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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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2,369 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,369
Reviews: 971
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 10.76%
Wants: 118
Gots: 181 | 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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Photo of McStagger
4.13/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Give this bad boy a shot.

A: Pours a beautifully clear straw. One and a half fingers slight off white head. Dissipates fairly rapidly (thanks 9.4 abv!), moderate lacing. Exceptional clarity. Tiny little bubbles rising to the surface to form the ever disappearing head.

S: A vigorous swirl brings out a massive aroma of malt. Milled grain, and a lot of it. Honey, a yeasty breadiness, some spiciness. The hops aroma is very fruity in nature, with ripe mango and stone fruits dominant.

T: Eat some grapefruit rind. Eat only the rind. Chase that with some rose water and you get an idea on the citrus/floral bitterness involved here. Intense, to say the least.

M: Surprisingly light, considering both the style and the abv. If anything, this beer could use a bit more body.

O: Man, this thing bruises. Started off fairly ugly, but as the beer warmed and aerated, things began to smooth out. A bit one dimensional, this is nonetheless a fine DIPA for those that are inclined to enjoy their beers on the extra bitter side. In the land of DIPA's, this is a fairly average. Still a good beer, nonetheless.

McStagger, Mar 23, 2013
Photo of Jessenimmo
4/5  rDev -2.2%

Jessenimmo, Mar 23, 2013
Photo of andrew8626
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

andrew8626, Mar 22, 2013
Photo of JLapadura
2.5/5  rDev -38.9%

JLapadura, Mar 21, 2013
Photo of OMsweetOM
4.5/5  rDev +10%

OMsweetOM, Mar 20, 2013
Photo of BeerRollups
4/5  rDev -2.2%

BeerRollups, Mar 19, 2013
Photo of mdaschaf
4/5  rDev -2.2%

mdaschaf, Mar 18, 2013
Photo of Hattie
4.5/5  rDev +10%

Hattie, Mar 17, 2013
Photo of Teeoff19
4/5  rDev -2.2%

Teeoff19, Mar 14, 2013
Photo of stephens101
4.56/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The combustible tan head of this golden orange brew tops out well above the rim but never spills over, unlike the floating oily, herbal hop aroma that gives way to some lime, orange and cotton candy sweetness. Citrusy and malty to the tongue with more smooth, oily hops at the back. Well-blended alcohol with just a bit of heat in the back. One of the most enjoyable and relaxed DIPA's I've ever tried.

stephens101, Mar 14, 2013
Photo of Ultra-Plinian
3.9/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Dark Gold really looks awesome, very inviting.

S: Floral and Citrus, slight pine

T: Not as bitter as I was hoping for at 100+ IBUs. Hides the alcohol very nicely.

M: Slight carbonation, no heat and a full round mouthfeel.

O: Good beer that I will enjoy again in the future.

Ultra-Plinian, Mar 14, 2013
Photo of Travcofarms
4/5  rDev -2.2%

Travcofarms, Mar 14, 2013
Photo of VsTheWorld1121
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
Photo of ChadA83
3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

ChadA83, Mar 12, 2013
Photo of AilHead
4/5  rDev -2.2%

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

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

DBosco, Mar 10, 2013
Photo of En29356
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

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

spycow, Mar 09, 2013
Photo of ctrevino
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
Green Flash Imperial India Pale Ale from Green Flash Brewing Co.
91 out of 100 based on 2,369 ratings.