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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

2,484 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 2,484
Reviews: 980
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 10.51%
Wants: 131
Gots: 225 | 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 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

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

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Green Flash Imperial India Pale Ale from Green Flash Brewing Co.
91 out of 100 based on 2,484 ratings.