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Green Bullet Triple IPA - Green Flash Brewing Co.

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Green Bullet Triple IPA
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88
very good

1,511 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,511
Reviews: 239
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 11.45%
Wants: 44
Gots: 131 | FT: 2
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:
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(Beer added by: KansasBeerLover on 04-30-2013)
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

Sammy, Sep 07, 2014
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3.58/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Newhall Refinery in Newhall, CA.

Pours a hazy golden orange with a foamy beige head that settles to a small cap on top of the beer. Foamy rings of lace line the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, citrus zest, and spicy herbal hop aromas. Taste is much the same with citrus zest, herbal, and pine flavors on the finish. There is a medium amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer that shows more of an intense hop presence in the flavors.

UCLABrewN84, Nov 17, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

djrn2, Sep 28, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

zestar, Oct 26, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

nmann08, Oct 06, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

acurtis, Oct 26, 2013
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3.98/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: The beer is clear golden yellowish orange in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a quarter finger high off white head that quickly died down, leaving a thin layer of bubbles covering the surface and a thin collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Moderate aromas of citrusy hops are present in the nose—oranges and grapefruit seem to stand out in particular.
T: Like the smell, the taste is quite hoppy but is much more complex with flavors of citrusy hops and mangos plus some hints of pine resin towards the finish. A strong amount of bitterness is present from start through finish. Only faint hints of alcohol are perceptible.
M: It feels a little more than medium-bodied and rather crisp on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer delivers bold aromas and flavors of hops. It's hard to believe that this is over 10% abv because the alcohol is well hidden from the taste.

metter98, Oct 04, 2013
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4.23/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Pours a clear amber color with a three inch cap that leaves lots of spotty lacing

Smell: Nothing but the hops - pink grapefruit and pine and floral/tropical tones

Taste: Big hop character with more tropical fruit than what I detected in the aroma; after the swallow, both the sugary malt and the high ABV make their presence felt; still, a lot of IBUs and a rather grassy finish

Mouthfeel: Medium to full body with moderate carbonation

Overall: I was excited to try a new hoppy beer from Green Flash, particularly as this is super fresh, having just arrived in our market

brentk56, Sep 25, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

Texasfan549, Jun 24, 2014
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4.08/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Playing semantics, Green Flash's highly hopped Green Bullet clocks in at 10% abv.- putting it well within "imperial" ranges, however there's little about the beer that says its much more potent than a normally strong Imperial IPA. Its slightly elevated alcohol ensures that the taste of ethanol will make a mark on its flavor profile.

The strong IPA opens with a bright copper color and hardly a smidgen of haze. Its near-clarity displays an exuberent carbonated array en route to building a sturdy froth of great retention and concentric lace.

One whiff brings about a burst of fruity hop character. Vibrant grapefruit, freshly zested oranges, lemon peels, melon and juniper. Complementary hop note reside closely behind with earthy chives, fresh-cut grass and sawn pine. With only enough thin malt support, its short honey and caramel notes simply support the hops and give them a lift but without distracting from the hoppy showcase.

Green Bullet's taste starts more sweeter than hoppy as the light caramel taste buffers the palate from its hoppy middle palate. That's when the citrus, tropical and herbal qualities take center stage. Its fruit-forward taste is given a mild candied effect with intertwine of hop flavor and malt sweetness. But as the ale dives head on, it turns decidedly bitter with resinous pine, stemmy, sassafras, gin-like tones. But as the malt sweetness fades, the sharp and biting alcohol asserts its own bitterness and peppery qualities.

Medium-full on the palate, the ale is lifted and creamied up because of mild malt structures and embedded carbonation. But as the sweetness trails, the mild hop-derived astringency and prickly alcohols finish with warmth and bite.

My mind immediately goes to Palate Wrecker as the strong alcohols become part of its story; adding complexity, balance and challenge. I am however, pleased that the beer remains dry and hop-forward and doesn't become a sticky or boozy-sweet mess.

BEERchitect, Sep 25, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

kjkinsey, Dec 29, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

ygtbsm94, Sep 13, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

kylehay2004, Oct 06, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

jaydoc, Oct 21, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

Knapp85, Oct 03, 2013
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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
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

westcoastbeerlvr, Oct 05, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

largadeer, Oct 05, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

zeff80, Oct 14, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

SocalKicks, Sep 13, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

WVbeergeek, Sep 24, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

nickfl, Oct 10, 2013
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3.85/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

On-tap 1/12/2014 at Doherty’s East Ave Irish Pub, in Pawtucket, RI served in a tulip glass.

A: The beer is a deep amber color, with a large off-white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains floral hops, fruity citrus and caramelized malts.

T: The taste starts out with sweet flavors of citrus and caramel. Then a strong hops bitterness comes in along with a strong booziness. The malt character is hearty but not too heavy creating a decent balance. The after-taste is slightly sweet.

M: Crisp but not very smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

O: A little tasty, goes down ok, not too filling, very strong kick, decent representation of style, this beer is an example of bigger not always being better as a I much prefer some of Green Flash’s other “weaker” IPA’s to this one.

TheManiacalOne, Jan 13, 2014
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3.94/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours an effervescent amber with a thumb of cream colored head. Sheets of lacing cling to the glass, stellar head retention; slight viscious look to this

S: Pineapple, a little breadyness & grapefruit

T: Big-time pine smack, a bit of caramel, pink grapefruit & a kiss of pine apple & woody hops up front. More grapefruit & pine, with some breadyness, & caramel & a touch of tannin as this warms. Finishes with much pineyness, grapefruit, & dryness

MF: Medium bodied, crisp carbonation & fairly decent balance for the style. Thickens up a bit as this warms

A nice take on the style, was hoping for a bit more wow factor from Green Flash. I would just assume stick to their IPA, this is more of a sipper that doesn't quite pop for me. Some hopheads will probably disagree. I might buy this again, but not totally in my hop wheelhouse

russpowell, Oct 26, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

a huge ipa, showcasing the new Zealand hops, a great project this one. it pours hazy burnt orange color, little bits of yeast are visible if you strain the eye, but the overall appeal is lovely, under a robust inch of thick off white foam. the nose is quite bitter, tropical fruity, and full of zest. I smell an acidic mix of fruits from orange to pineapple, but there is a lightness and a brightness to this that is uncommon in such big versions of the style. its clean and sort of oceanic, a great mindset before the first sip. bitterness is obvious right away, and honestly most of the real flavor comes in the aftertaste, where minerals and piquant fruits marry beautifully. I don't get much pine as the label denotes, but I do get a unique hop profile, reminds me of a topaz single hop brew I had in saint Louis, but I know this is different. I am amazed how bitter it finishes for such a fruity flavor. it also comes across a lot lighter than 10.1% abv, although as it warms up its a lot more apparent. good carbonation and a sturdy body on this make it a nice fall ipa. its tropical vibe takes me on a needed vacation, and its alcohol to bottle size ratio allows me to forget all the stresses in my life. a nice escape this one. all green flash beers are brutally hoppy, and this one is the exclamation mark on the lineup. good good beer.

StonedTrippin, Oct 23, 2013
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Green Bullet Triple IPA from Green Flash Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 1,511 ratings.