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RATINGS: 1737   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.93/5   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


3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Gription79 (2802) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - JUN 17, 2012
Poured from a 12 ounce bottle. The aromas are of resin, pine, citrus, basically a huge american hop bomb. The flavor is super resin/pine, and overly sweet. I did not care for the lack of balance in this beer. Way to sweet and way to resinous.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
natejgood (473) - Bozeman, Montana, USA - JUN 17, 2012
Pours medium golden with a large off white head that craters down nicely. Aroma of sweet hops with hints of pine and tangerine. Flavor of hops all the way through. Very bitter, but a bit creamy in the mouth, which helps cut the bitterness but also leads to a less than refreshing drinking experience. A very hop forward beer with a ton of hop flavor without much else to balance it out. Good hoppy beer if that is what you are looking for.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JMerritt (1940) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - JUN 17, 2012
Browned golden with a smallish, off-white head that is mostly diminishing. Pungent grapefruit flesh and peach nose - very floral with a bit of pine at the end. Bitter flavor that grows, displaying flavors of spruce, leather, grapefruit and black tea atop a caramel/toffee candy backbone. Full bodied with a slightly astringent finish. Rock solid.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Saodwyer (10) - Elk Grove, California, USA - JUN 16, 2012
A delicious, full bodied Imperial IPA. Takes Torpedo to the next level. Buy it in a 4 pack next time you get a chance.

4.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
dougefreezy (45) - Bradenton, Florida, USA - JUN 16, 2012
UPDATED: DEC 9, 2012 Wow! Super bitter, super dry, probably the best imperial IPA i’ve ever had. So much better than those sweet syrupy ipa’s its ridiculus. And for $9.99 a four pack, you cant go wrong! SO glad I bought two quads of this freakin amazing brew!

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Onslow (1378) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - JUN 16, 2012
Pour from a 12 oz bottle. Amber orange brew with off white head. Aroma of caramel malt, floral and citrus hops. Taste is light caramel malts with a solid hops assertion. Actually not as hopped up as many DIPA’s but still plenty here. Very fine.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DWestrick (652) - Ft Wayne, Indiana, USA - JUN 16, 2012
Really really good. Expected it be be fairly average in that the majority of Sierra’s are a mix between craft and mass pro. Surprised in the perfect aroma and smooth finish despite over 10%. A worth opponent to hopslam

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Daytonbeer (726) - Ohio, USA - JUN 16, 2012
Pours orange with white head and nice lacing. Aroma of strong pine hops with a touch of citrus. The taste is the same, but add potential floral hops. Strong yet tasty bitterness. This beer will wake up your taste buds.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
BeeriedEyed (211) - USA - JUN 15, 2012
One incredible delight. Out of this world flavor. Sipped very very slowly but very very rewarding. A must for any IPA lover.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
JFURYCAT (1079) - East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 15, 2012
I’m gerting a wintergreen flavor up front with a grapefruit finish. Must be the way the malts interact with the hops in kind of a cloying way but the hops do shine. Citrusy aroma and a very nice finish with a chewy mouthfeel with textured bubbles and love that bitterhop bite at the end. I would say this is pretty solid. I wish they would reveal all the hops because I would clone this with UK two row to accentuate it more. The wheat malt is a nice addition as it gives the beer a nice bite. A good summer ipa with a kick to it.


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