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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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2,483 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,483
Reviews: 980
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 10.51%
Wants: 130
Gots: 225 | 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:
Beer added by: Terp96 on 12-02-2006

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of Sneevel
4.09/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: pours copper amber with a thin white head. Nice colour, but a bit thin head.

S: Balsam and herbs - a fresh nice hoppiness. This is what IPA is all about.

T: Some sweetness and an underlying earthy maltiness not quite obscured by those predominant hops. Not painfully bitter at the finish though, which is good for a Wednesday evening.

M: Creamy, with good bubbles, but I would have liked a bit more acidity for that extra zing.

Overall a very nice Imperial IPA. I would buy it again, because its very drinkable with well integrated alcohol.

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of rawfish
3.58/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours red amber, crystal clear with a billowing head of 3 fingers. Quickly recedes into a rocky parchment foam leaving loose lacing on the glass that falls apart at the slightest agitation.

Caramel malts, rich honey and tangerine citrus aroma. Hops are quite floral accompanied by a heavy alcohol tone. Sweet and boozy, hops blend into the malt and it all gets delivered in a muddled package.

Caramel malt with a touch of honey gives way nearly immediately to rich hop flavor, very resinous and earthy, orange citrus pairs well and comes in juicy and full. The drink never bitters too much but the alcohol is well hidden and integrated into the sweetness of the malt.

Thick solid body, average carbonation, impressed by the lack of sticky residue on the finish and hidden alcohol. Bitterness and drying could be improved some.

A much more full and balanced than I expected. This is not just a blatant explosion of hops but one that takes into account alcohol and balance as well and meshes them well. Solid, fits the mold as a DIPA to be reckoned with.

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

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5/5  rDev +22.2%

Photo of TheBeerAlmanac
3.94/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Draft poured into a snifter

A: Pours a translucent copper hue with a thin layer of off-white foam.

S: Aroma is completely hoppy, mostly earthy with some fragrant and welcome floral tones, but gratuitously hoppy all the same; it makes this beer.

T/M: The flavor is interesting. Again, it's mainly earthy hops but it's so earthy it's almost like chewing on leaves, raw and unfettered. Even my burps taste overly earthy. Medium carbonation is expected.

I imagine eating a raw hop cone would taste similar to this. That may be good or bad depending on what circles you travel in.


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4/5  rDev -2.2%

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5/5  rDev +22.2%

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +10%

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4.5/5  rDev +10%

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4.5/5  rDev +10%

Photo of Neorebel
4.65/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I grabbed this bottle as I noticed it was newly available at the store. No date on the bottle but based on my previous statement I'm assuming it's very fresh. Pours a glorious copper/gold color with a thick foamy head. There's much lacing on the glass as each sip is taken. Well-carbonated. Stunning appearance! Aroma - wow! Very strong and bright grapefruit and citrus - juicy and fresh! A hint of pine in there as well. I can't do the nose justice enough - it's really bursting out of the glass like none other! The taste is magnificent as well - very bitter, just the way an Imperial IPA should be. Has a taste that can be described perfectly as cannabis! Earthy & resiny. The initial smacking of flavor on the palate still is the sweet citrus however, and it warms nicely going down. No malts detected whatsoever. It fully coats the mouth, like velvet, with a nice crisp finish. One cannot tell that this beer is over 9% by any means, so watch out! I finished the bomber myself and of course I have a bit of a dried out feeling afterward but that is to be expected. One of the best beer drinking experiences I've had in a while.

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5/5  rDev +22.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +10%

Photo of Travisnin
5/5  rDev +22.2%

Photo of eric5bellies
3.63/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Drank from my Duvel tulip

A - Pours a clear Golden colour with a two fingered White head that retains well and laces.

S - Citrus and Grapefruit aromas. Classic US IPA

T - Upo front some decent lemon/orange flavours followed by Mandarin and some grassy pine flavours. The finish is bitter but yet sweet.

M - Low to medium carbonation with a medium body.

O - A real nice DIPA without the wow factor

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +10%

Green Flash Imperial India Pale Ale from Green Flash Brewing Co.
91 out of 100 based on 2,483 ratings.