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

Green Flash Imperial India Pale AleGreen Flash Imperial India Pale Ale

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2,057 Ratings
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Ratings: 2057
Reviews: 956
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 10.78%


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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Terp96 on 12-02-2006)
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Reviews by Hoptimus-Prime:
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Hoptimus-Prime

North Carolina

4.29/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a cloudy yellow/ orange with a thick white head, dissipates fairly quickly.

Smells rather malty with notes of citrusy hops and alcohol comming through .

The taste is quite enjoyable, good balance of hops and malts, the abv is hidden quite well. Plenty of citrus in the mix as well.

Mouthfeel is dry, still a ton of carbonation. The citrus and hop tastes lingers on the palate.

Pretty good beer over all, I would absolutely by this again, but would opt for the palate wrecker when it is available. Another good brew from Green Flash!

Serving type: bottle

03-02-2013 23:26:25 | More by Hoptimus-Prime
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Half-bomber poured into imperial pint glass.

A: Pours quite hazy. A deep tangerine hue in the center with sun-kissed honey around the edges. Absolutely gorgeous color. Cream colored head starts off at a perfect two-finger stature. Eventually fades down to about a 1/2" and retains well until the end. Big splotches of lacing left in random locations around the glass.

S: Big wave of citrus hops. Pink grapefruit, orange peel, touches of lemon underneath. Grapefruit dominates, mostly. A bit of earthy pine takes over the aroma as the beer warms in the glass. Peppery booze also peeks through as it approaches room temperature. A little surprised I didn't pick up any malt presence.

T: Admittedly, this brew is approaching its enjoy-by date so I know for a fact that this isn't as much of a hop bomb as it once was, but hops STILL dominate the palate with their floral bitterness. Grapefruit takes the passenger seat for those floral hops, which I find to be quite nice—a bit more rustic rather than citrusy. Malt comes through in the middle adding just a shade of balance, but is overall dominated by the hops. Finishes piney and bitter. Some alcohol warmth lingers in the aftertaste.

M: Full-bodied, but doesn't touch chewiness. Lots of creaminess with an effervescent carbonation. Green Flash describes this as "quaffable" on their label, and I'm going to have to agree with that wholeheartedly. Wonderfully drinkable. Becomes a LITTLE harder to sip often as it warms; the alcohol really starts to show its face and slows you down.

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