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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

2,320 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 2,320
Reviews: 969
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 10.76%
Wants: 114
Gots: 167 | 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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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

hackedfly, Apr 12, 2012
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afsdan, May 28, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

What a hop bomb this one was! Holy smokes!!

Ppurs a dull copper color with loads of head and lacing... Looks very fresh and tasty... Hazy like its full of hops...

And it is... Super pungent juicy citrusy hops explode out of this bad boy... Wave after wave of citrus bomb my sense of smell with this brew... This smells super bitter and pungent.. Almost like a Hopsickle or HopSlam...

Super sweet hops with a juicy citrusy feel bombard my taste buds... This is a one dimensional hoppy ass citrusy juicy brew.... And I'm digging it... A lot... I can't taste a hint of booze but the hops hide it pretty quickly.. This is dang delicious...

SO glad I picked this one as the final of my 6 brews from Jason at Bruisin Ales..

A hop monster that won't let up...

Tilley4, Aug 04, 2009
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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

vikinghorn, Apr 19, 2014
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petermethot, Aug 03, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

twenteone, Jan 26, 2013
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WiggyKGB, Mar 08, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

Newenglandcraftbrew, Jul 31, 2013
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newbrew, Apr 11, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

Snakeface, Jul 20, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured into my Spaten glass. Yellowish, hazy orange. head is two fingers of a tinge off of bright white. Lace appears to be sticky.

Smell is sweet, sticky malts. A ton of sweet smells that remind me of Double Simcoe.

The taste is sweet and "oh my god" boozy. This is (I believe '08 vintage) so I'm not sure how this was fresh. Other than that I am not sure how to explain what is happening to my pallet. My tasting partner and I believe this is what happens to an Imperial IPA after a few years. It turns into a phenomenal Barleywine. Sweet, sweet booze!! MMMhhh!!! I wonder if i can run the Suburban on this?

The mouth is that of a great Barleywine. Sweet, syrupy. Nicely carbonated and rich to the end.

Overall I don't remember this one when it was fresh, but I really love this as a three year old. Highly recommended at any age.

azdback, May 25, 2011
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Mister_Joshy, May 29, 2012
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William123, Sep 01, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Poured as a deep hazy burnt orange with a firm 1-2 finger head. Excellent lacing along the sides of the glass throughout the tasting.
S: A strong smell of pine and citrus hops dominated the aroma.
T: A very tasty brew. The taste matched the nose - pine and citrus hops initially dominated. I got a strong sensation of grapefruit and orange zest. The malt was faintly hidden in the background. The pine kicked in at the finish.
M: A medium mouthfeel with decent carbonation.
D: Very drinkable. One of my favorite IIPAs.

spratmi, Apr 04, 2009
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Paccamacca, Feb 24, 2014
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askham, Jul 19, 2013
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KnowYourCraft, Aug 10, 2014
Green Flash Imperial India Pale Ale from Green Flash Brewing Co.
91 out of 100 based on 2,320 ratings.