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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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2,312 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,312
Reviews: 969
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 10.76%
Wants: 113
Gots: 161 | 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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Photo of Tsar_Riga
4/5  rDev -2.2%

A - Hazy gold orange body, with a small white head that laces expansively.

S - Quiet malt and mild fruit esters. A line of pith.

T - Strong bitter brew, with opening of grapefruit, underpinning of sweet honey malt notes. Mid-point cuts bitter, and the close continues that direction, until a mild spike of fruit in the fade.

M - Moderate carbonation, significant drying, some building of hop oils.

O - Decent IIPA, and certainly one that hides the significant alcohol within. Satisfying.

Tsar_Riga, Jun 28, 2014
Photo of hipboy221
4/5  rDev -2.2%

hipboy221, Jul 06, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2.2%

EatonHops, Apr 15, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2.2%

polopaul20, Mar 01, 2012
Photo of jordoo
4/5  rDev -2.2%

22oz bottle poored into an oversized mug.

Nice light orange with large slightly off white head that left decent lacing. Nose full of citrus, grapefruit/pineapple and orange rind. Some carmallized malts and a wiff of alcohol with some lingering pine. Surprisingly well malted for 101 ibu's. Supremely bitter throughout especially on the finish. The alcohol warmth hits the face but the flavor is well guarded, and although the bitterness rules the day some overripe pineapple and grapefruit flavors do come through. Good mouth feel that coats the tongue nicely. For all the bitterness this is still fairly drinkable, although all of the promise in the nose is not quite fullfilled in ghe taste because of the overriding bitterness.

jordoo, Jul 01, 2008
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4/5  rDev -2.2%

seplo, Oct 29, 2012
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4/5  rDev -2.2%

ambruns1979, Mar 21, 2012
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4/5  rDev -2.2%

thefullpython, Oct 01, 2012
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4/5  rDev -2.2%

RupertRonco, Jul 13, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.2%

VonZipper, Mar 25, 2012
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4/5  rDev -2.2%

cvalleskey, Jun 19, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.2%

DMc8ride, Jan 25, 2012
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4/5  rDev -2.2%

heelsn02, Feb 13, 2012
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4/5  rDev -2.2%

Giovacchini, Feb 10, 2012
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4/5  rDev -2.2%

mweso2000, Jun 07, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2.2%

pdonovan16, Jun 29, 2014
Photo of yoyo
4/5  rDev -2.2%

Tried my first bottle this Spring and put one away to taste in a few months.

Great first impression of this brewery. I anticipated another kinda standard high hop IPA, which is what I wanted, but was pleasantly suprised by this one.

A - orangish golden color with plenty of head

S - citrus, hop

T - citrus, pine

M - crisp with smooth finish

D - very nice, I wish I picked up another bomber or two.

yoyo, Apr 27, 2009
Photo of Nunya
4/5  rDev -2.2%

Nunya, Jun 16, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2.2%

Danobold, Oct 06, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2.2%

seyton, May 08, 2012
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4/5  rDev -2.2%

stafford2, May 20, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.2%

iskeptopotamus, Mar 04, 2012
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4/5  rDev -2.2%

sjanowiak, Dec 14, 2013
Photo of RblWthACoz
4/5  rDev -2.2%

Pours a clouded orange gold with almost no white head. Even without the head, I still rate it what I do because of the color. Nose is strong with grass and perfumed tones. Did I say it was strong with grass? Just want to make sure. Flavor is nice, but a bit too vibrant, shall we say. It sings a bit too high in my mouth at first. Of course over time I either get used to it or it calms down. I am sure it's that I get used to it. Thick floral hoppy flavor profile. It is nice, but kind of one-sided. Not massively complex, but who cares. It's nice. Feel has a decent bubble to it and the liquid is fairly well bodied. Nice to drink. Could easy go on this all night.

RblWthACoz, Jan 06, 2008
Photo of paulmcm
4/5  rDev -2.2%

paulmcm, Nov 15, 2011
Green Flash Imperial India Pale Ale from Green Flash Brewing Co.
91 out of 100 based on 2,312 ratings.