Green Bullet (9th Anniversary)
Green Flash Brewing Co.

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Style:
IPA - Imperial
ABV:
10.1%
Score:
89
Avg:
3.94 | pDev: 11.93%
Reviews:
22
Ratings:
152
From:
Green Flash Brewing Co.
 
California, United States
Avail:
Retired (no longer brewed)
Wants
  3
Gots
  5
SCORE
89
Very Good
Notes:
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Reviews by mhksuccess:
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mhksuccess from California

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

Sep 13, 2013
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smcolw from Massachusetts

4.03/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Just kicked the keg--very foamy, but it lasts. The liquid is nearly clear with a deep amber color.

Good blend of pale malt and soft floral hops.

Creamy, semi-sweet and strongly bitter. You can taste the alcohol. It warms the saallow. Full body but with high carbonation. The aftertaste is of pine resin and hot pepper.

May 27, 2013
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ejimhof from Pennsylvania

2.55/5  rDev -35.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Appearance - looks like a good dipa with a light orange color

Smell - smells like a good dipa with hops and citrus

Taste - this where things go south this beer tastes very watered down not sure what the brewer was going for

Mouthfeel - again very watered down and almost tastes like a miller lite dipa if they made one

Overall - probably one of the worst beers from Green Flash

Oct 15, 2013
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emerge077 from Illinois

3.65/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Bad Apple, 12 oz. served in a fluted tulip glass.

Bright yellow orange, high clarity with a little bit of visible carbonation. A fingers width of foam, leaving behind random arcs of thin lace in the glass.

Pleasant hoppy aroma, some citrus and tropical notes, somewhat soft and not super pungent.

Flavor is moderately bitter with some citrus peel and grapefruit notes, some earthy green herbals also. Body has a pretty light feel for being 10%, and was pretty drinkable though not especially memorable.

Dec 17, 2012
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Franziskaner from Missouri

3.54/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Nice shiny penny copper color with a nice inch thick off white head. Light Brussels lacing. Strong aroma of vinous hops with a trace of light grains. The flavor is much more balanced with plenty of deeply pungent vegetal hops with a distinct sourdough bread grain taste. The mouth is fairly carbonated and sticky.

May 31, 2014
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upton7418 from Virginia

4.34/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A: Pours a deep golden orange color that begins with a 2 finger head but tapers to a small lace. leave a nice lace on the glass as it disappears

S: super hoppy with light malt presence. hops are a citrus to piney smell

T: Follows the nose. big hop to start with a light bready malt in the middle. finished with a strong pine like hops at the end. aftertaste continues with the hops

M: medium feel with a consistent carbonations that sustains through the drink

O: a good beer with a huge hop presence. overall there is very little malt presence in the drink. it's a good beer to try and i would buy again. the piney hops tends to linger into the aftertaste but its overall a good beer.

Sep 22, 2013
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sholland119 from Pennsylvania

3.7/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Yard House, San Diego, 11/5/11.

A-Pours a clear, pale golden honey. The thin white head leaves thick sheets of lacing.

S-Sweet and citrusy in about equal measure.

T-Sweet malt, sweet and bitter hops with a hint of booziness. A bit lacking in depth of flavor for the ABV.

M-Medium bodied, bitterness lingers.

O-A nice brew. A bit short on flavor and quite high in alcohol.

HV

Nov 15, 2011
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rand from California

2.93/5  rDev -25.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

On tap at Small Bar, poured into short goblet

A: Orange-amber in color, clear...little head or lacing.

S: Huge scents if citrus and ripened tropical fruit, primarily guava. Big guava. Sugary malts back things up, propelled by ample alcohol volatiles. Big nose all around.

T: The tropical/citrus notes hit right away, but the hops are way more bitter than the nose would lead you to think. Astringent...bitingly bitter. The malt-backbone is huge, and very sugary, but doesn't seem to mesh with the hop profile. Resin-y and vinous and rough around the edges.

M: Oily and viscous. Could use a bit more carbonation to wash down the oily residue.

At the front of the first sip I thought this was going to be a delicious brew, but as I parsed the huge flavors I liked it less and less. Aspects of the beer are tasty, but the overall profile is disjointed.

