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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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2,405 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,405
Reviews: 971
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 10.76%
Wants: 122
Gots: 189 | 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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4/5  rDev -2.2%

Proclarush, Apr 05, 2013
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4.16/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Served cool in a snifter glass.

Looks amazing - a clear copper with red hues. a decent head that calms to a lace quickly.

Smells of hops, sweet flowers, and sweet fruit.

Taste of hops, some sweetness, and a slight bitterness.

Medium consistency that doesn't go down too easily, but it's a good sipping beer.

Overall, it's Green Flash's best beer that's worth a try.

retry4z, Apr 04, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +10%

Hop_Czar, Apr 03, 2013
Photo of Seakyden
4/5  rDev -2.2%

Seakyden, Apr 03, 2013
Photo of beercanman
4.5/5  rDev +10%

beercanman, Apr 02, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

Skeeze, Apr 01, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

eulerthegrape, Apr 01, 2013
Photo of navin
4.75/5  rDev +16.1%

navin, Mar 30, 2013
Photo of rdilauro
3.25/5  rDev -20.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

I have love almost all of the Green Flash beers that I have tasted. This one poured crystal clear with almost no head. There was little aroma in the nose. I almost wasnt sure I was tasting an IPA. I was hoping for more hops

The initial taste left me somewhat disappointed. What I felt the most was a strong alcohol taste. I would not have objected to that if the hops balanced that off to make are better balanced beer.

rdilauro, Mar 29, 2013
Photo of JMScowcroft
4.29/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Green Flash Brewing Co. - Green Flash Imperial India Pale Ale

Look - Pours golden with a copper hue, subtle cloudiness. Full, soapy head. Great lacing.

Smell - Malts, honey, caramel, generally sweet. Citrus hops are present but quiet subtle. In terms of the style, the smell was a bit off-putting but I try to give the benefit of the doubt.

Taste - Nice floral citrus hops and malt blend, very smooth and appealing here. True to the aroma but more hops, which is good seeing as how it is a DIPA.

Mouthfeel - Very drinkable, hops rest gently, quite smooth. Lighter than expected. I noticed that as it warms it gets a bit boozier, but it was a welcome, warming booziness that was enjoyable.

Overall - Great brew, unique, would strongly recommend. This brew reminds me somewhat of Dogfish Head 90-minute, but again it is unique so it has significant differences.

JMScowcroft, Mar 24, 2013
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4.33/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

poured into a stone nonic pint glass. 2-3 fingers worth of head, poured kinda aggresively. very hazy, probably alot of chill haze i drank it a little too cold at first and let it warm up. golen almost orange color. smells of resinous, earthy, mildy citric hops. all hops almost no malt to speak of. taste is all hops lots of piney notes very bitter, with resinous earthy hops. again hardly any malts. great double ipa and at 9.4 abv it wouldn't take long to get your buzz on and by the end of the third bomber you'd probably be bombed. great highly drinkable brew.

deeznuts420, Mar 23, 2013
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4.13/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Give this bad boy a shot.

A: Pours a beautifully clear straw. One and a half fingers slight off white head. Dissipates fairly rapidly (thanks 9.4 abv!), moderate lacing. Exceptional clarity. Tiny little bubbles rising to the surface to form the ever disappearing head.

S: A vigorous swirl brings out a massive aroma of malt. Milled grain, and a lot of it. Honey, a yeasty breadiness, some spiciness. The hops aroma is very fruity in nature, with ripe mango and stone fruits dominant.

T: Eat some grapefruit rind. Eat only the rind. Chase that with some rose water and you get an idea on the citrus/floral bitterness involved here. Intense, to say the least.

M: Surprisingly light, considering both the style and the abv. If anything, this beer could use a bit more body.

O: Man, this thing bruises. Started off fairly ugly, but as the beer warmed and aerated, things began to smooth out. A bit one dimensional, this is nonetheless a fine DIPA for those that are inclined to enjoy their beers on the extra bitter side. In the land of DIPA's, this is a fairly average. Still a good beer, nonetheless.

McStagger, Mar 23, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2.2%

Jessenimmo, Mar 23, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

andrew8626, Mar 22, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -38.9%

JLapadura, Mar 21, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +10%

OMsweetOM, Mar 20, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2.2%

BeerRollups, Mar 19, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2.2%

mdaschaf, Mar 18, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +10%

Hattie, Mar 17, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2.2%

Teeoff19, Mar 14, 2013
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4.56/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The combustible tan head of this golden orange brew tops out well above the rim but never spills over, unlike the floating oily, herbal hop aroma that gives way to some lime, orange and cotton candy sweetness. Citrusy and malty to the tongue with more smooth, oily hops at the back. Well-blended alcohol with just a bit of heat in the back. One of the most enjoyable and relaxed DIPA's I've ever tried.

stephens101, Mar 14, 2013
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3.9/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Dark Gold really looks awesome, very inviting.

S: Floral and Citrus, slight pine

T: Not as bitter as I was hoping for at 100+ IBUs. Hides the alcohol very nicely.

M: Slight carbonation, no heat and a full round mouthfeel.

O: Good beer that I will enjoy again in the future.

Ultra-Plinian, Mar 14, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2.2%

Travcofarms, Mar 14, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

VsTheWorld1121, Mar 13, 2013
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4.31/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a bomber to a shaker (bottled on 1/14/13). Pours a pale, but rusty reddish color allowing a lot of light through. Topped with puffs of bright white head that falls to small islands in the beer with lots of thick lacing. Nose of sweet and thick hops like an orange or lemon rind. Taste follows suit with lots of citrusy hops that have a lot of strong bittering, very stereotypical of a good west coast IPA. Dry finish with a little alcohol burn, but not really demanding on the palate. Little bit of a spritz to it as well. Overall, this is a very good DIIPA, which I come to expect out of pretty much anything made in San Diego.

estlinska, Mar 13, 2013
Green Flash Imperial India Pale Ale from Green Flash Brewing Co.
92 out of 100 based on 2,405 ratings.