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

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2,632 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
Ratings:
2,632
Reviews:
1,003
Avg:
4.06
pDev:
10.59%
 
 
Wants:
148
Gots:
335
For Trade:
2
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 2,632 |  Reviews: 1,003
Photo of k3ve
4.56/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Notninja
4.02/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of aussiebeer
4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of greenspointexas
4.15/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of CNoj012
4.05/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jackb112
3.89/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of lotgod
4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of trevorreg
4.24/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jonwiseman
4.24/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

This is outstanding. It's strong and that's good and bad. Wish I could drink a few of these. Tastes of copper and citrus with a hint of malt. Much like their single ipa only better. Great beer in all respects.

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Photo of fosters9
4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Gajo74
4.18/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a golden color with a decent foam head that retains well and leaves pockets of lace.
Typical IPA aroma consisting of citrus pith, pine resin, spices and herbs. There are also strong hints of caramel malt and some alcohol.
The taste and feel are dynamic. Plump, juicy and sweet at first, which is highlighted by the caramel malts. The mouthfeel is medium to full and chewy during this phase. Then, the hops take over. They dry up the palate and provide a semi intense citrus and pine resin. In the third phase, the fruity and malt sweetness and bitterness from the hops come together providing a nice balance.
Really good DIPA I wish I saw more frequently.

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Photo of marcfromphilly
3.86/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Hop_God
4.12/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MindEyeSight
4.75/5  rDev +17%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of jeremy3311
3.75/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bkkt
4.28/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BEER88
3.74/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of moundbz
4.46/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of pat61
4.5/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

L: The beer pours gold under a 2” white foam cap. I have had this from the bottle brilliant and with a haze. It’s not a chill haze.
S: Fresh mown grass, grapefruit, light fruits.
T: A firm malt backbone supports rich hop flavors and masks potent levels of alcohol. Light bread and fruit precede a big grapefruit rind bitterness mellowed by citrus flavors.
F: Creamy medium body and medium high carbonation.
O: Although everyting is big in this beer, it’s smooth with nothing harsh or out of balanced.

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Photo of Hopportunistic
4.5/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of GatorCoop
4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DabblinWiscCraft
4.12/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked this one at the local grocer the other day. No bottled on date on this bomber. Poured right from the fridge into a pint glass.

L: Pours a nice orange blossom honey/amber color with a half-inch of off-white head that drops to a film but doesn't leave any clearing on the surface. A little hazy with minimal effervescence. Some decent lacing on the glass as it goes down.

S: Apricot in the nose, along with some malt sweetness and a hint of pine/herbal hops. Not a very big bouquet, but it's quite pleasant.

T: Caramel malt at the start, with an onrush of big pine and herbal hops following closely after. The middle has more of that piney, earthy and herbal hop flavor, mingling with some clear alcohol and sweeter malts. The back end is very hoppy and bitter, with that warming alcohol riding it out almost to the end. While really delivering the hops, this beer still manages to stay pretty balanced. I would have cut down some of that clear alcohol flavor, but I suppose that reminds you of the big ABV.

F: Medium-bodied, well-carbonated, and bright on the palate. This one goes down relatively easy for such a high ABV. No lingering syrupy quality, though the bitter of the hops sticks around for quite a while.

O: I really enjoy this DIPA, as I've enjoyed several other offerings from Green Flash. It hits all the right notes--it's very solid for this stye--even if it doesn't completely alter my reality. If you're looking for a very drinkable, sweeter DIPA with a big ABV and plenty of lively hops, this one will suit you nicely.

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Photo of Laugookneetuss
4.52/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of gcatchris
4.69/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Wattie
4.35/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pick this up (new label, no best buy date) in Safeway of all places and with a discount at $7.50 total this is a steal.

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Green Flash Imperial India Pale Ale from Green Flash Brewing Co.
4.06 out of 5 based on 2,632 ratings.
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