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

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

2,228 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 2,228
Reviews: 966
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 10.76%
Wants: 106
Gots: 137 | 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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StlHopHead77

Illinois

3.68/5  rDev -10%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A-Pours out a light haze on a peachy,orange body.Aggressive pour resulted in 2 full fingers of dusty,white foam that showed good retention and left full sheets of clingy lacing.

S-Dominated by Nugget aromas upfront.Stonefruit,fresh flowers,orange zest and honey with a little pine and caramel malt on the tail end.

T-Initially the tastes of grapefruit and pine come out with dried flowers,dried papaya(trail mix style)and caramel with a slightly tinny,metallic note that is a little undesirable.Maybe this bottle is a touch oxidized.

M-Medium bodied with a slick and sharp aftertaste
and a touch of hop sweetness.Moderately dry finish.

O-Good but not great,in my opinion.

Serving type: bottle

08-12-2011 12:52:57 | More by StlHopHead77
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augustgarage

California

4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Split with my brother-in-law - poured from a 22oz bomber into my Bruery tulip.

Not quite clear, dark orange body with faint coral and atomic tangerine tones topped by a thin pearling collar and delicate surface slick. Arcs of sandy lacing coat the sides.

Herbaceous, dank, slightly catty hop aromatics with honey, rosewater, and kumquats as well.

Somewhat abrasive palate entry with potent herbal and peppery hop flavors. Bubblegum, marijuana, faint peach, malt, evergreen, and mint flit in and out. Finishes dry and bitter.

Medium-bodied, slightly oily, yet crisp and well carbonated mouthfeel. Some heat from the alcohol is exaggerated by the spicy elements of the hops.

Bright, potent, but more herbal than fruity/tropical, setting it apart from it's peers (especially in SoCal).

Serving type: bottle

08-12-2011 06:13:58 | More by augustgarage
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StLThrash

Missouri

4.33/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 ounce bomber poured into a pint glass. My 2nd Green Flash beer (Hop Head Red) since they are started distributing here within the last month.

A - Yellow/orange with very soapy thick white 1 1/2 finger head... leaving significant lacing. Very great looking beer!

S - A hopheads delight. Very reminiscent of other west-coast IPA's, but being an imperial, it's more in your face. No surprise that there's tons of citrus / grapefruit / pine. Not much more than that.

T & M - Lots of bitter hops. Followed up by some malt, but the hops definitely is the most prevalent here. Medium to full body with decent carbonation. Alcohol nicely hidden considered it's 9.4%. This one sneaks up on you.

Overall - Granted, I love this style and am a hophead so I give it high marks. It's not my favorite DIPA, but it's up there. I would highly recommend it.

Serving type: bottle

08-10-2011 18:54:31 | More by StLThrash
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StoneTSR

Colorado

3.33/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had this beer on tap at the Falling Rock Tap Room in Denver.

APPEARANCE: Hazy and light gold with almost a glow to it. It had a solid, pure white head that quickly loses about half of it's mass before slowing down to almost a complete stop. The remaining eighth of an inch of head hung in there for a long time, which led to some pretty good lacing.

SMELL: There is a surprising lack of nose to the Green Flash Imperial, especially given the strong head retention and the very strong flavors that you are about to taste. What was detectable though was a piney and floral aroma.

TASTE: The first word out of my mouth when I tasted this was "Weed." It instantly reminded me of Hop Stoopid with it's resiny pine flavor only the Green Flash had a much bigger malt profile and a very short burst of bitterness at the close of the sip. A little bit of citrus and pine fill out the flavor profile.

On a slightly separate note, the bartender was in complete agreement with me on the weed taste. His exact quote was "Yep, if it's hoppy enough, it smells like my backpack."

MOUTHFEEL: Rich and heavy sitting, but along with some solid sparkle and a weird, simultaneous syrupy feel. The sparkling syrup is not something you taste too often.

OVERALL: My notes say "Good, not great, but good." I will drink this beer again, but it will not be my go too. I would say if this one wasn't tougher for me to track down I'd almost always take a Hop Stoopid over it, but it is a good change of pace and ultimately I did enjoy it.

