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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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1,604 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,604
Reviews: 250
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 11.45%
Wants: 50
Gots: 151 | 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 StaveHooks
3.04/5  rDev -22.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

12oz bottle served in Sierra Nevada IPA glass
Best by 3/12/14
Very fresh: Just hit the stores

A - Honey amber with a massive 3 fingers of off-white head with sparkling 3d lacing down the side of the glass.

S - A glass of crushed hop pellets, sharp pine, dirty citrus, hints crackery malts, floral potpourri.

T - Pungent citrus and spicy hops burst on to the palate. Dank green hops just dominate everything in it's path. As it warms up, orange and floral notes come out of the generic green hop attack. Sweet orange rind, spearmint, and light caramel undertones come out with notions of alcohol toward the end. The finish is bitter with some some resinous sweetness and perfumey alcohol. Fairly dry for the ABV.

M - Medium body, very bitter, semi astringent, lushy feel, but syrupy at times.

If you've ever chewed on a hop pellet than you know what this beer tastes like. It's just an onslaught of potpourri hops of all kind, just clashing together all at once.

Any novice brewer can dump a truck load of hops in a beer but there is something to be said about brewing a 10.10ABV beer and not coming out with a sweet boozy malt bomb. All said, this is just a hop overload that has no layering or flavor distinction. Congratulations on being the hoppiest DIPA.

Edit: just ordered a West Coast IPA on tap from a local establishment and it tasted so off that I went and told them the taps must be dirty. They told me me they accidentally gave me Green Bullet instead. Talk about a blind taste test!

StaveHooks, Oct 11, 2013
Photo of socalbrewlvr
4/5  rDev +1.8%

socalbrewlvr, Oct 11, 2013
Photo of ColdOneKev
3.74/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A - Poured from bomber into a tulip glass. Standard pour produced a thick 1.5 inch head. Dark golden, only the slightest bit of haze with off white head. Moderate lacing.
S - Pine, spice.
T - Follows the nose with pine. Mild alcohol, which is impressive considering the ABV. The sweetness is balance by the bitterness.
M - Very thick. To be expected from a triple IPA. Coats the tongue and gums.
O - Happy to have tried this. Can really only seeing myself having this on special occasions though due to the high ABV. I would recommend.

ColdOneKev, Oct 11, 2013
Photo of ChrisL24481
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

ChrisL24481, Oct 11, 2013
Photo of DrewShalvoy
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

DrewShalvoy, Oct 11, 2013
Photo of superspak
4.2/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22 ounce bottle into tulip glass, best before 1/10/2014. Pours moderately cloudy orange amber color with a 2 finger dense off white head with great retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of huge mango, passion fruit, pineapple, tangerine, peach, lemon zest, orange rind, floral, grass, pine, light caramel, and floral earthiness. Fantastic aromas with great complexity of tropical/citrus hop notes with a fair amount of malt balance; and great strength. Taste of mango, peach, tangerine, pineapple, lemon zest, orange rind, floral, pine, light caramel, and floral earthiness. Good amount of earthy floral/pine bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of mango, peach, tangerine, pineapple, lemon zest, orange rind, floral, pine, light caramel, and floral earthiness on the finish for a while. Damn nice complexity of citrus/tropical hop flavors with a fair amount of malt balance; and no cloying bitterness present after the finish. Medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a lightly slick, crisp, and very sticky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a small warming present after the finish. Overall this is a highly excellent DIPA! All around great complexity of citrus/tropical hop flavors with a fair amount of malt balance; and quite smooth to sip on for the big ABV. A highly enjoyable offering.

superspak, Oct 11, 2013
Photo of adamdarcy
2.75/5  rDev -30%

adamdarcy, Oct 11, 2013
Photo of Jimmys
3.29/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle into tulip. best by 03 12 14.

A: a slight haze on an orange body. head is bright white and very frothy. its presence is to be reckoned with. great retention and lacing.

S: a whole lot of resin. overwhelming almost. there is an odd sweetness in here that reminds me of cinnamon. I just wrote that and it makes no sense, but really that is what I am smelling. I think it is actually the malt backbone that is misleading me to cinnamon.

T: similar to the nose, an initial blast of raw hop resin. alcohol heat immediately follows in the middle. a little bit of cereal in the finish. a real unpleasant plastic-like flavor. almost metallic.

M: a little bit of fizz. full bodied brew.

D: I gotta say I am a little disappointed with this brew. not impressed with these new Zealand hops or what green flash has done with them. green flash does some beautiful things with hops and this really fell short.

Jimmys, Oct 11, 2013
Photo of jpcarnegie
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

jpcarnegie, Oct 11, 2013
Photo of brurevu
4.05/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The brew poured a clear amber with a small white head that instantly gave off the aroma of hops. The aroma was of tropical fruit and dank hops with a hint of pine underneath that gave it a spicy aroma. The first taste had citrus rind hops with more of the dank tropical fruits and a spicy pine finish. The hops were appropriately aggressive and leave you with a strong bitterness on your tongue. The malt did give the Green Bullet a somewhat sweet finish, but the overload of hops definitely kept it in the background. The brew was easily one of the hoppier beers out there and the huge hops keeps the high alcohol at bay. If you want an assault on your palate the Green Bullet will definitely leave you in hoppy happiness.

brurevu, Oct 11, 2013
Photo of Beer-A-Lot
4.14/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

While I'm not a huge IPA fan, this beer surprised me, with its smooth, fairly mellow hop taste and great feel. Very refreshing and very easy to drink. Quite shocked at the abv for its smooth and balanced taste. This could easily be a regular drinker for me, although I admit the hops do get to be a bit fatiguing for my taste, as nearly all IPAs do for me. Still, an excellent example and one which shows DIPAs (because of abv?) seem to suit me more that a single motor-hopped brew. Good job, Green Flash.

