Green Bullet Triple IPA | Green Flash Brewing Co.

BA SCORE
88
very good
2,199 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score
Send samples
Green Bullet Triple IPAGreen Bullet Triple IPA
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: 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.

Added by KansasBeerLover on 04-30-2013

BEER STATS
Ratings:
2,199
Reviews:
324
Avg:
3.93
pDev:
11.7%
 
 
Wants:
96
Gots:
422
For Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 2,199 |  Reviews: 324
Photo of Rob_Arrieta
4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

Photo of Nordbier
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of Beerlover
4.75/5  rDev +20.9%

Photo of gspeer711
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of Joebraggot
4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

Photo of Mealhouse
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of Bouder32
4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

Photo of DrDaves49
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of Duff27
3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

Photo of kristougher
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of Ego
3.24/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3

eyes...
best by 5.5.14 (really? I doubt it)
3 full fingers of the white foam, a veritable maelstrom of bubbles cavorting like some tornado of carbonation, slightly burnt orange and clean hue, super nice lacing (the head really sticks together and rolls like a tide in the glass), good looking brew

nose...
muted herbal hops with some pine twinge, plenty of malt aroma mixed with a splash of orange... overall pretty simple and seemingly less than what I would expect from a triple IPA... but generally some new zeal hops do have that mango-ish tinge rather than the alpha hop burst of the turbo driven american alpha monster hops.. I prefer to buy american

taste etc...
nice silky feel immediately, the IBUs here can not be too high, this is lacking a major punch, triple means three times... I would hate to see what this is multiplied by to get to three... I had some of their other beers and I know they were hoppier than this, the alcohol is well hidden behind the malts which shows the brewer's deft use there (as 10% is not that easy to hide), further on the glass now the hops have become a little more forward but still not blowing me away.. they are sort of lingering in the back and lend an OK bitterness hanging out in the back side quadrants of my tongue

verdict?
good use of malts to back up the high ABV, but the hops are way too subtle for me, I want my hops to kick me in the teeth. this is not a bad beer but a tripel IPA should bring a bit more IMO... maybe I am a hop snob, damn straight

 1,509 characters

Photo of PlinyThePiney
4.06/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: golden amber in color. Little to no head with 0 retention. Cloudy but a little dull.

S: very sweet, with a citrus floral background.

T: Carmelly with a subtle roastyness and a lot of citrus.

M: light and watery, but coarse. Very flat, practically no carbonation

O: decent, one of my favorites from Green Flash, though i haven't tried a lot from them. I'm a fan of dry hops, so that could be it.

 403 characters

Photo of Mises85
4.16/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Served in a tulip glass at around 45 degrees.

Appearance: orange color with 2 inch head that dissipated quickly.

Smell: Mainly pineapple although I get pine needles, some citrus and orange.

Taste: Now this is where I am mixed. I get a classic IPA taste but whether it is "triple IPA" is debatable. I can see double IPA since midway through the palette, I got some alcohol punch, and big hop flavor. More Pine (oily) and citrus.

Overall: Solid beer but I would not call it a triple IPA. Imperial IPA sounds better but the punch from the hops doesn't come until the middle-end.

 579 characters

Photo of Zone_Fighter
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of snaotheus
4.36/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

12oz bottle poured into a large sniftter. Best by date is 05/05/1?. I'm assuming the last number is a 4, but it's rubbed off.

Pours very clear coppery amber with a medium white head. Little visible carbonation. Smell is piney, sweet, flowery. Nothing terribly specific for me, but it reeks of hops, which is attractive.

Taste is surprisingly mellow and sweet. Lots of honeysuckle, more and more pine as I sip it, providing more and more bitter character. Very good.

Mouthfeel is light, airy, smooth. Overall, this is a very good beer.

 537 characters

Photo of MikeVesely
4.75/5  rDev +20.9%

Photo of guytyping
3/5  rDev -23.7%

Photo of Nightrain87
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of Falcone
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of heytomcat
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of DrumKid003
4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

Photo of hayesjw
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of hbchrisg
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of MrLacinak
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of Harvey98
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Green Bullet Triple IPA from Green Flash Brewing Co.
3.93 out of 5 based on 2,199 ratings.
  • About Us

    Founded in Boston in 1996, BeerAdvocate (BA) is your go-to resource for beer powered by an independent community of enthusiasts and professionals dedicated to supporting and promoting better beer.

    Learn More
  • Our Community

    Comprised of consumers and industry professionals, many of whom started as members of this site, our community is one of the oldest, largest, and most respected beer communities online.
  • Our Events

    Since 2003 we've hosted over 60 world-class beer festivals to bring awareness to independent brewers and educate attendees.
  • Our Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.