Friday, March 20, 2015
Hop Hunter IPA
Sierra Nevada created a new IPA in the past few months. I know, you can probably say that pretty frequently about this particular brewery. However, Hop Hunter seems to be a little different. This IPA is the first to feature hop oil that is steam distilled directly in the fields to create a beer with "unmatched hop aromatics." PKGD 02/17/15. 60 IBU. 6.2% alcohol.
Very nice aroma: citrus, dank, fresh, floral with a hint of sweetness. Lemony citrus hit first and is noticeable throughout. However, it's the fresh, hoppy, VERY floral flavors that stand out the most. You may as well be chewing on the hop cones directly.
Hop Hunter isn't really very bitter at all, rather coming through in a much more tangy way. Slick, oily mouthfeel. And the aftertaste lingers for a long time and is very pleasant. The finish is actually the only time I taste any hint of pine, a nice nuance. Great beer. I already drank more than a six pack (not today, yet).