Green Flash Imperial India Pale Ale - Green Flash Brewing Co.
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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.
12-26-2006 02:54:29 | More by mentor
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.
12-04-2011 21:03:08 | More by gratefuld
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.
12-21-2006 03:22:24 | More by akorsak
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.
03-05-2012 18:36:36 | More by rarbring
3.05/5 rDev -25.4%
Seldom am I so surprised by such a high B.Advocate rating.
Pours a burnished copper. Aggressive pour yielded a two inch head. Smells like floral hops. Maybe a hint of tropical sweetness.
Mouthfeel is thin. I don't like the taste they went for, here. The hop content isn't overpowering, yet it manages to be pretty raw. There's a balancing sweetness, but it's almost rotten ... kind of like apricots or pineapple gone bad. Just didn't like this whatsoever.
01-28-2008 04:11:56 | More by Overlord
3.1/5 rDev -24.2%
Looks great - slightly cloudy, orangeish tint, decent lacing; pretty much textbook. A nice odor of grassy & floral hops. Unfortunately, the taste is dominated by aspirin bitterness from front to back. usually with a DIPA you get an aromatic hop hit before bitterness takes over - not here. The bitterness so dominates that other flavours are flattened. I prefer more flavourful and aromatic hops. YMMV. Mouthfeel: medium body, appealing carbonation. Reasonably quaffable overall, but nothing I'm dying to return to anytime soon.
09-28-2009 03:25:15 | More by stagger
Green Flash Imperial India Pale Ale from Green Flash Brewing Co.
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