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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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2,235 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,235
Reviews: 966
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 10.76%
Wants: 106
Gots: 138 | 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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5/5  rDev +22.2%

09-16-2012 21:23:48 | More by tfsimpkins
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4.23/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: 3 finger head with nice retention on a slightly hazy golden with amber hues body. scattered lacing.

S: lots of aroma with herbal, floral and predominantly orange peel and grapefruit citrus. A bit of a musty resin as well.

T: pine and grassy hops with citrus trying to sneak in towards the finish. The malt base balances this one out really well. Its not too bitter.

M: medium body and moderate to high carbonation.

Overall: just right degree of bitterness in this well balanced DIPA. The booze arent as well hidden as I would like but still an excellent brew.

Serving type: bottle

09-16-2012 00:56:45 | More by kylehay2004
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4.5/5  rDev +10%

09-15-2012 02:09:00 | More by jfcaa193
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District of Columbia

4.5/5  rDev +10%

09-14-2012 04:30:00 | More by fitz284
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4.33/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

An aggressive pour from a 22 bomber yields a gorgeous, pillowy bone-white 4-finger head. The beer itself is surprisingly clear. Very pretty.

Smell: DANK. Dank, dank, dank. A nice swirl releases the aromatics of a fresh bag a weed with a bit of pineapple, grapefruit, cooked orange rind and a sweet, toffee-like malt background. really nice.

The first sip really woke me up. The taste is well represented by the nose. I think this is the first SoCal IPA I've had that really comes through with the fruity, danky hop quality. I've had this beer in the past, and for some reason I recall not liking it very much. The citrus character doesn't stay around very long on the palate before the infamous Socal bittering hops take over. The malt bill is understated, yet pleasantly sweet. The finish is extremely dry, sticky and oily.

One of the better offerings I've had from Green Flash. It's a very big, very bold beer, but I think what makes it stand out from the other Socal IPAS is the strong dank and fruitiness. I wish the bittering hops didn't take over so much, but It's still a really nice beer.

Serving type: bottle

09-12-2012 03:34:39 | More by dmatsui
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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

09-11-2012 18:13:10 | More by thingsidontremember
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New York

4.55/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

22oz bottle into tulip glass

Pours a cloudy bright orange with yellow tinge. Bubbly 1 finger head of white sea foam. Intense lacing with bubbles around the rim.

Smells of grapefruit and tropical fruits with sweet sticky malt and pine. touch of lime peel. complex aroma with a touch of dry biscuit.

Nice mouth feel and balance between sweet caramel malts and piney tropical fruit hops. Grapefruit juice with creamy malts and pineapple. Finishes on grapefruit and pine resign hop bitter with a touch of lime peel.

Very nicely balanced and not overdone without even a hint of alcohol, impressive for 9.4% ABV. Finishes nicely sharp and dry.

Seek this out!

Serving type: bottle

09-11-2012 04:07:36 | More by Willytee3
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New Jersey

4.33/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: A hazy golden orange, barely transparent. Nice finger of white head at the top that left a little ring of lacing around the glass.

S:Great nose, piney, a bit of pineapple and lots of tropical fruit, very pleasent and sweet nose on this one.

T: The hops come right through on this, only west coast hops can do such a thing. Great tasting IPA, lots of tropical fruit.

M: Medium bodied, sticky mouthfeel , and good amount of carbonation.

O: Another great tasting IPA from green flash, this brew was really good enjoyed it thoroughly.

Serving type: on-tap

09-10-2012 20:30:43 | More by thedoubler55
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4.75/5  rDev +16.1%

09-10-2012 04:29:44 | More by Johnny2stixx
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3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

09-10-2012 04:16:44 | More by Beercounter1
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4/5  rDev -2.2%

09-10-2012 02:48:40 | More by ZinFanDave
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4.03/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap at Prime 16.

A: Clear pale amber body with a persistent finger of creamy off-white head. Great lace. Lovely.

S: Piney hops are the main attraction, withe some citrus and honey as well. Nice.

T: Christmas tree hoppiness up front, with grapefruit pith, breadiness, and boozy burn thereafter. Very good.

M: Lightly oily medium body with plenty of frothy carbonation. Solid.

O: Really nice DIPA. Balanced, flavorful, and clean. Not life-changing like the very best can be, but recommended all the same.


Serving type: on-tap

09-09-2012 19:41:16 | More by woosterbill
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3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

09-09-2012 01:25:29 | More by PeteRiz
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4/5  rDev -2.2%

09-08-2012 16:11:11 | More by carlitos92
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4/5  rDev -2.2%

09-06-2012 22:58:23 | More by MattDbach
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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

09-05-2012 22:52:59 | More by shigg85
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4/5  rDev -2.2%

09-05-2012 02:13:54 | More by Peller80
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4/5  rDev -2.2%

09-05-2012 02:02:28 | More by Brian15
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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

09-04-2012 20:42:36 | More by OGkushington
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4.43/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a cloudy golden/yellow, great fluffy white head that sticks around.
Smells great of hops! Pine and a hint of fruits. Subtle but solid.
Tastes big up front of funky hops, with plenty of sweaty, cannabis, resinous, somewhat warming at first but i soon realize the alcohol is hidden well for the amount. Nice mouthfeel as it is not as overly thick as I expected. Lacing cascades wonderfully down the chalice as I'm sipping this.
Overall i really like this DiPA. If you're into hops, if you're a hophead, this is ripe.

Serving type: bottle

09-04-2012 02:50:55 | More by TBoneJones
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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

09-03-2012 21:25:17 | More by dsauter
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4/5  rDev -2.2%

09-03-2012 02:09:41 | More by Vaison
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3.73/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours a murky orange or almost amber. Off white, eggshell head.

S - Citrus flows forth! Lots of grapefruit and floral notes along with some hops.

T - Very hoppy & bitter from start to finish. Slightly sweet with a lot of orange peel.

M - Medium bodied & very carbonated.

O - A solid imperial IPA with great aromas & a good taste. Nothing to really wow me though.

Serving type: bottle

09-02-2012 19:37:24 | More by cvm4
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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

09-01-2012 01:33:52 | More by William123
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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

08-31-2012 14:30:00 | More by hopluva1
Green Flash Imperial India Pale Ale from Green Flash Brewing Co.
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