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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

1,350 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,350
Reviews: 227
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 11.22%
Wants: 29
Gots: 80 | 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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Jonny41

Maine

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

09-24-2013 01:10:15 | More by Jonny41
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barczar

Kentucky

3.9/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a brilliant copper with a dense cream head that dissipates slowly, leaving sheets of lacing.

Grapefruit and dank hops form the initial aroma. Fresh cut grass, pine, and sweet caramel malt are accompanied by floral hop notes.

Fairly sweet in flavor, the underpinnings of muted grapefruit and soft fruity notes add contrast, carrying into a moderately bitter, dry finish. Notes of onion, reason, and pine emerge late.

Body is full and rich, with moderate carbonation and noticeable alcohol warmth.

On the sweet side, but the bittering hops don't overwhelm, which pleases me. The citrus notes were somewhat muted, which was a bit disappointing. Borderline cloying, so it's weighing heavy on my palate.

Serving type: bottle

09-24-2013 00:59:50 | More by barczar
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Lambocalrisien

New York

4/5  rDev +2%

09-24-2013 00:47:35 | More by Lambocalrisien
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JDizzle

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

09-24-2013 00:08:46 | More by JDizzle
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Omnium

Pennsylvania

4.03/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Bottle > Sensory Pils Glass

A - Pours a nice clear gold, big 2.5 finger soapy white head, medium lacing.
S - Aroma is outstanding, big grape presence, some orange zest, a little dank or pine, some sweet candies, a little lightly toasted malt.
T - Taste is sweet, but not overly so. Big juicy grape and grapefruit and pine up front, sweet malt in the middle, finishes dry and floral.
M - Big feel, but no burn, slightly chewy.
O - Outstanding Imperial IPA, lots of wonderful grapefruit, and grapejuice in the aroma and flavor.

Serving type: bottle

09-23-2013 22:11:24 | More by Omnium
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clayrock81

Virginia

4.14/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured a darkish gold, cloudy, great carbonation leads to two finger head with lace patches on top of an intense hoppy aroma, some citric but a good deal of grapefruit and there is a good amount of sweet caramel as well. Don't know why but these are the type of hopped up (triple IPA, though? come on) beers that I like. Strong hop presence, a little chewey/bready, caramel malts add sweetness and there is balance in a medium-to-full bodied beer, and then there is a grapefruit presence that I really appreciate and love to have. Not a hop bomb or overly boozy or "palate wrecker" but a very enjoyable, dangerously easy to sip, high hoppy/boozy IPA that is top notch.

Serving type: bottle

09-23-2013 21:06:01 | More by clayrock81
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Chaney

District of Columbia

4.01/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a DC Brau tulip.

A: Poured a damn near crystal clear, bright orange color, with a whopping finger white head that died down to lots and lots of suds.

S: I got a huge grapefruit presence right off the bat. A bit of orange peel thrown in also. Very potent!

T: Not syrup or boozy like I thought it was going to be. I guess the obvious comparison would be to Founders "Devil Dancer." This is much, much better. Lots of citrus and remarkably formatted for the West Coast style IPA.

M: Pretty smooth for what it was. You definitely need to try to slow down with this one because it'll sneak up on you. Not sugary (like "Double Crooked Tree") in the least.

O: Leave it to Green Flash to make the best Triple IPA on the market.

Serving type: bottle

09-23-2013 20:57:21 | More by Chaney
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civicm87

New York

4/5  rDev +2%

09-23-2013 15:19:40 | More by civicm87
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jakecattleco

California

3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

09-23-2013 04:28:35 | More by jakecattleco
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jman005

Kentucky

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

09-23-2013 02:49:36 | More by jman005
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Ljudsignal

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +2%

09-23-2013 02:19:32 | More by Ljudsignal
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Immortale25

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

09-23-2013 01:09:55 | More by Immortale25
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LostHighway

Maine

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

09-22-2013 22:13:19 | More by LostHighway
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BRYeleJR

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

09-22-2013 21:43:03 | More by BRYeleJR
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kaelingirl

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

09-22-2013 20:38:10 | More by kaelingirl
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vfgccp

New York

4/5  rDev +2%

09-22-2013 18:28:40 | More by vfgccp
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buckyp

South Carolina

4/5  rDev +2%

09-22-2013 11:03:17 | More by buckyp
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KevinGordon

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

09-22-2013 07:07:52 | More by KevinGordon
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Dbrag

Maine

4.75/5  rDev +21.2%

09-22-2013 06:32:57 | More by Dbrag
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joeworrall

Arizona

4.35/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

in my search for the perfect IPA, I have found a really good one... no bones about it, this is an outstanding IPA!

the label said it's a triple IPA, and I believe it. The hops are more pine than citrus, but there are hints of lemon peel in the aftertast.

