The Hoptimum was created during on of Sierra Nevada’s “Beer Camps,” a new program where people — usually beer distributors, retailers and others — spend two days at the brewery’s pilot brewhouse learning about the brewery and making their own small batch of beer. After the success of the single batch, beer camp Hoptimum, Sierra Nevada tweaked the formula for a commercial release, which they describe as follows:
Hops, hops, and more hops are the stars of this big, whole-cone Imperial IPA. Resinous “new-school” and exclusive hop varieties carry the bold and aromatic nose. The flavor follows the aroma with layers of aggressive hoppiness, featuring notes of grapefruit rind, rose, lilac, cedar, and tropical fruit — all culminating in a dry and lasting finish.
Hoptimum: the biggest whole-cone IPA we have ever produced.
|alcohol content 10.4% by volume||BITTERING hops German Magnum|
|beginning gravity 22.8 Plato||AROMA hops Simcoe & New Proprietary Variety|
|ending gravity 4.5 Plato||DRY hops Simcoe & New Proprietary Variety|
|bitterness units 100||TORPEDO hops Citra & Chinook|
|yeast Ale||malts Two-row Pale, Golden Promise, Munich & Wheat|
Get your Hoptimum fix at at:
Chappy’s – keg tapping at 7pm on Thurs, Feb 10th
Spinoza’s – keg tapping at 6pm on Fri, Feb 11th