Hop Bullet Double IPA | Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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3.97/5
Very Good
714 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
California, United States
sierranevada.com

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Spring

Notes / Commercial Description:
Brewed with a double-barreled blast of Magnum hops and lupulin dust.

Hops are the name of the game with a Double IPA, but we knew we had to take it one step further. With Hop Bullet, we’re using a new technique, hitting the beer with a double-barreled blast of Magnum hops and lupulin dust—pure, concentrated hop flavor—directly into the tank to emphasize the intense pine and citrus flavors of classic West Coast hops.

BEGINNING GRAVITY: 17.6° plato
ENDING GRAVITY: 2.4° plato
BITTERNESS UNITS: 60
YEAST: Ale yeast
BITTERING HOPS: Magnum
FINISHING HOPS: Centennial, Cascade, Chinook, Magnum, Crystal
MALTS: Two-row Pale, Wheat, Dextrine, Chocolate, Acidulated

Added by jeff1973 on 07-12-2017

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#5,429
Reviews:
239
Ratings:
714
pDev:
7.56%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Photo of robotic_being
3.96/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Coho11
3.9/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of pat61
4.25/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

L: bright gold with a slight haze under a 1" lacy and sticky ecru cap with a very fine bead and good retention

S: Big resiny, citrusy hop aromas rise from the glass with traces of fresh mowed grass, dank, pine, onion, light bread crumb

T: A slight sweetness starts the flavor joined by citrus, citrus rind, fruit, resin, some biscuit, and a big, assertive bitterness.

F: very creamy, airy texture and a medium body

O: packs a lot of flavor for the amount of alcohol

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Photo of ArnoldBlumenthal
3.88/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Mississippi
4.45/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of UWDAWG
3.84/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12 ounce bottle poured into a IPA glass.

Look- Golden, small particulate sediment, above average head retention and lacing.
Smell- Boozy, citrusy, piney.
Taste- Piney, citrusy, boozy finish.
Feel- Average carbonation, medium body, astringent finish.
Overall- Unbalanced with boozy finish, good flavor upfront.

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Photo of Beerasaurus
4.04/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DruC4
4.16/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of chillin
4.04/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of StJamesGate
3.79/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Gold; orange rind + pepper; bread dough sweetness then pine, dried apricot + earth; minty end + clean finish.

4 3.75 3.75 4 3.75

BITTERING HOPS: Magnum
FINISHING HOPS: Centennial, Cascade, Chinook, Magnum, Crystal

Why Magnum? Makes for a dead nose + dull flavor - or lupulin powder just not all it’s cracked up to be. Or it suffered on the way over. Either way, underwhelming. Doesn’t drink 8%, at least.

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Photo of BigMike
3.52/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jripley97
4.31/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ravisingh
4.07/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Tried this at Eli Cannon's in Middletown, CT. Definite grapefruit and other citrus notes. Strong hoppy taste decent overall.

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Photo of blaje
3.77/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Nice golden colour, very lightly hazy. Nice creamy feeling, alcohol warmth. Head is whitish, creamy and discipating quite rapidly. Low lacing. Nose is alcohol, orange, orange peel , bitter citrus, surprising complexity that I can’t put a name on, some sort of tropical punch! Worth trying , but far from legendary. Nice seasonal brew.

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Photo of kparise
4.21/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DigitGrowler
4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of maxbarto
4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Klondike
3.99/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DrDemento456
4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very smooth DIPA with tons of bitter zest and sweet mango hops flavor. I even drank this one with almost 5 months age on it "Bottled 12/27/17" and it still had plenty of hop bitterness. Good stuff!

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Photo of Eychung
3.77/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of beatlefan56
4.14/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jawig
4.33/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of joedvegas
4.06/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nice looking hazy, amber color with a lingering one-finger, foamy-white head. Inviting on the nose with strong hints of pineapple, grapefruit, lime, violet, mineral and honeysuckle. Punch in the front palate of honeysuckle, fauna, tropical fruit and golden apple, with a smooth back-palate finish of warm biscuit, green bell pepper and a hint of pencil shavings. I like the complexity. Not overpowering, good balance. Slightly prickly feel with a long finish. Overall a pretty cool beer.

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Photo of mjurney
4.16/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance:
Deep gold, slight hazy. Lots of carbonation. Thick bright white head.

Aroma:
Citrusy, pineapple, resin, sweet malts, some honey.

Taste/Finish/Body:
Moderate-high hop bitterness, citrusy, pineapple, resin, a little piney. Sweet malts, sugary, a little honey. Finish is semi-dry and bitter. Medium bodied, slight oily, crisp, smooth.

Overall:
Very nice Double IPA.

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Photo of jeschaefer
2.78/5  rDev -30%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

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Hop Bullet Double IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.97 out of 5 with 714 ratings