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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

2,288 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 2,288
Reviews: 967
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 10.76%
Wants: 112
Gots: 157 | 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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OUJayhawk1799

Oklahoma

4/5  rDev -2.2%

04-20-2014 14:10:29 | More by OUJayhawk1799
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siradmiralnelson

Iowa

4/5  rDev -2.2%

Poured from 22oz bottle into Tulip.

A. Poured 3 fingers of head. Thick lacing. Good retention. Color is a virbrant yellow orange. Nice color.

S. Smells like a hoppy DIPA. Citrusy tropical hop aroma. Decent bitterness. Smells like what I like a DIPA to smell like.

T. Tastes like some apricot, orange, marmalade. Nice hoppy tropical taste. Pretty sweet taste. Bitterness comes out on the tongue.

M. Medium bodied. Medium carbonation. Nice lingering sweet bitter flavor.

O. Good DIPA. Has most of the qualities that I like in a DIPA. Has a nice marmalade flavor.

06-01-2012 21:50:56 | More by siradmiralnelson
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olafphysics

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +16.1%

01-19-2013 03:12:24 | More by olafphysics
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tubeyes

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

07-03-2013 01:33:30 | More by tubeyes
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lilsmizzul1225

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +10%

05-08-2014 02:08:38 | More by lilsmizzul1225
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philbertk

Washington

4/5  rDev -2.2%

Green Flash Brewing Company--Imperial India Pale Ale--2010 22 oz. Bottle. 9.40% ABV. 101 IBU's. (4.5 / 5.0) Creamy foamy lacy white head. Cloudy bright orange gold color. Big smooth floral hop front. Crisp mildly cloying dry tangy pine hop resin pale caramel dough body. Hop-Hoppy balanced rich smooth end. Nice sedating hops. Sampled 6/8/2010. $6.49 Each.

08-22-2010 21:31:45 | More by philbertk
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capuchinpilates

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +10%

05-10-2014 22:24:44 | More by capuchinpilates
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delta490

Virginia

4.18/5  rDev +2.2%

A- a medium amber with a big creamy white head. Head has great retention and leaves big lacing

S- big citrus hops and a pleasant malt sweetness

T- the taste is a nice level up from the aroma. Big hops are superbly balanced against the malt backbone

M- nice full feeling and a nice crisp finish

O- a nice big flavored IIPA

02-06-2014 01:13:47 | More by delta490
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In_Control_Mike

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

11-24-2013 05:59:14 | More by In_Control_Mike
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dbc5

Ohio

3/5  rDev -26.7%

05-31-2014 04:31:53 | More by dbc5
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bconsidine

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

03-25-2012 01:55:41 | More by bconsidine
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whitenads

Ohio

4/5  rDev -2.2%

05-05-2014 16:38:40 | More by whitenads
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nickhiller

Texas

2.95/5  rDev -27.9%

A: clear but not crystal, amber colored, nice frothy one finger head is slow to dissipate, with great retention and huge rings of lace to recommend it.

S: mowed lawn, horse sweat, marijuana, lemonade

T: honeycomb, earthy like mushrooms, grapefruit, lemon rind good luck trying to taste anything ever again, it's so full of hop resins that the bitterness stays in your mouth long after you've put the glass down. This is what I would imagine slugging hop extract would feel like.

M: heavy and syrupy, carbonation is ample but short lived which reduces the burn from the alcohol but does little to blunt the bitterness.

D: lacks the malt profile required to support this kind of hop onslaught. It's not that it's not sweet, in fact it's arguably too sweet, and it's not that it necessarily has too much hops. The problem is its one-dimensionality, lots of flavor, extreme flavor, but without the complexity that makes that interesting.

03-22-2011 17:01:49 | More by nickhiller
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davegray

California

4/5  rDev -2.2%

10-27-2013 04:07:08 | More by davegray
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willjschmidt

California

4/5  rDev -2.2%

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.

07-30-2007 16:35:38 | More by willjschmidt
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CanuckRover

Ontario (Canada)

4.33/5  rDev +5.9%

Pours a nice, slightly cloudy, amber with a big honking snow white head. Thick, satisfying lacing covers the glass all the way to the bottom.

Pineapple hops with a solid backing of honey in the aroma.

A quick blast of bittering hops gives way to a really solid malt base focusing on strong honey and caramel. Incredibly resinous hops leave citrussy (though not over the top) bitterness.

The body on this is a pleasure. Creamy smooth, with a good thick mouthfeel and just the right amount of carbonation.

A great, well crafted, beer.

07-20-2009 19:12:33 | More by CanuckRover
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spicelab

Australia

3.68/5  rDev -10%

Bomber thanks to Adam@Platinum Liquor

Stained glass orange, with a finger of fluffy white head. Specks of lacing and a thin film remain. Lace retention upon swirling is better and quite resilient.

Hop-malt duel between huge earthy pine and impressively savoury cheese crackers. Candied lemon peel and a smattering of spicy herbs are about all that make it through the noise. Definitely unsubtle.

Taste is sweeter at first; syrupy grapefruit, passionfruit and mango, with slightly less pungent bready malts. But soon enough, bitter, resiny pine asserts its dominance. The booze aint hiding though, and partners with a breath freshener character in a slightly abrasive fashion.

Full and syrupy, with medium-high bitterness and eucalyptus freshness showcased well by low to moderate carbonation.

It's brash and in-your-face, but seems a little too big for its boots. There's not enough dimension in the hop character to hold your interest and justify the overt booziness. Much prefer the West Coast personally.

07-01-2011 11:59:29 | More by spicelab
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Beermazter310

Nevada

1.25/5  rDev -69.4%

06-11-2012 16:18:26 | More by Beermazter310
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cbnz

British Columbia (Canada)

4/5  rDev -2.2%

05-26-2012 22:52:44 | More by cbnz
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mrcraft

California

4/5  rDev -2.2%

06-23-2014 05:23:15 | More by mrcraft
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taigor

New York

3.95/5  rDev -3.4%

On-tap poured in 8oz glass

A - Poured hazy golden color with lots of head.

S - Citrus and pine with lots of hops coming through.

T - Overwhelming taste of hops that overtakes any hints of citrus.

M - Dry and heavy. Bitter aftertaste that lasts.

D - Good even with 9% abv.

11-06-2009 15:25:16 | More by taigor
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n00blar

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

08-16-2012 21:35:02 | More by n00blar
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MichiganderHB

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

06-02-2013 17:14:29 | More by MichiganderHB
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Asics

Washington

4/5  rDev -2.2%

09-21-2013 10:00:50 | More by Asics
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mweso2000

Georgia

4/5  rDev -2.2%

06-07-2013 20:21:23 | More by mweso2000
Green Flash Imperial India Pale Ale from Green Flash Brewing Co.
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