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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

2,238 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 2,238
Reviews: 966
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 11%
Wants: 106
Gots: 139 | 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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ScaryEd

New Hampshire

4.75/5  rDev +16.1%

11-10-2012 14:13:31 | More by ScaryEd
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sea1961

Alabama

4/5  rDev -2.2%

11-09-2012 11:48:20 | More by sea1961
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Beerbuddy21

California

4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

11-09-2012 04:57:31 | More by Beerbuddy21
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MarkSmithVT

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +10%

11-08-2012 19:32:50 | More by MarkSmithVT
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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

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nloyless

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +10%

11-08-2012 02:31:12 | More by nloyless
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RBorsato

Virginia

4/5  rDev -2.2%

11-06-2012 20:19:38 | More by RBorsato
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cfalovo97

Ontario (Canada)

3/5  rDev -26.7%

11-06-2012 18:23:11 | More by cfalovo97
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kojevergas

Texas

2.78/5  rDev -32%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Served on-draught into a Newcastle glass at 1739 Public House in Los Feliz, California. Reviewed from notes. Expectations were above average given the brewery.

A: Pours a beige colour two finger head, somewhat thin, with no real cream and of typical retention. Colour is a hazy ruby-copper. No yeast particles are visible. No bubbl show.

Sm: Citrus and floral hops, some pine, and clean malts. Some light toasted character. An average strength aroma.

T: Floral hops, with off-putting bitterness towards the climax. Clean malts form the foundation. Little citrus; not enough to make it refreshing. A bit stale on the finish. Simple and imbalanced. A poor IPA. Not at all subtle.

Mf: Dreadfully thin; unable to support the flavours. Nicely crisp, though. A bit overcarbonated. Smoothness is off.

Dr: Drinkable but unremarkable for the style. Hides its ABV well. A middling, average effort from Green Flash. Enjoyable enough I guess, but priced quite high at $6.75. I wouldn't get this again.

Low C

Serving type: on-tap

11-06-2012 17:47:50 | More by kojevergas
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beerrooster

Colorado

4/5  rDev -2.2%

11-03-2012 19:17:14 | More by beerrooster
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od_sf

California

3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

11-02-2012 23:54:53 | More by od_sf
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stewarbd

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +10%

11-01-2012 21:40:04 | More by stewarbd
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sendbeer

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +10%

11-01-2012 15:55:56 | More by sendbeer
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TrickkyGangsta

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +10%

10-31-2012 19:08:48 | More by TrickkyGangsta
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trcasey


4.75/5  rDev +16.1%

10-30-2012 03:59:20 | More by trcasey
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seplo

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -2.2%

10-29-2012 20:34:30 | More by seplo
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KickbacksSteve

Florida

4.43/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Kickbacks in Jax. Poured into a snifter. Light orange in color, good clarity. Oily, clear lacing. Fluffy, off-white head. Aroma is citrusy...tangerine, orange, apricot. Mild sweetness. Taste is nicely bittered, grapefruit now enters the fruit salad. Mild sweetness and alcohol lightly on the back end. Very drinkable, considering the high abv. Very delicious, insane, great beer.

Serving type: on-tap

10-29-2012 05:57:44 | More by KickbacksSteve
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Hacksaw34

Colorado

4.75/5  rDev +16.1%

10-29-2012 02:48:45 | More by Hacksaw34
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jlieber17

California

4/5  rDev -2.2%

10-26-2012 23:55:26 | More by jlieber17
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marlyhurt

California

5/5  rDev +22.2%

10-25-2012 17:39:00 | More by marlyhurt
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jsulko

Illinois

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

Bottle poured into a tulip glass

Bottle of unknown date (Thanks Green Flash) from Binny's Schaumburg.

Pours an orangish gold color with a robust white head that tends to linger.

Smell is piney with hints of citrus.

Taste is dominated by the pine with a hint of a citrus finish. A odd finish that is almost an earthy taste.

Having tried the original IPA I was a bit underwhelmed. Due to the lack of bottle dating I don't know how great a candidate this beer was but that is how it will always be with them.

Not something I would revisit.

Serving type: bottle

10-25-2012 03:59:35 | More by jsulko
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stickboy1125

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +10%

10-23-2012 21:29:41 | More by stickboy1125
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Billybaroo990


4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

10-21-2012 19:46:49 | More by Billybaroo990
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flyingmick

New Jersey

4.75/5  rDev +16.1%

10-21-2012 18:12:51 | More by flyingmick
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jdhilt

New Hampshire

3.6/5  rDev -12%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Will pour a five+ finger off-white head that fades slowly leaving a good lace. Crystal clear light amber color. Good carbonation and light-medium bodied. Grapefruit nose and flavor is grapefruit hops and almost enough malt to balance. Light bitter aftertaste. $7.59 for a 22oz bottle from Glen Beverage Glen, NH.

Serving type: bottle

10-20-2012 22:08:02 | More by jdhilt
Green Flash Imperial India Pale Ale from Green Flash Brewing Co.
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