Nov 24, 2011
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drewone from California

4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

Dec 21, 2012
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zahara15 from Vermont

4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

Nov 16, 2013
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HopHead84 from California

3.4/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

11/7/2011

On tap at Stone.

A: Burnished gold with a finger of white foam. Lots of lacing on the glass

S: Pine, some sort on melon, Sweet bready malt. Lots of grapefruit, orange, and alcohol.

T: Pronounced pine resin with a moderate hop bitterness. Orange flesh blends with grapefruit rind and cantaloupe. Malt provides sweetness and a little caramel. Booze is unabashed, and bitterness increases from the midpalate through the finish.

M: Medium body upper low carbonation. The mouthfeel is sort of heavy and syrupy.

Overall: Big and boozy. An okay beer, just not as dry as I like and the alcohol flavor was a bit too strong. I prefer an IPA to be dry and not blast you with alcohol flavor than to be 10% and like this.

Nov 08, 2011
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yourefragile from District of Columbia

2.5/5  rDev -36.5%

Mar 20, 2013
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t0rin0 from California

3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

Oct 08, 2012
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freduardo from Alabama

4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

Jan 12, 2013
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erha2 from New York

4/5  rDev +1.5%

Jan 27, 2013
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kornkid8600 from California

3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

Oct 13, 2013
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Elfastball7 from New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

Sep 25, 2013
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popery from California

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

Feb 11, 2013
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Smakawhat from Maryland

4.2/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured on tap into a snifter at Churchkey.

Nice off white head, very crystal clear amber orange with some deep bronze color.

Nose has an interesting sugar angle, light and brown with some sweetness of penny candy citrus. Hop front seems to follow the citrus angle, but it is a bit monotone.

Palate brings mellow malts and hop with a light pine air finish. Finish also brings some nice minty closure. Thick malt depth and backbone on this with very hidden alcohol. Palate is very slick. Great chewy hop oils to go with it.

A real nice enjoyable twist. Sugar angle on this is large but surprisingly tolerable and works well in the palate. Nicely done.

Sep 27, 2013
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ehammond1

3.87/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On Tap

Churchill's Pub & Grille
San Marcos, CA

Golden, glowing orange and yellow with a thin white head that leaves lines and sheets of lacing down the glass. A gorgeous beer.

A huge aroma blitz including pungent, tropical notes, lots and lots of citrus, particularly grapefruit, and tons of pine. This is a huge blast of hop aromas.

The flavor isn't quite as successful, though it isn't far behind. This is highly bitter, highly tropical, with quite a bit of pine notes as well. There is a very warming booze note throughout.

Medium to full bodied with moderate carbonation.

A very good "triple" IPA, whatever that means.

Nov 08, 2011
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morningthief from Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

Sep 19, 2013
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Thorpe429 from Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -17.5%

Mar 21, 2013
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nanobrew from California

4/5  rDev +1.5%

Nov 14, 2011
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Rbodacious from Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

Oct 13, 2013
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jczn from Alabama

4.9/5  rDev +24.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Growler from Hop City, poured into a tulip glass.

A: Pours crystal clear with white head. Beautiful golden light color -- looks like cider. (5.0)

S: Delicate, floral aroma. Some sweetness, but not a malty sweetness. (5.0)

T: The hops hit you first, as you would expect at 100+ IBU. They're in-your face, but not overwhelming. After the first impression of hops, you quickly note the alcoholic warmth and the hint a fruit. It's rich, and while on the sweet side, balances well with the bitterness and heat. (5.0)

M: Thick and sweet. (4.0)

D: The most amazing thing about this beer is how drinkable it is at 10% and 100+ IBU. The Dogfish 120 min is a beer that you should try once, but I probably wouldn't buy again. Green Bullet on the other hand I could drink all night (actually I couldn't but I wish I could), and I will be buying it again. Highly recommended, I hope that this becomes a regular release. (5.0)

Edit: After reading some of the other reviews, if you're expecting an IPA, or even a DIPA, you'll be disappointed. This is a different beer altogether, and there's not much to compare it to. As I said above, the DFH 120 is a valid comparison, beyond that, this is closer to a lighter, hoppy barleywine than to an IPA.

Dec 29, 2012
Green Bullet (9th Anniversary) from Green Flash Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 89 out of 100 with 152 ratings