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Green Flash Imperial India Pale Ale - Green Flash Brewing Co.

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Green Flash Imperial India Pale AleGreen Flash Imperial India Pale Ale

Educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
91
outstanding

2,466 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 2,466
Reviews: 978
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 10.51%
Wants: 125
Gots: 215 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Green Flash Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  9.40% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Terp96 on 12-02-2006

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4.23/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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3.3/5  rDev -19.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Marius
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Ciocanelu
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of glf60
4.33/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bassboneman
3.93/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

L- hazy, strawbeery (ha!) blonde appearance
S- certainly pine notes
T - sweeter than I expected - very hoppy with earthy pine essence coming through. Finish is a bit "soapy" bitter like Heineken :o(
F - moderate carbonation that helps distribute the sweet soapy taste...
I am slightly disappointed with this brew. I typically love Green Flash brews - like the hop head red and the West Coast IPA.
Perhaps this was just a bad bottle - 22oz'er...

Sam

Photo of KarmicSkrambl8
4.23/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Justindemino
4.34/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Photo of tomschepker
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

pour out of 22 oz bottle. 9.0 by volume not 9.4 and different label than depicted at time of review. Light golden colored IPA, minimal white head. Very piney on the tongue, almost to a fault.

Photo of TempeBeerMan
4.57/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a bottle into a snifter.

(Note: The bottle I have says 9.0% ABV versus 9.4%, perhaps indicative of a recipe tweak)

A - A hazy golden/amber with a one-finger snow white head of mixed size bubbles. Decent lacing.

S - Strong aroma of dank hops, pine, and tropical fruit. Some malt odor comes through as well, hopefully setting the stage for something good in the first sip. Smells like a good west coast imperial IPA should.

T - Core is definitely West coast IPA flavor: mango, and grapefruit. A good bit of resinous pine. Fantastic sweet maui onion and garlic in the mid-palate. Biscuity malt provides a nice base and a hint of sweetness. The malt/hop balance is there and the complex hop bill is there. Flavors aren't "blended" or "balanced" yet, still work together. Delicious.

M - Medium bodied with subdued carbonation and a dry finish. Somewhat slick and oily. That description doesn't encompass the drinkability here...it all comes together nearly perfectly so much so that I had to force myself to sip instead of gulp.

O - Outstanding and just well put together on all levels. The vegetal onion/garlic notes really set this one apart from some of it's competition and border on divine to this taster. Why am I not drinking more Green Flash brews? A "quick rebuy", meaning I'll probably run out and get another bottle as soon as possible.

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4.81/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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4.13/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.16/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.46/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of CodyMiller
4.85/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.34/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.02/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.02/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4.24/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of hopsolutely
3.68/5  rDev -10%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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4.31/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of km02600
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JimmyAloysius
4.17/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Justdoit1234
4.08/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of a77cj7
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Green Flash Imperial India Pale Ale from Green Flash Brewing Co.
91 out of 100 based on 2,466 ratings.