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Green Bullet Triple IPA - Green Flash Brewing Co.

Green Bullet Triple IPAGreen Bullet Triple IPA

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very good

1,239 Ratings
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Ratings: 1239
Reviews: 222
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 10.97%

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:
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(Beer added by: KansasBeerLover on 04-30-2013)
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Photo of Pencible


4.05/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: This poured a nearly clear gold with a bit of white head.
S: It smelled like grassy and dank herbal hops, with some apricot and pine.
T: It tasted like bold apricot and pine and grassy hops, with some sweet honey and bitter herbal hops. It had a clean bitter aftertaste.
M: It was somewhat thick with moderate carbonation. Decent body.
D: This wasn't as huge as the triple IPA name would make you think, but it was a solid double IPA using three unique hops. The scent and taste were great, although the body was somewhat weak. The finish was clean with well hidden alcohol, and the bitterness really wasn't very harsh. So it was pretty easy to drink. Nice brew.

Serving type: bottle

11-29-2013 19:49:27 | More by Pencible
Photo of schoolboy


4.33/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

This is a huge beer that you get amazingly used to very quickly. That's dangerous - you could drink two or three, and then you will not feel alert enough to pour the fourth.

It looks great, with a slightly darker orange IPA color. The head is moderate. The aroma is really outstanding. Beautiful. The taste opens with a ton of things going on - all kinds of malt and hops.

The aftertaste is bitter, but really nicely so, and you quickly become used to it, and numb to the big booze content. Dangerous brew. Put the car keys away.

Serving type: bottle

11-28-2013 22:45:19 | More by schoolboy
Photo of bmwats


3.95/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a Dogfish IPA glass.

A: Dark golden hue. Pours a 3 finger, foamy, bone white head. Settles very slowly leaving dry, uneven peaks and valleys, and sticky residue behind. Thick, persistent, spider web lacing. Head never fully dissipates.

S: Hoppy, sweet pine resin.

T: Punchy, piney hops. Pecan shell. Just a hint acidic citrus.

M: Thick and syrupy body. Light pungency hangs briefly on the palate, and fades slowly; priming you for the next sip.

D: Hoppy character will dictate a sipping experience.

Atmosphere is really great. Dark hue, giant persistent and inconsistent head, tons of lacing. Nose is sweet and hoppy. Hops are not overly crisp, but more short and stout; with a little bitterness and citric acid. Syrupy and thick with a fleeting aftertaste. Overall, this is a really good quaff.

Serving type: bottle

11-26-2013 03:23:15 | More by bmwats
Photo of Celtics17


3.74/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This wasn't bad at all, but I wasn't in love with this double IPA.

A- Copper, slight orange look.

S: Malty aroma with hints of fruits - mostly grapefruit.

T- It had an instant orange juice taste. I was searching for the more fruits. Apricot, not much but enough to taste it as the beer warms.

It wasn't bad, but the malt flavor wasn't my favorite. This wasn't piney.

Serving type: bottle

11-24-2013 07:38:21 | More by Celtics17
Photo of cindyjeffsmith


3.41/5  rDev -13%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: hazy straw. Modest off white head.
Smell: grapefruit and pine. I expected more malt with the high abv but nope, it's all hops in the nose.
Taste: much like the nose. Hop assault. Grapefruit and some floral, a lingering dry and bitter finish.
Overall: truth in advertising. This is no high abv American barley pretending to be a dipa (or triple ipa).

Serving type: bottle

11-18-2013 23:50:24 | More by cindyjeffsmith
Photo of macrosmatic


3.06/5  rDev -21.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Reviewed from notes. Poured from 12 oz. bottle into a Weyerbacher pint glass.

A: Pours a hazy deep gold, with average visible carbonation and a half-finger's worth of white head.

S: This is strange. The aroma is very diminished, almost absent. A bit of booze, a bit of malt sweetness. And that's it.

T: Alcohol with a bit of acetone, spice/onion/basil hop flavors, and then bready and toffee sweet malts. Mildly bitter in the hang. But overall, there really isn't a ton of flavor here either.

M: Medium body, maybe on the light side for style. The alcohol is quite noticeable (though not on the DFH 120 level), but I think it's becomes more noticeable with the lack of other flavors. Carbonation sensation on the low side.

O: This may be the weirdest IPA I've ever had, let alone a purported Triple IPA. It was so very little flavor and aroma. I don't know if this was a bad bottle or what, but both of us that had pours from this bottle had similar observations. The aroma was so muted that if I closed my eyes, I wouldn't have been sure if there was beer in the glass. No off-flavors or oxidation that I noticed, or anything offensive…just a lot of nothing. Based on this bottle, I'd recommend avoiding this one. And I'm not motivated to go spend money for a second go-round.

