Green Flash Imperial India Pale Ale - Green Flash Brewing Co.
Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
Ratings: 2,228 | Reviews: 966 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by Reagan1984:
3.35/5 rDev -18.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
Served from a bomber
O.K., this beer proves the point that TOO much of a good thing becomes NOT that good.
Just so we are clear, Green Flash West Coast IPA is one of my favorite and most highly rated beers ever. I am an admitted Hop Head. Having said that, this beer is just too much and not nearly as good as the West Coast IPA version.
I tried this along with 4 other friends and it was unanimous to return quickly to the West Coast IPA.
Appearance & Aroma were almost identical to the original, but the taste left you longing for the other version.
Bright clear golden/copper in color. Thick foamy head that did settle quickly.
Extreme floral/Cascade Hop aroma that almost seems like you are rolling the hop buds in your hand.
I was turned off by what seemed to me as a high alcohol taste that lingered even beyond the hop finish. It seemed to over power the flavor profile.
Certainly had the big Hop burst of pine and citrus and almost a chewy/resin mouth feel.
There are many better DPA/ Imperial IPA's to this one.
But be sure to try the regular Green Flash West Coast IPA that is truly special.
This on the other hand, it not.
I really wanted to love it... But No.
Serving type: bottle
06-16-2008 14:59:21 | More by Reagan1984
More User Reviews:
Green Flash Imperial India Pale Ale from Green Flash Brewing Co.
91 out of 100 based on 2,228 ratings.