Hop Bullet Double IPA | Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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Hop Bullet Double IPAHop Bullet Double IPA
BA SCORE
3.97/5
Very Good
747 Ratings
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BEER INFO

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

Style: American 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:
#9,115
Reviews:
250
Ratings:
747
pDev:
7.81%
 
 
Wants:
9
Gots:
193
Trade:
1
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Ratings: 747 |  Reviews: 250
Photo of Rilesmiles
3.96/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

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

Photo of DangerDawg
3.96/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of freddydefish
4.19/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Different taste. Somewhat malty but not thick. Strong punch at the end. Picked up a 12 pack for $13.49 at Publix. What a deal. Drank 3 and stopped. 8% felt early.

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Photo of jricharc
4.13/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SSS
4.07/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- appearance is bright blonde yellow with a pure white head that lingers
S-aroma is weak with malt forward bread and sweet sugar’s. The hop profile is on the green dank side of the spectrum
M-Carbonation is medium-high with medium body
T-Sweet upfront and on the finish as well, with the bitterness apparent but not enough to balance
O-This is a sweet beer. I was expecting more hop aroma punch.

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Photo of Howlader
3.5/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Tbone2131
4.16/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MisledTitan
3.91/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Weisenbeer
4.03/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bizarre. Very bizarre. Don't look like a DIPA. Don't drink like a DIPA. Clean look, much mare akin to a light lager...smooth to drink. Hard to believe this an 8% DIPA. Gets an A+ for being unique...not bad on the pallette either.

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Photo of Ned57
4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Paul-G
3.99/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of gamblebc
3.98/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

Photo of TimMcD75
3.42/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Taterturnt
4.03/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy golden color with a hint of orange, decent off white head. Smells floral and citrusy, and slightly boozy. Taste is citrusy, piney, and a pleasant floral, with noticeable but balanced bitterness. Decent carbonation that makes the flavors brighter and goes down quite smooth. Almost a little too smooth for 8%. Overall a great easy drinking DIPA

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Photo of Red5StandingBy
4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 12oz bottle into Snifter glass. Bottled January 19th, 2018.

L: Orange with a hop haze, half finger off-whute head has decent retention.

S: Lots of ripe citrus aroma and dank pine.

T: Again ripe citrus, with a lot of dank pine in the finish. Nice.

F: Medium body, crisp, lingering hop residuals.

O: Very nice.

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Photo of mmmbeer89
3.9/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Knapp85
3.96/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of flyersfan900
3.46/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of andrew8626
3.18/5  rDev -19.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Finish is horrible, bordering on undrinkable, and I am an avowed hophead. Way too bitter, not balanced at all. Disappointing.

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Photo of tbeer40
3.84/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of IndySuds
3.37/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Malacant
4.31/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Another delicious IPA by Sierra Nevada.

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Hop Bullet Double IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.97 out of 5 with 747 ratings