Serving type: bottle

11-18-2013 15:32:38 | More by macrosmatic
Photo of mverity


3.68/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pale orange-yellow with light colored head that dissipated quickly. Aroma is quite tropical, light malt sweetness and some pine as well. Taste is super damn bitter, the hop comes more pine than citrus. Good carbonation and body, but overall not a great brew in my opinion.

Serving type: bottle

11-18-2013 01:41:29 | More by mverity
Photo of UCLABrewN84


3.58/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Newhall Refinery in Newhall, CA.

Pours a hazy golden orange with a foamy beige head that settles to a small cap on top of the beer. Foamy rings of lace line the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, citrus zest, and spicy herbal hop aromas. Taste is much the same with citrus zest, herbal, and pine flavors on the finish. There is a medium amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer that shows more of an intense hop presence in the flavors.

Serving type: on-tap

11-17-2013 03:23:51 | More by UCLABrewN84
Photo of charlzm


3.99/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Consumed November 16th, 2013 from a Samuel Adams "perfect pint" glass.

Beer is a hazy golden-orange. Standard pour results in less than one finger of off-white head.

Quite fragrant and pungent. I can smell the glass of beer from nearly two feet away! Dank spruce, citrus, herbal and grassy notes.

In the mouth, the beer follows what's in the aroma but with some spicy, peppery notes added to the aforementioned flavors. After a few sips, I can make out the vaguest caramel malt component at the very beginning and near the end.

Mouthfeel is slightly thick and just a tiny amount slick. Some post-sip burn on the tongue is more likely due to alcohol than carbonation.

If you like hops... I mean REALLY like hops, you owe it to yourself to try this monstrous, unbalanced green monster.

Serving type: bottle

11-16-2013 20:30:56 | More by charlzm
Photo of ckollias


4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Enjoyed this brew out of a growler in a Belgian tulip glass.

A: Pours a copper hue with a huge white frothy head that lasts forever and ends in a wispy solid persistent lace.

S: Malty aroma with a solid hoppy background and hints of fruits - mostly grapefruit.

T: Good mix of sweet malt and tart hops with the balance more towards the malt. Same as the aroma there are some fruity hints in there

M: Medium body and Medium carbonation

O: Solid IPA - worthy of a try.

Serving type: growler

11-16-2013 13:01:24 | More by ckollias
Photo of beagle75


3.68/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a tulip glass.

A: Slightly hazy, light amber color with one finger of off-white foam head. Heavy lacing remains on the glass.

S: Grapefruit and pine are most evident in this beer's deep hops profile, although it also appears very green and dank in aroma. Some rather bready malt with crystal nuances are detectable. No alcohol is detected.

T: Begins sweet, with piney and herbaceous hops aromatics that are complimented by the moderate to aggressive citric acidity that is tasted. Malt is scaled appropriately but not show-stealing, due to its largely two-row character, which allows the hops to remain in the featured role. Flavors make a case for the sublime toward the finish, with refined toasted grain and botanical hops tapering into neat cohesion. Bitterness is mild for the style, and quite plant-affected. No alcohol is detected.

M: Medium to thick viscosity, creamy and slightly resinous on the palate, with moderate carbonation.

D/O: This big IPA successfully walks a fine line that brings it close to being a messy, kitchen-sink project without erring into such a tiresome realm. The smell hints at just such a fate, but the flavor profile delivers something more mature and metered--but still overtly hoppy. The hops cultivar is not widely known by name as one of the highly-sought New Zealand cultivars, and perhaps with good reason; it's profile is most comparable to the most sturdy and intense of West Coast (California) hops.

Serving type: bottle

11-16-2013 00:45:04 | More by beagle75
Photo of DPJ3322


4.21/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured it from an older bottle my friend picked up in New Orleans. When I cracked it open I immediately smelled a booziness in the air and was pretty surprised by that.

Appearance - It poured a very orange/golden, typical Imperial IPA color, but there was very little carbonation. About 1/2" head formed and it quickly dissipated.

Smell - This is probably the most interesting part, I get a real spicy, earthy type of smell I have never encountered in DIPAs before. I like it, it's quite different.

Taste - I get two forces battling it out, the bready/maltiness and the usual pine resin hoppiness. It finishes with a hoppy after taste that is nice.

Mouthfeel- Really light, not much effervescence at all.

Overall - This is a good beer I had been wanting to try. American barleywines are my favorite style right now and I wanted to see where this beer laid in terms of DIPA or American Barleywine. It's definitely on the DIPA side with an extra hop kick and some extra maltiness which I like. Good beer, different for sure.

Serving type: bottle

11-15-2013 03:45:33 | More by DPJ3322
Photo of spinrsx

Ontario (Canada)

3.89/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz Bottle from Bear World Watertown NY for $5

Appearance - Clear gold/amber colour with an average size off-white coloured head. There is an average amount of carbonation showing and there is some good lacing. The head lasted for around 3-4 minutes before it was gone.

