Green Flash Imperial India Pale Ale - Green Flash Brewing Co.
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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
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
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
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
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
Green Flash Imperial India Pale Ale from Green Flash Brewing Co.
91 out of 100 based on 2,282 ratings.