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RATINGS: 1728   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.92/5   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

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3.4
llkc (2663) - århus, DENMARK - OCT 7, 2017
Duft karamel lime grøn humle amag sød karam dadler kant af rosin lime svag citrus

3.9
pivnizub (10766) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - SEP 11, 2017
Bottle (vintage 2016, 10,4%): Almost clear, golden to orangey coloured, smaller, but quite stable off-white head; solid sweet-bitter aroma of peppery, flowery and herbal-piney hops, balanced by honeyish malt and a little tinge of soy-sauce; solid bitter-sweet flavour, full bodied, what else; lingering and slightly drier, but still sweet and bitter, honeyish and piney and herbal finish with a warming alcohol-burn in the aftertaste. Great stuff, as always expected from Sierra...

3.7
beer-yum (1866) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 10, 2017
Citrus pine aroma in an amber copper pour. Huge hop forward balance with a big fruity body and sustained dry bitter finish to match. Only issue is that it is too strong to enjoy in the quantities one would want.

3.6
Maakun (6297) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUL 27, 2017
Bottle shared thanks to sjogro. Almost clear dark amber with off white head. Toffee, light roasted nuts, dried red berries, mango, dried flowers, sweet wine gums, essential fruit oils. Quite fruity but in a dried and oily way with lots of thick sweet malts. Quite sweet and bitter. Almost full bodied. Not bad.

3.7
sjogro (4648) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUL 27, 2017
Bottle shared in Les Thons. Clear amber with white head. Big sweet malts, honey, rye, weedy hops. Big sweet and moderate bitter. Full body, oily and slick. Soft carbonation.


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