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Green Bullet Triple IPA - Green Flash Brewing Co.

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Green Bullet Triple IPA
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BA SCORE
88
very good

1,474 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,474
Reviews: 238
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 11.2%
Wants: 43
Gots: 120 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Green Flash Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

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

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: KansasBeerLover on 04-30-2013)
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Reviews by JerzDevl2000:
Photo of JerzDevl2000
3.94/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Saw this at ShopRite Liquors and noticed the relatively hefty price tag that it came with. I wasn't sure if it would be worth it, given that I've never had a "Triple" IPA before. This was indeed a hop bomb but because the alcohol was so subdued, this didn't taste as strong as it felt once I had polished this off. It almost reminded me of a Barleywine because of the Rye notes and how filling this was but there was enough here to like for any hophead, without being too potent or overly bitter.

Nice pour to this, as it had a dark apricot hue, relatively deep head, and several rings of lacing left as I worked my way through it. Lots of earthy, metallic hops in the nose and even more so in the taste, along with a fair amount of rye and alcohol. No, it didn't feel as strong as it's 10+% ABV but I could notice the booze in the aftertaste. There was enough grapefruit and white chocolate-like sweetness in this to keep things fresh and for a beer this strong, this was a relatively easy sipper. Some amber and resin made this mouthfeel a bit thick, and the carbonation was spot-on, which helped this beer live up to it's highly-rated West Coast counterparts.

To be fair, this was strong and one in a sitting would be more than enough. There was more than enough flavor to enjoy and while this wasn't "Triple" in anything more than name, it's a good example of what a Double should be. Strong fruits, hop bitterness, and body combine for a tasty beer that almost rose up above its counterparts, but came up just a bit short. If you're into other offerings from Green Flash or similar breweries (Stone, Sierra Nevada, etc), this one won't disappoint.

JerzDevl2000, Jan 14, 2014
More User Reviews:
Photo of oberon
4.11/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a goblet slightly hazed menacing looking burnt orange,it just looked like one of them big ballsy brash hop bombs.Aromas of pithy grapefruit and leafy/floral hops with a sweet caramel and alcohol base.I found the flavors to be not as sweet and boozy as I thought they would be but the hops are big and brash with citric and leafy flavors coming in waves over the carame/biscuit base,the alcohol is there but it didn't hit me over the head.A really nice big hopped "triple" IPA as GF calls it,I liked it alot.

oberon, Aug 02, 2013
Photo of MadScientist
4.14/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: An amber beer with good clarity that produces a good head stand when poured. The persistent head is is made of off-white bubbles of compact foam that leave some fine lacing on the glass.

S: A medium-strong hops aroma that is very herbal and tropical fruit with some citrus. Mostly a pineapple and mango sort of hops. There is a light malt sweetness and a hint of alcohol sweetness.

T: An aggressive yet smooth hops bitterness with a strong tropical fruit and citrus hops flavor over a medium malt sweetness. The malt has a slight caramel character and a touch of biscuit. The hops have a strong pineapple and mango flavor. There is a light touch of spice that seems slightly hops and yeast derived at the same time. A long, citrusy bitter aftertaste that remains smooth. The high abv becomes apparent towards the medium-dry finish with a little warmth and some sweetness.

M: A medium-full bodied beer with a medium-strong level of carbonation. A moderate alcohol warmth.

O: An impressive beer that shows off the tropical fruit character of the New Zealand hops and despite being ridiculously bitter is very smooth.

MadScientist, Oct 21, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

Tiernan, Oct 04, 2013
Photo of tbryan5
3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

tbryan5, Nov 04, 2013
Photo of GameOfBeers
4/5  rDev +1.8%

GameOfBeers, Aug 18, 2014
Photo of SanFranJake
3.56/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Damn
Finally found this in the Bay Area and I must say, while it's good, it's not great.
Not sure when it was bottled but best by date is early year.
Looks great! Perfect golden hue and thick foamy head...but not much else.
Not the flavor profile I was hoping for.
Aroma not what I was hoping for.
Mouthfeel is meh...good but not great.
All in all, it's good, but PLEASE give me Palete Wrecker stat!!!!

SanFranJake, Oct 17, 2013
Photo of wrycon
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

wrycon, Oct 01, 2013
Photo of SanDNigel
4.61/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Bomber into 8 oz Tulip
A- Looks like a high ABV IPA Gold with disappearing white head
S- The hops and alcohol do battle with each other, to the drinkers benefit. Hops...then booze. Smells delicious. Sweet syrupy malty backbone
T- A very well balanced big IPA is the first thing that comes to my mind. The hops are still the star, but supported by the malty sweetness.
M- Practically perfect size/carb level. Lets you thoroughly taste the beer but doesn't let it stick to your palate
O- This is a great beer.I too often find big IPAs much too syrupy and sweet. That is not the case with this one. I really enjoy it, will suggest it to friends and will most definitely buy it again...like tomorrow

SanDNigel, Sep 17, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

Joebraggot, Dec 24, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

danthehopslamman, Oct 08, 2013
Photo of lordofthewiens
3.76/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

In a tulip this beer was a hazy orange color. There was a small white head that left a bit of lace.

Citrus and pine aroma, some sweet malt. Not as aromatic as I expected.

Grapefruit and pine in the taste. Caramel. Again, not quite as flavorful as I expected.

Hoppy and sweet.

Nice enough beer, but there are better ones out there.

lordofthewiens, Mar 30, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

freshflesh, Sep 14, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

DaftPatrick, Mar 01, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

Kappakoosh, Jan 30, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -17.3%

warnerry, Oct 10, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

Shagator, Jan 02, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

funkyfritos, Aug 09, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

SmellsofMahagony, Nov 04, 2013
Photo of mverity
3.68/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pale orange-yellow with light colored head that dissipated quickly. Aroma is quite tropical, light malt sweetness and some pine as well. Taste is super damn bitter, the hop comes more pine than citrus. Good carbonation and body, but overall not a great brew in my opinion.

mverity, Nov 18, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

JakerLou, Sep 27, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -17.3%

Beerswag, Oct 14, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

megamass, Mar 04, 2014
Photo of Billolick
4.1/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle, best by 2/28/14 etched onto the neck of the bottle.

Pours lighter amber, near clear, minor head, film, thin collar and again minor bits of lacing.

Pungent tea leaf hoppy nose with fruits, mint and some lime/boozeness

Full throttle DIPA, big and ballsy, more citric fruit and hop bite with lots more lime, honey and soft but quite present grapefruit. Rich, and velvet smooth on the tongue. Nicely done. If ya like a high quality DIPA (and dont we all?) this one is well worth a try

Billolick, Sep 18, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

Guinnsslvr, Nov 02, 2013
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Green Bullet Triple IPA from Green Flash Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 1,474 ratings.