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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

1,911 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,911
Reviews: 292
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 11.93%
Wants: 67
Gots: 259 | 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:
Beer added by: KansasBeerLover on 04-30-2013

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Photo of martyl1000
4.23/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Hmm . . . This has all the features I like in a IIIPA, but it's just a bit astringent to enjoy now. Even astringent in its aroma. Nice and sweet, though, behind the chemical-cleanser aspect.

Nothing a year in the cellar won't cure.

Get one more 4-pk for the cellar. Aging will definitely solve the most glaring deficiency--the astringent alcohol.

Definitely good flavor, better than other harsh, acrid IIPA's, such as Hoperation Overload.

Photo of crhea89
3/5  rDev -23.9%

Photo of dt_gbpackersfan
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of maizymouse
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of chossboss
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of beagle75
3.66/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a tulip glass.

A: Slightly hazy, light amber color with one finger of off-white foam head. Heavy lacing remains on the glass.

S: Grapefruit and pine are most evident in this beer's deep hops profile, although it also appears very green and dank in aroma. Some rather bready malt with crystal nuances are detectable. No alcohol is detected.

T: Begins sweet, with piney and herbaceous hops aromatics that are complimented by the moderate to aggressive citric acidity that is tasted. Malt is scaled appropriately but not show-stealing, due to its largely two-row character, which allows the hops to remain in the featured role. Flavors make a case for the sublime toward the finish, with refined toasted grain and botanical hops tapering into neat cohesion. Bitterness is mild for the style, and quite plant-affected. No alcohol is detected.

M: Medium to thick viscosity, creamy and slightly resinous on the palate, with moderate carbonation.

D/O: This big IPA successfully walks a fine line that brings it close to being a messy, kitchen-sink project without erring into such a tiresome realm. The smell hints at just such a fate, but the flavor profile delivers something more mature and metered--but still overtly hoppy. The hops cultivar is not widely known by name as one of the highly-sought New Zealand cultivars, and perhaps with good reason; it's profile is most comparable to the most sturdy and intense of West Coast (California) hops.

Photo of Tuckersmth
4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

Photo of polopaul20
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of DPJ3322
4.22/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured it from an older bottle my friend picked up in New Orleans. When I cracked it open I immediately smelled a booziness in the air and was pretty surprised by that.

Appearance - It poured a very orange/golden, typical Imperial IPA color, but there was very little carbonation. About 1/2" head formed and it quickly dissipated.

Smell - This is probably the most interesting part, I get a real spicy, earthy type of smell I have never encountered in DIPAs before. I like it, it's quite different.

Taste - I get two forces battling it out, the bready/maltiness and the usual pine resin hoppiness. It finishes with a hoppy after taste that is nice.

Mouthfeel- Really light, not much effervescence at all.

Overall - This is a good beer I had been wanting to try. American barleywines are my favorite style right now and I wanted to see where this beer laid in terms of DIPA or American Barleywine. It's definitely on the DIPA side with an extra hop kick and some extra maltiness which I like. Good beer, different for sure.

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4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -17.5%

Photo of spinrsx
3.9/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz Bottle from Bear World Watertown NY for $5

Appearance - Clear gold/amber colour with an average size off-white coloured head. There is an average amount of carbonation showing and there is some good lacing. The head lasted for around 3-4 minutes before it was gone.

Smell - Malts, hops, resin, apricots

Taste & Mouth - There is an average amount of carbonation and I can taste malts, caramel, and hops. There is also some apricots and grapefruit/lemon and something along the lines of strawberries.

Overall - I wasn't expecting the strawberry/guava like sweetness, and I was hoping for more hops. I love just about everything this brewer does and I had high hopes for this one.

Photo of SawDog505
4.65/5  rDev +18%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a 13 oz tulip glass, best by 3/10/14. Pours a cloudy orange, with a one off white head, that leaves behind plenty of sticky lace. Smell passion fruit, pineapple, grapefruit, hint of hard candy, fresh pine, and earthy hops. Taste matches perfectly, maybe my palate is damaged because it is really well balanced, tropical with some grapefruit and pine threw out. Body is medium, perfect carbonation, not dry, and holy s--- is it drinkable! This is awesome. Not sure why they are calling it a triple and I really don't care.

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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of Hammer35
3.76/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Clear, dark amber color with very nice carbonation and good head retention. Beautiful.

Smell: Malty, sweet, fruity aroma with a hint of piney hops and a little alcohol.

Taste: Sweet, malty and fruity. Bitter finish to cleanse the palate but a dinstinct alcohol taste as it warms in the glass.

Mouthfeel: Very well carbonated. Not overly aggressive. Thick, full character.

Overall: A very solid triple IPA. Definitely worth a try. A little sweet for me. I was hoping for more hops depth in aroma and a cleaner, more refreshing finish, but still an excellent offering.

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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

Green Bullet Triple IPA from Green Flash Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 1,911 ratings.