In this beer blog, we are going to get into a new beer and new technique to brew an IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewery. It is called Hop Hunter IPA. If you read earlier beer blog posts on their beers, you know the history of this west coast craft brewery. If you have not, please, read them to get to know Sierra Nevada Brewery. Let us get into this IPA.
It has a clear golden color with small not constant bubbles. There is a nice white constant head. The aroma has an earthly to hop oil notes. The hop bitterest will burn the craft beer drinker’s nose. The taste has an earthly to evergreen notes. The aftertaste has a hop bitter finish. It is pretty drinkable beer.
Here is a description from this beer bottle:
Steam distilled hop oil, gathered right in the hop fields, gives a mighty boost to the floral and citrus notes of traditional whole-cone hops for intense, unmatched hop aromatics.
Hop Hunter IPA is the first beer to feature oil from wet hops steam distilled directly in the field, minutes after harvest. We use this pure, powerful hop essence in concert with whole-cone hops in our brew kettle and in our Hop Torpedo to create the ultimate IPA experience.
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Closing, when I heard what Sierra Nevada Brewery was doing for their new IPA, I said WHAT?!?!?!? I have to say I was pretty stun between the taste profile and aroma. You can smell the hop oil and I believe this will start a new trend in the craft beer world. I love this beer. This beer is one of my favorite IPA’s in the beer market. This is a great IPA but it is still not a Goose Island IPA. I have that beer as my #1 IPA. I have to say this beer is not that far off. Sierra Nevada is my #1 brewery to get my IPA fixed. I highly recommend this brew. I have been talking to everyone about this beer. Go get some! Drink it! Enjoy it! Metal it! \m/
Bill DJ Weiser