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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Green Flash Imperial India Pale AleGreen Flash Imperial India Pale Ale

Brewed by:
Green Flash Brewing Co.
California, United States

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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!

Added by Terp96 on 12-02-2006

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Golden Honey. Slightly Orange. It's a little opaque. It has a weak head with minimal retention.

Smell: A huge dose of bread pale malts. There is a huge blast of very citric hops.

Taste: Wow. This taste great. It has a good blend of cocoa malts. Very bitter piney hops. Slight tropical fruit sweetness. Apricot. Pineapple. Very bitter finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a chalky finish.

Drinkability: Good but not quite as enjoyable as the Pliny the Elder which she had before.

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22oz bottle poured into a tulip glass.

Pours a clear golden color with a finger of fluffy, off-white foam for a head. The head has pretty good retention and sticks around for a while. It leaves a nice foam lacing on the glass.

Huge hop aroma from the nose. Citrus and tropical fruits and an enormous amount of pine. A small amount of floral hops are present as is a bit of a caramel malt sweetness.

The taste has everything that is in the nose plus some. Huge citrus and tropical fruit flavors - grapefruit, pineapple, some lemon zest - and a huge pine presence. The malt is more of the toasty variety here, not much, but it's there. The difference between the nose and taste, and the dominating characteristic to the taste is a huge skunky hop taste that takes over towards the middle of each sip and leads to a hugely bitter finish that sticks to the tongue.

Medium body with medium carbonation. Surprisingly, the finish is pretty dry despite the sticky hop presence at the finish. Usually a beer with this amount of hops and an ABV this high is slick and oily with a fuller mouthfeel but that's not the case here.

Overall, this is a good take on a West Coast DIPA. Huge hop presence, minor malt character to balance it, huge bitterness, sticky, lingering finish. Definitely a one and done but an enjoyable beer.

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Green Flash Imperial India Pale Ale from Green Flash Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.09 out of 5 with 2,639 ratings
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