Beer: Sierra Nevada Hoptimum
Location: Chico, CA
Type: Whole-Cone Imperial IPA
Aroma: Out in the middle of nowhere you can smell the hops from a distance. This is one seriously hopped up IPA.
Appearance: Golden and clear.
Body & Texture: Bitter, citrus, good carbonation, creamy thick head. Very smooth for a high alcohol beer. Easy to swallow, lots of small bubbles.
Aftertaste: Clean bitterness, skunky “weed” hops (not in a bad way!). Tiny bit of alcohol taste but barely noticeable.
I’m totally in love with this beer. This was the third time I had it and on this occasion the end of the beer resulted in a proposal…so, you could say this is now my favorite beer ever. On untappd that afternoon, I checked into this beer and stated it was the best beer of my life. I wasn’t joking. If you’re an IPA lover then you’ll definitely love this beer. Only sad part to me is it’s seasonal. I’ll just have to look forward to this time of year next year! Go out and treat yourself to this amazingly bitter beer, I think you’ll love it.
P.s. I gotta thank my brother, Jason for having this beer stocked at my parents cabin. Without him, we would have been drinking a less superior beer.