Hop Bullet Double IPA | Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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3.97/5
Very Good
710 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:
#5,350
Reviews:
238
Ratings:
710
pDev:
7.56%
Bros Score:
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Ratings: 710 |  Reviews: 238
Photo of saison19
5/5  rDev +25.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Delicious DIPA with a sweet malt profile that compliments and balances the hops nicely. Worth seeking out.

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Photo of Joe_Riley
4.93/5  rDev +24.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A very tasty, well-balanced IPA with a nice finish. This is one of my two current two favorite beers. If you like Founders All-day-IPA you will love this more flavorful and heavier duty version. After a bottle of this, nothing else tastes good.

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Photo of Nicktick666
4.91/5  rDev +23.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Love it alot. I have never written a review before so here goes. I love this beer and was wondering how to get sponsored. I love the crisp hoppy taste of hop bullet double ipa. It makes me feel good and it is invigorating. Just wanna say how good the beer tastes and feels. It smells good too especially when it is freshly opened and it smokes a little. Overall I love hop bullet double ipa laguanitas.

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Photo of Jbl3246
4.9/5  rDev +23.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of milwaukee512
4.85/5  rDev +22.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of megamick
4.85/5  rDev +22.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of CJNAPS
4.81/5  rDev +21.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

SN come through with this one.
Nice hoppy aroma that seemed to fill up the room
clean copper color
Taste was great nice and hoppy with a bitter finish that lasted forever. The head on this one stayed throught the whole beer. Will revisit this one for, glad its in 12 packs.

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Photo of corywalston
4.8/5  rDev +20.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Moonhend
4.76/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of JamesLeung
4.75/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of RonaldTheriot
4.73/5  rDev +19.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Hop Bullet has a thick, white head, a semi-clear, sediment-filled, orange-gold appearance, with heavy glass lacing. The aroma is of sharp, piney hop resin, with sweet, white bread. Taste is of sweet, white bread crust, hops oils, and load of bitterness. Mouthfeel is medium, and Hop Bullet finishes mostly dry.

RJT

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Photo of huthuty
4.71/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Appearance is golden amber with a medium head
A beautiful complex hop aroma is alongside a mild but delicious malt
The taste flushes your mouth with hops, malt and alcohol in the background
this is a heavy IPA you want to chug, an awesome beer.

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Photo of jwzg
4.58/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Sierra Nevada is one of my "go to's" for IPA, and this one doesn't disappoint. At 8%, it has the alcohol, but the piney, grapefruity notes with mild carbonation make it go down easy.

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Photo of hophead1946
4.56/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of StoutElk_92
4.55/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of MattyG85
4.53/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a chalice.

Appearance: Pours a bright golden orange. Moderate amount of bubbles and a solid finger of white head that settles into a thin creamy layer.

Smell: A very juicy and dank hop driven aroma with a scent of citrus and pine. Big citrus scent of orange peel, grapefruit, mango, tangerine, melon, and lemon with pineapple. Earthy hop scent of pine resin, grass, and cannabis. Malt hints of grains, and cracker with some yeast. A really good ripe aroma.

Taste: Like it smells, a very juicy and piney hop driven taste with notes of citrus and pine. Upfront juicy citrus hop notes of orange, grapefruit, mango, tangerine, melon, passion fruit, and lemon along with some pineapple. Earthy hop notes of pine resin and grass. Background malt notes of cracker, grains, and biscuit along with yeast. A very good juicy taste.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. Juicy, oily, and drying.

Overall: A really good West Coast IPA. Big dank citrus presence.

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Photo of MarlPMills
4.51/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A great alternative to torpedo. This beer doesn't effect my mental stability like a couple of torpedoes does. Has an earthy hoppy taste with a nice finish. A very nice taste with a hint of bitter hop.

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Photo of kitekid
4.51/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

12 oz bottle "packaged 12/6/17" in SN Imperial Hop Tulip
pours a barely hazy amber gold with a creamy white persistent head.
nose is mostly citrus with a bit of malt
sharp grapefruit citrus taste that mellows to reveal a nice bready, yeasty flavor with a hint of pine in the back
nice creamy smoothness on the tongue and finishes subtly fruity sweet
OK ... Sierra Nevada is my hometown brew so I'm a fanboy, but this is right up there for me ... love it!

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

i drank this after a colt 45 and i have to say wow! so awesome! this is really good stuff. i love the grapefruit and lemon peel i taste. yummy! Sierra Nevada has never disappointed me! get ya sum!

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Photo of Anayalator
4.5/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A beer for every hop head to try but the finish is almost too bitter. One of the best smelling beers.

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

1/6/18 bottle

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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 GClarkage
4.5/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of Irishmikey89
4.49/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

This beer is surprisingly incredibly drinkable for 8%. Compared to Torpedo, it is much more drinkable. Don't get me wrong, I like Torpedo, but for this beer being a double IPA, it to me, has very little lingering bitterness. I get a lot of citrus, a little bit of pine, and actually quite a bit of tropical fruits (given the hop varieties they used) on the nose but like others have said, the taste is where this beer truly comes alive. Again DRINKABILITY is what comes to mind here. You get the great hop flavor but also a subtle bitterness that I think works very well for this beer. Great job Sierra Nevada!!

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Hop Bullet Double IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.97 out of 5 with 710 ratings