Serving type: on-tap

08-09-2011 18:11:32 | More by StoneTSR
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metter98

New York

4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: The beer is hazy yellowish orange in color and has a moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a finger high beige head that died down rather quickly but never completely faded away.
S: There are strong aromas of fresh citrus and pine resin hops in the nose; smells of orange seem to be more prominent than those of grapefruit.
T: Like the smell, flavors oranges and pine resin stand out in the overall taste, which also contribute a strong amount of bitterness. There are some notes of malty sweetness in the initial taste; flavors of spices are noticeable in the bitter aftertaste.
M: It feels medium-bodied, crisp and slightly oily on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is a real hop bomb, but despite the high amount of bitterness it isn’t too difficult to drink. Although the alcohol is well masked from the taste, so are the malts, which makes it seem to be a bit one dimensional.

Serving type: bottle

08-08-2011 23:05:01 | More by metter98
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fatmcb1

Texas

4.2/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bomber poured into an oversized wine glass

Pours a light orangish copper color with 2 fingers of white head. The head leaves a ring with sticky lacing.

Whoa! Very intense hop aroma. Citrus and pine are both very aggressive. Just a light bit of bready malt can be detected.

The taste is similar to the nose. This is intense hops with little very little balance. West coast all the way, and a hopheads delight. Bitterness lingers on your mouth for awhile.

This is creamy and smooth. It is very drinkable if you are able to handle the hops.

I enjoyed this beer, and would definitely seek it out again. I'm trying a few West Coast IPAs in preparation to a trip to California in October. Wish me well!

Serving type: bottle

08-04-2011 23:54:59 | More by fatmcb1
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SDtastentune

California

4.63/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - A frothy cask pour, dirty yellow bronze, larger head but expected for a cask. Big lacing.

S - Smells of sweet citrus hops, mixed with that bitter kinda grapefruit smell.

T - Taste was big citrus and bitter grapefruit, kinda creamy and frothy for a GF imperial but great bousy aftertaste! Very good multi-level taste that starts with citrus and mid way is the bitter grapefruit, after is that bousy finish but creamy and not dry.

M - Creamy, balanced aftertaste but mostly bousy and bitter, lower carbonation, perfect for a cask though.

O - Overall I enjoyed this cask, Poured at the taproom SD 8/3/11

Serving type: cask

08-04-2011 03:19:32 | More by SDtastentune
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DaftCaskBC

British Columbia (Canada)

4.43/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Whopping 1" soapy cream coloured head that left a nice lacing over murky amber liquid..

S: Whoa. The hop profile really stands out with the smell of citrus and some pine. Malt also comes through, along with honey and other sweet tones.

T: The taste starts with grapefruit, which transitions to malt, and ends with a pine aftertaste.

M: Medium viscosity and a low level of carbonation.

O: Despite the 101 I.B.U.'s I found this Imperial IPA to be quite drinkable. This is because the alcohol is well hidden and there is a manageable level of piney hops that are used.

Serving type: bottle

08-02-2011 22:25:11 | More by DaftCaskBC
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BBP

Ontario (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A- Amber color with full, cloudlike head. Slight carbonation as well. Excellent lacing.

S- The aroma seems to be filled with the spectrum of hops. There's not a ton of potency to it, but I was impressed that nearly all the scents that come from hops really came out in this one.

T- The beginning is pretty bright, as the tropical and citrus hop aromas come out, but then the pine really takes a stand. The taste is just slightly a step down from the aroma, in that it doesn't tastes just quite as complex, but it still tastes superbly brewed, and has much more complexity than the average DIPA.

There is some malt, but it really doesn't play much of a part. In very little time at all, there's a large amount of hop bitterness built up. The pine also builds up in the aftertaste. I'm finding this to be quite impressive, and I definitely think it's worth seeking out.

M- Medium full body. Slightly dry and sticky in the finish.

O- Overall, I found this caught me by surprise, and I wasn't expecting it to be as much of a superb example of the style as it was. It also has an incredible price point too, considering the quality. I wouldn't pass this one up.

Serving type: bottle

08-02-2011 20:57:26 | More by BBP
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vidisad

California

3.81/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Aroma has grapefruit citrus and some tropical fruit touch of pineapple as well as some malt biscuit sweetness and some alcohol in the nose. Flavor is raw west coast hop character with leafy, citrus grapefruit hop flavor. Drinkability is a solid west coast DIPA. I'm glad I had the opportunity to try another San Diego style DIPA.

