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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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2,314 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,314
Reviews: 969
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 10.76%
Wants: 113
Gots: 162 | 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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3/5  rDev -26.7%

ejimhof, Dec 25, 2012
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3/5  rDev -26.7%

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3/5  rDev -26.7%

joex444, Feb 21, 2012
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3/5  rDev -26.7%

jacewg, Jan 18, 2012
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3/5  rDev -26.7%

RichBeer, Nov 16, 2011
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3/5  rDev -26.7%

pathead, Dec 10, 2012
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3/5  rDev -26.7%

tally, Saturday at 11:46 PM
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3/5  rDev -26.7%

jenray, Nov 25, 2011
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3/5  rDev -26.7%

boardrrc, Dec 31, 2013
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3/5  rDev -26.7%

ThurmondTX, May 12, 2014
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3/5  rDev -26.7%

Bottle obtained from Liquor Max (Loveland), thanks to Crosling for the recommendation. Pours a two finger light orange-tan head over a crystal clear gorgeous copper liquid. Smells wonderful. Rich sweet pink grapefruit, pine, oranges, lemon zest. Some fruity esters, but they are buried below the intense hops.

Tastes dry and much more mild hop flavor than I was expecting. Sharp grapefruit and flat dry hop oils. Some grassy and malt sweet with a mouthfeel much less than I would expect from a DIPA. Fruity is buried way beneath and has no distinct character. Overall very dry bitter beer which appears worse, because of the rough alcohol finish. Mild ethanol flavor in the finish that is drying and rubbing alcohol in the aftertaste. The flavors of this beer are disjointed. Compared to the enticing smell, the flavor is quite a let-down.

Md to md-light body and heavy carbonation. not very drinkable, but it got me a good lit on.

mentor, Dec 26, 2006
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3/5  rDev -26.7%

westcoastbeerlvr, Nov 15, 2011
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3/5  rDev -26.7%

kbettenh, Oct 27, 2013
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3/5  rDev -26.7%

tastymug, Jan 14, 2013
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3/5  rDev -26.7%

rderedin, Feb 20, 2012
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3/5  rDev -26.7%

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3/5  rDev -26.7%

jordanmiller, Dec 27, 2011
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3/5  rDev -26.7%

rowmine, Mar 09, 2012
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3/5  rDev -26.7%

dbc5, May 31, 2014
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3/5  rDev -26.7%

ctrevino, Mar 09, 2013
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3.03/5  rDev -25.9%

A: Thick amber orange pour with a half inch thick head. Nice and frothy head.

S: Nice fresh hop smell with malts in there as well. Hops have a citrus aroma to them. There is an odd smell to this though that I just cannot place.

T: Initial taste was not to my liking and almost metallic. Hop flavor is decent.

M: Nothing special. Finish is dry and bitter.

O: Not my favorite. There is something in this one I just don't like. Maybe it's just my bottle as there are several very favorable reviews. Just didn't do it for me.

gratefuld, Dec 04, 2011
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3.05/5  rDev -25.4%

A 650 mL bomber from my 2006 Secret Santa, nvsblman.

A: The ale is a copper red color with a small wispy head that laces well.

S: The ale has a very pungent hop aroma. I pick up some grapefruit but it is overpowered by the pungency.

T: The ale has an interesting taste. The intense hops in the nose pop up in the taste too. There is a bit of grapefruit hops but there is a lot of bitterness that doesn't fit in with the grapefruit. It has the effect of making the whole beer taste bad. I think that the hops are a little too overloaded, not paired well together.

M: The mouth is dominated by the strong, intensely bitter hops.

D: The drinkability is limited by the higher abv and a taste that is too bitter and unfocused. Stick with the West Coast IPA for a nice hop flavor.

akorsak, Dec 21, 2006
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3.05/5  rDev -25.4%

A clear bright amber, and off-white head, good lacing and some curtains.

The smell is to me rather off, ammonia, old toilet, some bitter opine resin. Old grape-fruit peel.

Starts heavy in the malt register, sweet bread nuances, then bitter resin and sour oils.

Medium carbonation, oily and sticky, a dry finish.

This was far to intrusive to me.

rarbring, Mar 05, 2012
Green Flash Imperial India Pale Ale from Green Flash Brewing Co.
91 out of 100 based on 2,314 ratings.