Beer-A-Lot, Oct 11, 2013
Photo of jzeilinger
3.9/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours a crystal clear copper color riddled with tiny floaties, a nice white layer of foam that goes down after the pour but never goes away.

S - Spicy tropical citrus and a caramel backbone. The aroma isn't as intense as I was expecting which is a little disappointing for a big hopped up beer like this.

T - A slight amount of caramel base comes out at the beginning before it's totally swallowed up by hops and booziness. Nice spicy tropical fruit bitterness in the form of grapefruit rind some orange, and pine bitterness round out the beer. The ABV is not at all shy in this beer and creates a considerable amount of warming on the way down the hatch.

M - Medium to full medium body.

O - Nicely done but incredibly boozy.

jzeilinger, Oct 11, 2013
Photo of JothHu
4/5  rDev +1.8%

JothHu, Oct 11, 2013
Photo of smogfood
3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

smogfood, Oct 10, 2013
Photo of GeoffreyM
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

GeoffreyM, Oct 10, 2013
Photo of BB1313
3.7/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Best by 4/1/14. 12oz bottle poured into a tulip. Pours a hazy golden with a small white head that fades quickly, but leaves nice retention and decent lacing. The aromas are kind of unique. It has a quality that I can't quite put my finger on and haven't come across to my knowledge. Am i picking up rubber? I know that sounds weird, but that's what I'm getting. Flavors are very resinous. There's alot of pine. Some black pepper in the mix. Decent amount of caramel. Lots of malts. Subtle amounts of grapefruit. Overall it's not very fruity. Bittersweet. Slightly spicy. Mouthfeel is full-bodied. It has active carbonation and is relatively smooth. Alcohol goes unnoticed for the most part. It makes a nice sipper and I will admit that it's somewhat complex.

Interesting and unique take on the style. The aromas are weird and it carries on to the flavors. I'm not saying that's a bad thing, it just takes a bit of getting used to. It's well crafted and I can appreciate it. Huge Green Flash fan here, but this isn't one of my favorites from them, but it's still good. I can still dig it. Very solid stuff nonetheless. I can definitely see the appeal.

BB1313, Oct 10, 2013
Photo of avalon07
4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Poured from a bottle to a tulip glass. Had an amber color and a slightly hazy texture. There was an inch of foamy, very long-lasting head. Good lacing.

S: The pine is very noticeable the second you open the bottle, but there are also notes of hops, malt, and fruit as well.

T: Tasted of a large amount of hops, lots of fruit (pineapple especially), malt, and big dose of pine, also. A well crafted flavor that's complex and hoppy, but never out of balance.

M: A well-carbonated beer with a smooth finish. Medium-bodied.

O: Another solid outing from Green Flash. A well made, easy to drink beer.

avalon07, Oct 10, 2013
Photo of BeerNW
3.25/5  rDev -17.3%

BeerNW, Oct 10, 2013
Photo of UWBadgerFan4Life
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

UWBadgerFan4Life, Oct 10, 2013
Photo of AlMarzo
3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

AlMarzo, Oct 10, 2013
Photo of Burt
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Burt, Oct 10, 2013
Photo of nygannon
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

nygannon, Oct 10, 2013
Photo of MacQ32
4/5  rDev +1.8%

MacQ32, Oct 10, 2013
Photo of cbutova
3.53/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A- Poured from the 12oz stubby bottle to a standard tulip glass with a clear, dark amber-red body. Small white cap, maybe about one finger high, forms but has only decent retention falling to a creamy ring and some hazy clouds in the middle of the beer. Webs of lace stay on the glass here and there.

S- Starts out for me largely with a big caramel malt base, honey sweetness and a bit of hops with that. Hops are pine, grapefruit, citrus zest and a tiny bit tropical.

T- Hops are a bit stronger than the aroma here for me but alcohol notes come into play, ABV not well hidden at all. Hop profile is strongly pine, spruce and earthy with some nice hints of oranges, grapefruit and flowers as well. Big caramel, sugar, honey and malty sweet base.

MF- Thick bodied for the style with a smooth, creamy overall texture. Hops are pretty bitter in the finish and alcohol is quite warm on the palate.

Decent hop profile but pretty strong alcohol, not well hidden at all for 10%. Hops are either trumped by the strength or muddled, nothing really stands out for me as great.

cbutova, Oct 10, 2013
Photo of BurgeoningBrewhead
4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Excited for this one since I heard about the release.

Poured into snifter; clear honey-orange with a nice fluffy white head that leaves incredibly fine lacing as it recedes into a nice cap of foam.
Smells awesome; loads of dank herbal hops, spicy pine and bitter citrus hops everywhere, overtop of a bit of booziness (10.1%, understandable).
Taste is surprisingly clean malt for the %abv, followed by a wallop of citrus and pine hops that finish very dry and incredibly bitter. There are also some more subtle tropical fruit flavors that emerge as it warms. Bitter aftertaste sticks around forever, literally minutes after each sip.
Mouthfeel is relatively thin for the %abv, and surprisingly clean. Finishes very dry.
Overall, I was hoping for a bit more complex hop profile from this one, but I'm still pleased with it. A very strong, very hoppy, very bitter beer. Awesome stuff for a hophead.

BurgeoningBrewhead, Oct 10, 2013
Green Bullet Triple IPA from Green Flash Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 1,604 ratings.