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RATINGS: 659   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73   EST. CALORIES: 303   ABV: 10.1%
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A full-bodied Triple IPA, Green Bullet combines New Zealand grown Pacific Gem and Green Bullet hops. Significant pine and citrus hoppiness hit the palate at first sip, accentuated by tropical notes of mango and pineapple, ending with a moderately aggressive, bitter finish.


4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Billicus (289) - @RED BHUT JOIKIAS!, Paulsboro, New Jersey, USA - SEP 25, 2013
Aroma, pine citrus, flora notes, tropical esters of flowers and a sweet smelling odor very restful! look, medium hue, light lacing very dazing thought in appearance taste, Wow, hop forward and a cascading shade from bitter to pineapple sweetness!, most interesting IPA, very balanced with a smooth finish overall, great brew, glad I found it.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ibrew2or3 (7077) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - SEP 24, 2013
On tap at Flannyís in Tempe during the tap takeover. It pours with a clear copper body that supports a thin white head. The aroma is full up fir tree reminding me of the first time I tried Winter Yulesmith. Behind the big sap, pine cone and pine needle hop notes I get a modest amount of sweetness and a light sense of booze. The taste is full and big with robust levels of malt sweetened fir tree and pine sap hoppiness. The hops have loads of both flavor and bitterness. It then rolls toward a pleasing smooth fairly thick sweet malty body finish. Yummy relaxing sipper. Dig it! If youíre in the mood for something tame and subtle try a different beer.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
RyanK (226) - Rhode Island, USA - SEP 24, 2013
I hardly ever find IPAís with this high an alcohol level and a good balance, lets see what Green flash has in store. Pours a light amber with little but some carbonation and a white head quick to dissipate. Smells of hops, pine and pineapple. This is weird tasting, its like the citris notes, hops and high alcohol all collide with such strong flavor its hard to decided what this even tastes like. Mango and citris flavors are the most strong, followed by an alcoholy bitterness from the hops trying to overtake the ten percent. Smoother than most of its competitors in this style and actually pretty good for the style, I just donít think these ever work out that great.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jeremytoni (3011) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - SEP 23, 2013
From a bottle poured an amber color with a small amount of head. Strong hoppy flavor with a lingering aftertaste.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BOLTZ7555 (2823) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - SEP 22, 2013
Really vibrant, assertive, even aggressive hop bomb. Slightly noticeable alcohol but the flavor more definitively shows citrus pith, evergreen, and slight caramel in its backbone. Quite bitter and tart. Some pepper and tropical fruit. Pretty darn good...will buy more!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Kroney (158) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 22, 2013
pours a vibrant goldish-orange with a minimal white head. Iím not getting any pine or citrus in the aroma or the flavor. nor Iím I getting any tropical fruit notes. This tastes and smells more like DogfishHead 90, which Iím not a big fan of but can sorta appreciate the balance. this is more floral and resiny, balance is okay, but the palate is way too viscous and sticky. Iím a huge fan of Green Flash, and this is a good beer, but doesnít really blow me away lie the Palate Wrecker or even their West Coast IPA.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mikedR (1336) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - SEP 22, 2013
Another quite interesting IPA. Sweet, with citrus notes that are indeed tropical per the label. Ends bitter. Not a hop bomb tho; very different to Palate Wrecker for instance. Good. B ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheBeerGod (5329) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - SEP 22, 2013
Bottle. Amber pour with a short, foamy white head. Aroma is laden with citrus, floral hops, tropical fruit and pine resins. Some caramel comes through as well. Taste is strong hop resins, pine, tropical fruit, citrus oils caramel, soft malt notes and fresh wet hops. Body is medium-full and rather oily with a creamy carbonation. Lingering bitterness but itís rather moderate. Ends with big hop resins, tropical fruit, citrus oils, stronger caramel notes and soft malt. Delicious!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
JBPortland (917) - Portland, Maine, USA - SEP 21, 2013
12oz bottle bb 2/28/14. Pours clear gold into MBC pint glass. Nose is super floral, piney, tropical. Taste is big grassy, piney, tropical citrus, fruit, like drinking a glass of fresh cut grass. Finish is big bitter hops, a touch boozy warmth. Nice hoppy blast of a beer.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
shigadeyo (3075) - Harrison, Ohio, USA - SEP 21, 2013
9/20/2013: Green Flash Green Bullet... H-O-L-Y--S-H-I-T! This beer is just so far over-the-top itís ridiculous and I donít necessarily mean that in a good way. After the Southern Tier Warlock blew, they put on a keg of this. I was happy to try it, especially since everybody else was so excited by the beer, but Iím not as enamored with it as them. So much so that I had a few samples just to make sure I wasnít missing anything. Iíll be honest, this beer is an illustration of when more is not necessarily better. They managed to cram so many hops into this beer that it smells like cheese - that pungenty aroma hops get when they oxidize. To me, no pine, citrus, or tropical fruits that I now see mentioned in the description that I would have really liked to have in the actual beer. I did get some apricot in the finish, but thatís about it besides the alcohol. Donít get me wrong, this beer has a substantial level of bitterness, but it isnít a bright or clean bitterness and it is just a confusing assault of flavors that arenít harmonious. To top it off, the alcohol just oozes out of the flavor. This beer is not to be taken lightly in any regard; itís a mouthful of malt, HOPS, and alochol. Itís dangerous and can definitely knock you down. Apparently Iím one of the few there (the only one, actually) that didnít really think that this beer was all that and a bag of chips. Guess I miss out, but no biggie since I have plenty of other beer to drink anyway! Draught sample(s) at Party Town in Florence, KY. Rating #90 for this beer.


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