Sierra Nevada Hop Bullet DIPA
They call it a DIPA, but I personally wouldn’t. I mean the ABV fits the bill at 8.0%, but with only 60 IBU the bitterness really isn’t quite there. Having said that, for an IPA it’s pretty decent. The bitterness is balanced, the malts provide a good not-caramel-y backdrop that’s not too distracting, and it smells like an IPA with some citrus and pine. It also goes down very easy compared to other 8.0% drinks I’ve had.
Probably a 7.5 out of 10 from me. I like the idea behind it of using hop hash/lupulin dust instead of just hops to create a DIPA, but it’s just not a DIPA to me. If Sierra Nevada made it 80 IBU and kept the same profile it would easily make a shortlist of DIPA recommendations from me. I just want more from it.