Hop Hunter IPA

California
United States
Hop Hunter IPA Sierra Nevada
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
95
Aroma:
23 / 24
Flavor:
38 / 40
Appearance:
6 / 6
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
19 / 20
Description 

Hop Hunter IPA harnesses the complex flavors of just-picked hops through an all-new method of steam distilling wet hops before they even leave the fields. This revolutionary technique captures and intensifies the natural flavors, creating a unique and intensely aromatic beer. Our custom process gathers pure hop oil which, when combined with traditional whole-cone hops in the brew kettle, makes for an incredible IPA experience.

Profile

ABV: 
6.2%
IBUs: 
60
Served at: 
48° - 55° F
Hops: 
Bravo, Cascade, Crystal, Simcoe
Malts: 
Two-Row Pale, Caramel, Flaked Oats.
Judges Review 
Owen Ogletree's picture
Judges Rating:
95
Aroma:
23 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
38 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
19 / 20

Pungent, earthy hop resins punch the drinker in the nose with notes of pine, citrus, grapefruit and even hints of juniper. Pale malt-driven, this golden beer achieves impressive clarity and a moderate, white, persistent head. Extraordinary hop flavors burst on the tongue in rich, spicy waves that seem bold and flavorful yet appealing, agreeable and not astringent. The moderate mouthfeel and malt backbone seem just ample enough to form a supporting foundation for the mammoth hop profile, with mild, fruity esters in the background. This beer emerges as a fragrant, intensely hopped IPA with aroma, flavoring and bittering hops that avoid being catty or overly earthy. It's a hop lover's dream.