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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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2,198 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,198
Reviews: 966
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 10.78%
Wants: 102
Gots: 123 | 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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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

05-02-2014 17:27:22 | More by jadler16
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3.53/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a rather standard looking burnt orange with a small head and minimal lacing.

Smells of the usual citric hoppiness.

Tastes also quite like an ordinary hoppy IPA. Grapefruit is a main attraction. Somewhat bitter aftertaste, but not as offputting as some hop bombs.

Mouthfeel was nice and thick and slick. Very smooth.

Well, what is there to say. If you like rather simple beers which taste mainly of hops, then this is one which should please you.

Serving type: bottle

02-26-2009 21:04:19 | More by JBogan


4.35/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

drank on feb 2, 2010

clear deep golden with tangerine highlights. creamy light beige head. oily. Big patchy laces that coat the glass.

Bursting with hop goodness. Juicy grapefruit, pine, resinous dank. Mild sweet biscuit malt.

Juicy grapefruit and floral hops at first. fades in the aftertaste to a spicy resinous dank pine with a citrus hops twang at the end. Small biscuity malts lay in the background. A small bit of alcohol peaks out its head. piney dank bitterness.

Big sticky, oily, chewy. med body. moderate low carb, dry

great drinkability for a 9%. big hops flavor and bite and bitterness.

Serving type: bottle

06-15-2010 22:10:17 | More by CHILLINDYLAN
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4.75/5  rDev +16.4%

01-19-2013 03:12:24 | More by olafphysics
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1.25/5  rDev -69.4%

06-11-2012 16:18:26 | More by Beermazter310
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4.45/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a slightly cloudy gold with a bit of a reddish hue. Nice sized head. Lacing on the surface the whole way down the glass. Aroma is all big citrusy hops. Sweet grapefruit and lemons. Citrus and herbal hops are balanced by tons of sweet malt. Honey. Nice bitter finish- although this again is tempered by the malt. Medium to full bodied. A pretty tasty and drinkable DIPA.

Serving type: bottle

06-18-2008 01:52:32 | More by burnstar
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4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22oz bomber into a pint glass.

A: Pours a light golden color with an orange tint. Nice thick white head leaves behind a bunch of lacing.

S: A lot of fruit in the aroma, mostly in the form of orange and grapefruit. Very little of the pine that often dominates west coast IPA's.

T: Slightly sweet malt flavor with loads of grapefruit and other tropical citrus fruits. The hop bitterness is rather subtle, not at all over the top. Hard to believe that it is 101 IBU's.

M: The mouthfeel is medium to slightly full bodied. Lots of oily hops with a little bit of sticky sweetness.

D: Very drinkable for a DIPA. The 9% is hard to find until it catches up with you at the end. It is very well balanced and it goes down very easy. Another solid west coast DIPA, definitely worth checking out.

Serving type: bottle

07-30-2007 16:35:38 | More by willjschmidt
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4/5  rDev -2%

05-09-2014 04:25:23 | More by Williaar
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4/5  rDev -2%

11-17-2011 07:57:00 | More by ej285701
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3.4/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Green Flash Imperial IPA, despite the many reviews, is to me a pretty average IIPA. IT has a lot of tropical and dank hoppiness but also a bunch of sweet fruity flavors and biscuity malts. The color was darker than I was expecting and it was (to me) too sweet for what I consider the hallmark of the style--Pliny the Elder. I had no problem finishing the 11 oz from the bomber I split with a friend, but I would find it hard to drink much more than that due to the cloying and lingering bitterness and sweetness.

Serving type: bottle

04-28-2011 05:09:15 | More by Soonami
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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

05-12-2012 06:33:13 | More by ELECTRONICAnonymous
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4.15/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

The beer Appears orange/ gold with a small ring of foam. The smell is very earthy, Grassy, pine and citrus like. The smell is dominated by hops. The taste like the smell is hop dominated. Rich citrus, grapefruit, grassy hops coat the roof of your mouth. A tad bit of sweetness is also there. A very sharp bitter aftertaste that lingers is present. Bitterness sticks to the roof of your mouth for a long time. Though it is high on alcohol, the body of the beer is quite light so I could drink a few of these. The carbonation is moderate. It is an excellent citrusy hop bomb. highly recommended to anyone who likes citrusy bitter IIPAs.

Serving type: bottle

04-18-2010 23:20:42 | More by chumba526
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New York

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

08-10-2013 00:53:12 | More by mrchrisray
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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

08-16-2012 21:35:02 | More by n00blar
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4/5  rDev -2%

06-07-2013 20:21:23 | More by mweso2000
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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

04-02-2012 06:12:18 | More by leprakhan
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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

04-18-2014 16:51:01 | More by billhelm
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4/5  rDev -2%

07-25-2013 21:08:39 | More by WoodburyMN
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4/5  rDev -2%

06-23-2014 05:23:15 | More by mrcraft
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4/5  rDev -2%

03-14-2013 15:24:59 | More by Travcofarms
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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

11-06-2013 03:59:30 | More by CCutch
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3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

09-21-2012 15:32:56 | More by ZethOfTheNorth
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4.1/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22oz bomber poured into a pint glass.

A: Light orange body. The head leaves plenty of lacing on the glass.

S: Pine and citrus. Everything you want in an IPA.

T: Heavy grassy and piney bitterness with some grapefruit. Honeyish malt in the background. A bit of prickly alcohol.

M: Rather light, not syrupy at all.

D: Insanely quaffable. Dangerously so, in fact. I'd say this is one of the better DIPAs on the market, especially for the price.

Serving type: bottle

01-15-2010 12:18:08 | More by BarrelO
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New York

3.95/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

On cask at Once & For All in Patchogue NY. Poured out a cloudy golden color with a thin white head. Aroma was very sweet and a bit spicy.

Well, it's obvious Green Flash is going for the balls-to-the-wall Imperial approach with this one, and for the most part it works. Huge citrus hops and pine flavors are counteracted with a super sweet malt backbone. This beer can't help but assault the tastebuds.

Mouthfeel is slightly thick and pleasantly carbonated. Overall this is a kickin' DIPA with a nice bite to it. You already know if you'll like this one or not.

Serving type: cask

04-25-2008 14:37:53 | More by BBM
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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This beer was from a bottle and was poured into a pint glass.

A: The beer pours a nice cloudy and orange color with a light white foam.

S: Lots of citrus and orange, with pine. Blasted with hops.

T: Bold, nice fresh citrus and hop flavor right off the bat. Shades of grapefruit with some more hops in the back. An excellent overall crispiness to each sip.

M: Tingly, full and well balanced.

D: A terrific IPA. Wish I could try it on tap as I'm sure it would taste even fresher. An excellent IPA with great sticky overtones that coat your pallet and keep you wanting more.

Serving type: bottle

Serving type: bottle

11-26-2010 00:58:17 | More by dcguitar
Green Flash Imperial India Pale Ale from Green Flash Brewing Co.
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