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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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2,397 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,397
Reviews: 971
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 10.76%
Wants: 122
Gots: 183 | 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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3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

AlexFields, Apr 19, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2.2%

Gww1864, Apr 19, 2013
Photo of AmitC
4.5/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured form a 22 oz bomber into a snifter.

Color is pale golden. Over two fingers thick head of off white color with excellent retention. Very awesome lacing on the sides. A few bubbles seen rising up. Clear but translucent.

Aroma is strong. Very nice herbal and citrus aroma. Strong pine notes. A good malt presence. Excellent touch overall.

Taste is tremendously bitter. Upfront, in the middle and towards the end. Just awesome. Very strong and powerful. Strong grapefruit and citrus presence. A lot of piney flavor. Alcohol warmth. Strong malt and booze.

Mouth feel is medium bodied. Somewhat oily. Low to moderate carbonation. Drinks really easy for a DIPA this bitter.

I am impressed but not surprised.

AmitC, Apr 18, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +10%

BeakDabbler, Apr 16, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2.2%

aslamm75, Apr 16, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2.2%

EatonHops, Apr 15, 2013
Photo of JaredM
4.13/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Excited about this beer. Served right out of the fridge in a pint glass.

Clear copper look to the beer with a quickly dissipating half finger of head. Steady stream of carbonation. I would have liked to have seen a bit more haze.

Deep, dank abundant aromas of citrus and grapefruit. I'm getting some hints of a sweet peach too which is very refreshing.

Bitter hops, primarily much of what was on the nose. Not overly bitter however and it's fairly well balanced. I'm feeling the 9.4% from this which has to be expected. This is most definitely a sipper and enjoyed over a period of time.

Smooth beer, considering that it's a double. Can feel the presence of the alcohol but it's not overpowering at all.

I strongly recommend this beer to anyone. It's very solid and it has a fantastic flavor and aroma. I'm totally sold on Green Flash. I was impressed with their West Coast IPA I had last week as well. This is very similar to that in smell & taste but is still distinctly its own.

JaredM, Apr 14, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +10%

JandJMD, Apr 13, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

Resuin, Apr 13, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2.2%

nmann08, Apr 13, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

newbrew, Apr 11, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +10%

gethy, Apr 10, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +10%

DavidHume, Apr 10, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

jwgkicks, Apr 10, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2.2%

TCTrout, Apr 09, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +10%

BuddyE, Apr 08, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

NSK79, Apr 06, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2.2%

Proclarush, Apr 05, 2013
Photo of retry4z
4.16/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Served cool in a snifter glass.

Looks amazing - a clear copper with red hues. a decent head that calms to a lace quickly.

Smells of hops, sweet flowers, and sweet fruit.

Taste of hops, some sweetness, and a slight bitterness.

Medium consistency that doesn't go down too easily, but it's a good sipping beer.

Overall, it's Green Flash's best beer that's worth a try.

retry4z, Apr 04, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +10%

Hop_Czar, Apr 03, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2.2%

Seakyden, Apr 03, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +10%

beercanman, Apr 02, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

Skeeze, Apr 01, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

eulerthegrape, Apr 01, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +16.1%

navin, Mar 30, 2013
Green Flash Imperial India Pale Ale from Green Flash Brewing Co.
92 out of 100 based on 2,397 ratings.