Hop Hunter | Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

Hop HunterHop Hunter
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4.06 w/ 3,249 Ratings
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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:
#2,460
Reviews:
594
Ratings:
3,249
Liked:
2,824
Avg:
4.06/5
pDev:
8.87%
Alströms:
-
 
 
Wants:
173
Gots:
1,367
Trade:
4
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 3,249 |  Reviews: 594
Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.47/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

The appearance was a semi - transparent golden to bronzed yellow/orange color. A one finger white foamy head dissipates within about a minute leaving a lumpy looking wake of a head. Lacing was there but mostly all over the place. The smell had a big oily skin of green fresh hops, nice and dank with a fresh oily onion rolling under my nose. The taste was mainly spicy and dank oily, boy, that hop oil is good and laces a slight sweetness into the aftertaste into a dry finish. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a fairly decent sessionability about it. The carbonation seemed to be a bit smoothed out. Not as much sharpness as expected for an AIPA but hey I still dig this. Overall, a bit different on that mouthfeel/palate, coming across smoother tha expected. Still I’d have again.
 

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

Photo of the_awesometeer
3.98/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

The beer is nice golden color with a lot of carbonation. A foamy white head that thinned out. The beer has a strong pine and citrus smell. The hops have a nice floral flavor with a hint of citrus and pine. The beer has good carbonation.

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Photo of Stoutmaster9
4.66/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Terrific smoke, very pale golden straw, lots of swift bubble steams, the sloppy pour gives good head, fine lacing.

Sharp smell of citrus, pine and grapefruit. Perfect.

Taste follows the nose. Shockingly well balanced, not too sharp on the aftertaste. Understated malt. Art or science? For once I surrender to science, to the masterwork alchemical calibration; a more balanced, logical brew would be a rather tough, rare find.

Of course Hop Hunter cannot compete with the many years of Torpedo's well earned love, having said that, this offering stands strong against nigh all IPAs.

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

Photo of Zythophile
3.94/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle Date: 1/26/17
Palate Contaminants: other beer

I would've liked to got to it a little sooner, but that's life.

The appearance is a clear, medium amber. Good amount of slightly off-white head.

Smell is a little lemon and a little barley. It's not nearly as intense as I'm used to, and and I don't get the impression that it's due to my sitting on it too long.

It reminds me of a lemon honey tea. Slightly sweet, and a little more bitter than sweet. Nondescript citrus and a little honeydew melon. Once it warms up a little, there's also a pleasant savory element. It's mild and smooth, but I like to be at least challenged a bit.

There's a little prickliness with a swish around the mouth. It's honeyish on the back end.

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Photo of Vetbidder
4.12/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appealing see through yellow look with an off white head. Love the tropical scent of this beer, I'm getting melon and sweet citrus (powerful). This flavor is where this falls a bit short. I didn't expect melon and sweet citrus like the nose but I was looking for something a bit more sweet to counter the bitterness and also just something more. This has a decent flavor just didn't live up to the scent. Fairly creamy and medium in thickness. Decent brew. Edit: I get some sweetness as the beer warms. This is quite good.

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

355ml bottle poured into a pint glass.

Translucent bright gold in color, it tops with thick creamy white head that retains itself with good retention before gradually subsiding to an everlasting bubble sheet on the surface and leaving some lacing on the glass-side.

There is intense hop in the aroma that is ranging from zesty grapefruit, lemon rind, tangerine, peach, plum, floral, spice, and grass while malt is in the supporting with its biscuit, grain, and caramel.

It is led by hop through the palate sensation with its zesty grapefruit, lemon rind, tangerine, peach, floral, spice, and grass almost like in the aroma together with a moderate bitterness. Malt is also there as the foundation of it all with notes of biscuit, grain, and caramel.

The body is medium with some crispness and moderate carbonation through the palate. The feeling is refreshing with smooth mouthfeel and a pleasantly dry finish.

The aroma is the best part here while the overall character could easily be justified as a good IPA.

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Photo of Brucebeernut
4.27/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rbrandt22
4.32/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jroof1
4.34/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Mojopin88
4.38/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of JMills52
4.75/5  rDev +17%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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

Photo of philv143
4.94/5  rDev +21.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

One of the better ones, nice taste and feel

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Photo of AmitC
4.33/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Hayley_86
3.75/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of gracient
4.01/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Martine
4.04/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of SCproUA
4.54/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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

Very hoppy, piney, citrus grapefruit/ with sweet malt undertones; bitter up front balanced with sweet malt but still very smooth and not too bitter.. easy to drink!

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Photo of monkist
4.39/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Moondawggg69
4.95/5  rDev +21.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

this is one of my favs. really good hoppy beer.

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

Hop Hunter from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 86.9% out of 100 with 3,249 ratings
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