Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. Reformulates Hoptimum to be Its “Hoppiest Beer Yet”

hoptimum-bottle-pint2017Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. (Chico, California) recently released Hoptimum Triple IPA – 2017 Edition with a new recipe and hop schedule.

With America’s community of craft beer consumers consistently showing that it largely values new and different over traditional and established, Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. continues to make changes to its portfolio of iconic brews.  The latest example of this adaptation is the reimagination of Hoptimum Triple IPA for its 2017 release.  Thanks to tweaks that involve mixing things up in the hop department to achieve a bit more balance, the 2017 incarnation of this High Altitude Release showcases a “tropical and citrus hop aroma that delivers a refined yet aggressive character.”  Although the IBUs might be down a few ticks, the brewery steadfastly claims that Hoptimum Triple IPA – 2017 Edition is their “hoppiest beer yet.”

Hoptimum Triple IPA – 2017 Edition is available now while supplies last.  This limited release offering can be found in 6-packs of 12 oz. bottles and on draft at select craft beer establishments located in Alabama, Florida, California, North Carolina and throughout the rest of Sierra Nevada’s national distribution network.  These changes are bound to be the norm for the foreseeable future, so this might just be your only chance to experience this version of Hoptimum.  With that in mind, be sure to grab a sixer or pour of this limited release if you happen to run across it over the next month or so.  Prost!

Vital Information for Hoptimum Triple IPA – 2017 Edition from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

Release – Limited/High Altitude Series, launching May 2017
Style – American Imperial India Pale Ale
ABV – 9.6%
IBUs – 65
Hops – Citra, Simcoe & Chinook
Malts – Two-row Pale & Wheat
Availability – 6-packs of 12 oz. bottles & draft
Suggested Food Pairings – Aged Monterey Jack cheese, cream-based sauces, citrus-based sauces, French vanilla ice cream
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