Green Flash Imperial India Pale Ale
Green Flash Brewing Co.

Green Flash Imperial India Pale AleGreen Flash Imperial India Pale Ale
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From:
Green Flash Brewing Co.
 
California, United States
Style:
IPA - Imperial
ABV:
9%
Score:
91
Avg:
4.09 | pDev: 10.51%
Ratings:
2,642
Status:
Active
Rated:
Jan 12, 2020
Added:
Dec 02, 2006
Wants:
  149
Gots:
  345
SCORE
91
Outstanding
Green Flash Imperial India Pale AleGreen Flash Imperial India Pale Ale
Notes: he mountains of Summit and Nugget hops in this high gravity Imperial will thrill even the most experienced beer explorer. Savory evergreen and pineapple aromas mingle with flavors of bitter, resinous pine and grapefruit pith. A colossal rush of hoppy adventure!
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4.16 by qcghost from North Carolina on Jan 12, 2020
 
4.09 by Oh_Dark_Star from Washington on May 06, 2019
 
4.08 by KMcGrath from Massachusetts on Dec 03, 2018
 
4.85 by pvibeer from Colorado on Jan 28, 2018
 
4.39 by LarrysDeerGut from Illinois on Jan 21, 2018
 
3.88 by Driftpunx from California on Dec 01, 2017
 
4.09 by MjBrewhouse from Idaho on Oct 19, 2017
 
4.15 by Bammer21 from Illinois on Aug 11, 2017
 
4.23 by Erikshegda1994 from Pennsylvania on Aug 03, 2017
 
4.15 by JoeLacy from Ohio on Jun 27, 2017
 
4.19 by TheRougeBastard from North Carolina on May 29, 2017
 
4.09 by Skrat45 from Maryland on May 06, 2017
 
3.79 by DOCRW from Washington on May 02, 2017
 
4.18 by JustinAbs from Virginia on Apr 22, 2017
 
3.96 by MrDis from Indiana on Apr 21, 2017
 
3.77 by SinjaminBentek from Nebraska on Mar 15, 2017
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3.95/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by hman43 from North Carolina

Look: It pours golden with a moderate slightly off white head. It does leave a quite a bit of lacing behind.

Smell: The initial aroma is stone fruit with a caramel background to it. The stone fruit is most favorable towards peach. Present are also citrus and a bit of floral.

Taste: The flavor has a strong hop bitterness highlighted by peach and floral elements. There is also a caramel backbone to it as well.

Feel: It has a moderate feel to it with moderately high hop bitterness that lingers well into the finish.

Overall, this is a quality imperial IPA that is not over done with the bitterness, but does provide a good bitter bite to it.

Mar 05, 2017
 
4 by Jodio from Texas on Feb 06, 2017
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4.15/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25
by Ahypercube from California

Half a bomber into a goblet:

L: A faintly brown burnt orange body that is almost transparent, but just a little cloudy. Very light orange-colored cream head with a frothy consistency that leaves minimal lacing despite feeling like a very dense liquid. Definitely not super carbonated.

S: Strong odor of (fairly oxidized) pineapple with orange and pear feeding into caramel and malty toasted bread. Nice.

T: That pineapple is dominant and comes in waves. Some sort of funky bread flavor also mingles with it throughout. Besides pineapple I get hints of mango, peach, cranberry, and a bit of pine, finishing in something like banana bread (funky and malty) with a strongly peppery undertone. I'm actually liking this less as I drink more of it. It's a particular sort of bitterness (like cranberries) that I don't like. Keeps building.

F: Excellent consistency. The redeeming factor that keeps this beer drinkable. A little syrupy if anything.

O: Not bad, but no reason to choose it over West Coast IPA. Too malt-heavy in my opinion.

Feb 01, 2017
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4.34/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
by Ghrymm from Canada (BC)

Poured from a 1 pint 6oz bottle. Best by Dec.22/16
A wonderful IPA at 101 IBU
On the dank side of the hoppy IPA.s Citrus hit with great hop bitterness perfect balance.
I love it.

