Green Flash Imperial India Pale Ale - Green Flash Brewing Co.
Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
Ratings: 2,240 | Reviews: 966 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by DoktorZee:
3.78/5 rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured from a 22oz bottle into a schooner. No obvious best before date on the bottle.
A - clear yellow (classic beer color) with a fluffy white head that resolved fairly quickly. Moderate amount of visible carbonation in the glass.
S - lots of grassy hops on the nose, but no real citrus to speak of. Moderately intense.
T - I was a little surprised at the taste as I was expecting a powerful and complex hop profile but instead got a lot of the grassy hops mixed in with some booziness. Definitely some malt backbone to hold it up, but the overall flavor just didn't push far enough in any particular direction.
M - moderately light, though a bit oily. Very little carbonation.
D - the drinkability was hampered somewhat by the booziness so it ended up being more of a sipper.
Overall it was solid, but not outstanding. Being that they're among the kings of the west coast style IPA I thought this would be a more intense IPA experience, but it was fundamentally different than I had expected with more maltiness (yes, required for the alcohol, but still) and less complexity of the hops profile.
Serving type: bottle
06-26-2011 00:16:53 | More by DoktorZee
More User Reviews:
Green Flash Imperial India Pale Ale from Green Flash Brewing Co.
91 out of 100 based on 2,240 ratings.