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Green Bullet (9th Anniversary) - Green Flash Brewing Co.

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Green Bullet (9th Anniversary)
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BA SCORE
88
very good

151 Ratings
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Ratings: 151
Reviews: 22
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 12.31%
Wants: 4
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Green Flash Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  10.10% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: HopHead84 on 11-08-2011)
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Photo of t0rin0
3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.54/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Green Flash Brewing Company in San Diego, CA.

Pours a clear dark orange with a foamy beige head that settles to wisps film on top of the beer. Thin rings of lace line the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, citrus zest, and herbal hops. Taste is much the same with a citrus zest flavor on the finish. There is a medium amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer that is quite dank all around.

Photo of Thorpe429
3.25/5  rDev -16.7%

Photo of kjkinsey
4/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of kylehay2004
3.43/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Thin head but still with some scattered lace on a murky deep orange body with copper hues. Aroma of tart citrus, mostly it ages and some grapefruit, candy sugar and hint of earthy hops. Flavor follows with a somewhat medicinal tart orange and even some aspirin quality on a barely perceptible pale malt base. Hints of grapefruit and floral notes. Medium to thick body which coats the palate quite a bit with moderate to high carbonation. I have had better beers fromGF. The major issue was that the medicinal and aspirin quality got worse as I drank it and I couldn't get used to it. Maybe this keg was bad. Had this been a bottle it would have been a drain pour.

Photo of westcoastbeerlvr
3.25/5  rDev -16.7%

Photo of emerge077
3.63/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Bad Apple, 12 oz. served in a fluted tulip glass.

Bright yellow orange, high clarity with a little bit of visible carbonation. A fingers width of foam, leaving behind random arcs of thin lace in the glass.

Pleasant hoppy aroma, some citrus and tropical notes, somewhat soft and not super pungent.

Flavor is moderately bitter with some citrus peel and grapefruit notes, some earthy green herbals also. Body has a pretty light feel for being 10%, and was pretty drinkable though not especially memorable.

Photo of beernads
4/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of mactrail
3.08/5  rDev -21%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A very strange roasted fruit flavor pervades this. Really nutty but not in such a nice way. One someone said it tastes "fishy" I could not get that out of my head. Are they using seaweed now? Or is it Vegemite? Rich but very sharp, bordering on harsh. Dark tinged amber in the tulip glass at Regal Beagle in San Diego.

Out of such a wealth of DIPAs this one is not on the mark. Reminds me of New Belgium's Two Below for that odd nuttiness but this is just too weird.

Photo of drewone
4.25/5  rDev +9%

Photo of smcolw
4.03/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Just kicked the keg--very foamy, but it lasts. The liquid is nearly clear with a deep amber color.

Good blend of pale malt and soft floral hops.

Creamy, semi-sweet and strongly bitter. You can taste the alcohol. It warms the saallow. Full body but with high carbonation. The aftertaste is of pine resin and hot pepper.

Photo of yourefragile
2.5/5  rDev -35.9%

Photo of ejimhof
2.48/5  rDev -36.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Appearance - looks like a good dipa with a light orange color

Smell - smells like a good dipa with hops and citrus

Taste - this where things go south this beer tastes very watered down not sure what the brewer was going for

Mouthfeel - again very watered down and almost tastes like a miller lite dipa if they made one

Overall - probably one of the worst beers from Green Flash

Photo of smakawhat
4.21/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured on tap into a snifter at Churchkey.

Nice off white head, very crystal clear amber orange with some deep bronze color.

Nose has an interesting sugar angle, light and brown with some sweetness of penny candy citrus. Hop front seems to follow the citrus angle, but it is a bit monotone.

Palate brings mellow malts and hop with a light pine air finish. Finish also brings some nice minty closure. Thick malt depth and backbone on this with very hidden alcohol. Palate is very slick. Great chewy hop oils to go with it.

A real nice enjoyable twist. Sugar angle on this is large but surprisingly tolerable and works well in the palate. Nicely done.

Photo of dmorgan310
4/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of HopHead84
3.38/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

11/7/2011

On tap at Stone.

A: Burnished gold with a finger of white foam. Lots of lacing on the glass

S: Pine, some sort on melon, Sweet bready malt. Lots of grapefruit, orange, and alcohol.

T: Pronounced pine resin with a moderate hop bitterness. Orange flesh blends with grapefruit rind and cantaloupe. Malt provides sweetness and a little caramel. Booze is unabashed, and bitterness increases from the midpalate through the finish.

M: Medium body upper low carbonation. The mouthfeel is sort of heavy and syrupy.

Overall: Big and boozy. An okay beer, just not as dry as I like and the alcohol flavor was a bit too strong. I prefer an IPA to be dry and not blast you with alcohol flavor than to be 10% and like this.

Photo of PEIhop
4.25/5  rDev +9%

Photo of Hopheadjeffery
4/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of AlexFields
3.25/5  rDev -16.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -16.7%

Photo of Davepoolesque
4/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of ehammond1
3.83/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On Tap

Churchill's Pub & Grille
San Marcos, CA

Golden, glowing orange and yellow with a thin white head that leaves lines and sheets of lacing down the glass. A gorgeous beer.

A huge aroma blitz including pungent, tropical notes, lots and lots of citrus, particularly grapefruit, and tons of pine. This is a huge blast of hop aromas.

The flavor isn't quite as successful, though it isn't far behind. This is highly bitter, highly tropical, with quite a bit of pine notes as well. There is a very warming booze note throughout.

Medium to full bodied with moderate carbonation.

A very good "triple" IPA, whatever that means.

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Green Bullet (9th Anniversary) from Green Flash Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 151 ratings.