Jan 04, 2017
 
4.5 by jtnord from Colorado on Jan 02, 2017
 
4.49 by Idrankthat from Canada (SK) on Dec 31, 2016
 
4.08 by Quesophresco from Oregon on Dec 08, 2016
 
4 by J10Jordan from Ohio on Dec 08, 2016
 
4.39 by Electros from Canada (ON) on Nov 20, 2016
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4.34/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by AnthonyJS from California

This beer boasts of pine flavor, and I'd have to agree with that after tasting it. It has a lighter flavor than their West Coast IPA, but evergreen flavors are present which are surprisingly refreshing. I've grown to love this one, and if you appreciate pine flavors in your beer you should not be disappointed.

Nov 19, 2016
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4.35/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by stevoj from Idaho

Hazy amber with thick fluffy head. Nice pungent hoppy aroma followed by astringent hoppy taste. Mouthfeel is normal, finish is short, but hoppy nature lingers on. Very well done imperial IPA.

Nov 18, 2016
 
3.96 by Gkruszewski from New York on Nov 09, 2016
 
4.05 by Zazzi82 from Tennessee on Nov 03, 2016
 
4.28 by rdoggg from Pennsylvania on Oct 27, 2016
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3.8/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by the_awesometeer from California

The beer is a hazy golden orange color with a thick mousse like head that lasted a long time. Almost no hop aroma at all instead I get a lot of malts and a slight alcohol aroma. It smells very sweet. A nice background of fruit aromas, citrus and maybe some tropical as well. The taste is similar a nice malt sweetness to start then a nice herbal hops flavor kicks in and all of this is backed with a mixture of citrus and tropical fruit flavors. Mouth coating not the typical dryness I get from this style, there is some but not tons. Little carbonation.

Oct 16, 2016
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3.59/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
by ReviewingUnderInfluence from Canada (AB)

Very dank garlic-esque hops, big sweet malts and some pine resin, grapefruit bitterness. A lot more malty and dank than I typically like in my Imperial IPAs, but very well balanced .

Aug 12, 2016
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4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Mongrel from Maryland

Pretty standard stiff pine and citrus up front, and then some candied orange and pink/guava/jam flavors move in (Galaxy?). Im surprised to say there's a touch of cranberry too. Ample malt backbone, but still finishes dry with plenty of west coast bitterness. Also some booze on the finish, unfortunately.

Solid DIPA that falls a little short of remarkable. Certainly worth a try though.

Jul 27, 2016
 
3.48 by mltobin from Connecticut on Jul 23, 2016
 
4.17 by Studfarm69 from California on Jul 07, 2016
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4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by LampertLand from Canada (BC)

Green Flash Brewing 'Imperial IPA' @ 9.0% , served on tap GCBF'13 & a 650 ml bottle purchased for $10
A-pour is gold from the bottle to a hazey gold in the glass with a medium size off-white head leaving a spotty lace along the pint
S-malty , also kinda boozey
T-somewhat smooth start , dry finish
MF-mild carbonation , big full body , a dryness lingers on the palate
Ov-good DIPA , on tap or bottle
prost LampertLand

Jul 01, 2016
 
3.64 by CBrodbeck from Florida on Jun 28, 2016
 
4.06 by lochef81 from Michigan on Jun 28, 2016
 
4.16 by Muss42 from Michigan on Jun 25, 2016
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4.1/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by colts9016 from Idaho

Had this beer on tap. A nice one finger creamy and foamy white head with good retention. The color of the beer is amber with some copper hues. The clarity of the beer is clear with some carbonation bubble.

A very strong grapefruit, citrus, floral, resin, toasted malt, bread, caramel, and yeast aroma.

A big grapefruit, perfume, floral, caramel, toasted bread, and yeast round out the flavors.

The mouthfeel is creamy, carbonated, and finishes clean.

A big big DIPA, great flavors. A good malt backbone, the hops profile good. It is not overly aggressive with hops, it kinda eases your palate into this beer, I would drink again.

Jun 23, 2016
Green Flash Imperial India Pale Ale from Green Flash Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 91 out of 100 with 2642 ratings