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Sierra Hoptimum

Saddleoflamb Jul 12, 2012 08:35 AM

Has any one tried? Just noticed the other day. 9.49$ a four pack...100ibu's, whole cone, "torpedoed"...

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    chuckl Jul 12, 2012 03:37 PM

    I've had it and it's very good. I thought last year's might have been a little better. I also really like the current Southern Hemisphere.

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      LStaff Jul 13, 2012 06:55 AM

      Nice blonde barleywine - especially since its coming close to being 3 months old at this point... :-0

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      1. re: LStaff
        chuckl Jul 13, 2012 12:36 PM

        i believe its categorized as an imperial IPA. I wouldnt sit on it too long.

        1. re: LStaff
          JessKidden Jul 15, 2012 06:57 AM

          If it's Hoptimum you're referring to as being "3 months old", Sierra Nevada intends to brew it year 'round as long as the hops are available. Some markets recently got batches brewed in May and in June.

          1. re: JessKidden
            Saddleoflamb Jul 16, 2012 09:24 AM

            Is there a way to determine brew date on packaging/bottle>

            1. re: Saddleoflamb
              JessKidden Jul 16, 2012 01:58 PM


              You'll have to go through their age check first, of course, and apparently they are converting from dating the individual bottles on the labels to inkjet stamping on the neck directly on the glass (unfortunately) starting this past March so that pdf is somewhat out of date.

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