Hop Bullet Double IPA | Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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3.97/5
Very Good
700 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:
#5,234
Reviews:
235
Ratings:
700
pDev:
7.81%
Bros Score:
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Ratings: 700 |  Reviews: 235
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

Photo of gefinley
3.87/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BEER88
3.75/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Bitburger
4.26/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dirtyharry2489
3.63/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of fisherbray
4.1/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SwellSwill1
3.83/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into snifter 9 weeks from bottling. Slight haze and no sediment. Half inch head with little lacing. Smells of tangerine. A bit mild in flavor to me for an IIPA. Great value find as I paid $9.99 for a six pack.

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Photo of ibanez2k
3.36/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of HabaJohn
4.08/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of NHSTEVE
3.88/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of AlanReynolds
4.24/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

You won't confuse this with Sierra Nevada Pale Ale, which was one of the first craft brews that I recall. Hop Bullet has a lot of hops and a lot of punch. Better than I expected from what is now a relatively established big brewery in CA & NC.

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Photo of Electros
4.09/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of cd_beer_disapear
4.5/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Reemer686
3.96/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

One of the better West Coast IPA's I've had

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Photo of MikeWard
3.94/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle into a pint glass. bottled 12/21/17, so 4 months old.

faintly hazy golden yellow body with some fine pale particulates.good size creamy foamy head leaving very good lacing. quite a bit of carbonation.

muted aromas. mildly floral and faintly hoppy.

flavors are subdued as well, but quite pleasant. tingly on the tongue, light hop bite, good malty wash. more slammable than the 8.0abv would advise.

mouth is above medium, faintly bitter on the finish.

all in all, a pretty enjoyable DIPA. quite nicely balanced at 4 months in the bottle.

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Photo of Giggy
3.46/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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4.11/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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Hop Bullet Double IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.97 out of 5 with 700 ratings