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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

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

2,204 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 2,204
Reviews: 966
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 10.78%
Wants: 103
Gots: 127 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Terp96 on 12-02-2006)
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dasenebler

Maine

2.15/5  rDev -47.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 1.5

22oz, no date or code to be found.

Pours a crystal clear gold with a nice one-finger head. Good retention.

Fragrant, spicy hops are belied by a stale cardboard note that reeks of oxidation.

Oh yeah, this one has some Summit hops in there. Lots of earthy and grassy hop character, with a definite garlic note. Pungent and spicy. Interesting and not as off-putting as some Summit-based IPAs, but I still don't like it. Tastes "dirty" to me. Malt body is surprisingly light for a DIPA. Mouthfeel is smooth, with medium-low carbonation.

I wasn't impressed with the oxidation and lack of date coding, especially considering this is Green Flash's first foray into Maine. And I'm not too impressed with the flavor of this DIPA. I'm generally not into the green onion/garlic chicken/"pungent" hops in IPAs, and in the end, this Green Flash offering sits no differently on my palate. Booo.

Serving type: bottle

03-28-2012 00:06:50 | More by dasenebler
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No date on bomber. None of the new GF beers to arrive in Atlanta seem to have any dating indicated. Very annoying.

Appearance--whatever, nothing to twitter about.

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S: This definitely fits on the piny end of the IPA spectrum. However, there's also a kiss of fruity notes - fruit candies, mainly, and even some tropical hops. I do get a bit of malt, also. Nice aroma, but not quite as enrapturing as the one from their regular West Coast IPA.

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O: It's okay. Certainly, I've had far better IPAs/DIPAs (from this very brewery, actually). There's just nothing here that excites me - and I expect to be excited by a DIPA.

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Green Flash Imperial India Pale Ale from Green Flash Brewing Co.
91 out of 100 based on 2,204 ratings.