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Sierra Nevada To Distill Hops for New IPA

Sierra Nevada Hop Hunter IPA

Sierra Nevada revealed at a distributor meeting this week in Asheville, North Carolina, plans for a unique new IPA.

Sierra Nevada Hop Hunter IPA¬†will feature hop oil from distilled hops. The idea, which Sierra Nevada hasn’t fully revealed,¬†will extract pure hop oil from mature cones, to create an IPA that smells unlike any other IPA you’ve had. Aroma is key.

Brewery sources tell Beer Street Journal that Sierra Nevada Hop Hunter IPA should finish at 6.2% ABV, 70 IBUS. Releasing in early 2015.

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2 thoughts on “Sierra Nevada To Distill Hops for New IPA

  1. It’s a great concept…but certainly not a new one.
    The Ballantine Brewery of Newark NJ distilled their own hop oil for use in their ales (particularly their legendary IPA) for decades before the brewery closed in 1972.

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