Green Flash Imperial India Pale Ale - Green Flash Brewing Co.
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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Green Flash Imperial India Pale Ale from Green Flash Brewing Co.
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