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arsenal610 06-21-2012 04:30 PM

Sierra Nevada Hoptimum 2012
 
I tried this last week and somewhat enjoyed it. It was a fun experience, but I prefer other DIPA over this. I think hop heads would enjoy this one!

Here's my vid review on it for those who would like to check it out:


NordeastBrewer77 06-21-2012 04:38 PM

It's a decent brew, but definitely not my favorite DIPA by far. My favorite DIPAs of that vein currently are Lakefront's XXXX IPA and Rogue's I2PA. I also love Pliny and Southern Tier's 2XIPA.

arsenal610 06-21-2012 04:51 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by NordeastBrewer77 (Post 4190616)
It's a decent brew, but definitely not my favorite DIPA by far. My favorite DIPAs of that vein currently are Lakefront's XXXX IPA and Rogue's I2PA. I also love Pliny and Southern Tier's 2XIPA.

Yeah, I enjoy rogue and ST 2IPA over this. Man, I always hear great things about Lakefront brews.

tom_gamer 06-21-2012 04:56 PM

I enjoyed it. It was great sip beer for me.

NordeastBrewer77 06-21-2012 06:17 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by arsenal610 (Post 4190677)
Man, I always hear great things about Lakefront brews.

You should check 'em out, great stuff.


I agree with you, TG, it's a good sipper. Definitely not the most drinkable of DIPAs, but tasty enough to keep you coming back. :mug:

neosapien 06-21-2012 08:07 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by NordeastBrewer77 (Post 4190616)
It's a decent brew, but definitely not my favorite DIPA by far. My favorite DIPAs of that vein currently are Lakefront's XXXX IPA and Rogue's I2PA. I also love Pliny and Southern Tier's 2XIPA.

I keep hearing Lakefront popping up in conversation over and over again. I need to find a way to get a mix of six or something. BrewingTV's episode on them strongly reinforced that opinion.

I'm also a big fan of Rogue's double ipa. They make a lot of good beers. Dead Guy Ale was the one that /finally/ got my dad to appreciate hoppy beers. I don't think I've seen many (if any?) people on here say they don't like Pliny; that beer is real close to the pinacle of the style.

Sierra Nevada, though...unfortunately, I can't say I've had any of their beers that I've ever liked. I know they're a big name on the craft front and been around a long time, but nothing about any of the SN beers I've tried has impressed me enough to make sense of how often I see the name come up. Is there something about them I'm just not seeing or tasting?

Kaleco 06-21-2012 09:24 PM

I really enjoyed this beer and went back for another 4-pack. For the price and availability (don't have to hunt for it), it's hard to beat for me.

ingchr1 06-22-2012 12:40 AM

I somewhat enjoyed it as well. I'm going to age one or two to see what happens, even though it is a hoppy beer.

arsenal610 06-23-2012 04:57 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by neosapien (Post 4191328)
I keep hearing Lakefront popping up in conversation over and over again. I need to find a way to get a mix of six or something. BrewingTV's episode on them strongly reinforced that opinion.

I'm also a big fan of Rogue's double ipa. They make a lot of good beers. Dead Guy Ale was the one that /finally/ got my dad to appreciate hoppy beers. I don't think I've seen many (if any?) people on here say they don't like Pliny; that beer is real close to the pinacle of the style.

Sierra Nevada, though...unfortunately, I can't say I've had any of their beers that I've ever liked. I know they're a big name on the craft front and been around a long time, but nothing about any of the SN beers I've tried has impressed me enough to make sense of how often I see the name come up. Is there something about them I'm just not seeing or tasting?

For me, I don't consider any of there beers anything special. They don't have any "wow" beers. At the end of the day, I consider them a Solid brewery.

craft_beer_fan 06-23-2012 01:13 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by arsenal610
I tried this last week and somewhat enjoyed it. It was a fun experience, but I prefer other DIPA over this. I think hop heads would enjoy this one!

Here's my vid review on it for those who would like to check it out:

Video Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nN8P-fdXyyA

Good review! I recently noticed this has become available at a local grocery store. Will have to try it.


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