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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
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2,497 Ratings
THE BROS
90
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Ratings: 2,497
Reviews: 984
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 10.51%
Wants: 133
Gots: 238 | 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

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Beer added by: Terp96 on 12-02-2006

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Ratings: 2,497 | Reviews: 984
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4.1/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Excellent example of a US Imperial IPA.

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4.28/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of Dmarino327
4.7/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Kuaff
4.6/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

In my tulip at cellar temperature.

Its color is an amber-orange of great clarity capped with a small amount of white foam. It looks like something I would like to imbibe. Yes.

Smells even MORE like something I'm inclined to imbibe. A heavy dose of pine, potently spicy hops that make me blush a little just from a whiff, orange zest, pineapple, and honey all combine for a real knock-out of an aroma.

The flavor is sublime, divine, and balanced fine, possessing ample citrus fruits, copious quantities of sprightly pine bitterness and astringency, and a sweet little kiss of honey that complements the whole thing.

I really like the feel going on here. Full, but at the same time seamless in some way...

Just as the big old "imperial" on the label suggests, this is not a subtle beer. It casts a maelstrom of roaring magic hoppiness that few can endure, and even fewer can enjoy. But those of us who are acclimated to such hops hurricanes (you know who you are) will find that there's nowhere they'd rather be than in the middle of a glass.

Photo of BaumermaN
3.87/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dshansen1184
3.67/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GAMB1T
4.32/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of hophugger
4.34/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a light, clear gold. Head is ample and fluffy. Lacing is spotty but nice. Aroma is a snoutfull of piney hops, pineapple and other assorted citrus, wow !!!!!!. Taste is bitingly bitter from the hops and some of the pineapple and citrus is lost because of this. Alcohol can be felt(ABV 9.0%) but is not too much to turn you away from this hop bomb. Mouthfeel is decent, but slightly biting, obviously from the insane amount of hops and the ABV. Hopheads should like this one just fine. Aftertaste is decent and little more of the citrus releases at the very end..

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

Photo of Hernard
3.72/5  rDev -9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

L- Orange body.

S- Malty sweet, piney, guava, pineapple, very inviting.

T- Bit of sweet malts under the pineapple and grapefruit, with a bitter bite.

F- Good feel for the style.

O- Green Flash delivers again.

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

Photo of Kruja5
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TripelMark
4.46/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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

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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.

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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

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

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

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

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Green Flash Imperial India Pale Ale from Green Flash Brewing Co.
91 out of 100 based on 2,497 ratings.