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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

1,612 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,612
Reviews: 251
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 11.73%
Wants: 50
Gots: 155 | 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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4/5  rDev +2%

MacQ32, Oct 10, 2013
Photo of cbutova
3.53/5  rDev -9.9%
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 +2%
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
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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

MNBeer1017, Oct 10, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

pjkelley82, Oct 10, 2013
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2.99/5  rDev -23.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Appearance- Pours up a decent amount of head that, at the moment, seems to have pretty good retention. The head is pure cotton white while the body is a medium amber which appears as a pale amber when held up to the light. Some lacing with some sheeting extending from the remaining head.

Nose- Starts off with lots of pine which seems to fade quickly into citrus- orange and lemon. There is a touch of honey as well. The bottle also shows this with a small dollop of caramel. Slight hints of grapefruit and matchstick around the edges.

Taste- Starts off with a little bit of honey and caramel while hop bitterness rises around the edges. Somewhat woody, with a little bit of matchstick and grapefruit, which moves into earwax, burnt caramel, and strong matchstick. Lots of pine and resin. Very spicy but lacks balance to the point of being abrasive. The pine has a lot of linger and right now, is making this beer a bit unpalatable for me. I like some woodiness, some pine in my IPAs and DIPAs but I don't ever want to feel like I'm drinking a tree. Some tropical fruit but the pine really clashes with any profile note that tries to rein it in. At this point, I really have to agree with another reviewer- this is almost all pine and if that is your thing, this is your beer. It is not mine. Mellows a bit but this is still mediocre at best.

Mouthfeel- Light bodied with what seems to be less than acceptable carbonation that still seems to sting. Probably a suggestion of the dominant pine.

Drinkability- Fortunately, no heat but this is a bit of trial. Around 3 bucks should be a steal for an IIPA but this is definitely not a repurchase.

Overall- Average at best and a failure for its style. Unless you like pine bombs, I would not purchase this. It's only redeeming quality is the high alcohol.

artoolemomo, Oct 10, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

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3.74/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance- pours a cloudy, golden/orange color with a small head that recedes quickly. Little visible carbonation.

Smell- Lots of green fruit scents. I get some kiwi, green apple, grapes and some candy sweetness.

Taste- Follows the scent. A good bitterness at first, then followed quickly by a candy sweetness and flavor again of green fruit. Tasty but not very complex.

Mouthfeel-Body is heavier side of medium, good carbonation. Leaves a slick feeling after swallowing.

Overall- Pretty good beer, a bit sweet for being a "triple IPA" but did have a good bitterness to back it up.

IPAdams, Oct 10, 2013
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Green Bullet Triple IPA from Green Flash Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 1,612 ratings.