Hop Bullet Double IPA is an American Double IPA by Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. that blends grapefruit, mellow pine, and spicy hops with cracker malt.

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Hop Bullet Double IPA is an American Double IPA that’s brewed by Sierra Nevada Brewing Co., and for the purposes of this craft beer review, the ale was served in an IPA glass from a 12 oz. bottle.

Packaging art for the Hop Bullet Double IPA by Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

Packaging art for the Hop Bullet Double IPA by Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

What You Need to Know

The Hop Bullet Double IPA gets its hoppy bite from a concentrated blast of Magnum hops and lupulin dust. So how was it? Let’s get to the review.

Appearance

The DIPA pours a clear golden hue and is topped by a thick stack of soapy white foam that shows fine retention. An aggressive pour yields the best results. Small patches of sticky lace cling to the sides of the glass following the head’s reduction.

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Aroma

The aroma is fragrant with a scent of hoppy pine and citrus.

Flavor

The palate begins with cracker malt, followed by mellow pine, and then rises to a mild bite of grapefruit and spicy hops. The tasting finishes with a mellow taste of tropical fruit.

Label art for the Hop Bullet Double IPA by Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

Label art for the Hop Bullet Double IPA by Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

Mouthfeel

Its feel is relatively smooth but grainy on the finish. It has a medium-full body and moderate carbonation. Finishes slightly dry and astringent.

Overall

The Hop Bullet Double IPA has an excellent appearance and a pleasant aroma. Its palate is well balanced but hopheads would probably appreciate more bite. Nice flavor but the taste doesn’t quite have the complexity or intensity of a better Double IPA. But it does feel far lighter than it really is and is so easily quaffed. Enjoyable and don’t be surprised when the glass is suddenly empty.

Recommended Pairings

Sierra Nevada recommends the following food pairings with their Hop Bullet Double IPA: grilled salmon, lemon glazed chicken, triple cream cheese, brie, rich cow’s milk cheese, marmalade turnovers, and Crème Brulee.

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One thought on “Hop Bullet Double IPA

  1. talkie talkie talkie,
    how do you have time to drink with all the sipping and smelling the nodes and notes white pine./ you take a drink if you like it keep drinking it if now try another, if not that open after awhile you will love ever one one on of them.

    drink the cold and enjoy i sure an
    Owen from pa i guess i don’t have refined palette you all must have but the hop Bullitt is kicking little white ass,

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