Wednesday, March 25, 2015

I may have found this year’s lawnmower beer. Sierra Nevada's Hop Hunter IPA meets in the middle between light and bitter, and it really hits the spot. Hop Hunter is made with whole-cone hops and with distilled hop oil. It pours a very bright, golden orange with a trace of head. Very strong, sweet citrus hops dominate the aroma. The flavor is crisp and bright, more candied citrus up front, pineapple and tangerine. Then an aggressive pine/grass hop bite on the back end. It quenches a thirst, and it satisfies my craving for big, bitter beer. And it does all that at fewer than 200 calories for a twelve ounce bottle. I don't know what more I could ask for a summertime beer.

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