Green Flash Imperial India Pale Ale | Green Flash Brewing Co.

Green Flash Imperial India Pale AleGreen Flash Imperial India Pale Ale
BA SCORE
88.4%
Liked This Beer
4.09 w/ 2,636 ratings
Green Flash Imperial India Pale AleGreen Flash Imperial India Pale Ale
BEER INFO

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

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

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#2,087
Reviews:
1,003
Ratings:
2,636
Liked:
2,329
Avg:
4.09/5
pDev:
10.51%
Alströms:
4
 
 
Wants:
150
Gots:
339
Trade:
2
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4.15/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Erikshegda1994
4.23/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JoeLacy
4.15/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TheRougeBastard
4.19/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Skrat45
4.09/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DOCRW
3.79/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of JustinAbs
4.18/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MrDis
3.96/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of SinjaminBentek
3.77/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of hman43
3.95/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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.

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4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Ahypercube
4.15/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

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.

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Photo of Ghrymm
4.34/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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.

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4.5/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Idrankthat
4.49/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Quesophresco
4.08/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of J10Jordan
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Electros
4.39/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of AnthonyJS
4.34/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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.

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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

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.

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3.96/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Zazzi82
4.05/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rdoggg
4.28/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of the_awesometeer
3.8/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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.

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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

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 .

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Green Flash Imperial India Pale Ale from Green Flash Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 88.4% out of 100 with 2,636 ratings
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