Green Flash Imperial India Pale Ale - Green Flash Brewing Co.
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4.33/5 rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
An aggressive pour from a 22 bomber yields a gorgeous, pillowy bone-white 4-finger head. The beer itself is surprisingly clear. Very pretty.
Smell: DANK. Dank, dank, dank. A nice swirl releases the aromatics of a fresh bag a weed with a bit of pineapple, grapefruit, cooked orange rind and a sweet, toffee-like malt background. really nice.
The first sip really woke me up. The taste is well represented by the nose. I think this is the first SoCal IPA I've had that really comes through with the fruity, danky hop quality. I've had this beer in the past, and for some reason I recall not liking it very much. The citrus character doesn't stay around very long on the palate before the infamous Socal bittering hops take over. The malt bill is understated, yet pleasantly sweet. The finish is extremely dry, sticky and oily.
One of the better offerings I've had from Green Flash. It's a very big, very bold beer, but I think what makes it stand out from the other Socal IPAS is the strong dank and fruitiness. I wish the bittering hops didn't take over so much, but It's still a really nice beer.
Serving type: bottle
09-12-2012 03:34:39 | More by dmatsui
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