up on you!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Voodoo (445) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 26, 2012
A gift from Andy at B&B.......Pours a deep golden color, the aroma is pure grassy hops. Taste is grapefruit, deep citrus puckering kind of taste. Aftertaste is over the top pure grassy hop flavor. No real hint of the 10% alcohol, everything is overwhelming grassy, citrusy hops......if you like hops this may not be for you, if you love hops this is your brew.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
soccer290 (225) - Highland Park, Illinois, USA - MAY 25, 2012
12 oz bottle. Liked the name, so decided to give this a shot; pleasantly surprised to see such high ratings. Pours a hazy light bronze color with a light off-white colored head. Smells of light citrus, heavy hops, and some grassy aromas. Tastes like a ton of hops, some citrus notes, a little grass and earthy tastes, and some malt. Pretty potent palate. Personally I like IPAs to have more citrus, but this is pretty impressive.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dmschefke (576) - Macomb, Michigan, USA - MAY 25, 2012
Pours a nice clear orange with thick white head, minimal lacing. Aroma of citrus hops, resin, slightly toasted malt, and a slight herbal character. Flavor matches well, but gets slight knocks for a poor bitter taste in the back of the mouth. Overall very good though.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rmussman (1702) - California, USA - MAY 24, 2012
Classic. Wouldn’t go anywhere other for a Hoppy brew. Great job. Big time hops and really nice on the palate. Fantastic.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
timfoolery (1125) - California, USA - MAY 23, 2012
Bottle from Total Wine. Aromas and flavor of tropical, citrus, and resinous hops. Definitely a lingering sweetness that pairs nicely with the intense hoppy flavor. There's some honey notes in there. Great beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
UnDecaf (106) - Mountain View, California, USA - MAY 23, 2012
Not nearly as bitter as I was expecting (and hoping). There is definitely some nice hoppiness, but its a little overpowered by the heavy alcohol flavors.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
dlovell2 (1266) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAY 23, 2012
Amber color with white head. Strong Pine aroma. Some caramel malt with stong pine and citrus flavor and bitterness.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerSensi (119) - California, USA - MAY 23, 2012
Poured from bottle amber color with white head. Smells mostly of piney hops with just a touch of caramel. Taste of hops and earthy.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
deekyn (1371) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAY 23, 2012
A - pours dark golden amber with almost no head. S - dry grasses/wheat, grapefruit and quiet tropical fruit notes and hint of pineapple. Melon As well? M - strong bodies brew with a nice full palate. Rich and creamy. Touch of Lingering dry bitter hops. T - nice full creamy caramel malts and vegetal malts up front, transitions to a nice tropical fruit and citrus hop on the palate with a nice mellow undertone. Lingering hop burn. O - nice rich ipa, the best I’ve had from Sierra Nevada 7+


We Want To Hear From You



Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »



Page  1 « 97 98 99  100  101 102 103 » 169


Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2015,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
reserved.
about us
About RateBeer
FAQ
Contact/Feedback
New Beers
add
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Events
membership
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50