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Green Bullet Triple IPA - Green Flash Brewing Co.

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Green Bullet Triple IPA
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BA SCORE
88
very good

1,516 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,516
Reviews: 239
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 11.45%
Wants: 44
Gots: 132 | 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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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

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

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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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
Photo of jeff1973
3.74/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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
Photo of Infiniteingest
4.08/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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%

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

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

Cooper, Oct 05, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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

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

Jas45678, Oct 05, 2013
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2.39/5  rDev -39.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Everyone else went on & on about all the attributes, I got nothing more of value to add. Bottom-line: falls short on the sum of the parts, especially balance/integration of flavors: 2-dimensional, and in the wrong dimensions. Agree with whoever described the harsh MF.

usery, Oct 05, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -36.4%

kbuzz, Oct 05, 2013
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3/5  rDev -23.7%

bcerv-ca, Oct 05, 2013
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3.78/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured two fingers of head on a clear, medium straw colored body.
The aroma is amazing. Lots of tropical fruit: mango and banana; some pine and grapefruit too.
The taste has a big pine bitterness at the beginning, grapefruit in the middle, a touch of pineapple sweetness and finishes with a dry bitter note. There's a lot going on but it's pretty good.
The texture is softer with moderate carbonation.
Enjoyable. The smell along with worth it.

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

Swik, Oct 04, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

irish01980, Oct 04, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

Buick222, Oct 04, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

MikeMilanoDesign, Oct 04, 2013
Green Bullet Triple IPA from Green Flash Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 1,516 ratings.