Smell - Malts, hops, resin, apricots

Taste & Mouth - There is an average amount of carbonation and I can taste malts, caramel, and hops. There is also some apricots and grapefruit/lemon and something along the lines of strawberries.

Overall - I wasn't expecting the strawberry/guava like sweetness, and I was hoping for more hops. I love just about everything this brewer does and I had high hopes for this one.

Serving type: bottle

11-14-2013 01:44:27 | More by spinrsx
Photo of SawDog505

New Hampshire

4.66/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a 13 oz tulip glass, best by 3/10/14. Pours a cloudy orange, with a one off white head, that leaves behind plenty of sticky lace. Smell passion fruit, pineapple, grapefruit, hint of hard candy, fresh pine, and earthy hops. Taste matches perfectly, maybe my palate is damaged because it is really well balanced, tropical with some grapefruit and pine threw out. Body is medium, perfect carbonation, not dry, and holy s--- is it drinkable! This is awesome. Not sure why they are calling it a triple and I really don't care.

Serving type: bottle

11-13-2013 21:51:23 | More by SawDog505
Photo of Hammer35


3.76/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Clear, dark amber color with very nice carbonation and good head retention. Beautiful.

Smell: Malty, sweet, fruity aroma with a hint of piney hops and a little alcohol.

Taste: Sweet, malty and fruity. Bitter finish to cleanse the palate but a dinstinct alcohol taste as it warms in the glass.

Mouthfeel: Very well carbonated. Not overly aggressive. Thick, full character.

Overall: A very solid triple IPA. Definitely worth a try. A little sweet for me. I was hoping for more hops depth in aroma and a cleaner, more refreshing finish, but still an excellent offering.

Serving type: bottle

11-13-2013 02:51:16 | More by Hammer35
Photo of RonfromJersey

New Jersey

4.18/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Extremely hazy dark orange body, topped by four full fingers of level off white micro bubbles.

Aroma is mostly pine, not as aggressive as expected.

A quick schmear of thick malt across the tongue like cream cheese on a bagel. After that flash, it's all hops. Plenty of juicy fruit. Teeth scraping bitterness. An afterglow of both that recalls the final note of "A Day in the Life".

Full mouthfeel, with some prickliness.

Not something you would throw back multiples of, regardless of the ABV., but for times when you're looking a big abrasive IIPA, this does the job nicely.

Serving type: bottle

11-11-2013 01:02:42 | More by RonfromJersey
Photo of vette2006c5r


4.66/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Green Bullet pours a copper color with a large lacing head. There is a very hoppy aroma; very floral. The taste has a bold hoppy flavor, very very floral, but not bitter. While hoppy the flavors do not burn the palette; its a very easy drinking yet bold IIPA. Overall its fantastic, very flavorful, yet so easy to drink.

Serving type: on-tap

11-10-2013 19:16:32 | More by vette2006c5r
Photo of CFHMagnet


3.54/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I get almost a finger of boring, taupe head, over a surprisingly orangey/copper body. There seem to be very few bubbles in this beer, and no lace.

I smell a little malt up front, then the nose is dominated by juicy citrus and pine.

The flavor is much more bland than I expected for a "triple" IPA. It has a little bready malt up front. This is followed by pine, weak grapefruit and a little boozy warmth with a hint of banana. None of these flavors really "wow" though, they are just there.

The mouthfeel is medium bodied. Surprisingly easy going for the alcohol content and style.

*Edit* Bottle claims it is best by 03/21/14

Serving type: bottle

11-10-2013 04:54:22 | More by CFHMagnet
Photo of TreyIsWilson


3.98/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A - Pours a nice hazy amber with a one-finger white head. Head dissipates leaving some nice lacing.

S - Sweet tropical fruits and some piney hops.

T - Lots of sweet orange and grapefruit. Big piney hops follow the sweetness producing a good amount of bitterness. Malt is very present and a good amount of balance.

M - Full bodied with medium carbonation. Sticky and dry mouthfeel.

O - Very tasty and unique Triple IPA.

Serving type: bottle

11-09-2013 02:24:38 | More by TreyIsWilson
Photo of cjoc83


3.94/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours a semi-hazy amber/straw color with a 3 finger bright white head sitting atop. Recedes to a cap that leaves foamy patches of lace.

S - Resinous pine mixes with sweet fruit on the nose... Peach, orange, grapefruit rind. A faint bready malt base. Not the most pungent aroma, but a nice one.

T - Some sweet fruit, mostly orange and peach, and bready malts hit the palette first, but this beer takes some interesting turns. Middle of the mouth, herbal, earthy hops intertwine with slight citrus and a kind of white grape note that reminds me of Nelson Sauvignon (I'm assuming it's in here, as it is "New Zealand dry hopped"). The finish gives a nice kick of grapefruit bitterness mixed with a little pineapple juiciness, and moderate astringent alcohol. I really like the interplay of flavors here.

