Hop Bullet Double IPA | Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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3.97/5
Very Good
741 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:
#9,053
Reviews:
247
Ratings:
741
pDev:
7.81%
 
 
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9
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Ratings: 741 |  Reviews: 247
Photo of Gagnonsux
4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of heddar33
3.77/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of pro45
3.85/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pour is pure gold in color with small soapy white head. The nose is ready malts, cracker, pine, hops, citrus, tropical fruit. Taste is sweet. I'm getting guava, mango, white bread, biscuity, pale malts. Average carb with a medium mouthfeel. Does not drink like a DIPA. Much lighter feel. No alcohol presence but the flavors seem a bit muted. Not as flavorful or potent as Torpedo or their pale ale but extremely crushable, which can be dangerous at 8% abv. Not bad, but not as good as many of their other offerings.

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Photo of TheBigBoy
3.27/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

DIPAs not really my thang.

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Photo of arini10
4.33/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Dodgerfan_33
4.34/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Look: So on the pour pit looks like I. Drinking a corona with a 1/2 finger of head . Boy was I wrong
Smell: dank ness, resin citrus, malt and a hint of chocolate.
Taste: The taste is great it has some nice citrus notes with a bit of malt and resin with a nice well balanced bitter after taste.
Feel: The feel is nice not to carbonated. Great body to it not heavy and very drinkable at 8%.
Overall: I would Definetely buy this beer again a nice citru double ipa with a very well balance of flavor and hops

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Photo of JamieDuncan
3.7/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of plaid75
4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Raime
4.19/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

From the twelve ounce bottle as part of a Kroger mix a six I purchased a little over a week ago. Just now getting to this one.

Look - Clear golden hue with a finger of white sticky head and a moderate carbonation level.

Smell - Fairly malty with a lot of guava. A certain smell that states " This beer will be juicy ".

Taste - Details of pink grapefruit around the edges with a large guava presence. Wet hoppiness with some fresh cut grass. Herbal and juicy with a mild to moderate malt factor.

Feel - Full bodied and bitter with a high carbonation. Sits slightly abrasive on the tongue and swallows as juicy as ever.

Overall - This is a really good IPA and one of the better beers I've had from Sierra Nevada in quite some time. Not too weak like a large amount of session IPA's on the market these days, but not palate destroying and overly dank and sticky. Perfect ABV as well which is quite hidden. SN should make this a part of their regular line up for sure.

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

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

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

Photo of madelf66
3.92/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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 jsmith313
3.87/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Rivarol
4.08/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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

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

Photo of NolaHopHead
3.9/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MeLoynes
4.25/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Manfrombelmonty
3.98/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bubseymour
4.35/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A really nicely sweet, malty and hoppy DIPA that drinks like a regular IPA. Slick mouthfeel. Minimal bitterness in the finish. It's nice to find inexpensive, tasty new IPAs at the stores. Sierra Nevada delivers again.

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

Photo of MikeViall
4.42/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Like Torpedo, but drier? Less sweet? Cleaner finish? Pretty close, but very hoppy and bitter for sure.

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Hop Bullet Double IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.97 out of 5 with 741 ratings