Review: Sierra Nevada Hoptimum (Bottle)
I finally got around to picking up a four pack of Hoptimum a few days ago. Considering the great things I’ve heard about this beer, I was anxious to try it and went through all four in about two days. After much consideration however I have to say that though this beer is very good, it really isn’t great. The aroma is phenomenal with tons of fresh hops coming through in the form of floral, grassy, and bright citrus. However, the flavors are a little unbalanced in the excessive bitterness and noticeable alcohol heat. Thankfully, bright grapefruit, and some tangerines come through with a pale malt sweetness to save the day and provide an enjoyable beer. Still, I think Sierra Nevada may have gone a bit over the top on this.
Niko (FF) Score = 8.5/10