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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

2,272 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 2,272
Reviews: 968
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 11%
Wants: 110
Gots: 153 | 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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Treb0R

Oregon

4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

12-13-2012 15:17:41 | More by Treb0R
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justinm4bama

Alabama

4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

12-11-2012 01:52:29 | More by justinm4bama
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pathead

Wisconsin

3/5  rDev -26.7%

12-10-2012 22:07:06 | More by pathead
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aflyershckyfan

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

12-09-2012 01:06:12 | More by aflyershckyfan
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williamjbauer

West Virginia

4/5  rDev -2.2%

12-08-2012 00:21:29 | More by williamjbauer
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2dogbrew

Virginia

4/5  rDev -2.2%

12-07-2012 22:29:31 | More by 2dogbrew
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psuscott1

Virginia

3/5  rDev -26.7%

12-04-2012 02:46:34 | More by psuscott1
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tylerprince

Colorado

3.28/5  rDev -19.8%

Tried this from a fresh bomber. A tad disappointed.

A: A beautiful hazy copper-orange with two-finger off-white head and ample lacing. Nice bubble show. Unfortunately, this is the best part of the beer...

S: Panoply of hops. Mint, citrus, and pine, with the citrus being a tad subdued. Unfortunately evokes memories of the trub left at the bottom of a carboy after siphoning off a homebrew.

T: Sour citrus up front gives way to pine, ending with an unpleasant bitterness. No hints of hops, and no attempts made to hide the 9.4% ABV.

M: Thick without being syrupy. Resinous. What I look for in an IIPA.

O: A very disappointing beer from Green Flash. I'm a huge fan of their imperial stout, but this IIPA is a hoppy mess that misses the point entirely.

12-03-2012 00:48:57 | More by tylerprince
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e30todamax

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +10%

11-29-2012 20:25:06 | More by e30todamax
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rolive

Georgia

4/5  rDev -2.2%

11-27-2012 20:29:19 | More by rolive
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jpvenezia

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +10%

11-27-2012 18:45:56 | More by jpvenezia
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LiquorsInc

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -2.2%

11-26-2012 15:11:37 | More by LiquorsInc
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akttr

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

11-26-2012 01:05:57 | More by akttr
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Vec2267

Florida

3.83/5  rDev -6.4%

A - hazy, orange, generous white head, nice lacing

S - intense, grapefruit, mint, pine, all hops

T - bracing hops, the taste follows the nose, bitter grapefruit, mint, pine, hot

M - incredibly rich without being syrupy

O - hops, hops, and more hops - bit of a one trick pony

11-25-2012 05:01:48 | More by Vec2267
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SDG1070

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

11-24-2012 16:04:07 | More by SDG1070
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BMMillsy

Florida

4.15/5  rDev +1.5%

Pours light copper with big head. Heavy lacing. Aroma of strong grapefruit, huge juicy bitterness in the nose. very nice. Very floral and aromatic. Heavy hop bite that lingers. Taste is pinier than the smell, and dryer that expected, but still a beautiful combo of the fruit and massive dry pine bit. Big flavor that completely masks the alcohol rather well. Medium mouthfeel and pretty slick on the palate. Nice double.

11-23-2012 17:58:22 | More by BMMillsy
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Chris_Cali_2o9


4.75/5  rDev +16.1%

11-20-2012 06:19:54 | More by Chris_Cali_2o9
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mcdsports

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +10%

11-18-2012 01:40:24 | More by mcdsports
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Dbrulet

Iowa

3.4/5  rDev -16.9%

Poured bottle into snifter glass.

A - 3.5 - Dark golden yellow with slight haze. Two finger foamy head with Quite a bit of lacing left on the glass.

S - 3.0 - Mix of pine, floral and citrus aroma. Not as hoppy as I would have expected.

T - 3.5 - Grapefruit and citrus flavor. Decent hops but a little bitter compared to the great dIPAs. Well balanced considering the 9.4% abv.

M - 3.5 - Medium body. Medium carbonation.

O - 3.5 - This beer is a slight dissappointment to me from what I was expecting. I wanted it to be great but the aroma and flavor fell short based on the comparisons it received to the other beers I love. Good beer. Just not great.

11-17-2012 04:53:05 | More by Dbrulet
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gshak

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

11-15-2012 18:51:24 | More by gshak
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StonedTrippin

Colorado

3.95/5  rDev -3.4%

this is a high alpha bomb. it pours a funny orange honey color, with a lacey snowy white head on top that leaves some menacing lacing as it drinks. the nose is really fruity hops, almost tropical, with a sweeter malt profile and a lot of booze. it tastes like hop oil, like concentrate or something. very very intense hop flavor, a lot of fruit comes through from the nose too, pineapple and orange at the very least. big bold hops is all i can really taste after a few sips. mouthfeel is okay, feels heavy, even for an imperial. good carbonation though, and pretty drinkable for a beer of this size. its like all green flash beers really, a total hop overload, at the expense of complexity or other character, but it somehow all comes together. i liked this a lot, and at only 5 bucks a bomber, itll find its way into my fridge again.

11-15-2012 17:51:13 | More by StonedTrippin
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WesM63

Ohio

4/5  rDev -2.2%

11-14-2012 13:10:08 | More by WesM63
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Picodegallo87

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

11-14-2012 04:54:34 | More by Picodegallo87
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fishburn


4/5  rDev -2.2%

11-12-2012 22:21:26 | More by fishburn
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ScaryEd

New Hampshire

4.75/5  rDev +16.1%

11-10-2012 14:13:31 | More by ScaryEd
Green Flash Imperial India Pale Ale from Green Flash Brewing Co.
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