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:
#5,244
Reviews:
615
Ratings:
3,337
pDev:
8.89%
 
 
Wants:
178
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1,405
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Photo of CobraDC23
3/5  rDev -25.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of TheRougeBastard
4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JohnDon
4.06/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Silke_Neryn
4.03/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of SmellsofMahagony
3.8/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of desint
3.8/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of patre_tim
3.88/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Clear, copper filtered with lots of carbonation, and 2 fingers of whitish head.

Aroma of hops fills the air upon opening the bottle. Pine, citrus, and lemon zest. A closer look reveals pineapple, mangos and yellow jello.

The taste is predominately yellow jello, pineapple, and big grapefruit pith like bitterness.

Medium body with medium carbonation. A little light for what I was expecting.

Got this at the brewery in Chico, drinking it here in Chico CA, August 13th, 2018.

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Photo of ClintGoodman
4.2/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

So so smooth

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Photo of SargeC
3.85/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of sweetbrew82
3.77/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Texb4
3.88/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Liked it but lacked the crispness I really enjoy in an IPA- kind of a strange smoothness from the hop oil- oil in beer- not a winner for me, but better than a lot out there

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Photo of skalten
4.1/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of southerner2
4.09/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very tasty. Mellow, not overpowering at all. Finishes really easy, no bitterness. I would try this again.

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Photo of Brewsome
3.96/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jkblr
4.08/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottled 6/12/18 (31 days ago) poured into a tulip pint glass at fridge temp 6.2% ABV 60 IBU. The beer pours bright golden yellow with off white head. The head recedes to a thin cap and leaves some lacing. The aroma is ripe stone fruit, pine and citrus. The taste is semisweet caramel up front that slowly transforms to an earthy, dank bitterness. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, adequately carbonated and dry in the finish. Overall, very good. The aroma is really the star here although it tastes good as well. Nearly unbeatable at it's price point.

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Photo of Thomash-houston
3.7/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SB2017
2.63/5  rDev -35.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Looks like Miller High life got a foam upgrade. An almost artificial, green tinted wheat color. This beer boasts a pungent sweet odor. Completely overwhelming. The taste has grown on me if only for this beer's toasty malt balanced finish, but on first taste this beer tastes completely weak and far too bitter. Also it goes down oily. I'm very disappointed by this beer.

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Photo of hman43
3.96/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Look: It pours golden and clear. It has a slightly off wheat head. Head retention is moderate.

Smell: There are strong aromas from stone fruit. The stone fruit is more apricot, but there is a bit of a peach element. There is a very low background not from spices. There is also a low background note of bread.

Taste: It has heavy flavors of stone fruit with a low spicy background note. The is a very low grassy note as well. It has a low bread taste, but that is towards the end more noticeable in the finish.

Feel: It has a moderate body that is slight slick. It has moderate bitterness that is long lasting.

Overall, a decent IPA that is not overly bitterly strong with a good blend of flavors.

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Photo of iltxco
4.59/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is one of my favorite, everyday, go-to beers. It's goes down easy and I've never grown tired of it. This is just a darn good IPA and, when I can find it, usually comes at a comfortable price.

My only complaint is that it's hard to find - not many outlets carry it, even the big ones. That's disappointing considering how ubiquitous Sierra Nevada Pale Ale and Torpedo are.

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Photo of AleManDan
3.71/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Velivolus
4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of npdevil27
4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Zaktcc
3.9/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DigitGrowler
4.06/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BillRoth
3.92/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Unremarkable

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Hop Hunter from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.05 out of 5 with 3,337 ratings