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Green Flash Trippel - Green Flash Brewing Co.

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542 Ratings
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Ratings: 542
Reviews: 254
rAvg: 3.74
pDev: 11.23%
Wants: 16
Gots: 26 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Green Flash Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Tripel |  9.70% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: MaltyGoodness on 12-08-2006)
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Reviews by Douglas14:
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Douglas14

California

3.93/5  rDev +5.1%

Pours out a golden color with an OK head that doesn't leave that much lace or have too good retention. The smell is sweet and almost that of paint...kind of weird but interestingly good. The taste initially follows the smells; it is sweet, lots of sugar. It ends more with a dry hoppy flavor, which is also very nice. The brew feels nice in the mouth. Medium to heavy body. It almost has a numbing quality in your mouth...pretty cool.

This beer is weird because if you blindfolded me, I wouldn't have guessed it was a tripel...I guess it has too much of a Southern Cal/ Green Flash twist on it to strictly be a tripel.

08-27-2008 15:43:19 | More by Douglas14
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RoyalT

Ohio

3.33/5  rDev -11%

Appearance – This is a bright orange in color and seems a bit too clear to me. The head was very modest as well. It came up OK but went down quickly showing little retention.

Smell – This is a big orange smell. It’s got a touch of yeast in it and flirts with medicine cabinet but just does stay out of its clutches. The malt is light and concentrated.

Taste – This is very potent at the taste. There’s a vodka flavor here with some sharp syrupy orange and maybe a hint of Belgian yeast. Not a lot of yeast but a good flavor on it. The malt again seems thin but present.

Mouthfeel – This is too thin for the style; it’s not even medium-bodied. The ale lacks that full fluffy mouthfeel of a good Trippel and has a bit too much alcohol sting.

Drinkability – This wasn’t necessarily a bad ale but I certainly wouldn’t parade it around.

05-18-2007 01:46:06 | More by RoyalT
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Mac19872

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +20.3%

12-22-2011 02:54:20 | More by Mac19872
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withliterature

Texas

4/5  rDev +7%

04-13-2013 14:46:49 | More by withliterature
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Tiernan

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +13.6%

04-17-2013 22:17:44 | More by Tiernan
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lordofthewiens

Maine

4/5  rDev +7%

From a bomber into my tulip glass. It was a burnt orange/copper color with a medium sized white head.
Fruity aroma, yeasty, a little bit of spice.
More of a pear taste, perhaps some other fruits. A touch of sharp spice (just a kiss). Good yeasty background.
A sweet, rich trippel.
Very drinkable, would never guess it was over 9% ABV.

09-04-2010 12:52:07 | More by lordofthewiens
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generallee

New York

4.13/5  rDev +10.4%

Presentation: It was poured from a brown 1pt. 6oz bottle into a chalice.

Appearance: To start with the head produces a big fluffy and creamy foam head which is bright white in color. It slowly fades to a thin covering which hangs on till the end and leaves some splotchy lace on the glass. Under the head sits a hazy, honey amber colored liquid full of yeast floaters that hang in suspension.

Smell: Its aroma is fruity and yeasty with notes of banana and plain white bread.

Taste/Palate: Up front are the classic notes of funky Belgian yeast. It's fruity, earthy and bready with a touch of spice. Banana is the stand out fruity note along with a touch of apple. Alcohol is present here but mellow and adds some warmth. The sweetness and fruitiness hits its peek in the middle before the hops move in and adds there dry earthy/leafy notes and mild bitterness to the finish. The body has a solid medium feel with plenty of carbonation.

Notes: Overall I feel this is a solid Tripel style beer with a good lively palate.

05-04-2010 17:58:30 | More by generallee
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Doomcifer

Rhode Island

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

08-01-2014 14:01:48 | More by Doomcifer
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Billolick

New York

4.1/5  rDev +9.6%

Bomber bottle, poured into a wine glass, pours cloudy dark apricot, near white tiny bubble head, film and then well developed lacing.deeply fruity nose, with some powdered sugar. Peppery spice up front, then rich fruity notes, melon and kiwi, more cutting pepper, then a zest of limes and Belgian yeastyness. I like it, love the style and especially when U.S. brewers try to kick it up a notch. More S.D. style, bold,flavorful and full throttle brewing here. NIce, I'd like to try it with some spicy BBQ.

