Experimental Hop Double IPA

No Middle Ground® IPA Experimental Hop Session IPA

Experimental Hop Double IPA

Complex and resiny

An aggressive new hop varietal plays tricks on the mind in this bold Double IPA. Though the beer has never seen the inside of a barrel, HBC 472 lends it a distinctive oaky, barrel-aged character. Jackson 104 brings heavy fruit-forward and citrus-like flavors to the beer,while Steiner 07270 rounds out the hop finish with deep, resinous notes of dank pine and grapefruit for a complex and powerful beer.


  • Alcohol Content 8.0% by volume
  • Beginning gravity 18.5° plato
  • Ending Gravity 3.6° plato
  • Bitterness Units 67


  • Yeast Ale yeast
  • Bittering Hops Experimental Hops 472, 104 & 07270
  • Finishing Hops Experimental Hops 472, 104 & 07270
  • Malts Two-Row Pale, Honey Malt, Caramel, Chocolate

Brewing is as much art as science, and all beer specifications and raw materials are subject to change at our brewers' creative discretion.

  • The American Style

    Worldwide, Americans have something of an outsized reputation. Bold, brash and brazen. To some, that boldness is perceived as arrogance, but for us it’s just daring spirit and a thirst for adventure. The term “American” in brewing is not necessarily a sign of origin, but rather a brewing ethos and homage to that daring nature we love so much. In the early days of the craft brewing movement, there were far fewer beer styles and what was on record largely comprised the historical ales of the UK and the lagers of Germany. As American brewers began experimenting with homegrown ingredients and their own techniques, they inadvertently created beer so unique it defied conventional categories. Instead of a traditional pale ale, there all of a sudden was American pale ale—a new, rowdy hybrid of the older beer, intense with hop flavor and aroma. American-style beer is shorthand for the kind of brewing we do at Sierra Nevada—a reference to the use of a clean, crisp and neutral yeast and a healthy dose of hops quite appropriate for the adventurer in us all.