Sierra Nevada Brewing (Chico, CA)
"Hop Hunter IPA harnesses the complex flavors of just-picked hops through an all-new method of steam distilling wet hops before they even leave the fields. This revolutionary technique captures and intensifies the natural flavors, creating a unique and intensely aromatic beer. Our custom process gathers pure hop oil which, when combined with traditional whole-cone hops in the brew kettle, makes for an incredible IPA experience."
It's one of those beers when you pop the cap you get the immediate rush of its "hoppiness". Interestingly the taste is a little more subtle but the hops are there ... particularly at the back of the palate at the finish.
For me, not an everyday beer but really very enjoyable.
ABV 6.2%, IBU 60
Hops: Bravo, Cascade, Crystal, Simcoe
Malt: Two-row Pale, Caramel, Flaked Oats
Yeast: Ale Yeast
Farm Distilled Hop Oil: Cascade, Centennial, CTZ