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

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

2,428 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 2,428
Reviews: 972
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 10.76%
Wants: 123
Gots: 196 | 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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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

Found a bomber of this for just $5.99 at a local Giant Eagle. Good deal!

A - Slightly oily in appearance it has a nice 1/2 inch plush sticky white head atop of a light amber brown colored beer. Fed by carbonation bubbles this beer looks great!
S - Not intensely hoppy in the nose mostly citrus and mango like hops really digging it. Not sure the hate I got no ethanol smells and a good biscuit like malt body.
T - Classic West Coast like hops but dialed back a notch more balanced with a citrus like bitter zest. Body is balanced with cracker like malts and some sugars.
M - Best part of this beer drinks like a regular IPA but DAYMN clocks in at 9% plus!

Overall I was scared to try this since I HATE their west coast IPA but enjoy their Palate Wrecker. To me its somewhere in between but very balanced and drinkable. LOVE the not so lingering hop bitterness. Well worth the price!

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look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Solid gold hued body with a very rich, sticky, creamy, white head. Fine hop aroma; citrus and pine. Excellent flavor combination of warm, bread-like malt grains with a bold yet tempered hop bitterness; caramel and biscuit. Medium bodied; smooth mouthfeel; faintly juicy.

A well-done, above-board IIPA with an overall zesty hop character and mildly sweet malt grain profile. Balanced and complex throughout and does justice to the American hop-bomb styling of an India pale ale. It may not be the biggest, most brutish example of huge hop presence in a beer, but it certainly stands head and shoulders above most of the competition.

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Green Flash Imperial India Pale Ale from Green Flash Brewing Co.
92 out of 100 based on 2,428 ratings.