Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. (Chico, California) has officially announced that it will welcome back Hoptimum Triple IPA for a Limited Release beginning in mid-April 2021.
Lovingly known as Sierra Nevada’s hoppiest beer, the 2021 version of Hoptimum is an Imperial India Pale Ale featuring “Magnum, Idaho 7, El Dorado, and Mosaic hops on the hot side, and finishes by dry hopping with Citra, Mosaic lupulin powder, Loral, and Magnum hops.” Coming in at 11% ABV (“the highest ABV ever” for this ever-evolving recipe), Hoptimum is “flavorful and aggressive, yet refined” to result in a “remarkably drinkable triple IPA.”
“Traditionally, we try to maintain that piney, citrusy flavor because it’s what we’re known for,” explains James Conery, Innovation Manager and brewer at Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. “This beer contains the best lots of the hop pick, and has that piney, citrusy flavor with a little bit of dank and stonefruit in there for a twist.”
Hoptimum is scheduled to return in mid-April and will hang around as long as supplies last through August 2021. You can expect to find this Limited Release available in 6-packs of 12 oz. bottles and on draft at select craft beer-focused establishments located in Alabama, Florida, California, North Carolina and throughout the rest of Sierra Nevada’s nationwide distribution network. Prost!
Vital Information for Hoptimum Triple IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
Release – Limited/High Altitude Series; mid-April – August 2021
Style – Imperial India Pale Ale
ABV – 11%
IBUs – 75
Featured Hops – Magnum, Idaho 7, El Dorado & Mosaic | Dry-hop: Citra, Mosaic lupulin powder, Loral & Magnum
Availability – 6-packs of 12 oz. bottles & draft
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