Serving type: bottle

07-31-2011 16:15:33 | More by vidisad
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ManuelHerrera

California

4.1/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hopheads rejoice! Greenflash is definitely one of the standout breweries of the Southernest part of SoCal. Mendocino and San Diego Counties are a mecca for hopheads to be sure.

The Imperial IPA pours with a substantial creamy head with true brew lacing and a yeasty golden complexion. The nose is rife with hoppy bitter tingles and blossoming floral notes. Underlying oat textures the nose but it's mostly overwhelmed by the hops.

Greenflash doesn't pull any punches...in that the hop flavor punches your palate into submission. Is there even malt flavor there? I'm sure there is in order to subdue this beers lofty IBU. Tangy citrus notes are teased out of the hop flavor and the finish is long and seemingly everlasting.

Overall this beer is one to shy away from if you're new to aggressively hoppy beers, but for those hopheads I referred to in the beginning - this is definitely worth a go.

Serving type: bottle

07-23-2011 04:33:26 | More by ManuelHerrera
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WYVYRN527

Minnesota

3.88/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22 ounce bottle into a stemmed balloon glass.

A: Hazy copper/orange hue with a fluffy off-white head that quickly settles to a thin film on the surface. Lacing is sticky and coats the glass. Carbonation is subtle, as to be expected.

S: very malty on the nose. Caramel and honey, with some fruity notes and cereal grains. Hops are somewhat faint in the background.

T: much better than the nose. Up front, caramel and toast, along with some notes of lemon. Hops round out the finish, with flavors of grapefruit, grass, and a bit of green apple. Very dry and crisp at the end.

Notes: A very well-balanced, full-bodied brew. A bit more body than I expected from this brew. The alcohol is well hidden, which makes the beer very easy to drink. A solid effort, and one that I will seek out again.

Serving type: bottle

07-20-2011 04:22:58 | More by WYVYRN527
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SkeeterHawk

Texas

3.85/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I am not sure what to expect with this one. Their Hop Head Red gets high remarks, but I pitched the first one I had. Lets see if their showcase IPA is more drinkable.

Appearance: After a pretty careful pour there is a 1/2" head of small white bubbles on top that fades pretty slowly back into the beer. About a minute after the pour, it was about half its original height. The beer itself is pretty cloudy so you can't tell what kind of bubbles are rising. There is a pretty consistent ring where the beer meets the glass.

Aroma: Of course I get tons of hops in here with the oils practically seeping into your nose. This is one of the more blatantly hoppy DIPA that I have smelled. There is strong grapefruit and tangerine noticeable in the hops in particular. It is nice, but it is hard to pick up the malt in the nose.

Taste: The flavor is also insanely hoppy with a little bit of malt noticeable as some sweet light caramel in the middle of the profile, and some balance in the finish, but the balance in run by the hops overall. The alcohol is noticeable in the finish as an evident warming that mixes with the fruitiness of the hops and fermentation quite well to give it an almost mimosa-like feel. The carbonation could be a bit higher and enhance the presentation more.

Opinion: This actually turned out to be a pretty good beer. It is stupidly hoppy, but that is what you can expect from certain examples of this style. It still manages to give a bit of balance and the complexity of the hops help it to keep from seeming one-dimensional. It has about 1 1/2 dimensions, but it still has something. If you are a hop-head, I would definitely recommend this beer. If you are a malt-head like I am, I would still recommend it, but maybe you might want to split a bomber with a friend...or two.

Serving type: bottle

07-20-2011 02:27:40 | More by SkeeterHawk
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FosterJM

California

3.78/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

643rd Review on BA
Bottle to Taster glass- 6 oz
22 oz bottle

App- A darker orange color with a pretty liberal one finger head and a little bit of cling to it.

Smell- A fair beer down the middle for an Imperial styled IPA. Not a hop bomb or a citrus bomb either. Nice muted resiny and citrus with a little pine.

Taste- A nice bigger IPA with some good layers of flavor with the hops of course coming forward. A sharp bite of citrus comes in with just a touch of bitterness as well.

Mouth- Medium bodied and medium carbonated. Its a nice fuller DIPA.

Drink- I need to drink more of Green Flashes beers. I always over look them being from So.Cal. This was a nice beer. I would like to have again just in a bigger glass.

