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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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2,322 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,322
Reviews: 970
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 10.76%
Wants: 114
Gots: 168 | 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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4.75/5  rDev +16.1%

Lex_Talionis, Dec 13, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

Treb0R, Dec 13, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

justinm4bama, Dec 11, 2012
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3/5  rDev -26.7%

pathead, Dec 10, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

aflyershckyfan, Dec 09, 2012
Photo of williamjbauer
4/5  rDev -2.2%

williamjbauer, Dec 08, 2012
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4/5  rDev -2.2%

2dogbrew, Dec 07, 2012
Photo of psuscott1
3/5  rDev -26.7%

psuscott1, Dec 04, 2012
Photo of tylerprince
3.28/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

tylerprince, Dec 03, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +10%

e30todamax, Nov 29, 2012
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4/5  rDev -2.2%

rolive, Nov 27, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +10%

jpvenezia, Nov 27, 2012
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4/5  rDev -2.2%

LiquorsInc, Nov 26, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

akttr, Nov 26, 2012
Photo of Vec2267
3.83/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Vec2267, Nov 25, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

SDG1070, Nov 24, 2012
Photo of BMMillsy
4.15/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours light copper with big head. Heavy lacing. Aroma of strong grapefruit, huge juicy bitterness in the nose. very nice. Very floral and aromatic. Heavy hop bite that lingers. Taste is pinier than the smell, and dryer that expected, but still a beautiful combo of the fruit and massive dry pine bit. Big flavor that completely masks the alcohol rather well. Medium mouthfeel and pretty slick on the palate. Nice double.

BMMillsy, Nov 23, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +16.1%

Chris_Cali_2o9, Nov 20, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +10%

mcdsports, Nov 18, 2012
Photo of Dbrulet
3.4/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured bottle into snifter glass.

A - 3.5 - Dark golden yellow with slight haze. Two finger foamy head with Quite a bit of lacing left on the glass.

S - 3.0 - Mix of pine, floral and citrus aroma. Not as hoppy as I would have expected.

T - 3.5 - Grapefruit and citrus flavor. Decent hops but a little bitter compared to the great dIPAs. Well balanced considering the 9.4% abv.

M - 3.5 - Medium body. Medium carbonation.

O - 3.5 - This beer is a slight dissappointment to me from what I was expecting. I wanted it to be great but the aroma and flavor fell short based on the comparisons it received to the other beers I love. Good beer. Just not great.

Dbrulet, Nov 17, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

gshak, Nov 15, 2012
Photo of StonedTrippin
3.95/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

this is a high alpha bomb. it pours a funny orange honey color, with a lacey snowy white head on top that leaves some menacing lacing as it drinks. the nose is really fruity hops, almost tropical, with a sweeter malt profile and a lot of booze. it tastes like hop oil, like concentrate or something. very very intense hop flavor, a lot of fruit comes through from the nose too, pineapple and orange at the very least. big bold hops is all i can really taste after a few sips. mouthfeel is okay, feels heavy, even for an imperial. good carbonation though, and pretty drinkable for a beer of this size. its like all green flash beers really, a total hop overload, at the expense of complexity or other character, but it somehow all comes together. i liked this a lot, and at only 5 bucks a bomber, itll find its way into my fridge again.

StonedTrippin, Nov 15, 2012
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4/5  rDev -2.2%

WesM63, Nov 14, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

Picodegallo87, Nov 14, 2012
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4/5  rDev -2.2%

fishburn, Nov 12, 2012
Green Flash Imperial India Pale Ale from Green Flash Brewing Co.
91 out of 100 based on 2,322 ratings.