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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

2,227 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 2,227
Reviews: 966
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 10.76%
Wants: 106
Gots: 137 | 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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SmashPants

Australia

3.38/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bottle: solid brown longneck, with an acceptable non-macro label.

Appearance: a solid, impressive looking beer. A slightly hazy copper-orange with a very impressive head. Nigh 3-finger with a thick and creamy consistency that drops to mountainous peaks. Incredibly longevity and lacing. Top notch!

Aroma: the usual American IPA-style of 'singe your nose hairs off' hop overload. Still, citrus, pine and grapefruit are clearly noticeable.

Taste: not as much hop flavour as I was expecting, more simply hop bitterness. Not as well rounded as I (and my wallet) had hoped - just a fair ol' whack of bitterness with no discernible flavour.

Aftertaste: follows from the taste, but with - if possible - even more bitterness.

Mouth feel: mouth feel is pretty much spot-on. Reasonably thick with limited yet fine carbonation.

Overall: certainly not the best AIPA I have had - too much hop bitterness and not enough discernible flavour. But hey - not bad as either a sipper or a few gulps of ABV wipe-out.

Serving type: bottle

01-01-2013 06:54:15 | More by SmashPants
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adkieffer

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

02-16-2013 18:57:12 | More by adkieffer
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Oidmoe

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +10%

05-17-2014 00:31:30 | More by Oidmoe
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Act25

New Jersey

4.23/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A - Poured from a 22 oz into a set of three mugs for a 3 brother reunion at the shore.
Slightly hazy, mostly clear amber. Big two inch white head on top that slowly faded to rich rings of lace.

S - Aroma was first rate. Citrus hop from start. Deep orange, grapefruit, and tangerine tones dominate amidst a pine outer layer. Very fresh, bitter citrus with pine and some ipa stink.

T - A solid west coast double IPA. Strong, original, peppery hop presence. Bitter citrus hops, sweet and an alcohol kick, no messing around. Pine, herbs, grass, atop a strong base.

M - Sticky and smooth. Thick brew. As others wrote: Chewy, a grapefruit orchard in a pine forest.

Overall - one of the best DIPAs found.

Must try for hop heads.

Serving type: bottle

07-24-2013 03:23:22 | More by Act25
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Theniz

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +10%

08-04-2013 09:11:26 | More by Theniz
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BeerZack

North Carolina

3.65/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a clear golden color with a soft white billowy head that sticks. Really nice foam.

Spicy smells of citrus and alcohol; slight tropical asian fruit (lychee).

Slight sweet maltiness leads into asian melon fruit flavor that gets punctuated by a spicy citrus bittering finish.

The alcohol is shown off in the smell and flavor of this beer more than hidden. I believe its the alcohol which produces the lychee-like impression that I have found in several different big (big alcohol) SoCal IPAs.

Nice and drinkable, but lots of better DIPAs out there for my taste.

Serving type: bottle

10-28-2007 23:19:17 | More by BeerZack
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DWolf

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -2.2%

02-03-2012 01:24:39 | More by DWolf
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leodarko

California

4/5  rDev -2.2%

05-12-2012 03:45:08 | More by leodarko
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Hohnbaum

Kansas

4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

07-20-2014 00:03:26 | More by Hohnbaum
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poppyjohn

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

01-07-2013 02:11:42 | More by poppyjohn
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Asics

Washington

4/5  rDev -2.2%

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

Oregon

4.55/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Picked this offering up when I was on the west coast for business. The proprietor of the shop I was in told me this was a great brewery in the san diego area. Lets get to the review this offering pours a dark orange with a moutainous frothy white head that fades but doesn't disappear. The body has minimal yeast flowing throughout, and the aroma is strong ripened fruit, pineapple, orange, tangerine, grapefruit, doughy malty charachter.

The taste is very boozey upfront, syrupy mouthfeel, followed by sugary tropical fruit, that is quickly washed away by that resiny bitterness. This is a solid IIPA and stands up to any of the best out there solid offering from Green Flash now I want to try more!

Serving type: bottle

07-20-2007 15:58:19 | More by Franchise
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griffeyb

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -2.2%

10-11-2013 12:00:16 | More by griffeyb
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switzer

Oregon

4/5  rDev -2.2%

03-09-2012 17:16:05 | More by switzer
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lilsmizzul1225

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +10%

05-08-2014 02:08:38 | More by lilsmizzul1225
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thecarster1

Pennsylvania

4.35/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

a- bomber poured into a snifter, two fingers worth of head with large bubbles fades slowly, hazy orangey ochre coloring.

s- bright, lots of grapefruit, fresh pink grapefruit deliciousness, piney slickness.

t- fresh pink grapefruit, grapefruit pith, nice oozy pine, slight caramel malt upfront, some candied sugar sweetness, not too much bitterness but just enough. really nice - this is like a kicked up west coast ipa.

m- medium body, slick.

d- really great, i'm loving this. it goes down a bit too easily. i would gladly drink this again anytime.

Serving type: bottle

09-13-2010 03:35:12 | More by thecarster1
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hockeypuck

Maine

4/5  rDev -2.2%

06-30-2013 20:45:10 | More by hockeypuck
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Cavanaghty

Maine

3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

05-20-2012 20:25:24 | More by Cavanaghty
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Hopdaemon39

New York

4.7/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had on tap at Lord Hobo- pours a pretty clear copper color with some finger head, minimal retention and a little nice lacing.

Smells pretty open and hoppy- a mix of pine and citrus.

Taste is nice, sweet and malty at the beginning, followed by moderate pine/floral hops with a medium dry finish.

Mouthfeel is excellent- medium light body with moderate carbonation. Great DIPA- great hop flavors; get it if available.

Serving type: on-tap

04-09-2012 00:55:11 | More by Hopdaemon39
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allenson21

New York

3.25/5  rDev -20.5%

11-30-2013 16:53:23 | More by allenson21
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socalbrewlvr

California

4.5/5  rDev +10%

10-11-2013 16:43:53 | More by socalbrewlvr
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UncleAddie

Arizona

3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

09-02-2013 20:11:31 | More by UncleAddie
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oakbluff

Manitoba (Canada)

4.33/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a light orange with pretty good clarity. Two finger head with moderate white lacing. Nose- most spicy hops I've had the pleasure of smelling. Herbal, pine, very pungent. Taste- caramel sweetness quickly offset by citric bitterness that follows through to the finish. Grapefruit and high alpha acide good times here. Carbonation is moderate and no booze is detected. Likely masked by overwhelming bitterness. Mouth drys out quickly with worth every drop.

Serving type: bottle

06-29-2008 01:34:18 | More by oakbluff
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razorsdescent

Pennsylvania

1/5  rDev -75.6%

04-12-2012 02:21:16 | More by razorsdescent
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bbrown12

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -2.2%

01-04-2013 00:41:15 | More by bbrown12
Green Flash Imperial India Pale Ale from Green Flash Brewing Co.
91 out of 100 based on 2,227 ratings.