Serving type: bottle

07-16-2011 02:02:54 | More by FosterJM
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rtepiak

Poland

4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

i'm a big fan of their IPA and received this bottle with a relatively fresh bottling. bottled in may... drank in june.

hoping for a brisk complexity and the hop note was great. lots of grapefruit and a solid malty sweet back. the bitter end was wood pine with a bit of a resin to it. well balanced. on tap it gave me more grassiness. some green pepper... almost a different beer. a whole lot of Amarillo though. totally solid... but safe. i think the IPA has more accent. still a good beer though.

Serving type: bottle

07-13-2011 07:29:49 | More by rtepiak
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Alieniloquium

Florida

3.38/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

22 oz. bottle poured into two goblets. Thanks to Nugganooch for this bottle.

Appearance - A hazy golden body topped by an ample white head. Lacing is minimal. I might even go so far as to say it's murky. Just a bit.

Smell - Not the hop bomb I was hoping/expecting. It's got a healthy dose of citrus, but it's also got a dominating sweetness and booziness right behind it. Oh man this is gonna be a big one.

Taste - Like the aroma, the citrus hops come first, but it's so sweet that they seem to take second fiddle. Caramel malts and booze are the flavors that drown out the hops. In the aftertaste are piney hops and a slightly sustained bitterness.

Mouthfeel - Not very syrupy considering the sweetness. Still a bit thick, but not as much as I expected. What's dominating is the booze. It's way too much considering that it's only 9.4%. No need for it to be this hot.

Overall - A slight disappointment. It's strange that I thought Green Flash West Coast IPA didn't have enough malt to it and this one has way too much. I'd bet a 2 part West Coast IPA and 1 part Imperial IPA combination would be spectacular.

Serving type: bottle

07-06-2011 03:15:16 | More by Alieniloquium
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rwmiscik

New Jersey

3.95/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

My only problem with this beer is it could use a little bit more mouth feel but it is a great beer over all. Definitely a classic west coast ipa. Smell of citrus hops and nice finish of nugget hops. Finishes very dry and leaves you wanting another sip so it is very drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

07-02-2011 15:31:25 | More by rwmiscik
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spicelab

Australia

3.68/5  rDev -10%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bomber thanks to Adam@Platinum Liquor

Stained glass orange, with a finger of fluffy white head. Specks of lacing and a thin film remain. Lace retention upon swirling is better and quite resilient.

Hop-malt duel between huge earthy pine and impressively savoury cheese crackers. Candied lemon peel and a smattering of spicy herbs are about all that make it through the noise. Definitely unsubtle.

Taste is sweeter at first; syrupy grapefruit, passionfruit and mango, with slightly less pungent bready malts. But soon enough, bitter, resiny pine asserts its dominance. The booze aint hiding though, and partners with a breath freshener character in a slightly abrasive fashion.

Full and syrupy, with medium-high bitterness and eucalyptus freshness showcased well by low to moderate carbonation.

It's brash and in-your-face, but seems a little too big for its boots. There's not enough dimension in the hop character to hold your interest and justify the overt booziness. Much prefer the West Coast personally.

Serving type: bottle

07-01-2011 11:59:29 | More by spicelab
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aficionado

New Jersey

4.22/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Glowing orange-yellow body. The lacing is superb; it's leaving concentric rings around my Duvel tulip.

If pine trees bore tropical fruits akin to pineapple, and then bitter white grapefruit and fresh pine needles were mixed with those fruits to brew this beer, this is what it would smell like... Sweet, juicy pine fruits along with bitter floral grapefruit on the tail end.

Aggressively hopped and I'm loving it. Tastes fresh and dank: very citrusy and piney. I drank a lot of hoppy beers in my life and I feel the flavor of this beer is leagues better than Green Flash West Coast IPA. Sweet tropical fruits give character to that backbone of biting dank pine. Sweeter than PtE, but less sweet than the similarly hopped Hop Stoopid. I also taste the Summit hops with their pungent, onion-like aroma... but this is NOT as potent as Devil Dancer.

Body is moderate. Carbonation is on the higher side, which aids drinkability.

Overall, this is a man's Imperial IPA. Big, bold, dank, and it leaves a lasting impression. I like this beer a lot.

Serving type: bottle

06-28-2011 00:05:00 | More by aficionado
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DoktorZee

Alberta (Canada)

3.78/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22oz bottle into a schooner. No obvious best before date on the bottle.

A - clear yellow (classic beer color) with a fluffy white head that resolved fairly quickly. Moderate amount of visible carbonation in the glass.

S - lots of grassy hops on the nose, but no real citrus to speak of. Moderately intense.

