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.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#6,177
Reviews:
617
Ratings:
3,347
pDev:
8.89%
 
 
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179
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1,408
Trade:
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Photo of TheRock7755
3.99/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of hophead37
4.21/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of lrend13
4.1/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of PEACO82287
4.11/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Kwright
5/5  rDev +23.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of CoasterGuy
3.85/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Shenk87
3.75/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of akornegay99
4.08/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

Photo of MackT
3.39/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Quickly disappearing head. Pale yellowish, slightly cloudy.
Aroma of citrus. Mouth feel, slightly oily, but not “coating”.
Taste is too citrusy for me.
Not a big fan of this offering from SN, prefer their Torpedo.
Tastes are subjective, Hop Hunter is not bad, I can appreciate this brew, it’s just not for me.

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Photo of iguanodon
3.83/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

[Original rating 2015-10-31] Pours clear gold with a thick white head. Aroma of tropical fruit - pina colada, grass, a hint of earth. Taste is similar with a nice bitter finish. ice palate, steady fine carbonation .

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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

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Hop Hunter from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.05 out of 5 with 3,347 ratings