Sierra Nevada Hop Bullet

Val got a Ninja Foodie for Christmas and we’re trying it out for the first time tonight. She just finished making some grilled chicken and it looks amazing and took only 10 minutes. While she’s finishing up, let’s see how this beer is.

ABV: 8%

Style: American Double/Imperial IPA

Trivia: According to the brewery website, “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 one-two punch 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.”

Random: This beer comes in at 55 IBUs.

The beer poured with a three finger, fluffy white head. It hung around for a minute or so and then dissipated. It left some lacing on the glass. The body was a clear yellow color with moderate carbonation visible. The nose was pleasantly hoppy, presenting with lots of grapefruit and grapefruit pith. The taste was incredibly hoppy with the same grapefruit note and transitioned into pine as well. It had a nice sweetness from the malt to balance the hops out. The body was on the heavier side with a lot of carbonation. The alcohol dried the beer out a beer, but didn’t overwhelm. It had a lengthy and sticky finish with grapefruit. This was a solid beer from Sierra Nevada. I would definitely have this one again.

Untappd Rating: 4.0/5.0

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