I would compare it to Dogfish Head 90 in terms of quality and drinkability, but the taste is distinctive. It's New Zealand hops set it apart from anything else I have tasted. They are grassy, but not overwhelmingly so... It's hard to describe how well balanced the hops are in this brew.

tonight I am comparing it head to head with New Belgium Rampant Imperial IPA and Widmer Brothers Nelson Imperial IPA. Rampant is still my "go to" imperial, this is more expensive and special, lighter in color and with less aftertaste, but so drinkable!

Serving type: bottle

09-22-2013 02:45:41 | More by joeworrall
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bpasquini

California

4.75/5  rDev +21.2%

09-21-2013 23:17:10 | More by bpasquini
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JohnnyK

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +2%

09-21-2013 21:00:39 | More by JohnnyK
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smutty33

Connecticut

3.25/5  rDev -17.1%

09-21-2013 20:15:50 | More by smutty33
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deadonhisfeet

Kentucky

4.06/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a Goose Island tulip. The pour is simply beautiful. It's fairly clear and dark gold in color with a majestic white head that holds itself together extremely well for such a high abv beer. When it does dissipate, it leaves behind massive clumpy white lacing that nearly coats the inside of the glass. The nose is bright and hoppy. I get notes of fresh pine trees, lemons, grapefruit, and peaches.

Medium-full body with lots of hops and a substantial malt presence. The beer is sweet and creamy up front with honey and marmalade-like sweetness. The hops quickly arrive, clash with the sweetness, and scour the palate free of all that malt. Big sharp grapefruit notes reign triumphant on a dry, lingering, astringent finish. Not sure if those are the green bullet hops or the pacific gem, but they certainly hold their own versus the malt.

A big bruiser of a beer with considerable sweetness up front and punishing bitterness in back. Definitely not just a IIPA hop-bomb. The heavy malt presence will certainly offend some hopheads, but I like it. This could easily pass for an American Barleywine.

Serving type: bottle

09-21-2013 20:10:26 | More by deadonhisfeet
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thecheapies

Pennsylvania

4.31/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours a hazy rich peach color with hues of deep red-orange. Beautiful autumnal look with a quietly fluffy bone-colored topper of froth. Exquisite.

Hoppy aromas, all of grassy and floral and pithy, with dank and resinous undertones. Candied fruits, chiba, tropical fruit, peach, and grassy orange. Has some caramelly malt base that takes its diminutive position in the backseat. Light grapefruit insinuates C-hops, like Cascade and Centennial, but there's familiar odors of floral lemon and Simcoe pine skank. What a plethora of aromas!

Big time hoppiness without all the crushing bitterness. Tempered by steeped maltiness, true humulus flavors shine in swatches of wildflower tea, lemon rind, grapefruit, starfruit, kiwi, orange, sandalwood, hemp, peach, and bitter melon. There are hints of pine and there's a lovely herbaceousness that pairs well with a lime-y citrus note in the middle, but this is quite fascinating in what the taste has to offer. Mostly dry, but still beating with some encouragement from caramel malt. The alcohol isn't dominating, like in a Hopslam or Devil Dancer, and the smoothly bold representation of it supports a good mouthfeel of a cautiously potent drink. The body is never syrupy and dangerously medium in its pace and swallow. Carbonation provides a longer, more stable, ride-out with intoxication creeping in closer than you'd might expect.

An uncanny hop bomb with medium (sturdy) bitterness and a latent spicy bite. At 10.1%, Green Bullet is nothing to play around with; and, with the hop complexity and drinkability on its side, it's a damn fine Triple IPA to have around on cooler and lonelier nights. A surefire sipper. A dream ale. Delicious stuff from the hop masters over at Green Flash.

Serving type: bottle

09-21-2013 16:13:13 | More by thecheapies
Green Bullet Triple IPA from Green Flash Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 1,350 ratings.