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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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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

2,482 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 2,482
Reviews: 980
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 10.51%
Wants: 129
Gots: 224 | 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:
Beer added by: Terp96 on 12-02-2006

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Photo of jburd19
4.31/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of epyon396
4.1/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ptickle
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of travolta
4.19/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Appearance: What a beautiful thing to look at! Spotted lacing and amazing head retention. A huge, rocky, dense head with perfect retention. Crystal clear golden amber.

Nose: Papaya, mango, some lime and citrus,

Taste: Pine and tropical fruits, some orange flesh, and a little rind at the end. there is a tiny bot of alcohol hotness at the very end.

Notes: An Imperial that lives up to the name.

Photo of carolinabrew
4.41/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of NiceTaps
3.97/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

22oz 'tall boy' bomber into a tulip glass. 9.0 abv.

A- Poured a clean, polished looking copper-amber color. The fluffy,2f, linen-white colored head tapered to a heavy ring. Spot and ring lacing.

S-As advertised. Lots of woodsy pine, evergreen, and sweet pineapple.

T- Piney and tropical hops over sweet malts. There's a note of citrus, orange.

M- Resinous, chewy. Lots of body. A bit sticky sweet, 9.0 sugars have to go somewhere.
Enough hop bite on the finish to hold back the boozy sweets.

O- It's a big beer, maybe a little too big (sic). Lots of flavor, abv, sugar.

Photo of Tuckerster
4.27/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of stomioka
4.03/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of VineyardBeer
4.11/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Uconnelmo
3.68/5  rDev -10%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of clausr
3.83/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of redleg411
3.5/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of AMCimpi
4.02/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of corywalston
4.18/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Gmartin75
4.36/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Spaceman_Jer
4.01/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of leitmotif
4.23/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jrborchert74
3.3/5  rDev -19.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Marius
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Ciocanelu
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of glf60
4.33/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bassboneman
3.93/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

L- hazy, strawbeery (ha!) blonde appearance
S- certainly pine notes
T - sweeter than I expected - very hoppy with earthy pine essence coming through. Finish is a bit "soapy" bitter like Heineken :o(
F - moderate carbonation that helps distribute the sweet soapy taste...
I am slightly disappointed with this brew. I typically love Green Flash brews - like the hop head red and the West Coast IPA.
Perhaps this was just a bad bottle - 22oz'er...

Sam

Photo of KarmicSkrambl8
4.23/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Justindemino
4.34/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Photo of tomschepker
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

pour out of 22 oz bottle. 9.0 by volume not 9.4 and different label than depicted at time of review. Light golden colored IPA, minimal white head. Very piney on the tongue, almost to a fault.

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Green Flash Imperial India Pale Ale from Green Flash Brewing Co.
91 out of 100 based on 2,482 ratings.