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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
92
outstanding

2,435 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 2,435
Reviews: 974
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 10.76%
Wants: 124
Gots: 199 | FT: 3
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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Photo of JMad
4.5/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I poured half of a 22 oz bomber into my tulip...

The liquid was a bright, golden, orange, there was a thick bubbly white head.

You could smell the hops as soon as opened the bottle, hints of lemon, grapefruit, pine, tangerine and butter.

I took a sip and experienced a delightful bitter hop explosion, I tasted pine resin, orange and grapefruit, then a wave of sweet malt balances things out leaving a lingering bitter aftertaste.

This beer is thick, it left my mouth watering after every sip, there is low carbonation and a warming, dry finish.

The intense flavor hid the alcohol well, this is an excellent beverage, it filled me with joy after every sip.

Photo of Zekenyce
4/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of blknikon
3.25/5  rDev -20.5%

Photo of kkrez
4/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of yergermeister
4.5/5  rDev +10%

Photo of Farnswurth
3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

Photo of abcramer
4/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of mrchrisray
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of lilsmizzul1225
4.5/5  rDev +10%

Photo of zenwatts
3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

Photo of twowheelssoar
4/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of JLapadura
2.5/5  rDev -38.9%

Photo of KickbacksSteve
4.43/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Kickbacks in Jax. Poured into a snifter. Light orange in color, good clarity. Oily, clear lacing. Fluffy, off-white head. Aroma is citrusy...tangerine, orange, apricot. Mild sweetness. Taste is nicely bittered, grapefruit now enters the fruit salad. Mild sweetness and alcohol lightly on the back end. Very drinkable, considering the high abv. Very delicious, insane, great beer.

Photo of hellhammermario
4/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of IanSpindler
4/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of KiMiRaiK
4.5/5  rDev +10%

Photo of sammo
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of seplo
4/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of gopens44
3.83/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A -Big frothy head, a little hazy in an otherwise pale yellow beverage.

S - Bitter hop goodness strikes out right away with a nice earthy/musky follow up nose dagger.

T -The honey sweet notes of this one can't hide the beautiful bitter mouth fun time that happens almost immediately. Fantastically great tasting

M - Mostly pedestrian as far as this one goes. High carbonation, bitter and dry aftertaste.

I enjoyed this quite a bit. I will have more!

Photo of Petey_the_Quiet
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of NittanyBeerFan
4.18/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to treyrab for sharing this gem.

A: Beautiful semi-hazy golden copper color with a thin film of bubbles and slight lacing. Think of what an Imperial IPA should look like, and this one fits right on that bill.

S: Strong scents of centennial and simcoe hops, complemented only slightly by cascade hops.

T: Dominated by centennial hops up front, and they absolutely kick you in the teeth right off the bat. Finish is grapefruit flavored hops. Overall, less balanced than the west coast IPA, but still a phenomenal beer.

M/D: Medium carbonation...right on for the style. Alcohol hits hard, but the beer has a ton of character, and the crisp clean hop flavor gives the beer a great enjoyment factor.

Photo of jcdiflorio
3.5/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

22oz brown bottle served into a flaired tulip glass
Poured a hazy,glowing reddish orange,generous slightly off-white colored head,very creamy,very good retention.leaving chunky islands and collars of lace. Not much carbination noticable with some particles at the bottom of the bottle.

Strong pineapple aroma,followed by sweet carmelly/toffeee-like,as floral with some grassiness. strong and pleasing aroma.

Heavy malt taste up front with lots of carmell with a burnt edge,quickly followed up by a strong hop rush of pine with tons of grapefruit. Very leafy leaving and oil slick of hoppyness. Has a good balance that finishes with heavy citrus rind.The alcohol was well hidden or buried under the hops. Juicy grapefruit with an aciditic mouthfeel.

Rough at first taste,tames out the more you drink. A good double in the middle of the pack. Te bomber was enough for me. Worth a try,would definatly drink again.

Photo of cherche
4/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of NWer
4.5/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Another great offering from Green Flash. Plenty of hop flavors without the suck-your-cheeks-out bitterness.
Smooth, citrus, flowery.
Measures up very well with the better IIPA's with a different slant.
Decent ABV and IBU's that are without the edge. Clearly the intent of the brewer and he met it well.
Kudos to Green Flash for a job well done.

Photo of alexsergio
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

Green Flash Imperial India Pale Ale from Green Flash Brewing Co.
92 out of 100 based on 2,435 ratings.