Green Flash Imperial India Pale Ale - Green Flash Brewing Co.
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4.43/5 rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Poured from a 22 oz. bottle into a Surly Darkness chalice. Bottle says best by 03/01/14.
Appearance: Pours a bright and clear copper golden orange with a moderate amount of bubbles. Solid two fingers of white head that slowly fade into a thin creamy layer. Leaves a lot of creamy lacing around the glass.
Smell: A big and juicy hop forward aroma with big hints of citrus and piney hops. Upfront scent of citrus hops with hints of grapefruit, orange peel, mango, pineapple, apricot, tangerine, lemon, and papaya. Big herbal and grassy hop presence with a big scent of dank pine resin. Soft pale malt background with hints of grains, caramel, cracker, and yeast. Very hop dominate. A very good West Coast aroma.
Taste: Like it smells, a juicy, oily, and bitter hop forward taste with big notes of citrus and pine. Big citrus hop presence upfront with notes of orange pulp, grapefruit, mango, pineapple, apricot, lemon, tangerine, and slight papaya. Big taste of herbal, earthy, and grassy hops with lots of oily pine resin. Background presence of pale malt with notes of grains, cracker, yeast, and caramel. A very good juicy West Coast IPA taste.
Mouthfeel: Big full body with a moderate amount of carbonation. Very oily, juicy, and bitter. Very drying. Alcohol heat is hidden behind the hop assault.
Overall: A very good Imperial IPA. Not for the faint of heart as this is very bitter but a hop head should love it.
Serving type: bottle
11-13-2013 08:04:05 | More by MattyG85
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Green Flash Imperial India Pale Ale from Green Flash Brewing Co.
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