malkyore (332) - - JUN 29, 2013
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
The man at the store said this was THE best double ipa in existence... With words like that I couldn’t just NOT get it...
This is a great beer bitter as heck but balanced with a nice full body and a a sweetness that makes it extremely drinkable.
It’s a little boozy, if I correctly understand the meaning of that word... It tastes extremely alcoholic.
ByTheirLimpin (102) - New York, USA - FEB 3, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
From the bottle to a tulip. Clear golden honey amber sunshine. The head set up and hung around while I putzed around the kitchen wrapping up and headed to the sofa. It stayed thick and foamy teasing me to punch a hole through and draw out my first quaff of the nectar tucked away beneath. The nose was tame, hoppy. Here we go.....smooth, sweet, big and round in the mouth. The malt and hop interplay helps to distract from the warmth growing in my mouth and tummy...tastefully boozy...long well balanced finish that never really reaches a horizon, but fades gracefully as you contemplate the experience...yum
OrthoDoc (84) - South Carolina, USA - JAN 17, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Huge beer but incredibly smooth and alcohol well hidden. For the name didn't get that much hop explosion. Sweet malt and torpedo like hops. Good beer but not that special or complex.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
scotchzombie (485) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - JAN 8, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours hazy orange Amber with a nice thick yellow-white head. Wet lacing. Sweet caramel malt aroma with notes of piney hops. Taste brings a fantastic balance of sweet caramel malt and hops, hops and more hops. Pine and bitter. Some citrus. Really well balanced. This is what an IIPA should be.
dnoaksson (781) - , SWEDEN - JAN 8, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hela vår kulturhistoria är fullknökad med elixir och magiska dekokter, från ungdomens källa till Jesu blod till Bumbibjörnssaft. Suggestionskraften ökar ytterligare nu när Sierra Nevada Hoptimum makar sig in i springan mellan myt och verklighet. Det är nästan så man förväntar sig att hitta denna flaska i en skogsglänta, omstrålad av ett överjordiskt ljus. En dryck att spinna sägner kring.
ston3s42 (135) - - JAN 2, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cloudy orange appearance with little head. Complex tastes of hops, citrus, chocolate, caramel, peppers, smoke, vanilla, spruce and dough. Full body, okay carbonation and a lasting bitter finish. Chocolaty bitter heaven
TEJA (1930) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - DEC 22, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from systembolaget sweden. Medium and lasting white head. Clear amber color. Nice caramell maltiness and piny aroma with small citrus. Big fresh hoppy taste with balanced bitterness. A very good imp ipa.
Radek Kliber (6890) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - NOV 24, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Where and how: bottle 355ml, tasting (2015 Vintage)
Aroma:rich, heavy with solid dose of hops. Malts with rounding alcohol. Plenty of everything but execution was average.
Top: plus sized, white cap, some lace on glass.
Base: almost clear, amber
Palate : heavy with mild carbonation. Semi dry longer finish.
Taste: zesty , tart hop notes, chewy mid with bitter hoppy finish. Alcohol noted but in check.
other notes I cant say that I have not expected more from SN. Just good.
Stew41 (1857) - Woodend, AUSTRALIA - OCT 24, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Rich powerful beer. Malts and hops and quite thick and sweet but it holds together very well. Would be hard to session these.
MarcoDL (3404) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 17, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Dark golden color. Nice aroma of strong hops, sharp citrus and malt. Taste is heavy, with a nice balance of citrus and caramelised malt, some pine and a nice subtle booziness. Good stuff.
bubblehouse (1018) - louisville, Kentucky, USA - OCT 15, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a dark orange with little to no foam. Extremely hoppy and tasty. Really smooth for the high abv.