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Green Bullet

November, 2015
Judges Rating: 
91
Aroma: 
21 / 24
Appearance: 
6 / 6
Flavor: 
36 / 40
Mouthfeel: 
9 / 10
Overall Impression: 
19 / 20

This was billed as a Triple IPA, a relatively uncommon style bridging the gap between a Double IPA and an American Barleywine. This particular example does so with distinction. The aroma is full of piney and citrusy hop notes on top of a full (and appropriately), high-gravity malt base. The thick off-white head sits atop an inviting copper brew with ruby highlights. With a flavor that combines and blends crystal malt sweetness with citrusy hops and a palate-pleasing high-gravity alcohol warmth, this beer is satisfyingly close to an American Barleywine, a high compliment indeed when pulled off as harmoniously as this beer is.

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