Green Flash Imperial India Pale Ale - Green Flash Brewing Co.
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4.9/5 rDev +19.8%
No date on bomber. None of the new GF beers to arrive in Atlanta seem to have any dating indicated. Very annoying.
Appearance--whatever, nothing to twitter about.
The aroma, taste, and mouthfeel are fantastic. A balanced yet kick-ass DIPA with unwieldy hops in it tamed by the master brewers at GF. Great combination of vegetal Summit with resiny-fruity Nugget.
Why this does not get as much praise as the somewhat similar Sucks is beyond me. This is better, with the disparate elements coming together more harmoniously.
A great DIPA. Gotta try it.
07-07-2014 22:31:26 | More by Cobrito
3.15/5 rDev -23%
22 oz bottle into a pint glass.
A: Pours a beautiful copper color. The head is two fingers high, with a shade barely off-white.
S: This definitely fits on the piny end of the IPA spectrum. However, there's also a kiss of fruity notes - fruit candies, mainly, and even some tropical hops. I do get a bit of malt, also. Nice aroma, but not quite as enrapturing as the one from their regular West Coast IPA.
T: As expected, the focus is on pine-forward hops. It opens the beer up fairly bitterly. The finish has a faint kiss of something resembling pineapple, along with some booze and sugar cookie-esque malts. The onion-y-ness of the Summit is pretty restrained, only appearing once it warms up (but at least it's not as oniony as it would have been if was made with Mosaic...hiyo!) The best part of this brew are the twinge of tropical fruits that appear on occasion.
M: It has a coarse, astringent feel. This actually dries the beer out nicely, at the cost of feeling somewhat harsh. After a few sips, it smooths out somewhat. But still, it remains pretty bitey throughout. It isn't really easy to drink, due to the fact that it's kind of heavy-feeling, as well.
O: It's okay. Certainly, I've had far better IPAs/DIPAs (from this very brewery, actually). There's just nothing here that excites me - and I expect to be excited by a DIPA.
07-06-2014 01:28:42 | More by ThisWangsChung
Green Flash Imperial India Pale Ale from Green Flash Brewing Co.
91 out of 100 based on 2,282 ratings.