Green BulletJanuary 1, 2014
Green Flash Brewing Co.
Originally brewed as Green Flash Brewing Co.’s ninth anniversary ale in 2011, Green Bullet is a triple IPA. Its namesake is a robust New Zealand hop.
ORIGINAL GRAVITY: NA
Bright gold with greenish highlights, topped with a classy off-white head. The nose is all about hops: spicy hops, floral hops, and citrusy hops, and then more hops. I like it! There is a fine sweetness on the palate as if the hops have an underlying layer of honey. For a strong beer, it is easy drinking. It is in the aftertaste that I feel the bullet shoots me in the mouth. The powerful herbaceousness hangs on and on, not letting go even when it is served with spicy food.
- Charles Finkel
Unique initial aroma suggests a touch of cinnamon. I don’t know if that is intentional, but it sure is an interesting start, followed with terrifically classic American hop character. The bigness of this beer is represented with deep supple malt flavors and mouthfeel: dare I say luscious? Malt balances the gorgeous hop characters that are orchestrated throughout the experience. The alcohol warms the soul, suggesting leisurely sipping and enjoyment. A very sensual beer, to say the least. This one is sure to make a lasting impression if you can get your hands on it.
- Charlie Papazian
Founder of Merchant du Vin and the Pike Brewing Co., Finkel is a pioneer in the marketing of craft beers in America.
Author of the New Complete Joy of Homebrewing, founder of the Great American Beer Festival and National Beer Examiner at examiner.com. Papazian is a leading voice in beer and brewing.