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RATINGS: 24   MEAN: 3.76/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 140   EST. CALORIES: 294   ABV: 9.8%
ZZ Hop triple IPA was brewed as a tribute to a true hop fanatic who is known in these parts as “The Hop Hunter”. The allusive bearded Sierra Hop Hunter can be found in the mountainous regions of Northern California. While not officially nocturnal, he prefers to hunt hops in low light conditions for extended periods of time.
Triple the hop iSOBERization from three different forms of Chinook, Centennial and Amarillo hops. An intense floral and piney aroma with an explosion of hop flavor quickly turns to sharp bitterness followed by a brief encounter with malted barley.
One sip will make your tongue feel like a hop oil spill has occurred just past your lips.

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Fatehunter (2650) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - FEB 23, 2017
Pours two fingers of head on a clear straw body. Aroma is deep: pine, grapefruit and lemon with some pineapple in the background. Taste is big pine resin bitterness all the way through. Texture is thicker. A big IPA.

Koskela (505) - Marysville, California, USA - MAY 15, 2016
I believe I smell simcoe and a touch of sweetness from this orangish brew with no head. Sweet full bodied low carb and soft hop flavor up front. The aftertaste is hoppy and bitter with warming.

BeerFunGuy (874) - California, USA - FEB 11, 2015
Hoppy but a little little citrus sweetness in the middle. It is not overpowering considering what it is you are drinking.

slowrunner77 (13403) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 16, 2014
"Big, sticky, bitter, and candied orange and grapefruit sweetness, with healthy doses of pine resin. My favorite Auburn beer ever and one that go head to head with some of the biggest and best. Gotta downgrade (just a tenth) as the 9.4% bottles just ain’t quite as mind-blowing as the fresh taps."

Dfonorow (2358) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 17, 2014
On tap at SF Beer Week Opening Gala. Pour is burnt orange with a small beige head. Aroma and flavor are both of caramel, tangerine, orange peel, pine, and resin. Alcohol is hidden well for the ABV.

gyllenbock (10248) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 17, 2014
Sample at The Bistro DIPA-Festival, February 8. A bit hazy golden/orange with a white head. Aroma and taste of hops, fruit, some malt, pineapple and grapefruit. Fresh and fairly refreshing.

DYCSoccer17 (3719) - Woodland, California, USA - AUG 6, 2013
22 ounce bottle purchased at The Davis Food Co-Op. No clue how old this is because the brewer didn’t date the bottle. The aroma is of stale hops, ugh. Some sweet cardboardy oxidation is also present. Not so good. Light grassy hop aroma. Transparent dark golden body with an extremely quickly dissipating white head. Starts with a very resinous piney hoppiness. Like sucking on a pine cone. This maintains fair bitterness throughout, with a bit of a spiciness in the middle...almost as if there were some rye malts used. Finishes with a decent bitterness...again, a ton of piney bitterness. Fairly one-dimensional, and I think the bottle might be a little old, based on the aroma.

jazz88 (2684) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUN 27, 2013
Bottle. A golden color with a white head. A sweet hoppy aroma with a nice fruit character. A nice well balanced flavor and finish. Well done.

topher_78 (28) - California, USA - JUN 12, 2013
The beer poured a deep orange with about a fingers worth of an off-white head that left good lacing. The aroma was of pine, mango, peach, slight earthiness and a hint of astringency. The taste blasts the front of the tongue with bitterness that practically coats the whole tongue. The flavors of orange rind and pine needles are also heavily present. The mouthfeel is medium to medium heavy and finishes very dry. The taste lingers well after the beer is gone.

mikedR (1561) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - JUN 10, 2013
Nice malt-forward "triple" IPA. Strong hop aroma (primarily pine), with some sweetness. Base is a solid malt that is slightly but nicely sweet. Pine and resin flavors from the hops, with requisite if sometimes but not often overbearing bitterness. At 9.4%, would say half way between a double and a triple, but that's a bit of a meaningless distinction. Good! B+ ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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