Green Bullet Triple IPA | Green Flash Brewing Co.

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Green Bullet Triple IPAGreen Bullet Triple IPA

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

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.10%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
With the aim of finding new and unique ingredients, we honed in on New Zealand grown Pacific Gem and Green Bullet hops to create this adventurous Triple IPA. Green Bullet leaps onto your palate with bold, spicy pine and citrus flavors including tropical notes of mango and pineapple. The aggressive yet well-balanced finish will stun the senses of even the most skilled hop hunter.

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Photo of Nugganooch
3.98/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12oz bottle with an imperial nonic glass
Taken from many a samples

First had this as their 9th Anniversary brew - now in convenient 6ers
Seems like they were able to dial this one it a bit more as well.

Pale copper color with some mild hop haze and a thick lasting topper of foamy white stuff. Lots of clingy lace. The smell is redolent with tropical fruit mango/papaya, tangerine, pine, herbal zest, and some raw earthiness. Totes a healthy load of caramel malt as well and a tinge of alcohol vapors. Full frontal of hops with lots of tangerine and tropical highlights. Sticky florals and some hempy herbals. Resinous with pine essence that gives way to a decent amount of caramel malt backing here. Slight sweetness about it. ABV’s are masked incredibly well at 10.1% this is dangerously drinkable. Medium with some modest filling. Creamy with a sticky resinous hop linger and a bit of dryness comes out in the finish.

A bit more chewy caramel body on it with that intense hoppiness. All in all a solid IIIPA.

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Photo of stevoj
3.76/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A real hop bomb. Plenty of burn. Extreme citrus, lemony acidic nose and taste. Orange amber body with very thin wispy head. Extremely bitter, but tasty, in small sips.

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Photo of beercam
4.84/5  rDev +22.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A truly sought-after garnet, so to speak, among the desirous, raging, rowdy gaggle of cosmically, psychotically, astronomically hoppy, triple-IPA pursuers. Have you ever heard of a placed called New Zealand? Also, have you ever heard of a thing called colonialism? How about Imperialism? It makes me sick to capitalize, let alone type, at all, this word.

Drink this beer, report back, thanks for reading, and enjoy.

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Photo of BWood
3.51/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

L: deep burnt orange with nice carbonation.

S: hops

T: you can definitely tell this a triple IPA. Strong hops.

F: has a little bite.

O: not bad .

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Photo of rarigney
4.21/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Cloudy burnt orange color. Floral and hop aroma. A little hoppy tasting, but not overpowering. A very enjoyable beer. The high ABV is well disguised. Nice!

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Photo of psycHOPathy
4.48/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Opaque orange amber body
Citrus hops, kiwi, mango, apricot, biscuit
Grapefruit, honey, grassy hops, bright citrus, orange, spice/pepper
Medium-heavy, a little syrupy
Delicious beer. Balanced earth tones and fruit/malt sweetness. Don't taste the booze at all

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Photo of D9sus4
4.21/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Tried on tap for the first time tonight. Burnt orange color, slightly hazy, quickly dissipating head. Scent of apricot and a little floral. Nice bitterness, dry, not lingering, and despite a few reviews stating otherwise, it does Not taste of grapefruit to me. I stress this point for the benefit of the other hop heads like me who don't like that flavor.

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Photo of Briken
3.71/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 3.75

Slightly hazy light amber and a thin, tan head with poor retention. Strong floral, earthy hop aroma. Biting bitterness but metered by the malt and caramel sweetness. Light herbal, pine, and citrus peek through the bitterness. Smooth, bittering and caramel coating lingering in the mouth.

Calling this a "Triple IPA" rubs me the wrong way. It's certainly an all bitterness IPA because flavor is fleeting. The mouthfeel however is superb and worth a try. Otherwise, it's certainly a hop head's dream.

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Photo of TheHeadyStandard
4.22/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Not the best Triple IPA but darn good. Worth the money if it's around, definitely if they have it draft. Very smooth for a triple, people who couldn't handle other triples might be able to take this one on. Has a nice twist to the taste and it also packs a heavy punch. Would recommend these.

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Photo of Extol
3.81/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appeparance - good in color. Smell - grassy and hoppy. Taste - slight citrus. Grass. Hops. Not bitter. Overall - solid. Not and everyday thing though.

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Photo of BeerAndGasMasks
3.84/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

From the bottle, it pours amber with a moderate head, slowly dissipating. Definite scent of hops in the nose. The hop flavor slams you on the tongue when you taste it, followed by the whallop of the alcohol. Not for the faint of heart.

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Photo of dbl_delta
3.81/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On tap at the Pig + Fish in Rehoboth Beach, DE. Pours a hazy amber with a thin off-white head. Initial impression is grapefruit, followed by an earthy assortment, with a dry, slightly bitter finish. Moderate carbonation, medium body, slightly sticky mouthfeel. Alcohol is well hidden. OK but not one of my favorites. I have yet to sample a Lagunitas offering that I would revisit.

