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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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2,484 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,484
Reviews: 980
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 10.51%
Wants: 131
Gots: 225 | 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:
Beer added by: Terp96 on 12-02-2006

No notes at this time.
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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

pours with a very thick head- its a golden, buttery color. the smell is very hoppy, pine citrus. the taste is more bitter, and bold than citrus. this is a good solid ipa. i would like a little more citrus- but i am really reaching out on a limb here to find anything wrong with this beer. this is the third beer from green flash that i have had and theyve all been pretty good... this just makes want to try other beers from them.

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look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Tried the beer several times on both tap and from the bottle.
Reviewing from the tap:

Golden color with a great head. Some of the best lacing I've seen as far as IPAs go.
When I think of a D-IPA, this is exactly how I picture it.
Walling will stay at the top of a pint glass long after finishing the beverage.

Aroma is almost entirely citrus and pine, very strong tangerine and grapefruit notes.
Pretty typical scent overall, but still very exceptional.

Taste is sour, bitter, hoppy, and very pungent. Sharp and musky.
The taste is borderline overbearing in terms of bitterness.
Very strong dank aftertaste, sort of a "stinky" flavor.
The flavor changes dramatically as it warms up, bringing out more than just the intense hops.
Observing the taste more closely, the hops are complimented with a bit of pine and malt.
Goes great with food as well, as the strong, bitter taste lingers well.

For such a bitter IPA, the mouthfeel is surprisingly light.
Very refreshing, smooth and crispy. Carbonated very well.

One of the best D-IPAs I've had in terms of flavor.
Great on tap or from the bottle.

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Green Flash Imperial India Pale Ale from Green Flash Brewing Co.
91 out of 100 based on 2,484 ratings.