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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

1,837 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,837
Reviews: 280
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 12.21%
Wants: 61
Gots: 237 | 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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Photo of jbarletto
3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

Photo of b1515152004
3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

Photo of kruthy
4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

Photo of TrappistJohnMD
3.6/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Orange amber color with a thick cream colored head that lingers well and leaves lots of lacing.

Smell is pungent pine hoppiness and some fruity pineapple. Slight skunkiness somewhere in there too.

Taste is sweet and fruity up front with lots of pungent pine hop bitterness. Overpowering alcohol heat late.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied with heavy carbonation.

Overall this would be much better if the alcohol was toned down. Rubbing alcohol character in the finish. I love Green Flash, but this was a bit of a miss for me.

Photo of mostpoetsdo
3.55/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Syrupy orange-amber, thick white head with a slight yellow tinge, globs of lacing.

S: Strong sweetness, agave syrup, caramel, good dose of pine, dried pineapple.

T: Can't speak for freshness, the date was rubbed off. Big, sweet, candy-like malt up front. Caramel, even taffy-like. The hops come running behind; sticky, sap drenched pine hop flavor, a lot of tropical fruit, namely pineapple (candied at that), citrus in the background. A lot of alcohol, not well hidden.

M: Full, syrupy, but well carbonated. Alcohol burn is a little much.

O/D: A one and done kind of beer. It's too sweet and too pungent, to the point where it's not entirely enjoyable, but still has some great flavors. Good for one of those "extreme" styles.

Photo of Travcofarms
3/5  rDev -23.7%

Photo of BEERschlitz
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of Beer4Baltimore
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of TastyIsBeer
4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

Photo of dinojrbtom
4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

Photo of Smooth-Hoperator
4.23/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A - A clear, dark orange color.

S - Aroma is not overwhelming but definitely a lighter citrus smell.

T - Up front is very citrusy and with a grapefruit flavor and bitterness that fades into a light booziness. This is a very hoppy IPA and much more a West Coast IPA.

M - Very nice for an IPA. Light, but a little chewy to handle the large hop flavor.

O - Very good beer from Green Flash. This has a unique hop flavor but very good. Give it a try.

Photo of Beerbuddy21
4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

Photo of fmccormi
3.88/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Straight pour from a 12oz bottle to my Fiddlehead “can glass”; freshness date of February 28, 2014 printed in yellow ink near the bottle of the bottle (“Best By: 02/28/14”). I’m not sure what that means in terms of a bottling date for this brew, since it’s over four months, which I thought was the typical freshness window for Green Flash’s hoppy brews; that could mean that this has a six month freshness window, which I think is the case for brews like Double Stout, but I’m not sure. If that’s the case, that would make this bottle maybe five weeks old, which is plausible. Either way, it’s either relatively or absurdly fresh.

Appearance (4.5): Three fingers of heavy cream-colored foam, accompanied by a cluster of fat bubbles in the middle of the head and fine bubbles around the edges, all of it dying down VERY slowly . . . the body is clear (minus a modest chill haze), and kind of a rich yellow-orange golden color. Outstanding retention, leaving a layer of foam long after the head has left fat collars and lacy webbing.

Smell (3.5): Rich citrus (blood orange, apricot) paired with floral and grassy-minty tones . . . simple syrup and pound cake-like malt body. The booze is present, but it’s married well to the malt and hops. Overall it’s pretty damn good but not outstanding, and about what you’d expect from a “TIPA.”

Taste (4.0): Mirrors the nose quite a bit, in terms of sweet malt blurring lines with sweet citrusy hops, together smothering a boozy character . . . the burn of which is well-masked by the astringency of the hop bitterness on the back end (grassy, minty, floral—lavender and peppermint). Surprisingly smoothe and easy-going (read: booze-less) for being so big. The simple syrup and pound cake are here, too, but they’re blurred nicely with that rich sweetness from the hops. Well-crafted, for being such a ridiculously huge IPA-ish beer.

Mouthfeel (4.0): Subdued carbonation, slightly oily body, but still retaining a dry finish, against all odds (again, considering how big and rich this bastard is). It’s got a very fine tingle—a great feel for the size, which Green Flash is always good about. The booze definitely dries it out a bit.

Overall (3.75): I’m not 100% sure how I feel about this beer. I like it, a lot, but not so much for being a crazy D(T?)IPA as a really smooth, rich, hoppy sipper with a rich makeup. If I’m rating this according to how much I enjoyed it, I’d say 4.0-4.25; if I’m rating it to style, I’d say 3.5-3.75; so, I’m being conservative in my numerical rating. But I enjoyed this beer quite a bit, and it was definitely worth buying at least a single bottle of.

Photo of Stinkypuss
4.08/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a hazed, dirty blonde color with a well retaining creamy head.
Aroma of dense tropical citrus hops, big sweet malt and some booze.
In the flavor, herbal, piney and earthy, with some oranfe and grapefruit smoothy notes. Solid bitterness, as this big beer does not finish sweet. Malt is caramel like and adds to the body of the brew. Full bodied, smooth and satisfying. Carbonation is at a medium-low. Overall, this is a really good brew. Very hoppy and easy to drink despite the strength.

Photo of LoveStout
3/5  rDev -23.7%

Photo of acurtis
3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

Photo of JeffTheJuice
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of MNishCT77
3.89/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12 oz. bottle purchased at Franklin's Pub & Brewery in Hyattsville, MD., unknown bottling date but best by 3/10/14, consumed over several hours during P St. NW IPA Fest.

A: 3/3 - deep orange-golden coloration, moderate clarity (can see but cannot read through), initial soapy white head dissipates into 1/4 finger through consumption, moderate-to-large alcohol legs

S: 9/12 - lots of New Zealand, especially Nelson Sauvin, hop character on the nose - apricot, peach and white wine,; some malt breadiness and booze for balance

T: 15/20 - on the anterior tongue, the sweet citrus notes continues with very little bitterness; it the middle of the mouth, the bitterness continues to linger with some malt balance with fruit notes - apricot, mango and papaya; 10.1% ABV is present and turns tis one into a siper

M: 4/5 - thick hop oils coating the tongue, large alcohol presence in the mouthfeel, appropriate carbonation; the only problem for me is that it is a little thick such that it more closely resembles a barleywine than an IPA

O: 8/10 - more American barleywine than IPA, but impressive use of NZ hops that could doaged and tried again in a year; price in the DMV even for a single bottle was pretty high - ~$5 for a 12 oz. bottle; I'd recommend picking up some Enjoy By...instead

TOTAL = 39/50

Photo of Ish1
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of russpowell
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

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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of Bubbalito
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of MDDMD
3.58/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A-medium amber color with a decent off-white head and some lacing

S-malt, orange, citrus, an off sort of chemical smell, boozy

T-caramel malt, citrus, pine, earthy, slight off flavor which is hard to identify, moderate bitter finish

F-medium body with moderate carbonation, crisp and dry, very boozy

O-awkward beer, I confess I am not a huge fan of the style, but the flavors were unbalanced and tasted off, ?bad bottle

Photo of BeerLover99
3.89/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A: dirty shiny orange, finger head, splendid lacing

S: lemon peel, mild earthy spices, hint of grass

T: lemon, earthy malt, mild floral, grassy, leathery
long bitter finish

M: med mouth, big oily sticky feel

O: Fascinating earth spices, very oily wish had a little
thicker/heavier body. Green Flash always makes
rather nice beer.

QUITE GOOD; NOT MUST HAVE!

Green Bullet Triple IPA from Green Flash Brewing Co.
89 out of 100 based on 1,837 ratings.