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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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2,366 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,366
Reviews: 971
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 10.76%
Wants: 118
Gots: 181 | 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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Photo of steelerguy
3.9/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Hazy copper, high carbonation, nice head that has some staying power and sticks to the sides.

S - Where is the hop aroma a IIPA should have? There is some citrus hops and a little sweet malt, which is good, but it just too muted.

T - A little floral hop to start with a light but hearty malt backbone. The citrus comes on late and there is lot of bitter on the finish. Seems a little out of balance, starts off too soft and then comes on too strong at the end.

M - Lots of malt in there with some larger sugars still hanging around in there. Nice alcohol warmth, but too much carbonation though for a IIPA.

D - This is a good beer, a good representation of an IIPA, but lacked some balance.

Overall, this was below average for Green Flash. I don't got a bad one or what, but I had tons of carbonation and this didn't seem to be the case in other reviews. Also just seemed a bit out of balance, not enough aroma, and flavor starts off a bit weak. Will have to sample again and edit review if necessary.

steelerguy, Feb 12, 2011
Photo of BeerAdvocate
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From BeerAdvocate Magazine Volume II, Issue V:

Brewed with Summit and Nugget hops to measure up to 101 IBUs, not 100 or 102, but 101. Not that it matters because the taste threshold for most people is about 80 IBUs. Three fingers of off-white head hold strong with a very impressive display of lacing down the glass. Clear brassy color. Smells of tangerines, crushed hemp seeds, fresh mint, black pepper, evergreen, ruby-red grapefruit and wildflowers from the hops; with some ripe passion fruit and pineapple juice from the alcohol. Slight bready tone in the nose but mild compared to the hops. Creamy up front with a slow rolling smoothness in the back. Hop bitterness nearly strangles the life out of our taste buds. After things settle down, flavors of faint white peppercorn, dried grass and pungent citric rind. Maltiness is there but more as the foundation to the full body, what biscuity flavors are present are blanketed by the massive hop presence. Alcohol is deceiving, it is warming but it does not come across as 9.0 percent ABV. The finish is a long, drawn out ramble of hop flavor and bitterness that leans to the dry side.

Excessively hopped with just enough malt to get by. Without a doubt, this beer goes down the righteous path to Imperial IPA and is a trophy beer for any veteran hophead.

BeerAdvocate, Sep 10, 2010
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Green Flash Imperial India Pale Ale from Green Flash Brewing Co.
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