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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
89
very good

1,833 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,833
Reviews: 279
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 12.21%
Wants: 60
Gots: 236 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: KansasBeerLover on 04-30-2013)
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3.98/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Bottle into Tulip

Appearance- Hazy copper, small white head

Aroma- Very interesting hop aroma. I am not too familar with NZ hops outside of Motueka. Its like mushrooms, earth, pine, wet leaves, slight fruit, caramel malt, and some alcohol.

Flavor- Mint, earth, mushrooms, pine, balanced, and hide the abv well.

Mouthfeel- Medium-full, moderate carbonation. alcohol warmth

Overall- Very interesting and tasty. A complete change up to a typical DIPA(triple whatever). I like it alot, and if you want to know what other direction hops can go this is a good try.

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5/5  rDev +27.2%

Photo of CHickman
3.76/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Beer notes from 10/26/13; pours clear gold color with foamy 2 finger white head that was full of tight little bubbles and faded very slowly, leaving excellent foamy lacing and rings as it went down.

Smells of piney and citrus hops up front, with strong citrus notes including lemon, grapefruit, pinecone, graham cracker, caramel, sweet herbal notes that resembles flowers or potpourri and buttery toast; not as hoppy as I expected in the nose for an imperial IPA, but it is still very nice to inhale and hits the right IPA notes.

Tastes like it smells with piney and citrus hops up front, strong citrus notes including lemon, grapefruit, orange peel, piney hops/pinecone, graham cracker, butter, grains, caramel, sweet malt, herbal notes that resembles flowers or potpourri, buttery wheat bread, spices like rye or pepper and a light alcohol nip; again not as hoppy as expected, and a lot of malt in the mix, but still enough flavor to suppress the ABV. It is more like an English IPA than the West Coast hop bomb that I was expecting. Very sweet with a buttery taste that stays pretty even the entire time and brings mild bitterness to it's finish.

Mouthfeel is very slick and creamy, smooth to the point of sliding down almost too easy, with a medium chewy body and feel, and very light, fizzy carbonation that trails off slightly bitter and quite sweet.

Overall this was a good beer and very enjoyable, but a little bit of a letdown since it was billed as a massive IPA. Don’t get me wrong, this is a solid beer that hides the alcohol masterfully and has nice malty balance to go with the hops, but it did not have the explosive hop punch I wanted. A good beer, but not a great beer. Lists "New Zealand Dry Hop" on the label but there was not distinctive dry hop presence in this brew.

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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

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4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer is clear and golden with a thin, bubbly white head. The aroma brings mint, cops, herbal tea, earth, mushrooms, citrus, pine, floral scents. A touch of alcohol in the nose. Hop forward with a mint tea character throughout. Alcohol is present but generally unobtrusive. Moderately low carbonation and tad sticky on the palate. Citrus, particularly oranges, soaked and alcohol. A solid beer, albeit best in small quantities.

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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3.54/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

On draught at Baileys, Green Bullet is clear orange with a small white head that light white foamy lace.

Smell is pungent and intense. This sucker is really dank and oily. And boozy. Orange zest, oily. Too much really, but I suppose that's the intent.

Taste is similar, this is closer to hop tincture made with a distillate than an IPA. A bit of an exaggeration with the strength, it's noticeable but really accentuated by the sharp pine and intense tangerine hops more than anything. Pretty clean for the size, but it's sooo big.

Mouthfeel is oily and dry, resinous.

Drinkability is okay, it's interesting to see how far you can take the IPA, but at the end of the day, it's too far to really want to have another in a sitting.

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3.95/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Serving Type - Bottle

Appearance - Tanish golden brown with a 1/2 foamy head, lots of sticky lacing.

Smell - Strong hop aroma, grapefruit, lemon, pine, oranges, some sugary yeasts but pretty much hops all the way.

Taste - As expected, starts with a huge hop bite. Very citric, lots of pine, grapefruit and oranges. Very warm with each sip. Does provide a caramel malt backbone mixed with some yeasty sugars. Has a wet hop sort of dry bitterness, along with greens flashes trademark west coast ipa flavor.

Mouthfeel - Hops nail tongue along with some alcohol. Palate gets more hops, along with some caramel malts and a little sugar sweetness. The aftertaste is warm, hoppy as hell and dry bitter.

Overall - As advertised, hoppy to the max with alcohol warmth. Nothing fancy, balanced or special but does have a different hop flavor coming from im guessing the new Zealand hops. As usual another too expense brew from a great brewery. Worth a drink for sure but not worth the money.

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3.41/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Worth it for how alcoholic it is, if you're into getting drunk off a few brews like I am.

Tastes like how it smells, run down with citrus undertones making it more like a shandy than an IPA honestly, either way I'm not complaining. It leaves a nice hoppy aftertaste which is nice given the mouth full is a little less than ideal.

3.5 beer easy- not bad, not great.

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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

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4.44/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Golden body with fluffy head of foam and lots of lacing. The nose is fresh and excellent with lots of hoppy goodness. The flavor is complex as hell. Piney, citrus, tropical fruits galore with a strong alcohol presence making it known that this thing is 10% abv. Sticky mouthfeel in a medium body. Overall, an awesome DIPA. The complexity is outstanding and even with the alcohol presence, this thing still drinks very well.

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3.89/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Best by 2/18/14 12 oz brown bottle.

A: Golden hue with a nice, white head that leaves plenty of lacing.

S: All kinds of hop aromas; pine, grapefruit, pineapple. Rather intoxicating mix.

T: Juicy hops all around, somewhat sturdied by a malt backbone.

M: Smooth with a bit alcohol burn. The aftertaste bitterness is rather overwhelming.

O: This gives the Imperial IPA a run for its money, but I'm personally more partially to the Summit hops in that one. Perhaps a tweaked recipe, just a bit more balance, can elevate this interesting beer to that level. Single hop using just Green Bullet?

Green Bullet Triple IPA from Green Flash Brewing Co.
89 out of 100 based on 1,833 ratings.