Green Flash Green Bullet Triple India Pale Ale
91 Points

Named after and dry hopped with a super-robust New Zealand hop, Green Bullet Triple IPA (apparently double wasn't quite good enough) is an ideal choice for hopheads. It's loaded with aggressive hop aromas and flavors, including grapefruit rind, orange oil, hay, pine and resin. The palate is full and round, but well balanced, with the high alcohol barely noticeable except in the beer's weighty texture. There's a slight stickiness that lingers on the palate, followed by a long, dry finish.

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  • Rating
    91
  • Alcohol
    10.1%
  • Bottle Size
    12 oz/4 pack
  • Category
    American Double/Imperial IPA
  • Date Published
    12/1/2013
  • User Avg Rating
    Not rated yet [Add Your Review]
2013
Lauren Buzzeo
Managing Editor, Print, and Tasting Director

Reviews wines from South Africa and Languedoc-Roussillon. Reviews beers.

Buzzeo joined Wine Enthusiast Magazine in 2006 as a tasting coordinator, and eventually became Tasting Director and Senior Editor, responsible for overseeing all aspects of the tasting and review program. Most recently, Buzzeo assumed the role of Managing Editor. Since coming to Wine Enthusiast, she has made it one of her personal missions to promote the acceptance of cross-drinking, encouraging everyone to embrace finely crafted libations across all beverage categories. Buzzeo is also an avid homebrewer and a member of the AHA (American Homebrewers Association). Email: lbuzzeo@wineenthusiast.net.
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