In case you missed the earlier mention on Beer Street Journal, Sierra Nevada is working on a different approach to a new IPA. The beer, Hop Hunter IPA, will be brewed with distilled hop oil.
Sierra Nevada hasn’t fully revealed the methodology, but will basically steam extract pure hop oil from mature cones just after they are picked in the field. The end result is an IPA that smells unlike any other IPA you’ve had. Aroma is key.
Hop Hunter IPA is the first beer to feature oil from wet hops steam distilled directly in the field, minutes after harvest. We use his 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.
Sierra Nevada Hop Hunter IPA will be available in 12oz bottles in 2015.
Availability: 12oz Bottles, Draft.
Arrival: TBA, 2015
6.2% ABV, 70 IBUS