Trippel | Green Flash Brewing Co.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Green Flash Brewing Co.
California, United States
greenflashbrew.com

Style: Tripel

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.70%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by MaltyGoodness on 12-08-2006

BEER STATS
Ratings:
591
Reviews:
258
Avg:
3.72
pDev:
11.29%
 
 
Wants:
17
Gots:
40
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 591 |  Reviews: 258
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4.5/5  rDev +21%

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3/5  rDev -19.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of THECPJ
4/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of JoEBoBpr
3.73/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Green Flash Brewing Trippel Ale

Poured into a tulip glass from a 22oz bottle.

A – Pours a delicious golden ale color with some awesome copper hints and some slight orange hints as well. Very delicious looking white 1-inch head that is quite dense with some nice retention. It leaves some nice sticky lacing on the sides of the glasses. (4.0)

S – Starts off with some nice clove notes and some slight banana. Nice spicy Belgian yeast notes. Some nice juice notes are present. Slight pear and some peach notes as well. There is some mild hop notes on the back end but not like other GF brews. The fruity aromas are so nice. (3.5)

T & M – Starts off with some nice Belgian yeast note and some nice malty sweetness. Slight Belgian spice with very nice clove notes and some slight banana is present. There is also a nice slight alcoholic sweetness. The fruit juice notes are very present and delicious. There is some slight apple and some nice pear in there. The malty portions of this beer are slightly bready as well. There is some slight hp bitterness to the beer almost like a mellow Belgian IPA. The mouthfeel is slightly oily and slick and carbonation is on the lower end. It is still quite delicious though. (4.0) (3.5)

O – Good solid Trippel. Now that Green Flash is available in MO I will probably have this more often especially since my GF loves Belgians. It isn’t the best out there or the best available in my area but its very approachable and delicious. Very good job. (3.5)

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Photo of pavpav12
3/5  rDev -19.4%

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4/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of ehammond1
3.9/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Growler

Thanks for sharing this, Josh!

Hazy golden orange and yellow with a thick, persistent white head that eventually leaves thin ribbons and spots of lace down the glass.

The best part of this beer is its aroma, and its awash in fruity esters reminiscent of banana and bubblegum, and is it warms, there's a touch of warm alcohol presence.

The flavor is similarly good, with the bubble gum and banana flavors again leading the way. There's a mild bitterness, and as the beer warms, a touch of warm alcohol.

One of the shining elements of any great tripel should be its mouthfeel, and I think this is where Green Flash's variation isn't quite as good as some other American versions of this Belgian style. It's not as light and airy, even velvety, as I look for, and the alcohol presence is a bit too potent.

A good, inexpensive, tasty tripel from just down the road. I will most definitely be having this again.

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Photo of barnzy78
3/5  rDev -19.4%

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4/5  rDev +7.5%

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5/5  rDev +34.4%

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4/5  rDev +7.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

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3/5  rDev -19.4%

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4/5  rDev +7.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of Jules11788
4.36/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a light golden-straw color; small head that dissipates quickly, not much lacing

S: Sweet sticky tropical fruits and Belgian yeast. Smells like a delicious fruity candy

T: Sweet tropical fruits, tart Belgian backnotes, slightly bitter hop finish

M: Medium-light viscosity; creamy at first, but finishes slightly dry

O: This is a superb Trippel, one of the best examples of the style that I've had

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Photo of ManuelHerrera
4.17/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

When I go for a Green Flash brew, I tend to set myself up for an aggressive assault from a beer with a 100+ IBU arsenal. I expect bite and a take-it-or-leave-it attitude. So needless to say I'm a bit taken aback by their more muted, more lovely trippel.

When I say more lovely I mean that in the best way possible, because compared to their signature brews this beer is positively pleasant. Pouring from a bomber into a glass, the beer has a decent frothy head that's a tad thin. A hazy tangerine color is textured by a decent amount of carbonation.

The smell is a bit "pine-sol" like with a bit of a sharp ping in the nose. Floral, herbal and pine notes makes the beer inviting. The flavor matches with tame flavor on the front end the bouquets the a tropical and floral flavor. Hints of the mildest tangerine, rose and an accent of alcohol make this beer fairly light drinking. A light beer with a heavy ABV, watch out because though it's welcoming, it's still a Green Flash!

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Photo of metter98
3.65/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: The beer is slightly hazy golden yellow in color and has a slight amount of carbonation. It poured with a thin white head that quickly died down, leaving only some delicate lacing on the surface and a thin ring of bubbles around the edge of the glass.
S: There are sweet aromas of fruit in the nose; bananas and pears stand out in particular.
T: Like the smell, the taste is quite fruity and has some sweetness. There are some hints of spices in the finish.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied on the palate with a medium amount of carbonation and some dryness in the finish.
O: Considering the strength of this beer, the alcohol is remarkably well hidden from the taste. This and a lack of cloying sweetness makes this rather easy to drink compared to other tripels.

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3.72/5  rDev 0%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Cloudy sand gold color with a slight head that doesn't stick around very well.
S: Very strong bitter hop aroma with some slight notes of candied sugar.
T: It has a nice combination of sweetness and hoppiness which blends well into an iced tea type sensation of crisp sweetness balancing some bitterness. Very nice balance to go with the carbonation.
D/O: Good carbonation and a nice balanced flavor that fits well with the style. Interesting interpretation of the style.

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Photo of perrymarcus
3.43/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

22oz bottle served in a snifter.

pours a hazy amber/orange tone with a little less than 1" of a beige-colored head that lapses fairly quickly into a collar around the glass.

nose is a bit of a letdown; average at best, with subtle malty notes, a little honey, and a hint of floral hops.

taste is a mild improvement. malt-forward with honey, spice, and a bit of banana. decent, quaffable... but ultimately a middling tripel. not close to the upper american renditions on the style, and nowhere near those from belgium.

medium bodied mouthfeel with average carbonation.

overall, a bit of a disappointment. not terrible, some enjoyable characteristics about it, but i was expecting more. slightly above average tripel, but with so many options out there i won't be making an effort to grab more.

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Photo of depechemode1983
4.42/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a beautiful cloudy amber color with very little head. Carbonation is clearly even through the cloudiness. The head was minimal but I could have been a little more aggressive on the pour. Fantastic color though. Nose is of floral hops and with notes of honey and bee pollen. With just a slight bitterness to it. Smells wonderful. In the taste I pick up some caramel and honey sweetness. Along with a little bitterness and some sour lemon zest for a little balance. Finish has some Belgium spice to it. Great mouth feel. Medium bodied and very smooth and clean. Carbonation is a little above medium but adds to the drinkability. Overall I dig this beer a lot. It's a bit pricey but worth it. Alcohol is surprisingly toned down considering is damn near 10%abv. This is my 3rd Green Flash beer and they have not let me down yet.

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Trippel from Green Flash Brewing Co.
3.72 out of 5 based on 591 ratings.
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