Hop Hunter | Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
California, United States
sierranevada.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Sierra Nevada Hop Hunter IPA will feature hop oil from distilled hops. The idea, which Sierra Nevada hasn't fully revealed, will extract pure hop oil from mature cones, to create an IPA that smells unlike any other IPA you've had. Aroma is key. Sierra Nevada Hop Hunter IPA should finish at 6.2% ABV, 60 IBUs.

Added by BeerVikingSailor on 12-01-2014

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#2,777
Reviews:
609
Ratings:
3,312
pDev:
8.87%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Photo of DanJ1979
4.18/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mghtg6
3.8/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of darth_punchbowl
2.22/5  rDev -45.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 1 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Had a 12 oz. bottle decanted into a pint glass. Firm rock white head that dissolced in 3 or 4 minutes. Really had to work for the aroma so I am suspecting a stale bottle. Mouthfeel was remarkably smooth and easy drinking, so props for that. Carbonation level wasnt light, but apptopriate, not bonkers. As for the flavor, I was severely underwhelmed. I couldn't make out any specific hop flavor or aromatics. It was a very flat tasting, but hoppy, beer. In fact it seemed like the caramel malt came out ahead of the hops. I will try it again in the future but if this is it, I have to say damn, I'm a little confused.

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Photo of Troy-Hawaii
3.85/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Bought a 6-pack $8.29 Don Quiojte
Clear golden color
Citrus smell
High carbonation
Medium-light mouthfeel
Citrus upfront followed by bitter aftertaste, but still clean tasting for an IPA. Well made, but not exciting.
Overall a good, fairly easy drinking IPA.

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Photo of annp1022
4.13/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a glass, a good 2-3 inches of foam, solid hoppy scent and flavor, detect a bit of honey under there too.
Enjoying it. Gonna have another one

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Photo of dbauer
4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Gaddabble
3.99/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Jsteez
3.74/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jasoncpace
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JamFuel
3.77/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a clear dark yellow with fine, firm foam.

Smell is citrusy with hints of chamomile and some pine.

Taste is fruity with a nice, mellow bitterness. Hints of citrus, pine and something slightly perfumey.

Mouthfeel is medium, well carbonated.

Overall, a nice IPA, that may not be anything overly special, but good and balanced.

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4.31/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Buffalop_2001
3.78/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Nice color with a good head. Very smooth, almost drinks like a session IPA. Name is very misleading as I was wondering where are all the hops.

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4.06/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TheBrewsky
3.92/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Richie_C_Johnson
3.9/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of justinnation
5/5  rDev +23.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is my favorite beer. You know how most folks can’t tell you their favorite movie or food or band? Yes, because it’s too difficult. There are too many good ones. Beer is like that. But, me for one can tell you that Hop Hunter is my favorite beer!

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Photo of sasamarinkovic89
4.45/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

From 12oz bottle. Pours amber orange with nice thick white head. Got kicked with great floral and citrusy hop aroma. Medium body, not too bitter. Great IPA.

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Photo of T-34-85
3.95/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Bombelsky
4.24/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Bark0707
4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SolarPower36
3.42/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of scott2269
4.11/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SuomenAmerikkalainen
4.16/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of blissfulNemo
4.01/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of ajdemma
3.96/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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Hop Hunter from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.06 out of 5 with 3,312 ratings