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Green Bullet Triple IPA - Green Flash Brewing Co.

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Green Bullet Triple IPAGreen Bullet Triple IPA

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BA SCORE
88
very good

1,953 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,953
Reviews: 301
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 11.93%
Wants: 69
Gots: 288 | 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

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Beer added by: KansasBeerLover on 04-30-2013

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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3.59/5  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.

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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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3.97/5  rDev +0.8%
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.

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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of brentk56
4.23/5  rDev +7.4%
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

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4.1/5  rDev +4.1%
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.

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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%
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.

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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4.1/5  rDev +4.1%
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.

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3.97/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

12oz chalice at Beer Revolution YEGDT.

This beer appears a clear, bright medium bronzed amber colour, with a thin cap of weakly foamy, and generally bubbly off-white head, which leaves a solid wall of thinly painted lace around the glass as it genially recedes.

It smells of rather sugary caramel malt, watery and biscuity toffee, sharp pine needles, muddled orchard citrus pith, and leafy, earthy, and somewhat perfumed hops. The taste is very nougaty caramel and toffee oriented malt, kind of Mars Bar in nature, a touch of misplaced yeast, and still heady creamy citrus, pine resin, and well-soused floral hops.

The carbonation is quite laid-back in its low-end supportive frothiness, the body a dense medium weight, and generally smooth, a wee soupcon of hop and polite alcohol ingress tainting things ever so slightly. It finishes on the sweet side, natch, the booze-fueled malt kind of winning that tug-of-war with the hefty lingering west coast hops.

A more or less genial double, disguised as a 'triple' IPA. With its well obfuscated 20-ish proof alcohol, I guess one can't really complain all that much, especially given the big hop and malt 'hire me now!' presentation.

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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Green Bullet Triple IPA from Green Flash Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 1,953 ratings.