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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
outstanding

2,272 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

(view ratings)
Ratings: 2,272
Reviews: 968
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 11%
Wants: 110
Gots: 153 | 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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cloudydoug


4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

01-05-2013 02:33:59 | More by cloudydoug
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bbrown12

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -2.2%

01-04-2013 00:41:15 | More by bbrown12
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iKasey

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

01-03-2013 21:54:48 | More by iKasey
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JimmyFlatRock

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

01-03-2013 18:54:23 | More by JimmyFlatRock
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Conniehophead

New Jersey

4.75/5  rDev +16.1%

01-03-2013 18:09:45 | More by Conniehophead
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SmashPants

Australia

3.38/5  rDev -17.4%

Bottle: solid brown longneck, with an acceptable non-macro label.

Appearance: a solid, impressive looking beer. A slightly hazy copper-orange with a very impressive head. Nigh 3-finger with a thick and creamy consistency that drops to mountainous peaks. Incredibly longevity and lacing. Top notch!

Aroma: the usual American IPA-style of 'singe your nose hairs off' hop overload. Still, citrus, pine and grapefruit are clearly noticeable.

Taste: not as much hop flavour as I was expecting, more simply hop bitterness. Not as well rounded as I (and my wallet) had hoped - just a fair ol' whack of bitterness with no discernible flavour.

Aftertaste: follows from the taste, but with - if possible - even more bitterness.

Mouth feel: mouth feel is pretty much spot-on. Reasonably thick with limited yet fine carbonation.

Overall: certainly not the best AIPA I have had - too much hop bitterness and not enough discernible flavour. But hey - not bad as either a sipper or a few gulps of ABV wipe-out.

01-01-2013 06:54:15 | More by SmashPants
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Fresh

California

4/5  rDev -2.2%

12-30-2012 21:45:40 | More by Fresh
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mrhox1981

Florida

4/5  rDev -2.2%

12-29-2012 23:54:16 | More by mrhox1981
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Lukass

Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +16.1%

12-29-2012 19:18:56 | More by Lukass
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K9_2458


4.75/5  rDev +16.1%

12-27-2012 21:39:35 | More by K9_2458
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Bnoise11

California

4.5/5  rDev +10%

12-26-2012 17:44:33 | More by Bnoise11
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pocat91619

California

3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

12-26-2012 05:32:48 | More by pocat91619
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Utah

5/5  rDev +22.2%

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Jetree

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

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sloelco

California

4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

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Vbloise

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

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ejimhof

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -26.7%

12-25-2012 18:42:27 | More by ejimhof
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smekermann

British Columbia (Canada)

4.54/5  rDev +11%

I really don't get some of the complaints for this beer. "No hints of hops"? Are we even drinking the same beer? Anyway, this beer might be my favorite double IPA, at least out of the ones easily available to us poor British Columbians. It is one of the best examples of the style, with an insanely up-front grapefruit-y hop aroma on the mouthfeel and a really dry aftertaste. At 9.4% abv, it's probably also really dangerous, as I could see myself drinking multiple bombers with nary a thought given to to the side effects. It's so dry and delicious, nothing bad could ever happen if you drank like 5 bombers in a row, right?

I really don't know what else to say about this beer. I keep trying to come up with some downsides to it and I keep coming up short. The smell isn't as delicious as the actual taste of it, I guess? That's a valid complaint, right? Also, the appearance of it misleads you into thinking it is a normal beer as opposed to the alcoholic cornucopia it actually is, so that is definitely another valid complaint against it. It's also kinda pricy in BC, which kinda sucks if you get addicted to it, much like how it sucks when you have to pay for crack cocaine.

12-25-2012 10:57:30 | More by smekermann
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Iowa

4.5/5  rDev +10%

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twowheelssoar

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -2.2%

12-21-2012 04:16:07 | More by twowheelssoar
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grahamboudreaux

Tennessee

4.75/5  rDev +16.1%

12-19-2012 21:13:57 | More by grahamboudreaux
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jgluck

California

4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

12-17-2012 22:41:31 | More by jgluck
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beersvh23

Illinois

4/5  rDev -2.2%

12-16-2012 20:50:52 | More by beersvh23
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terry33

New Hampshire

4.5/5  rDev +10%

12-15-2012 20:30:05 | More by terry33
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4.75/5  rDev +16.1%

12-13-2012 18:32:16 | More by Lex_Talionis
Green Flash Imperial India Pale Ale from Green Flash Brewing Co.
91 out of 100 based on 2,272 ratings.