09-13-2007 22:38:24 | More by Billolick
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Mora2000

Texas

4/5  rDev +7%

Pours a cloudy golden-orange with a medium white head. The aroma is very fruity with some Belgian yeast. You also get a little floral component. The flavor is fruit, yeast and alcohol. You get some hop bitterness in the flavor and the floral component is also there. The alcohol is warming. Medium mouthfeel and carbonation. An interesting take on a tripel that I think works nicely.

01-15-2010 17:33:55 | More by Mora2000
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JupiterJesus

California

3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

01-20-2013 16:43:57 | More by JupiterJesus
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alienlifeforcecube

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

05-10-2013 00:40:16 | More by alienlifeforcecube
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SudsSurfer

California

3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

11-19-2013 19:46:04 | More by SudsSurfer
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magictrokini

California

3.78/5  rDev +1.1%

Bomber. Pours clear orange with lots of carbonation and a huge white head. Aroma is full of the bubblegum and sugar you would expect. I love the taste. Light, full of bananas and spice, yeast and some root beer. A very nice tripel that I wish would find a way into Green Flash' permament rotation.

12-09-2008 00:05:19 | More by magictrokini
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deanwilson

New Jersey

3.35/5  rDev -10.4%

Purchased a 22 oz glass botte

A. dark yellow/light orange w/slight white foamy head.

S. Sweet, lemon, floral, banana, almost sugar like smell

T. Strong citrus up front form the yeast, clove, slight malt up front, more in the miidle, light hops at the end.

M. unremarkable

D. This bottle was split between two people, and one glass with a meal was enough. This beer goes well with light, spicy food, but in my opinion does not stand well by itself.

12-13-2008 19:10:49 | More by deanwilson
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kingcrowing

Vermont

3.7/5  rDev -1.1%

On tap poured into a 12oz tulip.

Pours a light clear yellow with a very small white head along with a bunch of thin white lacing. Nose is hoppy and yeasty, very nice.

Taste is dry and crisp on the finish with a sweet and slightly boozytasty. Lots of Belgian candi sugar flavors, overall very good.

01-18-2012 23:54:52 | More by kingcrowing
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ehammond1


3.9/5  rDev +4.3%

Growler

Thanks for sharing this, Josh!

Hazy golden orange and yellow with a thick, persistent white head that eventually leaves thin ribbons and spots of lace down the glass.

The best part of this beer is its aroma, and its awash in fruity esters reminiscent of banana and bubblegum, and is it warms, there's a touch of warm alcohol presence.

The flavor is similarly good, with the bubble gum and banana flavors again leading the way. There's a mild bitterness, and as the beer warms, a touch of warm alcohol.

One of the shining elements of any great tripel should be its mouthfeel, and I think this is where Green Flash's variation isn't quite as good as some other American versions of this Belgian style. It's not as light and airy, even velvety, as I look for, and the alcohol presence is a bit too potent.

A good, inexpensive, tasty tripel from just down the road. I will most definitely be having this again.

11-28-2011 04:51:40 | More by ehammond1
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jmbraxton

Alabama

1/5  rDev -73.3%

08-19-2012 01:38:15 | More by jmbraxton
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Soonami

Pennsylvania

3.4/5  rDev -9.1%

Green Flash Trippel is not really an exemplar example of the style, but it is about average. I would not make any special effort for this beer, but if it's available and inexpensive, then give it a shot.

The beer is a amber in color almost like bottle apple juice, and my pour left very little head. There was a steady stream of bubbles from my glass, but it did not stick around. The aroma was mostly missing, some yeast esters and a little alcohol, but that's about it. The taste is spicy, a little alcoholic, and as it warms up the orchard fruit flavors start to manifest. The beer is a bit undercarbonated for the style, which definitely impairs the experience.

09-25-2010 13:55:00 | More by Soonami
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WVbeergeek

West Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

09-24-2013 03:37:10 | More by WVbeergeek
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kwkdmk

Louisiana

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

12-29-2013 22:00:12 | More by kwkdmk
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chinchill

South Carolina

4/5  rDev +7%

05-10-2013 19:53:46 | More by chinchill
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valkyre65

Texas

4/5  rDev +7%

04-22-2012 12:55:28 | More by valkyre65
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iSrALE

Mexico

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

12-18-2011 21:56:08 | More by iSrALE
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daveytheformer

Oregon

5/5  rDev +33.7%

11-24-2011 20:17:44 | More by daveytheformer
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Green Flash Trippel from Green Flash Brewing Co.
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