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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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2,398 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,398
Reviews: 971
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 10.76%
Wants: 122
Gots: 184 | 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%

TheRealDBCooper, Nov 16, 2011
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4/5  rDev -2.2%

ElGallo, Nov 15, 2011
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4/5  rDev -2.2%

kkrez, Nov 15, 2011
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4/5  rDev -2.2%

tchaos, Nov 15, 2011
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4/5  rDev -2.2%

paulmcm, Nov 15, 2011
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4/5  rDev -2.2%

avaldivia, Nov 15, 2011
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5/5  rDev +22.2%

Elfastball7, Nov 15, 2011
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4/5  rDev -2.2%

orangesol, Nov 15, 2011
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3/5  rDev -26.7%

westcoastbeerlvr, Nov 15, 2011
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5/5  rDev +22.2%

NJfiend, Nov 15, 2011
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5/5  rDev +22.2%

Neffbeer, Nov 14, 2011
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4/5  rDev -2.2%

bpfrush, Nov 14, 2011
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5/5  rDev +22.2%

seanwhite, Nov 14, 2011
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2.5/5  rDev -38.9%

nanobrew, Nov 14, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +10%

Jspriest, Nov 14, 2011
Photo of mater
4/5  rDev -2.2%

mater, Nov 14, 2011
Photo of BARFLYB
2.23/5  rDev -45.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

On Tap at Blue Dog.

Green Flash Imperial IPA came in a glass, the color was very bright golden wth some faint traces of orange. Much lighter than most DIPA's I've come across. A nice sturdy white head up top leaving minor stick. Smell is light grapefruit with a small amount of bubblegum and sweet malt scent. There is cabbage and dead veggie smell, sulfur, nasty musk after some warming. Taste wise GF Impy has grapefruit with minor amounts of other tropics, small pine, and a nice pale malt backing. This takes a complete 180 in the middle turning to sulfur, plastic, throwup and just plain nastiness. Hard to put down and harder to describe. Feel, GFIIPA goes down like a single and does not have the extra sweetness I find in alot of doubles. Carb is fine. This was not a good look but Im going to try it again off the tap and out the bottle just to make sure.

BARFLYB, Nov 13, 2011
Photo of TMoney2591
4.1/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Served in a tumbler.

Cracked open a decidedly fresh bottle to see what the fuss was about (trust me, I've encountered some mild fuss out here...). It pours a clear golden straw topped by a finger of very lightly off-white foam. The nose comprises pine resin, light cilantro, lemon zest, light orange rind, light grapefruit peel, light biscuit, and grass. The taste brings in more of the same, with the pine resin and cilantro really taking control of the situation, ensuring my tongue understands that hops are now in charge. Indeed. The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a dry finish. Overall, a very nice, very hoppy DIPA. Straight up.

TMoney2591, Nov 10, 2011
Photo of AlCaponeJunior
3.78/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Tannish with coppery tones, monster head with some staying power, mostly clear with lots of rising bubbles.

Super piney with lots of grapefuit and hops aromas.

Taste is overwhelmingly hoppy and piney, with gobs of grapefruit, little sweetness and just a little malt. Resiny with oily hops.

Body is pretty full and tangy going down with a tinge of alcohol.

Overall it's not especially balanced and is a bit hard to drink. Overwhelming would be a good way to describe it. A hop fanatic's dream.

AlCaponeJunior, Nov 08, 2011
Photo of No1Smitty
4.13/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 oz Bomber Poured into a 20 oz Glass

A- Pours a rich copper red with a thick whipped peaks two finger foam.

S- Smells like a pine tree with hints of citrus.

T- a very bold flavor of hops with a smooth feel over the tounge. Can detect some citrus and or grapefruit.

M- Definetly not a light feel. A heavy mouthful yet enjoyable.

O- I love Doubles. And this one does not disappoint. The experience of drinking is great
I will definitely drink again as it is in my wheel house of flavors.

No1Smitty, Nov 08, 2011
Photo of vincicle
3.85/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

22oz Bomber at about 50 degrees F, in a pilsner glass.
Pours to dense, frothy, white head. Looks like a bubble bath with stiff peaks.
Lovely reddish, copper color. full clarity.
Nose is sweet, with hints of spice and piney hops.
Taste is wonderful, balanced hoppiness with a touch of smooth bready malt. The 9.5% lingers on the palate and the flavor become a little washed out because of it.
Drinks smoothly and is another excellent hopped beer from green flash. Not perfect but always interesting and worth a try.

vincicle, Nov 06, 2011
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4.08/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22oz bottle into my Southern Tier tulip. It poured a bright amber color with a foamy white head taking up the top two inches of the glass. Very nice head retention and lacing as I drank it.

The aroma has a bright, juicy hop profile to it. I get a lot of citrusy fruits coming out with grapefruit and pineapple being a couple of the things I notice in it. It's very bright and juicy and just a great aroma overall.

The taste shows a little more of the juicy, fruity flavors to it up front. I get more of a grapefruit bitterness coming through in the finish. A little bit of the tropical fruit like flavors comes back and lingers in the finish though. A bit of alcohol is present as well. Very nice flavors overall.

The mouthfeel is a little on the heavy side for the style with carbonation being moderate. Overall it's a very good beer and an excellent version of the style. The hoppiness was great, at times it felt a little big and boozy but that isn't that surprising given the abv of it. Very enjoyable beer to sip on during football this afternoon.

billab914, Oct 30, 2011
Photo of NWer
4.5/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Another great offering from Green Flash. Plenty of hop flavors without the suck-your-cheeks-out bitterness.
Smooth, citrus, flowery.
Measures up very well with the better IIPA's with a different slant.
Decent ABV and IBU's that are without the edge. Clearly the intent of the brewer and he met it well.
Kudos to Green Flash for a job well done.

NWer, Oct 24, 2011
Photo of Badbobx
4.15/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured a 22 ounce bomber into a pint glass.

A - This beer poured a dark gold. There was a thick half inch of thick foam and a strong persistent lacing.

S - The smell was a pleasing grapefruity hop aroma.

T - The taste was a striking blend of grapefruit and pinapple with a touch of grass in the backround.

M - The mouthfeel was full and pleasing. No alcohol was evident.

O - This is a good quaffable Imperial IPA.

Badbobx, Oct 23, 2011
Photo of Retail1LO
3.63/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a bomber Into a pint glass. Pours a clean, brilliant gold that's largely transparent. Head is thin and scarcely leaves any lacing behind in it's wake. The nose is loads with hops and grapefruit. Plenty of citrus here. Taste is heavy on the grapefruit and bitterness. The mouthfeel is oily. Very thick, coats your mouth and hangs around with a good deal of bitterness. Pretty decent IPA overall.

Retail1LO, Oct 19, 2011
Green Flash Imperial India Pale Ale from Green Flash Brewing Co.
92 out of 100 based on 2,398 ratings.