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Green Bullet Triple IPA - Green Flash Brewing Co.

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Green Bullet Triple IPA
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1,451 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,451
Reviews: 235
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 11.2%
Wants: 42
Gots: 118 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: KansasBeerLover on 04-30-2013)
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BDeibs, Oct 06, 2013
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Lerxst, Oct 05, 2013
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3.13/5  rDev -20.4%

A: Poured a yellowish- orange color with a slight haze, a small white cap left a few bubbles behind after a few sips and minor lacing was observed

S: The major notes were of spruce and pine.

T: Initially the taste buds are hit by a chewy like caramel malt base and then you're hit with some prickly spruce and pine notes. It sordove reminded me of the Alesmith Yulesmith Christmas IPA. The finish was a long, resiny, piney, caramel weirdness. A light vegal note hides in the background.

M: Medium bodied, a little heavy and perhaps a little low on carbonation.

O: Not at all what I was expecting! I drank this behind a Boneyard Notorious and I was supremely letdown. The combo of hops/malt in this beer just did not do it for me. The beer had a weird feel and taste and I felt the hops were a bit muted. The body was there and I do not object to chewy IIPAs but this was just weird.

barleywinefiend, Oct 05, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

DeanMoriarty, Oct 05, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

jsurfs82, Oct 05, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

BigGingDrinker, Oct 05, 2013
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2.4/5  rDev -38.9%

A friend split a 12oz bottle of this with me, thank God I didn't buy a bomber or four pack. Yellow orange color, translucent, good head and lace, looks nice. Aroma is like mango fruity hops but in the very background I caught a whiff of something I don't like and I suspect it is the dreaded Summit hop. Flavor followed suit with just the mildest note of garlic and then the finish was just awful. If they didn't use Summit then there is some New Zealand hop which is just as bad. Gross.

ArrogantB, Oct 05, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

drinkinmiles, Oct 05, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

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

westcoastbeerlvr, Oct 05, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

2beerdogs, Oct 05, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -36.4%

Troville1990, Oct 05, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

PhatAtUT, Oct 05, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

hit728, Oct 05, 2013
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3.74/5  rDev -4.8%

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a Founders pint glass. Best by date of 3/14/14, so I am guessing it is about a month old at this point.

A - Very clear burnt orange. Eggshell head leaves good lacing.

S - Vegetal up front, with a little mango in the background. Reminds of fresh cut weeds. You can smell the bitterness, if that means anything to you. The snell is a little muted.

T - A little better. Very bitter upfront (what you expect from Green Flash), but then subsides into notes of mango, fruity white wine, and slight lime. Ends very dry and bitter. There are some fusel alcohol notes on the end, but for a 10% beer, they blend w/ the bitterness well. Not harsh at all.

M - Medium-full body w/ a nice creaminess. Carbonation is medium.

O - Decent beer. A thought a little too much palate scrapping bitterness that didn't let the hops shine thru. Still a drinkable beer.

jeff1973, Oct 05, 2013
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4.08/5  rDev +3.8%

Generally: Green Flash has excellent packaging, and frankly that's part of our enjoyment of the things we drink, so kudos. I like looking at you GF! Also, I've been excited to taste this one, and we just a few cases in today. So, let's do it.

The Pour: Nothing special here. It's your standard amber-gold IPA in appearance, with a very minimal head. Almost no lacing on that itty bitty head.

Face in the glass: This is wicked cool: petrol/tar and toasted almonds, with a faint vegetal background--it's almost like fresh cut peppers; there's a burnt sugar/citric hop note in the background.

With Regard to Taste: Burnt marshmallows... Lagunitas IPA has a similar burnt sugar profile, which I don't actually like that much in that beer. Here, however, it's something to celebrate. Excellent, caramel malt holding the hop party in check, and there is a memorable, bone-dry, citric/pine finish that stays for the last act. I'm not quite sure, but the New Zealand hops seem to be responsible for the ballyhoo in my glass. As it warms, those vegetal aromas are coming to the palate. Very interesting for a huge beer, for a style that inherently lacks nuance.

Abstract: Eminently drinkable, though I'd recommend one at a time. At 10.1% ABV, you'll know if one has been put in you, by yourself or someone else.

Epitoma: It is a Triple IPA. Not for the meek. Two of these would kill a Bud Light drinker... I suspect that would be a good thing. Yeah, that would be great.

Note: First of all, I want to tell y'all that this beer is best fresh (at about 57degrees) and that there's a bunch of it out there (in Boston) that is from last year; it makes a difference.... I'm not sure what food item could possibly survive this beast in terms of pairing (rotting fish?), but I definitely recommend you eat before you drink one. DANG! Out.

Serving type: 12oz bottle

Infiniteingest, Oct 05, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -17.3%

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Green Bullet Triple IPA from Green Flash Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 1,451 ratings.