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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2,438 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,438
Reviews: 974
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 10.76%
Wants: 125
Gots: 200 | FT: 3
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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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Bottle obtained from Liquor Max (Loveland), thanks to Crosling for the recommendation. Pours a two finger light orange-tan head over a crystal clear gorgeous copper liquid. Smells wonderful. Rich sweet pink grapefruit, pine, oranges, lemon zest. Some fruity esters, but they are buried below the intense hops.

Tastes dry and much more mild hop flavor than I was expecting. Sharp grapefruit and flat dry hop oils. Some grassy and malt sweet with a mouthfeel much less than I would expect from a DIPA. Fruity is buried way beneath and has no distinct character. Overall very dry bitter beer which appears worse, because of the rough alcohol finish. Mild ethanol flavor in the finish that is drying and rubbing alcohol in the aftertaste. The flavors of this beer are disjointed. Compared to the enticing smell, the flavor is quite a let-down.

Md to md-light body and heavy carbonation. not very drinkable, but it got me a good lit on.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: Thick amber orange pour with a half inch thick head. Nice and frothy head.

S: Nice fresh hop smell with malts in there as well. Hops have a citrus aroma to them. There is an odd smell to this though that I just cannot place.

T: Initial taste was not to my liking and almost metallic. Hop flavor is decent.

M: Nothing special. Finish is dry and bitter.

O: Not my favorite. There is something in this one I just don't like. Maybe it's just my bottle as there are several very favorable reviews. Just didn't do it for me.

Green Flash Imperial India Pale Ale from Green Flash Brewing Co.
91 out of 100 based on 2,438 ratings.