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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

2,272 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 2,272
Reviews: 968
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 11%
Wants: 110
Gots: 153 | 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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CAMRAhardliner

Ontario (Canada)

4.4/5  rDev +7.6%

Bomber purchased at the brewery (on Oktoberfest day:)).

Pours a deep clear orange color with a meringue like head that lasts a good while. Massive tracts of lace coat the glass. Bitter, citrusy nose with some light malts and notes of celery and pepper. Huge bitterness in the taste, with some perfumey floral character. Orange and woody, dare I say garlic (or is that just suggestion?) notes mix in there as well. A very beaten down bready malt manages to show itself a bit here and there. The mouthfeel is full bodied and smoothly carbonated. Lots of bitterness in the long finish. Alcohol is very well hidden by the hop barage.

This is a great 'San Diego IPA', very hoppy with a unique hop profile, less piney and grapefruit, more straight up bitterness and other flavors. Give this a try for sure.

10-19-2012 02:06:53 | More by CAMRAhardliner
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alamode

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

10-18-2012 01:17:02 | More by alamode
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MCDub

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

10-17-2012 19:12:28 | More by MCDub
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Lovely85

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +10%

10-17-2012 00:17:08 | More by Lovely85
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Beer21

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

10-16-2012 23:55:37 | More by Beer21
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acbe

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

10-16-2012 01:33:54 | More by acbe
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DeadGuyRyan

Ohio

1.75/5  rDev -57.2%

10-15-2012 00:55:25 | More by DeadGuyRyan
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flayedandskinned

California

4/5  rDev -2.2%

10-14-2012 05:22:49 | More by flayedandskinned
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GiantMidget

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +10%

10-13-2012 22:30:56 | More by GiantMidget
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frogfan

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

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

Florida

4/5  rDev -2.2%

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

New York

4.75/5  rDev +16.1%

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

California

4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

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

California

4/5  rDev -2.2%

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

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

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

California

4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

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

Florida

4.75/5  rDev +16.1%

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

Massachusetts

4.55/5  rDev +11.2%

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.

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

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

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

California

4/5  rDev -2.2%

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


4/5  rDev -2.2%

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

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -2.2%

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

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +16.1%

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

Florida

4/5  rDev -2.2%

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

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

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.

09-26-2012 18:18:07 | More by BrownNut
Green Flash Imperial India Pale Ale from Green Flash Brewing Co.
91 out of 100 based on 2,272 ratings.