Hop Hunter
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
California, United States
American IPA
Ranked #632
Ranked #8,371
4.05 | pDev: 8.89%
Sunday at 12:11 AM
Dec 01, 2014
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.
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Rated: 4.56 by KeithGreatNorth from Canada (BC)

Sunday at 12:11 AM
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Reviewed by cyclonece09 from Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured from a bottle into a pint glass. Pours orange yellow with a small white head. Smells of citrus hops with slight piney notes. Tastes of sweet grain with nice piney and citrus hops. Beer is light bodied and easy drinking, good carbonation. Overall, a very good beer.
Nov 07, 2023
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Reviewed by TheWaySheGoes from Illinois

4.26/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Earthy, diesely, dank, soil kind of IPA. Not that bitter for a Sierra Nevada beer. The more you drink the more it reminds you of the earthy IPA's you get out of Oregon. Head retention is poor due to lipids I would assume. Hop oils are sharp on the nose, not so much on the palette. Lean malt bill, very moderate yet very unique. Tastes like a modern west coast IPA, very crushable. A personal dislike is the bottle art.
Nov 02, 2023
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Reviewed by ZebulonXZogg from Illinois

3.33/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Foggy gold, quickly receding white head leaves some nice lacing. Aroma is citrus rind, not much flavor, malty backbone. For mr, a disappointing SN product,maybe a bit old.
Nov 01, 2023
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Reviewed by Cdriver0414 from Kentucky

4.5/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
An excellent, very tasty ipa. The nose is floral and citrus with really nice hop notes. The nose transfers to the palate with a touch of bitterness on the finish .
Oct 29, 2023
Rated: 3.96 by Iggy88 from Ohio

Oct 21, 2023
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Reviewed by whynot44 from Missouri

4.04/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Slightly hazy old gold color with a decent and lasting white head and even some decent lacing.
The aroma is citrus, pine and light caramel malt. The taste is grapefruit, tangerine with a solid caramel malt base. The finish is dry with lingering citrus zest, floral hops and pine resin.
The body is light/medium, moderate carbonation, smooth and very drinkable, moderate bitterness that seems somehow mellow for an IPA.
Altogether, this is a tasty and enjoyable brew, should be even better on a hot summer day, but good anytime.
Oct 17, 2023
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Reviewed by RaulMondesi from California

3.75/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
“Here, there, everywhere…” Nah, not really. This one definitely isn’t a “Beatles beer.” I’m thinking more so Mike Tyson towards the end of his career, and struggling to throw a haymaker in the 9th round. You know, when he’s been robbed of all his money, and has probably had gonorrhea one too many times…

I’m out.
Oct 15, 2023
Rated: 4.06 by TonyStarks2231 from New York

Oct 10, 2023
Rated: 4 by HabaJohnTheReal1 from Illinois

Sep 22, 2023
Rated: 4 by Buck_Jones from Michigan

Sep 16, 2023
Rated: 4.5 by Jcal2023 from Pennsylvania

Sep 13, 2023
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Reviewed by Wattie83 from Pennsylvania

4.03/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
12oz bottle poured into a teku glass. Pours a hazy gold with a thick white head that fell to nothing after some time. Smell is grapefruit, lemon, pine. Taste starts with citrus fruits first, then a dose of grapefruit rind and pine with a nice bittering. Finish is relatively clean with a lingering piney citrus taste. Feel is light side of medium. Feels fuller due to bitterness in the back end. Overall, this is a nice beer. I like the intensity of flavor.
Sep 10, 2023
Rated: 4 by Taenim from Maine

Sep 09, 2023
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Reviewed by lwillitz from Wisconsin

4.04/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
12-oz bottle into Belgian ale glass

A - mostly transparent body of gold under two fingers of white suds; moderate visible carbonation

S - citrus and pine with notes of floral; very nice

T - heavy pine, touch of lemon, floral/herbal bitterness, dry piney finish

M - medium/light body, medium/high carbonation

O - a pleasant IPA on the bitter piney side
Aug 31, 2023
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Reviewed by GratefulBeerGuy from New Hampshire

3.16/5  rDev -22%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3
Hop Hunter

Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.


Hop oil, distilled wet hops...very much like cannabis oils vs. Cannabis flower. Interesting for sure but lacking that hop cone depth of earthy, fruity flavors. The piney notes come through mostly. The feel and body becomes a bit flat and slick quickly.
Aug 18, 2023
Rated: 3.75 by Jjmj51 from Rhode Island

Aug 13, 2023
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Reviewed by Griffin2 from Virginia

3.94/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a Willi Becher pint glass.
L - Pours a clear medium amber color with a white head.
S - Smells of hops and pine
T - Tastes dank and hoppy, but not overly so.
F - Medium body and carbonation.
O - Nice IPA.
Aug 10, 2023
Rated: 4.2 by warrenc from Oregon

Aug 05, 2023
Rated: 3.99 by Rainintheface from Florida

Jul 29, 2023
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