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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

2,203 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 2,203
Reviews: 966
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 10.78%
Wants: 103
Gots: 127 | 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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frogfan

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

10-11-2012 21:26:08 | More by frogfan
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FunkyFibes

Florida

4/5  rDev -2%

10-10-2012 11:21:17 | More by FunkyFibes
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Tisheridan3

New York

4.75/5  rDev +16.4%

10-08-2012 14:23:58 | More by Tisheridan3
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t0rin0

California

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

10-08-2012 01:52:28 | More by t0rin0
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mctizzz

California

4/5  rDev -2%

10-07-2012 23:24:56 | More by mctizzz
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jar66su

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

10-05-2012 23:42:04 | More by jar66su
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crowsoup

California

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

10-03-2012 18:59:24 | More by crowsoup
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twizzbeatz

Florida

4.75/5  rDev +16.4%

10-03-2012 04:37:47 | More by twizzbeatz
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mpedara429

Massachusetts

4.55/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Super clear, kind of burnished gold in color. Two to three fingers worth of fluffy off-white looking head. Some serious lacing that won't go away without a serious glass washing.

S: Big smell to it. It really encompasses everything with fruit, citrus, floral, herbal, and malty notes.

T: Very much in line with the smell. It starts off with a mild pine flavor as well. It's pretty hoppy, which Green Flash is known for. I would've never known this was 9.4% abv without looking at the bottle because it blends in so well.

M: Medium to heavy mouthfeel with medium carbonation. It takes a few swallows to fully get down one gulp.

O: This beer has got so much substance to it. It puts so many flavors together and hits a home run. This puts almost every flavor an IPA can have together in one bottle. I've tried most of the Green Flash year round brews and have not been disappointed yet. They really have their beers dialed in. They put a big emphasis on West Coast style hoppiness and definitely deliver. I would have this again in a heartbeat.

Serving type: bottle

10-02-2012 22:19:34 | More by mpedara429
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mixed_master7

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

10-01-2012 22:34:12 | More by mixed_master7
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kendellmarie

California

4/5  rDev -2%

10-01-2012 21:55:42 | More by kendellmarie
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thefullpython


4/5  rDev -2%

10-01-2012 10:58:45 | More by thefullpython
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slim2043

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -2%

09-30-2012 17:52:29 | More by slim2043
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hollywood_15063

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +16.4%

09-30-2012 05:57:07 | More by hollywood_15063
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wilfonzo

Florida

4/5  rDev -2%

09-28-2012 23:36:26 | More by wilfonzo
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BrownNut

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle to nonic, served cool.

A - 3.5 - Dull gold (meh) with with thick, white, textured head (very nice).

S - 3.5 - Faint aroma. Maybe the ghost of a hop note, a rumor of a malt note.

T - 3.5 - Head doesn't taste like much of anything. Beer doesn't taste like much of anything. Mild bitterness, mostly in the aftertaste.

M - 3.5 - Light-medium body. Soft.

O - Overall this comes across as an inoffensive, mild, generic beer without much going on, that you could drink with just about any meal and not have it compete or clash with anything. Except for the aftertaste bitterness, I'd almost expect to get this in a British pub it's so mild. Not at all what I was expecting.

Went back and looked at the date. Turns out it was just over 3 months old. I guess that explains it. Lesson learned - don't trust IPAs that you order online unless the vendor is willing to tell you the bottle dating. I'll come back and re-score this after I can find a fresher bottle.

Serving type: bottle

09-26-2012 18:18:07 | More by BrownNut
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Blackwolf


4.08/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a bomber into a pint glass.

A- pours a haze gold/orange body, fluffy 2 finger head with great lacing. some decent uniformed carbonation can be seen in the haze.

S- A complex mild pine hop, floral/citrus (orange blossom) aroma hits the nose immediately, some notes of dark/sweet malt in the end. Didn't pop on the nose as much as I was hoping or expecting, but great at the least!

T- The palate follows the nose with lots of pine, citrus zest, a tiny bite of spice at the end. The malt is very subtle in this dipa, but has a nice balance in it to smoothen out the bitter with a pinch of sweet. Just very hoppy from start to finish.

MF- Medium bodied, medium-heavy carbonation, this has a great bite and resonance to it! The hops are there on the finish and long after.

O- Solid dipa! This beer really opens up too... Not bad at all for the style, but there are so many others I just can't get tired of. This is a great one to try though, very well balanced.

Serving type: bottle

09-26-2012 04:27:42 | More by Blackwolf
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WritersBlock

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

09-25-2012 06:31:25 | More by WritersBlock
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Nightrain87

California

4/5  rDev -2%

09-24-2012 02:40:41 | More by Nightrain87
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Hopheadjnr


4.78/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Pouring from a 22oz bottle into a Guiness pint glass.

A...Pours a hazy orange color with a creamy, three finger head. Noticeable med size bubbles comprise head that slowly recedes to, and maintains a perfect 1/2" head with layered lacing. Lacing is like a line mark on glass for each sip.

S...Great bouquet on the nose. Very complex aroma. Picking up earthy notes with pine, citrus and maybe a bit of grass. Smells very nice.

T...Great. Getting hops right up front like I should expect in an Imperial ipa. Hops with a quickly fading bitterness that turns a bit malty sweet with a swallow and finishes with the earthiness that I could smell with the pour. Really a great, full flavor beer.

M...as good as it gets. Full feel with the perfect carbonation. Really works on all levels.

O... This is a spectacular beer. Very robust and complex while maintaining a perfect balance. The taste changes from hitting your lips to the finish. Complex in all the right ways, a lot going on in this one. Nearly a perfect dipa.
I will seek this out over and over again when I want to really enjoy a great beer. I will look forward to pairing this with a cigar in the future. I think it will go nice with something not too strong, maybe a Punch Champion or anything with a corojo or natural shade capa.

Buy this beer, enjoy.

Serving type: bottle

09-24-2012 02:39:40 | More by Hopheadjnr
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dgeebs07

New York

4/5  rDev -2%

09-23-2012 16:22:04 | More by dgeebs07
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oddb0d


4/5  rDev -2%

09-23-2012 08:23:57 | More by oddb0d
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BlurryVisi0n

New York

4.05/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Served in a snifter.

Appearance: Clear golden amber, an orange tinted white that is thick as it gets. Maybe 2/3" off the body, pretty impressive.

Smell: Light but complex smell, floral and pinety but still you know there is a little more with just another whiff.

Taste: Malty, but bitter with heavy. The taste is one of those that I must admit is addicting. I sip and sip and just a little isn't enough. Lightly sweet but has very strong IPA properties.

Mouth: Easy medium to full carbonation, amazing for a bottled brew. Not really smooth more of a bumpy rise that you want to go back and ride through again.

Overall: To the guys at Green Flash all I can say is thank you. Rarely you meet such a quality brew. I drank this think it would be sub-par and sip after sip I wish I had more. Salud!

Serving type: bottle

09-22-2012 02:17:38 | More by BlurryVisi0n
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ZethOfTheNorth

Louisiana

3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

09-21-2012 15:32:56 | More by ZethOfTheNorth
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ConnorFitz


4.75/5  rDev +16.4%

09-21-2012 01:51:33 | More by ConnorFitz
Green Flash Imperial India Pale Ale from Green Flash Brewing Co.
91 out of 100 based on 2,203 ratings.