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