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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2,438 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,438
Reviews: 974
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 10.76%
Wants: 125
Gots: 200 | 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:
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(Beer added by: Terp96 on 12-02-2006)
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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a crystal clear deep golden color with a solid, foamy 3 finger cream head that clings to the glass, leaving a lot of lacing.

Pine resin, floral hops, and bready caramel malt dominate the aroma, with grapefruit and citrus pith adding complexity throughout.

Flavor is almost fruity at the finish. Interesting. Citrus pith lingers in the background. The bready, slightly caramel malt flavor supports the hops well, which provide fruity citrus highlights, apricot, grapefruit, and a bit of pine and resin at the slightly bitter finish.

Body is moderate, with moderately low carbonation. There's a touch of astringency present, finishing with an alcohol warmth.

Another great offering by Green Flash. This is a fairly complex ipa with delicious hop flavor. Alcohol is fairly well hidden, but still makes itself felt. Would definitely try again!

Update: Tried on draft from a growler, and it was far more bitter and less fruity. Preferred bottled.

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3.93/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Full amber with reddish tone. Clear with a slight haze. Two fingers of cream color head . Good amount of lacing. Aroma is all floral, fruity hops. A bit of slightly too ripe pineapple. Taste is bitter resinous oily hops. Again the grapefruit aspect is slightly over ripe. Might be from the high abv. Good amount of malts but not enough for my liking. Mouthfeel is quite good with just barely enough carbonation. Alcohol is actually well hidden so watch out. Nice bitter medium dry grapefruit finish. No freshness date that I could find. Would like to try it on tap sometime. I down rated the drinkability a touch due to the 9.4% abv. Not a session beer unless you are a very large person. I am more than halfway through this bomber and it still has a cap of head after a good ten minutes. It would be much better with an abv of about 7.5% IMO. A virtual Barleywine except for the mouthfeel.

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3.05/5  rDev -25.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

A clear bright amber, and off-white head, good lacing and some curtains.

The smell is to me rather off, ammonia, old toilet, some bitter opine resin. Old grape-fruit peel.

Starts heavy in the malt register, sweet bread nuances, then bitter resin and sour oils.

Medium carbonation, oily and sticky, a dry finish.

This was far to intrusive to me.

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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured out of a bottle.

A – Poured out a clear light amber with a huge two fingers of head that left generous lines of lacing all down the glass.

S – Nice citrus aroma with a strong grapefruit in the nose. Floral. Hops. Piney. Slight alcohol.

T – Nice citrus hop punch right after the first sip. It’s an assault on the taste buds and ooh so good. Orange peel, grapefruit and apricots. It moves over to a piney and resinous flavor. Has a malty finish with a touch of drying.

M – Smooth and creamy. Nicely carbonated. Medium body.

O – Just a great brew here with plenty of hop punch but really interesting flavors to go along. Warming alcohol but honestly does not feel like a 9%. I wish they sent this east. Will try more on my next trip west.

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