Well I picked up a four pack of this one and I’m drinking the second bottle now. Sierra Nevada is a great brewery, but I don’t think this one is a major hit.
Hoptimum is a hop bomb from beyond Pluto, that’s for sure. Although it’s coppery-orange in color, I’m picturing that it was a perfectly clear beer and the only thing that added any color was the hops. That’s how hoppy it is! Tons of bitterness, lots of hops flavor, very intense.
The finish is a bit oily from all the hops and hop oil residues that made it into the final product. It’s one of the typical, modern-age American double IPA hop bombs.
Aroma is where this beer really shines. There’s so much aroma your head will probably explode if you’re a bud drinker. Approach with caution!
If you’re a hop head, you’ll definitely like this beer.
I think for the price ($10.50 a four pack) that it’s a nice one time novelty, but there are other IPAs out there that I enjoy more than this one. Still, a nice offering from Sierra Nevada.