Hoptimum is Sierra Nevada's Imperial IPA
A group of hop-heads and publicans challenged our Beer Camp 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.It was all I could do to not open my bottle last night after I finished the Gnarly Wine, but the 10.4% ABV would have been too much. I'm looking forward to drinking it tonight so I can decide whether I want to spend another $8 and the time finding it to get another bottle.
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.