10.something% ABV, 100 IBUs. This is by far the hoppiest beer that I've ever had. But in a good way. Given the extreme nature of this beer, it would be easy to write it off as a novelty beer. In reality, it's quite drinkable, a sipper for sure, but still something to be savored. As with many IPA's (or imperial IPA's as in this case), you probably will enjoy it if you are a fan of the style. A piney nose, light to medium body, and a slightly bitter finish with a pleasant after-taste. Given it's "shock and awe" style, it's fairly well balanced. Still, I wouldn't drink more than one of these in a single sitting unless I was trying to get stupid-hammered. It also isn't a beer that I'd pair with food (although I would caution against drinking it on an empty stomach). Let's face it. When it comes to hops, there isn't a better brewery than Sierra Nevada. They've got it down. Hoptimum is evidence to that end. Enjoy.