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Old 01-19-2011, 03:45 PM   #1
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anyone had it? haven't seen it in the SE yet.

http://www.sierranevada.com/beers/hoptimum.html


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Old 01-19-2011, 03:56 PM   #2
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Only made it to Austin for us in TX



 
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Old 01-19-2011, 07:26 PM   #3
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anyone had it? haven't seen it in the SE yet.

http://www.sierranevada.com/beers/hoptimum.html
Yep, had it at the Taproom and thought it was really tasty, but I also bought a bottle and had it later that night. I thought the bottled version left a little to be desired, but it was still good.
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Old 01-19-2011, 07:33 PM   #4
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I keep asking every store I travel to if they have it but never do. They've only ever heard of it.
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Old 01-21-2011, 06:20 AM   #5
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we just had it make it out here. the SN rep said only 60 or so cases made it to the whole state and its doubtful it makes it through the week. I thought it was great, really mellow for as big as the OG/IBUs are

 
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Old 01-21-2011, 06:26 AM   #6
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It's VERY tasty, had it over at Ubermick's place on Saturday (thanks G!). First beer of the afternoon, at 10% it was a good calibration beer.
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Old 01-21-2011, 07:17 PM   #7
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Only made it to Austin for us in TX
Where in Austin? I've been looking for it!

**Update** Just went to Specs on Braker in Austin, they're only selling one bottle at a time. 3 left!

 
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Old 01-21-2011, 07:52 PM   #8
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Not sure if it's rare here in the North Bay, but Bottle Barn has a load of it. I picked up a couple bottles of it today.
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Old 01-21-2011, 08:44 PM   #9
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Not sure if it's rare here in the North Bay, but Bottle Barn has a load of it. I picked up a couple bottles of it today.
Love the Bottle Barn, I try to stop in there whenever I'm in Santa Rosa.
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Old 01-21-2011, 09:16 PM   #10
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Not sure why, but this one was a bit of a disappointment. The high ABV was a bit much. It reminded me of a hoppy Bigfoot. It didn't seem to come together as an IIPA.

I tend to like SN, so I was surprised I didn't like it. Oh well!


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