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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

2,282 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 2,282
Reviews: 968
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 11%
Wants: 110
Gots: 155 | 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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Vbloise

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

12-25-2012 22:28:13 | More by Vbloise
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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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BGdad

Iowa

4.5/5  rDev +10%

12-22-2012 23:08:58 | More by BGdad
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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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Lex_Talionis


4.75/5  rDev +16.1%

12-13-2012 18:32:16 | More by Lex_Talionis
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Treb0R

Oregon

4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

12-13-2012 15:17:41 | More by Treb0R
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justinm4bama

Alabama

4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

12-11-2012 01:52:29 | More by justinm4bama
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pathead

Wisconsin

3/5  rDev -26.7%

12-10-2012 22:07:06 | More by pathead
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aflyershckyfan

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

12-09-2012 01:06:12 | More by aflyershckyfan
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williamjbauer

West Virginia

4/5  rDev -2.2%

12-08-2012 00:21:29 | More by williamjbauer
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2dogbrew

Virginia

4/5  rDev -2.2%

12-07-2012 22:29:31 | More by 2dogbrew
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psuscott1

Virginia

3/5  rDev -26.7%

12-04-2012 02:46:34 | More by psuscott1
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tylerprince

Colorado

3.28/5  rDev -19.8%

Tried this from a fresh bomber. A tad disappointed.

A: A beautiful hazy copper-orange with two-finger off-white head and ample lacing. Nice bubble show. Unfortunately, this is the best part of the beer...

S: Panoply of hops. Mint, citrus, and pine, with the citrus being a tad subdued. Unfortunately evokes memories of the trub left at the bottom of a carboy after siphoning off a homebrew.

T: Sour citrus up front gives way to pine, ending with an unpleasant bitterness. No hints of hops, and no attempts made to hide the 9.4% ABV.

M: Thick without being syrupy. Resinous. What I look for in an IIPA.

O: A very disappointing beer from Green Flash. I'm a huge fan of their imperial stout, but this IIPA is a hoppy mess that misses the point entirely.

12-03-2012 00:48:57 | More by tylerprince
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e30todamax

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +10%

11-29-2012 20:25:06 | More by e30todamax
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rolive

Georgia

4/5  rDev -2.2%

11-27-2012 20:29:19 | More by rolive
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jpvenezia

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +10%

11-27-2012 18:45:56 | More by jpvenezia
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LiquorsInc

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -2.2%

11-26-2012 15:11:37 | More by LiquorsInc
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akttr

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

11-26-2012 01:05:57 | More by akttr
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Vec2267

Florida

3.83/5  rDev -6.4%

A - hazy, orange, generous white head, nice lacing

S - intense, grapefruit, mint, pine, all hops

T - bracing hops, the taste follows the nose, bitter grapefruit, mint, pine, hot

M - incredibly rich without being syrupy

O - hops, hops, and more hops - bit of a one trick pony

11-25-2012 05:01:48 | More by Vec2267
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SDG1070

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

11-24-2012 16:04:07 | More by SDG1070
Green Flash Imperial India Pale Ale from Green Flash Brewing Co.
91 out of 100 based on 2,282 ratings.