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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

2,359 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 2,359
Reviews: 971
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 10.76%
Wants: 117
Gots: 179 | 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%

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

VsTheWorld1121, Mar 13, 2013
Photo of estlinska
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
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3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

ChadA83, Mar 12, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2.2%

AilHead, Mar 11, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

DIPAFAN, Mar 11, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

DBosco, Mar 10, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

En29356, Mar 10, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

spycow, Mar 09, 2013
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3/5  rDev -26.7%

ctrevino, Mar 09, 2013
Photo of MisSigsFan
4.35/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 22oz bottle into a tall mug. Pours a light golden yellow with a nice thick head. Smells of pine and a bit of alcohol. Taste is mostly the same. Pine dominates this beer, with citrusy notes and a slightly sweet undertone. The alcohol is masked perfectly as well. This IPA is a 9.4 ABV but drinks like a session ale. Unbelievable flavor and character. Mouth is extremely smooth as well. So crisp and refreshing. Not too heavy and not too light. You can't call yourself a true hophead without trying this. You will fall in love from the very first sip.

MisSigsFan, Mar 09, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

Duvel, Mar 08, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

Vigilante, Mar 08, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -20.5%

Dburke, Mar 08, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

Beerswag, Mar 06, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +10%

aminobutyricacid, Mar 06, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

Dooleymon, Mar 04, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

KevinGordon, Mar 03, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +10%

morsetaper2, Mar 03, 2013
Photo of Hoptimus-Prime
4.29/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a cloudy yellow/ orange with a thick white head, dissipates fairly quickly.

Smells rather malty with notes of citrusy hops and alcohol comming through .

The taste is quite enjoyable, good balance of hops and malts, the abv is hidden quite well. Plenty of citrus in the mix as well.

Mouthfeel is dry, still a ton of carbonation. The citrus and hop tastes lingers on the palate.

Pretty good beer over all, I would absolutely by this again, but would opt for the palate wrecker when it is available. Another good brew from Green Flash!

Hoptimus-Prime, Mar 02, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

Ctruskey, Mar 02, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

PaulMc, Mar 02, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

Seaba, Feb 26, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

Madskill, Feb 26, 2013
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2.25/5  rDev -45%

Therisse, Feb 26, 2013
Green Flash Imperial India Pale Ale from Green Flash Brewing Co.
91 out of 100 based on 2,359 ratings.