Green Bullet Triple IPA - Green Flash Brewing Co.
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4.18/5 rDev +6.6%
Best by 3/10/14, so majorly fresh.
Appearance: Pours a crystal clear pale honey color with a one finger off-white soapy head.
Aroma: Lots of light caramel malt presence mixed with a candied melon aroma from the hops.
Taste: Green Bullet starts with a soft bitterness mixed with great pale malt flavor. The hop presence and bitterness get turned way up soon after giving high bitterness and a delicious array of hop flavors. The bitterness is probably close to 100 IBUs but is no where near that harsh because the malt brings a softness and great balance to the palate. The hop character is half dank and half fruity with a herbal element. The dark earthyness acts as an underlay for some really nice melon and herbal flavor. Very west coast in style.
Mouthfeel: Upper medium in body and very smooth. Great carbonation level that doesn't get in the way of enjoyment.
Final Thoughts: This was my first time having a Green Flash beer and it basically met my expectations. They are finally distributing to MN and I picked up their West Coast IPA as well which I cannot wait to try after having Green Bullet. Would I drink it again? Sure would.
09-26-2013 19:09:46 | More by JamesMN
4/5 rDev +2%
On tap at !6 Tons Taphouse last night.
The beer pours an orange amber color with good head retention and lacing. On the nose, this IPA comes across as very, very dry, imparting pine, white pepper, light dry citrus and some dank earth. The flavor profile replicates the nose, and while there's some sweetness in the mid palate, I didn't feel as if it was nearly enough to counter and balance the considerable hoppy bitterness in this beer. So the finish is quite dry and bitter, with a medum bodied mouthfeel. The finish is long and bitter, and while the alcohol seemed to be pretty well integrated into the flavor profile, you could still tell that it's up there a bit.
A decent beer, but I just felt it was a bit overly dry and bitter, to the point I felt like I was sucking on a pine cone with every sip. Can't see myself ordering this one again; the 8 ounce pour at 16 tons was more than enough for me.
09-26-2013 15:33:51 | More by John_M
4.16/5 rDev +6.1%
12oz bottle with a Best By Date of 2/28/14. Pours a semi translucent golden amber color with an inch of head. Good amount of lacing. The aroma is sweet tropical amd citrus fruits with some dank hops. The taste is more of that sweet dank hops along with some piney notes and sweet tropical fruits. Pine and sweet dank at the finish with some notes of sweet onion and garlic. Great bitterness throughout with a good sized alcohol presence. On the sweet side but it works well. Medium amount of carbonation with a bit of an oily mouthfeel. Overall, another great Imperial IPA from Green Flash. I'll be having this again.
09-26-2013 01:23:35 | More by PicoPapa
3.98/5 rDev +1.5%
12 oz bottle BB 031814
A- pours a golden amber color with a fast receding 2 finger head a fresh collar but not much lacing
S-tropical hops with pine and grapefruit some malts and a dank smell
T- dank hops and tropical hops with pine resins very little bitterness for the amount of hops a smooth creamy malt finish
M- supreme and creamy with hops on the palate ABV is so well hidden great hop taste
O- very tasty ABV is so well masked could pound a few of these good stuff
09-25-2013 22:08:45 | More by gatornation
4.08/5 rDev +4.1%
Playing semantics, Green Flash's highly hopped Green Bullet clocks in at 10% abv.- putting it well within "imperial" ranges, however there's little about the beer that says its much more potent than a normally strong Imperial IPA. Its slightly elevated alcohol ensures that the taste of ethanol will make a mark on its flavor profile.
The strong IPA opens with a bright copper color and hardly a smidgen of haze. Its near-clarity displays an exuberent carbonated array en route to building a sturdy froth of great retention and concentric lace.
One whiff brings about a burst of fruity hop character. Vibrant grapefruit, freshly zested oranges, lemon peels, melon and juniper. Complementary hop note reside closely behind with earthy chives, fresh-cut grass and sawn pine. With only enough thin malt support, its short honey and caramel notes simply support the hops and give them a lift but without distracting from the hoppy showcase.
Green Bullet's taste starts more sweeter than hoppy as the light caramel taste buffers the palate from its hoppy middle palate. That's when the citrus, tropical and herbal qualities take center stage. Its fruit-forward taste is given a mild candied effect with intertwine of hop flavor and malt sweetness. But as the ale dives head on, it turns decidedly bitter with resinous pine, stemmy, sassafras, gin-like tones. But as the malt sweetness fades, the sharp and biting alcohol asserts its own bitterness and peppery qualities.
Medium-full on the palate, the ale is lifted and creamied up because of mild malt structures and embedded carbonation. But as the sweetness trails, the mild hop-derived astringency and prickly alcohols finish with warmth and bite.
My mind immediately goes to Palate Wrecker as the strong alcohols become part of its story; adding complexity, balance and challenge. I am however, pleased that the beer remains dry and hop-forward and doesn't become a sticky or boozy-sweet mess.
09-25-2013 16:54:04 | More by BEERchitect
4.05/5 rDev +3.3%
12oz bottle from Barrel and Barley (Woodstock, GA). 2.59. Bottled 8/21/13. Served in a Burnt Hickory snifter.
Pours a vibrant amber gold with about one full finger of sandy hued head. Decent retention and even some nice lace trails.
Smells super dank. Resinous hops, mild onion, garlic, some earthy pine and floral notes and a hint of caramel.
This one packs a bitter wallop. Dank garlic, resinous pine, onion, pepper, caramel, flower pedals and a nip of booze. Actually quite tasty though very bitter and it hides it's double digit alcohol content well.
Oily slick medium full body with moderate carbonation. Very long, quite bitter aftertaste.
This seems to be the liquid equivalent to chewing whole hops. Having tried that recently I can say this with some confidence. Not for the faint of heart this one will jump start your hop drive if you are a fan of bitter earthy hops. Quite good and I'll definately buy a four pack if I find one still around.
09-25-2013 05:10:17 | More by ThickNStout
4.23/5 rDev +7.9%
Appearance: Pours a clear amber color with a three inch cap that leaves lots of spotty lacing
Smell: Nothing but the hops - pink grapefruit and pine and floral/tropical tones
Taste: Big hop character with more tropical fruit than what I detected in the aroma; after the swallow, both the sugary malt and the high ABV make their presence felt; still, a lot of IBUs and a rather grassy finish
Mouthfeel: Medium to full body with moderate carbonation
Overall: I was excited to try a new hoppy beer from Green Flash, particularly as this is super fresh, having just arrived in our market
09-25-2013 00:33:41 | More by brentk56
Green Bullet Triple IPA from Green Flash Brewing Co.
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