Green Bullet Triple IPA - Green Flash Brewing Co.
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Reviews by thecheapies:
4.31/5 rDev +9.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Pours a hazy rich peach color with hues of deep red-orange. Beautiful autumnal look with a quietly fluffy bone-colored topper of froth. Exquisite.
Hoppy aromas, all of grassy and floral and pithy, with dank and resinous undertones. Candied fruits, chiba, tropical fruit, peach, and grassy orange. Has some caramelly malt base that takes its diminutive position in the backseat. Light grapefruit insinuates C-hops, like Cascade and Centennial, but there's familiar odors of floral lemon and Simcoe pine skank. What a plethora of aromas!
Big time hoppiness without all the crushing bitterness. Tempered by steeped maltiness, true humulus flavors shine in swatches of wildflower tea, lemon rind, grapefruit, starfruit, kiwi, orange, sandalwood, hemp, peach, and bitter melon. There are hints of pine and there's a lovely herbaceousness that pairs well with a lime-y citrus note in the middle, but this is quite fascinating in what the taste has to offer. Mostly dry, but still beating with some encouragement from caramel malt. The alcohol isn't dominating, like in a Hopslam or Devil Dancer, and the smoothly bold representation of it supports a good mouthfeel of a cautiously potent drink. The body is never syrupy and dangerously medium in its pace and swallow. Carbonation provides a longer, more stable, ride-out with intoxication creeping in closer than you'd might expect.
An uncanny hop bomb with medium (sturdy) bitterness and a latent spicy bite. At 10.1%, Green Bullet is nothing to play around with; and, with the hop complexity and drinkability on its side, it's a damn fine Triple IPA to have around on cooler and lonelier nights. A surefire sipper. A dream ale. Delicious stuff from the hop masters over at Green Flash.
Serving type: bottle
09-21-2013 16:13:13 | More by thecheapies
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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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