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

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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.10%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by HopHead84 on 11-08-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
152
Reviews:
22
Avg:
3.7
pDev:
13.78%
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
5
For Trade:
0
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Photo of SaxmanRick
4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of Nugganooch
3.76/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Stone Brew

11-05-11 – Bitter Saturday
*10oz tulip

A: Pours a clear and lighter copper color with some foamy white stuff adorned on top. Clingy lace.

S: Aromas are a bit muted here and hard to pull out. From what I can smell is catty with hops. Sort of musky and sweet. Some fruity tart yeast comes through as well.

T: Taste is a direct assault of hops at first. Sticky florals and some hempy herbs. Resinous but gives way to a decent amount of caramel malt backing here. Slight sweetness. ABV’s masked very well at 10.1%. Tasty and kind of reminds me of the Imperial only on malt roids.

M: Medium body to almost lighter feel for a big ol DIPA. Creamy with a sticky resinous hop mouthcoat and a bit of dryness comes out in the finish.

D: This is almost what the Imperial IPA should have been. A bit more chewy caramel body on it with that same intense hoppiness. Lowers the drinkability factor for me somewhat . All in all practices some decent balance at such big numbers.

This is their 9th Anniversary IPA? I guess they are calling it a Triple. Well glad to see Green Flash getting back to their hoppy roots. Not their best showing but a decent DIPA.

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Photo of DeanMoriarty
4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

Photo of brewskis
4.1/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a slightly hazy, dark orange color with a two and a half finger off white head. Leaves a thin blanket of lacing. Decent carbonation coming off the glass. Smells of slight pine, lemon, lime, melon, grapefruit, floral, and a slight sweet carmel breadiness. A very nice hoppy, yet clean aroma. Taste pretty much follows the aroma. Starts with lots of melon and citrus fruits like lemon and grapefruit. Some floral notes as well. Then the middle brings a some malt presence, as sweet carmel and a bready and grainy quality emerge and balance the hops a bit. The finish is definitely the showcase of this beer. The bready and grainy malts continue to last through the finish, but are overpowered by notes of sweet melon, some type of tropical fruit, pine, grass, lots of clean floral, lemon, and lime. A candy-like sweetness comes through and cuts the bitterness well, which is key. Even so, a dry and lingering bitter finish, which is expected for a west coast triple ipa. Nice warming sensation from the alcohol, but none to taste. High medium body with a creamy, surprisingly crisp (for 10%), and oily mouthfeel. The New Zealand hops add a great layer of complexity to this beer that is missing from many double ipas. Different and well done. Glad this is now a yearly offering.

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Photo of MammothTarantula
4.08/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +8.1%

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5/5  rDev +35.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

Photo of cvm4
3.25/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

A - Body has a golden orange hue and a frothy eggshell head.

S - Light citrus notes and slightly sweet malts. Not a huge nose to this on my end as it seems rather muted.

T - Sugary grapefruit and bready malts with a bitter finish.

M - Medium carbonation, light body and a dry finish.

O - Definitely not the best IPA out of the Green Flash portfolio.

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4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

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4/5  rDev +8.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +21.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

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4/5  rDev +8.1%

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4/5  rDev +8.1%

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2.75/5  rDev -25.7%

Photo of rand
2.93/5  rDev -20.8%
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.

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4/5  rDev +8.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

Green Bullet (9th Anniversary) from Green Flash Brewing Co.
3.7 out of 5 based on 152 ratings.
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