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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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2,364 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,364
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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4/5  rDev -2.2%

Bubbalito, Jan 26, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +10%

AndybIPA, Jan 26, 2012
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4/5  rDev -2.2%

DMc8ride, Jan 25, 2012
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4.58/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Poured a clear golden copper color with a respectable more than one finger head. The fluffy white head feel after a few minutes to a ring and lacing was above average.

S: OMG, this is amazing. The first smell is fresh, juicy, oil, dank weed. Perfect nuggets. Then there is amazing herbal, piney hops with notes of tropical fruit. Its simply amazing.

T: Comes on with tropical fruit, think pineapple, and then quickly fades to more mild fruit. Pine forest comes in and just overwhelms then gives way through a leafy, oily profile to a crisp bitter finish. The middle is incredible with huge pine, pepper, a bit of lemon and mint and everything you wan. Very bitter bite in the end.

M: Can I even tell, the taste is so good. Its beyond medium with some light syrup and then a very big fizzy feel.

O: Wow, blows my mind. This is a hop bomb of epic proportions. The smell and taste are killer and complex for their seemingly one dimensional nature. A must try! So hoptastic!

legalpete19340, Jan 25, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

Mappies, Jan 24, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +10%

Whiskeydeez, Jan 24, 2012
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5/5  rDev +22.2%

eorwar, Jan 23, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

xnicknj, Jan 22, 2012
Photo of rtaps
3.58/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

pours a clear golden, with about a finger white with nice laced rim left behind.

has a piney, and fruity(pineapple), floral aroma

taste follows the nose. pineapple and some floral, not really picking up on the pine like i thought i would.

light-medium bodied pretty high carbonation. leaves the mouth watery.

overall its a pretty solid ipa

rtaps, Jan 22, 2012
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4/5  rDev -2.2%

bhir, Jan 21, 2012
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4/5  rDev -2.2%

drawbackwards, Jan 20, 2012
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dlepeau, Jan 20, 2012
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4/5  rDev -2.2%

gafferjohn, Jan 19, 2012
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4/5  rDev -2.2%

kiki3drt292, Jan 19, 2012
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4/5  rDev -2.2%

schopenhauerale, Jan 19, 2012
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4.65/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

22oz bottle into tumbler, no BB date.

Appearance is a clear red/amber color, also has some orange coloration. A strong pour creates a powerful frothy head that takes at least 5 minutes to subside to a manageable level. My god is this frothy! Leaves an intense lacing over the course of the drink as the head goes down to a skum. Smell is of pine, resin, and sweetness. Wow! this beer smells like weed: a sweet, skunky, grassy, earthiness that tickles to sinuses. Awesome smell. Taste is sweet and resiny. Like a punch of hops to the tastebuds. Finishes quite bitter. Even as it warms it hides the alcohol quite well. Mouthfeel is a bit creamy with hop oils that cling to the teeth and palate.

One of the most interesting smelling beers I have ever encountered, a lot going on in this one. One of my favorite DIPAs even if it isn't exactly the most representative of the style. If it was a tad less bitter in the finish then it would be about perfect. Known as "weed beer" amongst my friends.

VaterRoss, Jan 19, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +10%

SlickestWilly, Jan 19, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

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ggodzik, Jan 18, 2012
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3/5  rDev -26.7%

jacewg, Jan 18, 2012
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5/5  rDev +22.2%

edwardkersh, Jan 17, 2012
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zenwatts, Jan 17, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +10%

cld253, Jan 17, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +16.1%

bigben94, Jan 17, 2012
Green Flash Imperial India Pale Ale from Green Flash Brewing Co.
91 out of 100 based on 2,364 ratings.