shigadeyo (3348) - Cincinnati, 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.
tsd08460 (314) - Marshall, Virginia, USA - SEP 27, 2015
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Aroma: caramel, spruce, citrus,
Appearance: gold color, off-white head
Taste: medium sweetness, medium bitterness,
Palate: medium body, sticky, soft carbonation, long finish,
Excellent imperial IPA
euniceradio (242) - Colton, California, USA - SEP 18, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 bomber to tulip. Pours clear deep gold, cream small head. Aroma of earth, citrus peel, pine, tar, old attic. Taste of same with lots of hop spice and bitter. Heavy on the booze. 10.1 abv. Pretty well balanced for a triple.
matthewjk (1002) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 17, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Another full-throttle imperial from Green Flash. I have to say it is superbly balanced, despite the hops turned up to 10. Iím enjoying it. Bomber. Small note: Their machine didnít stamp the best by correctly. It is still legible way off axis, but everything counts! If you are going to provide the info, which is important, it needs to be in the designated space and easy to read.
mintzmeet (361) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 11, 2015
2.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Smells like a gym sock. But, surprisingly tasty. Malty profile overpowered by piney hoppiness. Opaque and nice lacing. Bitter astringency. Tastes alcoholic.
Low69caprice (100) - Yucca valley, California, USA - SEP 9, 2015
3.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Starts out great with all good hop aromas. Crystal clear. Taste really harsh and astringent. Palate is off. Hops didnít seem to mesh with this one.
mambossa (146) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - SEP 2, 2015
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Excited. Pour from bottle to teku. Hazy sunny-orange pour with fairly tight head. Nose is explosive pine and juiciness. Nearly as if exploring a thick coniferous wood blanketed by sweet blossoming flowers below. Intense prickle alongside ripe peach, mango, and pineapple. The flavor boasting, yet again, that miraculous pine, surrounded by fresh mint and herbs, a sticky tropical undertone carries it all. Alcohol? You think this hop assault wouldnít be able to hide it? The deep northwest came to San Diego for this one. One of the better and more drinkable triples. Cheers, salud, slainte, prost. Enjoy!
GlennHendry (150) - Oshawa, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 23, 2015
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
I smell pine and tropical fruit and I taste more of the same: grapefruit, mango, pine and a bit of pineapple. Mouth-puckeringly bitter - in a damn good way with the booze well-hidden, only coming out to play after a few swallows. For a brewery known for being aggressive with its hops, this is surprisingly subtle. My kind of Triple IPA.
HomerBeerOdysy (82) - New York, New York, USA - AUG 21, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
APPEARANCE - Light, hazy, foamy, amber, 1FH that dissipates.
AROMA/SCENT - Hops, malts, yeast, fruit, sweet.
TASTE - Hops, slightly bitter, pine.
MOUTHFEEL/PALATE/TEXTURE - Dry, clean, light, refreshing.
VALUE - $4.75 for a 12-oz bottle. Cheap.
OVERALL/DRINKABILITY - A bit mild for me.
Ratpatrol1019 (70) - Palm desert, California, USA - AUG 8, 2015
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Great aroma pine tar resin etc. clear nice head. Solvent alcohol strong real strong almost rubbing alcohol like. Tough. Hood good alcohol not so.
Rune (9500) - TromsÝ, NORWAY - AUG 2, 2015
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
355ml bottle from Vinmonopolet Vika, shared with djoeye. Clear golden body. Beige head some of it remaining. Dried fruity smell, some vapour of alcohol. Flavoured of almond, honey, pine and dried fruits. Heavy stuff with noticeable alcohol. Alright, far from great though (TromsÝ 27.07.2015).