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NEW RELEASE: Sierra Nevada Hoptimum

Sierra Nevada Brewing’s newest release – Hoptimum  has arrived!  Hoptimum is a hoppy whole cone imperial IPA.

Backstory from SN:
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.

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.

Style: Imperial IPA
Hops: Bitter – German Magnum. Aroma/Dry – Simcoe & new secret strain.
Malts: 2 Row Pale, Golden Promise, Munich & Wheat
Yeast: Ale

Taste Expectations: Grapefruit & citrus.  Sticky, fresh resinous hops. Caramel & biscuit hops.

Availability:  24 ounce bombers. Draft.  Limited release.

10.4% ABV
100 IBUs