Green Bullet (9th Anniversary) - Green Flash Brewing Co.
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Ratings: 147 | Reviews: 22 | Display Reviews Only:
4.9/5 rDev +25.6%
Growler from Hop City, poured into a tulip glass.
A: Pours crystal clear with white head. Beautiful golden light color -- looks like cider. (5.0)
S: Delicate, floral aroma. Some sweetness, but not a malty sweetness. (5.0)
T: The hops hit you first, as you would expect at 100+ IBU. They're in-your face, but not overwhelming. After the first impression of hops, you quickly note the alcoholic warmth and the hint a fruit. It's rich, and while on the sweet side, balances well with the bitterness and heat. (5.0)
M: Thick and sweet. (4.0)
D: The most amazing thing about this beer is how drinkable it is at 10% and 100+ IBU. The Dogfish 120 min is a beer that you should try once, but I probably wouldn't buy again. Green Bullet on the other hand I could drink all night (actually I couldn't but I wish I could), and I will be buying it again. Highly recommended, I hope that this becomes a regular release. (5.0)
Edit: After reading some of the other reviews, if you're expecting an IPA, or even a DIPA, you'll be disappointed. This is a different beer altogether, and there's not much to compare it to. As I said above, the DFH 120 is a valid comparison, beyond that, this is closer to a lighter, hoppy barleywine than to an IPA.
12-29-2012 23:35:30 | More by jczn
3.63/5 rDev -6.9%
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.
12-17-2012 01:36:39 | More by emerge077
2.88/5 rDev -26.2%
On tap at Small Bar, poured into short goblet
A: Orange-amber in color, clear...little head or lacing.
S: Huge scents if citrus and ripened tropical fruit, primarily guava. Big guava. Sugary malts back things up, propelled by ample alcohol volatiles. Big nose all around.
T: The tropical/citrus notes hit right away, but the hops are way more bitter than the nose would lead you to think. Astringent...bitingly bitter. The malt-backbone is huge, and very sugary, but doesn't seem to mesh with the hop profile. Resin-y and vinous and rough around the edges.
M: Oily and viscous. Could use a bit more carbonation to wash down the oily residue.
At the front of the first sip I thought this was going to be a delicious brew, but as I parsed the huge flavors I liked it less and less. Aspects of the beer are tasty, but the overall profile is disjointed.
11-24-2011 09:17:41 | More by rand
3.68/5 rDev -5.6%
On tap at Yard House, San Diego, 11/5/11.
A-Pours a clear, pale golden honey. The thin white head leaves thick sheets of lacing.
S-Sweet and citrusy in about equal measure.
T-Sweet malt, sweet and bitter hops with a hint of booziness. A bit lacking in depth of flavor for the ABV.
M-Medium bodied, bitterness lingers.
O-A nice brew. A bit short on flavor and quite high in alcohol.
11-15-2011 12:49:30 | More by sholland119
2.88/5 rDev -26.2%
On tap at Churchill's
A: Golden color with a thin cream colored head.
S: A pretty good amount of citrus hops, but a huge amount of cantaloupe and melon overwhelms it.
T: I really do like Green Flash, but this just wasn't good. Lots of cantaloupe and sweet malt flavors run crazy without anywhere near the hop flavor this beer needs to be balanced.
11-13-2011 21:12:52 | More by notchucknorris
3.08/5 rDev -21%
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.
11-11-2011 04:33:03 | More by mactrail
3.8/5 rDev -2.6%
On tap at Stone Brew
11-05-11 – Bitter Saturday
A: Pours a clear and lighter copper color with some foamy white stuff adorned on top. Clingy lace.
S: Aromas are a bit muted here and hard to pull out. From what I can smell is catty with hops. Sort of musky and sweet. Some fruity tart yeast comes through as well.
T: Taste is a direct assault of hops at first. Sticky florals and some hempy herbs. Resinous but gives way to a decent amount of caramel malt backing here. Slight sweetness. ABV’s masked very well at 10.1%. Tasty and kind of reminds me of the Imperial only on malt roids.
M: Medium body to almost lighter feel for a big ol DIPA. Creamy with a sticky resinous hop mouthcoat and a bit of dryness comes out in the finish.
D: This is almost what the Imperial IPA should have been. A bit more chewy caramel body on it with that same intense hoppiness. Lowers the drinkability factor for me somewhat . All in all practices some decent balance at such big numbers.
This is their 9th Anniversary IPA? I guess they are calling it a Triple. Well glad to see Green Flash getting back to their hoppy roots. Not their best showing but a decent DIPA.
11-09-2011 00:02:13 | More by Nugganooch
3.83/5 rDev -1.8%
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.
11-08-2011 04:03:21 | More by ehammond1
3.38/5 rDev -13.3%
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.
11-08-2011 02:59:16 | More by HopHead84
Green Bullet (9th Anniversary) from Green Flash Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 147 ratings.