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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

2,282 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 2,282
Reviews: 968
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 11%
Wants: 110
Gots: 155 | 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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Brad007

Vermont

3.98/5  rDev -2.7%

Another Green Flash ale to review. This time, their DIPA.

Pours a mixture of gold/light amber with a very frothy head into my glass.

There's a decent amount of citrus and malt in the nose. Still, I wish it were more aromatic.

An explosion of hops envelopes the tongue, followed by just the right amount of sweet, bready malt. The hops themselves have a minty edge. I'm terrible with telling apart hops but I can tell you that they're an integral part of any DIPA.

Lingering chewy malt and hop essences make up the mouthfeel. Exactly what you want when drinking something like this.

I don't know. I wouldn't call it the best I've had. Still, a hophead can't go wrong with this.

12-18-2011 05:47:39 | More by Brad007
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11millsown113

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev -2.2%

12-18-2011 02:52:49 | More by 11millsown113
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McLaughlin5350

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev -2.2%

12-18-2011 00:34:06 | More by McLaughlin5350
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tclapper

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -2.2%

12-17-2011 18:46:28 | More by tclapper
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THECPJ

Delaware

4/5  rDev -2.2%

12-17-2011 16:39:39 | More by THECPJ
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1950carlen

California

5/5  rDev +22.2%

12-17-2011 02:01:32 | More by 1950carlen
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lalaghetto

California

5/5  rDev +22.2%

12-16-2011 02:23:33 | More by lalaghetto
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bolgiano

Tennessee

5/5  rDev +22.2%

12-15-2011 02:29:49 | More by bolgiano
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TXhomebrewer

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +10%

12-15-2011 01:57:35 | More by TXhomebrewer
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pbsmooth

New York

5/5  rDev +22.2%

12-14-2011 19:38:30 | More by pbsmooth
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Daniellobo

District of Columbia

4.1/5  rDev +0.2%

Nice resinous DIPA, assertive and well balanced.

Presentation: 22 oz brown capped bottle. Radial yellow designed label with rays spreading from the Green Flash seal. Small paragraph noting brewing process, main intent, and characteristics. Notes 9.4% Alc. by Vol. Served in a tulip glass.

A - Clear amber pour with a nice foamy head, good retention and surface memory, with nice touches of lacing.

S - Resinous nose, citric touches… herb and grass over caramel...

T - Palate follows without the hops onslaught, assertive but not brutal, and it works. Resinous, pine, soft citric, caramel backbone holding it up...

M - Medium body and moderate carbonation with an oily flow and a nice long lingering bitter touch in the tongue.

O - Nice ride of a DIPA, wondering if this truly fresh would shine quite a bit more.

Notes: Kicking up a notch, well maybe a couple of notches, their West Coast IPA but not incredible so, given how hoppy that one was. Here the malt and booze linger a bit longer with a sturdier hop sense… But I dunno If I´d probably stick to their IPA and pick up a different DIPA if given the chance… Nice brew in any case.

12-14-2011 03:45:55 | More by Daniellobo
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tbeq00

California

4/5  rDev -2.2%

12-12-2011 21:09:03 | More by tbeq00
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mhaugo

California

4/5  rDev -2.2%

12-11-2011 16:39:18 | More by mhaugo
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Chopman50

California

4.5/5  rDev +10%

12-11-2011 06:22:41 | More by Chopman50
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mendvicdog

Maryland

4/5  rDev -2.2%

12-11-2011 03:46:59 | More by mendvicdog
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PissWarmChango

Texas

5/5  rDev +22.2%

12-10-2011 22:21:10 | More by PissWarmChango
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jdense

Oregon

4/5  rDev -2.2%

22 oz bottle from The Beer Mongers PDX poured into tumblers shared with beer colleague 12.8.11.

One finger soapy, frothy white head over clear deep gold body, multitude of streams of rising bubbles. Nose is citrus, grapefruit, some meyer lemon, pine as it warmed, not much malt aromas, subsumed by hops. Taste mirrors nose, some light caramel notes, resiny on the backend, got more bitter as it fully warmed. Mouthfeel is just on the full side of medium, creamy smooth, decent effervescence. Nice, but a bit boozy, certainly within parameters of SD IPA style, makes me wish I had a Poor Man's for comparison. Worth a try for hopheads, recommended.

12-10-2011 21:38:27 | More by jdense
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Ralphs66

New York

5/5  rDev +22.2%

12-10-2011 20:09:31 | More by Ralphs66
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OTB

California

4.5/5  rDev +10%

Nice to come back to his after a while. Poured into a tulip glass the beer leaves a nice fluffy two finger cap that lingers as I drink leaving some serious lacing. The nose is all dank sweet crushed hops, nice forest pine and grapefruit emanate from my glass.the flavor profile is reminiscent of the nose, in your face hops, sweet grapefruit and a note of mango and tangerine fill out the offering all balanced with just the right touch of sweet maltiness. This classic west coast DIPA is just so reliable that I take it for granted some times. Available everywhere and priced at about six dollars a bomber make it even more enjoyable.

12-09-2011 02:46:50 | More by OTB
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jpbebeau

Washington

4.5/5  rDev +10%

12-09-2011 00:44:02 | More by jpbebeau
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Eriogonum

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +22.2%

12-08-2011 13:47:49 | More by Eriogonum
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kornkid8600

California

4.5/5  rDev +10%

12-08-2011 08:22:03 | More by kornkid8600
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ThirdEyePA

Texas

4/5  rDev -2.2%

12-08-2011 00:31:56 | More by ThirdEyePA
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jeffmart22

Pennsylvania

4.15/5  rDev +1.5%

A - Beautiful golden orange color. Pours a 2 1/2 finger head that is frothy and off white in color. The head lingers. Slight lacing, and you can see the alcohol legs on this one which I would expect on a 9.4% beer.

A - The hops slap you right in the face. Heavy citrus and piney aromas. Resinous aroma. This has the making of being a hop bomb. Very little malt presence.

T - Starts with a nice hop bitterness but not overpowering. From the aroma I thought it might be a little more bitter. This is an extremely well balanced beer.

M - Very nice medium body mouthfeel. It has nice astringency that makes your mouth pucker and leaves you wanting more.

O - Really nice beer, I would definitely recommend this one.

12-07-2011 23:45:00 | More by jeffmart22
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Lantern


5/5  rDev +22.2%

12-07-2011 16:52:17 | More by Lantern
Green Flash Imperial India Pale Ale from Green Flash Brewing Co.
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