Den (dewhitton) wrote,

Around The World In 80 Beers episode 174: Hop Hunter IPA

The first new beer for some time. I have been drinking, but just some old favourites.

Hop Hunter IPA

The IPA pours a clear pale golden colour. Quite a lot of carbonation is visible. The head is foamy and cream in colour, and fades away slowly.

First Sip: Very hoppy. The pine-resin flavour overwhelms everything else at first, but, as I grow used to the hops, I can taste a mild citrus and malt. The taste is largely hops from start to finish, and leaves a lingering bitterness on the back of the tongue. Mouth-feel is a little thin with a nice carbonation tingle on the tongue.

I'm not really a fan of hoppy brews and IPAs, but this is nice. However, I need to munch something while I drink it; the hops never seems to end and I need a rest. I'm out of cheese (!) but toast and Vegemite* works. This brew is definitely a good BBQ session beer - it makes me want to eat charred meats. And the beer burp is pleasant.

Hop Hunter IPA
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
6.2% alc/vol
335ml bottle

Hop Hunter IPA

Same again, sir? Yes, please! Got any sausage inna bun?

*Don't try this at home. I am a professional Australian.
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