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Photo of rodbeermunch
4.13/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Mostly orange appearance, smallish white head on it, looks good. Hops were poppin' but not pungent. Plenty of tropical fruit aroma for sure.

Taste was hoppy, not heavy malt, avoided 'balance' thankfully. Mouthfeel was great, hid the alcohol, stayed light and dry despite 10% abv territory. Cool new hops, 12 oz bottles are were its at.

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Photo of DaveBlack
4.36/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Really solid beer. Hazy orange, little head. Smell tells you what to expect, and the taste delivers. Lots of piney hops balanced with a heavy hit of citrus. Enough of a malt backbone to stand up to the intense hop flavor. Mouthfeel is thick, just short of chewy.

Another solid beer in the IPA family from Green Flash.

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Photo of CTBeerBari
4.29/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Had this on tap (awesomeness) at a local establishment on a relaxing Saturday happy hour. Beautiful cloudy color with not much head. Flavor and feel were exceptional for a TriPA loving the pine opening to the malt. If you get a chance try it.

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Photo of GarthDanielson
3.83/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a bomber into a snifter, the beer is a bright, vibrant, deep copper-orange coloring, opaque, with a filmy, clingy, light, off-white head. Aromas of berries, grapefruit, passion fruit, grassy highlights, dank pine pitch, subtle cotton candy, and subtle basil and cilantro spice highlights. Flavors are very spiced and green forward, heavy on pepper, basil, dried grass, and cedar. All of this spice rests heavily on top of a fruity sweet blend of berries, lemon zest, grapefruit, mango, apricot, and passion fruit. The heavy spicing and dry, crisp body lend to an almost astringent transition into the crisp, dry finish. The aftertaste is a bit out of balance, with the spices and vegetal characteristics overpowering. Interesting brew, with an interesting blending of new hops.

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Photo of Antg8989
4.52/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

For a 10% abv, this stuck to my glass nicely. Great lacing all around. Green flash is becoming a go to for my IPA's, DIPA's and now, triple IPA's. And it's cheaper than Ballast Point.

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Photo of rjd722
4.01/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Look: Nice orange-golden color with a slight white foam head.

Aroma: A very pleasant grapefruit aroma, not overwhelming for a triple.

Taste: Some grapefruit and a touch of onion on the finish, pine and woody come through as well.

Feel: A bitter, earthy finish. Extremely drinkable for a triple IPA, nice one.

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Photo of gopens44
3.98/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Looks typical for an IPA, slightly hazy orange with a decent beige head and gentle lacing.

Smell is faint but what's there is of grapefruit, which speaking of,

Taste is a big grapefruit wallop with a touch of onion. Big taste here, no doubts.

Nice little surprise from Green Flash. Pretty sure I'll get more!

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Photo of MerryTapster
3.42/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 3.5

Always been a huge green flash fan. Unfortunately this is not one of my favorite beers by them. This beer looks like it would be fantastic, coppery tan with a nice head and lacing. The feel is fantastic as well. It drinks good, and is a bit chewy. Unfortunately this is one of those IPA's that is extremely oniony to me. Which is a characteristic I do not prefer. If it wasn't for this single aspect I would have rated this beer higher.

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4.24/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

this is one of the easiest drinking triple ipas ive had. gorgeous burnt orange color with nice fluffy head.
lots of sweetness and hops on the taste. piney and resinous. too easy drinking for 10.0%abv

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Photo of moundbz
4.43/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Nice color with a good two finger lingering head, great scent, nice smooth taste with a big bitter explosion aftertaste to it. Can really feel this beer. Not bad, it will make the wall!

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Photo of EMV
4.14/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a snifter.

L: Pours a deep amber color, mostly clear with tall off-white head. Lovely lacing.

S: Citrus fruits and hops. Mango and oranges... a bit floral.

T/F: Nice malt backbone followed by a big hop spanking. Great citrus notes and mango... grapefruit and evergreen trees. Good carbonation and a bit zesty. Warming from the high ABV and quite tasty.

O: Delicious triple IPA from Green Flash.... which is still an under-appreciated brewer here on the East coast. Loved it and can't wait for my next.

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Photo of Stevem68
4.02/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a light Amber color. Has a deep pine and resin aroma. Flavor is really piny and resin with some citrus peel notes as well. Leaves a heavy pine aftertaste. A little bitterness at the finish. Very nice overall

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Photo of DocDownUnder
4.46/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Quite light color--golden but quite clear.

Aroma of pungent earthy (decaying) citrus. This seems weird but it's my attempt at describing what some describe as cat pee. It smells amazing nonetheless.

Flavor is slightly sweet malts with a smash of hops. Minimal bitterness compared to GF's West Coast IPA.

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Green Bullet Triple IPA from Green Flash Brewing Co.
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