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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
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2,498 Ratings
THE BROS
90
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Ratings: 2,498
Reviews: 984
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 10.51%
Wants: 133
Gots: 237 | 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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Ratings: 2,498 | Reviews: 984
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4/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of Duffmanohyeah02
2.2/5  rDev -46.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 2.5

Disclaimer: This was the first time I tried this beer on either Tap or Bottle

Poured in a 5oz sampler at Chesterfield Itap.

A: Golden hazy goodness with an off-white head and some sticky lacing

S:Smells of citrus, pine, and some malty sweetness

T: ICK! Tastes like onions, onion, onions, with a bit of sweetness to it.

O: Because of the rancid onion taste I have to rate this low. It was just purely aweful. I couldnt finish my 5oz. However, after reading some other reviews, looks like Ill have to try this in bottle, as it seems quite tasty how others describe it. IDK, maybe it was a bad keg or there was something in the lines.

Photo of bruachan
3.41/5  rDev -16.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

i don't have a lucid memory of how this tasted the last time, but i'll do my best to compare this here draft beer with its twin, separated at birth and confined to glass

sampled at the English Cellar Alehouse in Providence

poured a pale amber with sudsy froth. a little coral lacing appeared as the miniscus withdrew, but nothing impressive

bright citrus aromas come fast and strong. sticky and sweet hopsmelling. i think i remember a more nuanced malt profile out of the bottle

though some fruity ale and malt sweetness come through, this is a hop celebration in a glass. thiiick, sticky hops dominate and, frankly, knock the beer out of balance. i remember a maltier flavor profile from the bottled version, including discernible caramel

did i say it was sticky? i think it might have been undercarbonated, which might explain the dull aroma but probably not the missing malt flavors (if anything, increased carbonation would enhance hop perception)

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4.5/5  rDev +10%

Photo of disemgrowler
4/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of Stoffel
4/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of jwesleyclark
4/5  rDev -2.2%

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of CoolGuy42
3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

Photo of mattcrill
2.02/5  rDev -50.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 1

Aroma: Grassy green hop aroma up front with an odd corn-like sweetness that seems weird and out of place.

Appearance: Hazy amber pour with a sticky and sudsy off-white head that retains well.

Flavor: Ick. Corn-like sweetness followed by some earthy bitterness. Onion-like flavors follow and more grassy hop notes. Straw-like hops and fresh cut grass. Balance is to the hops. Finish is clean and dry. Aftertaste is long and oniony.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with medium carbonation.

Overall impression: This is bad. Summit+Nugget hops = epic disaster. I'm not sure what happened but the recipe formulation is terrible. Avoid.

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3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

Photo of henskejk
4.7/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had on tap

A - medium orange color, with a light colored head

S - a lot of sweet malts coupled with a significant hop aroma including citrus notes

T - a lot of hops in the taste, but also a significant amount of malty sweetness to help counter the hop bitterness.

M - medium body, not light, but also not heavy on the tongue

O - very enjoyable brew, I really liked how the maltiness balanced out the bitterness to give a strong but enjoyable beer. would recommend this.

Photo of CORKSCREWFISH
4/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of oline73
4.03/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I had this on-tap at the Mad Mex in Willow Grove PA. Served in a 12oz goblet.

Appearance: Pours a clear orange amber color with a finger of fluffy white carbonation and decent retention.

Smell: Sweet citrus hops with some malt and warming alcohol.

Taste: You get hit hard with bitter citrus peel hops right off the bat. There is just enough sweet malt to balance the taste out a bit. The finish is bitter, but the alcohol doesn't make itself known.

Mouthfeel: Medium body with an aggressive amount of smooth carbonation. The finish is dry.

Overall: This is a nice DIPA. There is a good balance of hops and malt. I would have another.

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4.5/5  rDev +10%

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4.5/5  rDev +10%

Photo of whartontallboy
4/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of verdict603
5/5  rDev +22.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of jordanmiller
3/5  rDev -26.7%

Photo of AleWatcher
3.78/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at The Taphouse Grille in Plainfield IL.

Apricot orangey with some little amber hues and a thick nearly white head. Excellent lacing and retention.

Smells really floral. Flowery and piney with some citrusy hop action too. Dry malt is leading the way, but this holds a touch of sweetness in here. Nice dry bitterness on the finish.

Body is a bit thin. Good carbonation though.

Overall... Not bad. It is a good beer, but not mind-blowing in any aspect.

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +10%

Photo of Knapp85
4.32/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This brew poured out as a clear looking copper color with a thick white head on top. The lacing sticks really well to the glass with clumps of retention on top of the beer. The smell if loaded with west coast hop aromas. The taste is also loaded with the citrusy bitter bite of all the hops used in this brew. The Mouthfeel of the beer is medium bodied, good carbonation to it and a little bit oily. Overall the beer is a powerhouse of an IPA, it's enjoyable if you like the style. I would drink it again for sure.

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3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

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Green Flash Imperial India Pale Ale from Green Flash Brewing Co.
91 out of 100 based on 2,498 ratings.