Green Bullet Triple IPA - Green Flash Brewing Co.
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Reviews by jeff1973:
3.74/5 rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Poured from a 12oz bottle into a Founders pint glass. Best by date of 3/14/14, so I am guessing it is about a month old at this point.
A - Very clear burnt orange. Eggshell head leaves good lacing.
S - Vegetal up front, with a little mango in the background. Reminds of fresh cut weeds. You can smell the bitterness, if that means anything to you. The snell is a little muted.
T - A little better. Very bitter upfront (what you expect from Green Flash), but then subsides into notes of mango, fruity white wine, and slight lime. Ends very dry and bitter. There are some fusel alcohol notes on the end, but for a 10% beer, they blend w/ the bitterness well. Not harsh at all.
M - Medium-full body w/ a nice creaminess. Carbonation is medium.
O - Decent beer. A thought a little too much palate scrapping bitterness that didn't let the hops shine thru. Still a drinkable beer.
Serving type: bottle
10-05-2013 02:58:14 | More by jeff1973
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4.29/5 rDev +9.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Passed the best by date, only a few days, so not that fresh.
Pours hazy orange, one finger bubbly white head, gets thinner, really sticky.
Smell of pine, citrus, green grass, some tropical notes with pineapple mostly and faint caramel. Not extremely strong hoppiness, at least not as strong as i expected.
Taste definitely makes up for that. Sweet citrus in the front, with tangerines and sweet grapefruit, followed by nice tropical perffumey mango, pineapple and faint lychee. Pine and green leafiness is next and covers everything up, with a really bitter finish. Hops feel spicy and a tiny bit earthy too. Reading the label ("triple IPA") i expected a more aggressive bitterness, but it didn't really deliver. Sure, it's very bitter, but not necessarily rougher than other American (D)IPAs. Some caramel and toasted malts are hard to find during the taste, but become more apparent in the aftertaste.
Medium carbonation, light and easy to drink. The big abv is extremely well hidden.
I like the fact that, even if it's extremely hop-oriented (duh), there's a flavorful sweet fruity flash at the beginning of every sip, and after the bitter pine festival, in the aftertaste. From start to finish. Didn't live up to its aforementioned level of hops, but it was really good.
Serving type: bottle
04-17-2014 13:37:14 | More by dcmchew
Green Bullet Triple IPA from Green Flash Brewing Co.
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