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Old 06-21-2012, 05:30 PM   #1
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Default 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:

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Old 06-21-2012, 05:38 PM   #2
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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.

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

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Old 06-21-2012, 07:17 PM   #5
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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.
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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?
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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.

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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.

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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.
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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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