T - I was a little surprised at the taste as I was expecting a powerful and complex hop profile but instead got a lot of the grassy hops mixed in with some booziness. Definitely some malt backbone to hold it up, but the overall flavor just didn't push far enough in any particular direction.

M - moderately light, though a bit oily. Very little carbonation.

D - the drinkability was hampered somewhat by the booziness so it ended up being more of a sipper.

Overall it was solid, but not outstanding. Being that they're among the kings of the west coast style IPA I thought this would be a more intense IPA experience, but it was fundamentally different than I had expected with more maltiness (yes, required for the alcohol, but still) and less complexity of the hops profile.

Serving type: bottle

06-26-2011 00:16:53 | More by DoktorZee
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dcloeren

Texas

4.13/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a crisp sunset orange with 3 fingers of foamy cream colored head. Straight sticky lacing all the way down my glass

S: Pine hops dominate this scent. Maybe a slight citrus background with some caramel malt but the pine hops overtake any hint of another scent trying to shine through

T: Pine hops, pine resin, pine sap, subtle citrus and even more subtle caramel malt background

M: Medium bodied with carbonation that stabs your tongue like tiny little demons stabbing it with pitch forks with every sip. Bitter/drying aftertaste. Hop Dragon breath for sure!

Overall I thought this was a very hoppy, crisp and delicious IIPA. I didnt think that it had any depth or complexity to it but it was a major hop bomb and a good one at that. I would definitely seek another out in the future

Serving type: bottle

06-14-2011 14:19:19 | More by dcloeren
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chilly460

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A - Pours clear copper with a thin tan head. Decent lacing and retention.

S - Nice aroma with sweet tangerine, crisp grapefruit, and overall strong tropical fruits going on here. Plenty of balance with sweet malts, this is a nice "big" smelling west coast dipa.

T - Solid punch of the big citrus fruits picked up in the aroma with a bit more piney hoppiness. A bit more earthy flavor as well. Malts don't come off as sweet as the smell indicates, more of a dry bread. Very solid.

M - Nice and chewy, very nice smoothness. Right on point for a DIPA.

O - Definitely above average, solid flavors and smell. I'll pick one up anytime I see it.

Serving type: bottle

06-07-2011 14:40:11 | More by chilly460
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JonathanG

Colorado

4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tasted May 22, 2011 at the Elite Brands GIBF at Falling Rock Tap House. Jim Kenny walked me through their line-up.

A: Pours a hazy amber/orange with moderate head retention.

S: This sure is a stinky DIPA (from all the nugget hops, I'm sure)! A wild hop nose, with big and bold earthy spice backing it up. (As a sidenote, Jim Kenny told me the hop farmer absolutely hates having to drive through the field of nugget hops!)

T: Earthy, wild and spicy overall. Not for the timid as this DIPA has it's way with your tastebuds.

M: Feels spicy and drier than some DIPAs I've tasted recently. Solid body that is not thin, but not over-the-top thick either.

O: Seems to be a bit of a polarizing DIPA. I liked it for something a bit off the beaten path, but I'm not sure I'd drink this on a regular basis?

Serving type: bottle

06-03-2011 17:05:42 | More by JonathanG
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PicoPapa

Connecticut

3.78/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bottle. Pours a very hazy amber color with a half inch of head. Lots of lacing. Nice nose of hops. Mostly citrus with some sweet pine. Somewhat tropical. Taste is dry and hoppy. A lot more pine taste than pine aroma. Not much citrus, in fact it is a bit floral towards the end. Creamy mouthfeel as well as being dry. Nice amount of bitterness. Very little alcohol burn. Nicely drinakble for an Imperial. Overall, its a solid Imperial IPA and a good price at that. Worth getting.

Serving type: bottle

06-02-2011 03:54:59 | More by PicoPapa
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Zimbo

United Kingdom (Scotland)

4.43/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Golden orangy colour. Sweet deep pnetrationg nose and there is a juicy deep citric quality here. Firm and full but balanced by some superb supple finesse which manages to just reigns in and nuture that intensity.
Outstanding definition but this is neither wimpy nor brutally harsh.
Suf*ckingperb.

Serving type: bottle

05-28-2011 18:37:52 | More by Zimbo
Green Flash Imperial India Pale Ale from Green Flash Brewing Co.
91 out of 100 based on 2,228 ratings.