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Re: Sierra Nevada HopHunter
« Reply #45 on: March 06, 2015, 06:09:19 PM »


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Re: Sierra Nevada HopHunter
« Reply #46 on: March 06, 2015, 06:10:13 PM »
Score !  Tried it in bottle yet?
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Re: Sierra Nevada HopHunter
« Reply #47 on: March 06, 2015, 06:22:31 PM »
Score !  Tried it in bottle yet?

It's not quite 5:00 yet. Soon.

I'm very happy at the $8.99 a six price. From my understanding, it's supposed to be year round, right? Only three cases in the entire county... But one is mine 8)
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Re: Sierra Nevada HopHunter
« Reply #48 on: March 06, 2015, 06:24:31 PM »
Score !  Tried it in bottle yet?

It's not quite 5:00 yet. Soon.

I'm very happy at the $8.99 a six price. From my understanding, it's supposed to be year round, right? Only three cases in the entire county... But one is mine 8)

Gotcha  :D   Didn't know if you had it in bottle prior.  Yep, supposed to be year round.  Hopefully it will eventually be as easy to find as the pale ale.
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Re: Sierra Nevada HopHunter
« Reply #49 on: March 06, 2015, 06:25:28 PM »
Score !  Tried it in bottle yet?

It's not quite 5:00 yet. Soon.

I'm very happy at the $8.99 a six price. From my understanding, it's supposed to be year round, right? Only three cases in the entire county... But one is mine 8)

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Re: Sierra Nevada HopHunter
« Reply #50 on: March 06, 2015, 06:28:11 PM »
Yeah, the price is an absolute steal on that one. Like I've posted, I hardly ever buy bottled IPAs anymore, because they're just not as fresh (or as good to me most times) as mine. But I'll keep buying this.
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Re: Sierra Nevada HopHunter
« Reply #51 on: March 06, 2015, 06:33:53 PM »
I talked to the shop owner I buy all me beer from, he's talking with the distributor to try and get it down here. Really looking forward to trying this beer.
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Re: Sierra Nevada HopHunter
« Reply #52 on: March 06, 2015, 06:34:07 PM »
Yeah, the price is an absolute steal on that one. Like I've posted, I hardly ever buy bottled IPAs anymore, because they're just not as fresh (or as good to me most times) as mine. But I'll keep buying this.

Exactly. I only buy when it's fresh. Two weeks old is pretty fresh.
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Re: Sierra Nevada HopHunter
« Reply #53 on: March 06, 2015, 06:35:18 PM »
I'm very interested to see how the bottles stack up against it on tap.
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Re: Sierra Nevada HopHunter
« Reply #54 on: March 06, 2015, 06:39:45 PM »
Just had this last night. I like that the bitterness isn't harsh but the flavor and aroma is bright. Its more sessionable than a lot of other IPA's with that much flavor.
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Re: Sierra Nevada HopHunter
« Reply #55 on: March 06, 2015, 06:42:29 PM »
Also had last night. Very clean, dry, and the hop bitterness was subdued. I'm not sure if I love it, but at 6% it's a pretty solid IPA. IMO, it's tough to find lower ABV IPA's that fit what I'm looking for.

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Re: Sierra Nevada HopHunter
« Reply #56 on: March 06, 2015, 07:17:59 PM »
IMO, it's tough to find lower ABV IPA's that fit what I'm looking for.
Yes. I'm an All Day IPA hater because I think the high hops with absolutely no malt flavor is just awful. For me the name is ironic because despite wanting to like it I just didn't want a second.
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Re: Sierra Nevada HopHunter
« Reply #57 on: March 06, 2015, 07:55:50 PM »
IMO, it's tough to find lower ABV IPA's that fit what I'm looking for.
Yes. I'm an All Day IPA hater because I think the high hops with absolutely no malt flavor is just awful. For me the name is ironic because despite wanting to like it I just didn't want a second.

new belgium slow ride IPA. 4.8% i think...smashed quite a few of these recently.
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Re: Sierra Nevada HopHunter
« Reply #58 on: March 06, 2015, 08:17:18 PM »
IMO, it's tough to find lower ABV IPA's that fit what I'm looking for.
Yes. I'm an All Day IPA hater because I think the high hops with absolutely no malt flavor is just awful. For me the name is ironic because despite wanting to like it I just didn't want a second.

new belgium slow ride IPA. 4.8% i think...smashed quite a few of these recently.
That sounds familiar. I believe I have seen it and passed, but good to know. Something to try while hanging out at the lake this summer.
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Re: Sierra Nevada HopHunter
« Reply #59 on: March 07, 2015, 03:28:06 PM »
IMO, it's tough to find lower ABV IPA's that fit what I'm looking for.
Yes. I'm an All Day IPA hater because I think the high hops with absolutely no malt flavor is just awful. For me the name is ironic because despite wanting to like it I just didn't want a second.

So true.  A good IPA should have a solid (but not overdone)  malt backbone (actually, a proper IPA should also be aged for a good length of time, but that's for another thread...and besides, everyone is damned tired of my old rant on that issue   :P  ).

For freshness freaks (the ones who will look at the date and say "...yes, but what time was it brewed??"), I'd say that based on my experience with aromatic distilled hop-oil brews, this one should retain a very good hop profile over time.
I haven't seen Hop Hunter around NJ yet, but am quite anxious to give it a try.  I'll generally take anything Sierra Nevada makes over all of  the mostly lackluster beers brewed in my home state to begin with...but this one especially has good potential as a "winner".
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