shigadeyo (2927) - Harrison, Ohio, USA - SEP 21, 2013
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
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.
Beerhammaren (779) - FINLAND - DEC 20, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
.35l bottle @ Vihreš Haltiatar
Pours clear golden with medium high, stiff head. Bubbling! Aroma is hint of sweat, hops, citrus fruits. Full bodied flavor is citrus fruits, hops, sweetish malts and pine. Swell!
Dal9000 (99) - Ohio, USA - DEC 20, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours golden amber with a thick rapidly fading head. Immediate piney hops with a slight almost citrus flavor. The flavor mellows in the middle then lingers with a pine/ citrusy long finish that lasts minutes. Very many different flavors and levels.
---Rated via Beer Buddy
scotchzombie (191) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - DEC 19, 2013
3.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours cloudy golden brown - almost the color of honey. Head is soft beige and mildy soapy with wet lacing. Aroma is very rich: pine, resin, cream, citrus and a touch of vanilla. Taste is less sweet and surprisingly so. Very heavy on the booze and strong and bitter pine hops. Grapefruit citrus, but again, heavier on the bitter; some candy sweetness does linger on the backend. Slick mouthfeel and low carbonation. This is a strong beer, but I've enjoyed other DIPAs more. Nonetheless, Green Flash is an all-star brewery.
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jzzbassman (1419) - New Albany, Mississippi, USA - DEC 18, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. I really wanted to like this more than I did. Pours light orange with a decent head. Big tropical fruit aroma. Really aggressively sweet fruit but just so astringent in its bitterness that it fights with the tropical sweetness. Interesting but not all that drinkable.
OldMrCrow (1627) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 18, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle.
Pours copper with a fluffy cream-colored head. The nose is dank, lots of pineapple juice. Flavor is dominated by pine needles, lots of bitter oils overwhelm the tropical aromatics, oniony, coming around with a bitter peppery second wind late in the flavor profile. Full, thick mouthfeel, really hot. Warmth coming through strong in the throat long after the sip. Five sips of this one would be enough for me tonight; itís not drainpour bad by any stretch and yet Iím not particularly interested in drinking it. I guess Iím just not into massively bitter piney IIPAs these days. Wouldnít have bought this one if I wasnít still sort of sentimental about Green Flash.
I wish I could travel back in time. Iíd give a glass of this to my college self and watch that lager-drinking mofo cough and spit. It would have blown my mind.
SDalkoholic (2017) - Linda Vista, California, USA - DEC 18, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Sproutís: Poured a golden honey liquid that had slow rising carbonation bubbles while a thin layer of dense foam head rested on top. Aroma is musky with a heavy dosage of green hops that give off scents of spices and herbs. The beer is intensely bitter upon my first few sips but I adapted quickly to the extreme flavors of hops I donít believe I have tasted before but none the less are doing their job. The hops come across as spicy as if it has cumin or pepper along with green herbs such as mint or thyme. This is thinking outside the box but it also comes across as shocking which is what every single brewery is trying to accomplish in these times. This is should have been palate wreckers older bro because this might rearrange my taste buds to now recognize Aussie and NZís strains of hops.
BEENJAMIN (195) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 18, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Smells of oregano, pineapple, hawaiian pizza, the garden on a warm spring day, and starburst. Full of body and lively character with a perfect finish thatís not too sweet and ends with a touch of alcohol. For sure every drinkable but not sure why itís called a triple cause it drinks like a double. None the less freaking delicious!
kevinsenn (848) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 17, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at Hackneyís Printersí Row. Clear amber with thin white head. Aroma is pure candy - great! Taste is booze, resin, tropical and citrus fruits, with a bitter and boozy finish. Big thick body. Loved it.
WanderinCelt87 (72) - Hamburg, New Jersey, USA - DEC 15, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours a nice honey colored body with a white head. Has a very floral aroma with hints of citrus and pine. The taste is a little light from what I was expecting but still full in flavor. Leaves a clean taste at the end.
DWestrick (388) - Ft Wayne, Indiana, USA - DEC 14, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle. High octane for sure. Enjoyed this imperial - nothing sensational (Hopslam for example) but nice.