M - Sticky and medium-full bodied, with some moderate warming alcohol. Lingering bitterness and some pineapple sweetness.

O - This beer has been getting a lot of mixed reviews, but I concur with it's current rating of "very good". While the hop varietals used aren't my favorite, this is a damn tasty beer (way better than Palette Wrecker IMHO) with a surprising amount of depth.

Serving type: bottle

11-08-2013 23:31:08 | More by cjoc83
Photo of ExaltedNecrosis


3.31/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Growler filled at Big Hops in San Antonio, TX.

A - Clear golden amber with 2 fingers of foamy white head.

S - Very sweet smelling with grapefruit, pine, and sugar.

T - This is super sweet. Instead of the typical grapefruit bitterness, it's super sweet grapefruit along with pine, caramel, and sugar. It's almost cloying.

M - Moderate body which is very sticky. Moderate carbonation as well. The grapefruit sticky sweetness lingers a while in the mouth.

O - I usually love west coast grapefruit and pine IPAs, but this one missed the mark for me. It was way too sweet and sticky with not enough balance.

Serving type: growler

11-08-2013 23:06:00 | More by ExaltedNecrosis
Photo of Siriusfisherman


4.25/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

L: Crystal-clear amber/gold with a nice, foamy white head and excellent lacing.

A: Big, sticky pine resin, with some funky fruitiness, green apple jolly rancher, and mango. Malt is there as well, with some bready sweetness that accentuates the fruity/candy hops. Very unique.

T/M: Big bitterness upfront, moves into a full body and a huge amount of pine resin and puckering citrus hops, as well as a noticeable mango/candy character. The malt is very noticeable for a west-coast IPA, but not overly sweet, it adds a nice support for the aggresive hop character. The finish is dry and with some big hops and spicy alcohol.

Overall, this is one of the most unique IPAs I have ever had, and it is very tasty as well. I think Green Flash nailed it, I challenge you to find an Imperial IPA that has a hop profile like this one.

Serving type: bottle

11-07-2013 03:27:40 | More by Siriusfisherman
Photo of angrybabboon

Rhode Island

3.56/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Cheers to Goblinmunkey7 for giving me this a while back (honestly can't remember when)

Consumed 11/6/13

Appearance: Lightly hazy but mostly clear - pours with a small, white head, fades to a little cap, leaves some small spots of lacing - copper orange - some gold around the edges

Smell: Dank on multiple levels - some wet, sticky pine as well as some weed - some herbal, floral, and grassy notes - some overall spiciness - some citrus hops as well, mostly grapefruit rind and flesh - somewhat interesting malt profile, with some pale and caramel malts - unique overall, but not mind-blowing

Taste: Dank and wet with loads of pine and grapefruit - I wouldn't necessarily label this a "Triple IPA," but it definitely is potent - sticky resin, spicy notes, herbal flavors, and flowers - grapefruit flesh, pith, and a light touch of tropical citrus - great range on the spectrum of hop flavors - malts offer a nice background, with some pale malts, caramel, bread, and biscuits - alcohol is pretty noticeable, though

Mouthfeel: Pushing the heavy side of medium, oily, smooth, finishes with some booze

Overall: Clearly designed to be a direct competitor to Coors Light ("Battle of the Bullets")

I'm not entirely sure what this is, but it's definitely worth a try. It's not really extreme enough to be a Triple IPA, but it is very interesting. The issue here is the booze. It is obvious to begin with, and it becomes hilariously obvious as it warms up.

Serving type: bottle

11-06-2013 06:38:01 | More by angrybabboon
Photo of jmdrpi


3.44/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle. stamped "Besty By 3/12/14" on the neck.

fairly clear golden copper color, with thin off white head. big fruity hop aroma - pineapple and grapefruit. just enough malt flavor in the taste to hold up the massive hop flavor and bitterness. hop flavor is fruity and floral. medium body, oily, slick. medium carbonation.

overall - certainly a big IPA, but the particular hop flavor doesn't overlyimpress my taste buds.

Serving type: bottle

11-06-2013 04:50:29 | More by jmdrpi
Photo of cjgator3


4.09/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

12oz bottle

Pours a slightly hazy golden amber color with an off-white head with good retention and lacing. The aroma is sweet malt and piney hops. The taste like the aroma is dominated by the hops creating a lingering bitterness into the finish. When you get past the hops, there is a sweetness from the malt up front. The mouthfeel is between light and medium bodied with a good amount of carbonation. Overall, this is a great hop bomb that is highly recommended if you are in the mood for some hops. There is no balance whatsoever, this is a West-coast IPA through and through.

Serving type: bottle

11-06-2013 04:13:23 | More by cjgator3
Green Bullet Triple IPA from Green Flash Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 1,239 ratings.