Green Bullet Triple IPA | Green Flash Brewing Co.

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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:
2,198
Reviews:
323
Avg:
3.94
pDev:
11.68%
 
 
Wants:
96
Gots:
422
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 2,198 |  Reviews: 323
Photo of corby112
4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Draft at The Blue Monkey in Merchantville, NJ.

Pours a cloudy, deep golden orange color with dark golden yellow edges and a one finger, frothy white head that very slowly settles into a lasting ring.  Very good retention with streaks of lacing left behind.  

Very dank and floral hop aroma with some grassy, earthy pine and a nice tropical/citrus fruit presence countered by a sweet malt backbone.  Resinous oils along with hints of kind bud, fresh cut grass and pine needle followed by grapefruit, mango and orange peel.  Some sweet caramel malt along with toffee, biscuit and graham cracker.  Malts are subtle however and don't at all interfere with the hop character.  

Medium body with a blast of dry hop bitterness that lingers over tropical/citrus fruit and caramel malt sweetness into a bone dry finish.  Complex hop profile with dry, earthy bitterness and resinous oil/pine needle flavor followed by juicy tropical and citrus fruit sweetness.  Strong grapefruit, pineapple, mango and orange zest character balancing things out with much needed sweetness.  Sweet caramel malt backbone with honts of toffee, biscuit, hazelnut and slight dark fruit notes.  Some alcohol heat in the finish but overall the high ABV is decently masked.  In these high ABV triple IPAs the alcohol/ethanol flavored often kills off the hops but it's nicely integrated into the finish of this beer.  Complex, flavorful and decently drinkable for it's strength.  A touch too malty for my liking but still a very solid beer.

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Photo of brewskis4drewski
3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of Mike_Gentry
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of jngrizzaffi
4.58/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours dark, cloudy amber color. Thin foamy head with small amount of lacing along the glass. Has a citrus, apple type of smell. Very malty taste with citrus. Strong piney hop finish. The malt persists throughout. Strong bitter aftertaste. There is a sweet aftertaste. Caramel maybe. Hides alcohol very well. Good for an after work wind down.

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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of ColterKoch22
4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

Photo of Tony49er
3.43/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Serving Type- in a Tulip Glass from a tap

Appearance- Golden Yellow hue, like a high quality Triple IPA should looks, off white head, alot of alcohol legs

Smell- Big pine aroma, fresh cut hops, dank, fresh citrus, tropical fruit

Taste- Big bold hop aroma, a slight bitter finish, very good, crisp and clean

Mouth feel- very nice, smooth

Overall- one of my favorite IPA's around I love all of Green Flashes IPA's this one is very good

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Photo of mmulebarn
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

Photo of KarlHungus
4/5  rDev +1.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of secondtooth
3.58/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a semi-cloudy copper/amber, with a big, thick head of off-white carbonation. Gorgeous and detailed lace.

Nose seems subdued -- not the usual hoppy snap I'm used to, but maybe my sinuses were off.

Taste is big, however. I get a heavy, almost harsh attack of green hops with plenty of tropical fruit notes -- mango, pineapple, and citrus. There's does seem to be a bit of alcohol heat in there, as well, not surprisingly.

This is, simply put, a big walloping hop bomb, pure and simple, and tailor-made for hop-hounds. I enjoyed it, but overall this one seemed a little too heavy on the palate. Maybe I'll have to revisit it another time.

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of arizcards
3.94/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked up a 4-pack back at the end of September for $10.99. Best by 2/28/14.

Beer poured a clear golden orange with a nice white head that is still hanging around and leaving some lacing behind.

Nose is floral hops and bready.

Taste is a big bready malt backbone with a nice floral and lemon rind bitter hop.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied, decently carbonated, and pretty smooth.

Overall this brew grows on me with each sip. What i like best about it is the breadiness of the brew - that was totally unexpected. Give it a shot if you come across it.

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3.78/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

3 bucks for a 12oz, hope its good, never seen this before, guess its new?

Pours a bright gold and clear body with a solid 2 finger white head.

Smell is pine and citrus, grapefruit comes to mind. some bready malt in there too

Taste is more of the same, but its sort of subdued for what i was expecting. Pine and lemon zest, with a decent hoppiness that helps put it up there , but its nothing like pliny.

mouthfeel is ok, its medium carb with a thick enough feel from 10%

overall I think this coulda been better but it was enjoyable, I'd buy it again if i could get it for 2$ a bottle.

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

Photo of JAFoley
4.22/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A - Slightly hazy pale body and nice dense white head. Great retention and nice lacing.

S - Citrus hops, but not too aromatic.

T - Big citrus hops with a sugary malt that washes over, returning to the fresh hop bite. The huge abv is present throughout.

M - Medium body with moderate carbonation. Crisp but sticky and the after taste lingers.

O - Whether it's the West Coast IPA, Le Freak, Imperial IPA or the Green Bullet, I'm a happy man. The green bullet has all the features I like best in an IPA: huge citrus hops, subdued malts, and massive ABV. This is definitely one of my go to beers.

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Green Bullet Triple IPA from Green Flash Brewing Co.
3.94 out of 5 based on 2,198 ratings.
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