Dismiss Notice
Subscribe to BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99! (Limited time offer, US delivery only)

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

Your Rating: None

Want it   Got it 
Green Flash Imperial India Pale AleGreen Flash Imperial India Pale Ale
2,638 Ratings
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

Bros Score:
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters | Alström Bros
Ratings: 2,638 |  Reviews: 1,003
Photo of ScubaSteve00
3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

Photo of MFauver35
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of RMoeNay
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of Pugs78
4/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of ssjkyle
4.75/5  rDev +16.1%

Photo of MathNut
4/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of QualityOverQty
4.82/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance - thick golden yellow

Smell - Amazing, smelled like piny nuggets. It's the craziest thing.

Taste - It is perfectly balanced in hops, the bitterness is right on point. Great aftertaste as well.

Mouthfeel - pretty smooth, not too much bite, but some.

Overall - My favorite IIPA. I prefer it over Double Trouble - which is a great beer. Green Flash has great beers

 376 characters

Photo of tuka
3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

Photo of mcss
3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

Photo of Jason_Quad
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of brokentee
4.5/5  rDev +10%

Photo of Troville1990
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of ortango
4.97/5  rDev +21.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

My favorite. Signed up just to add a rating to this awesome ipa.

A: not copper. its golden yellow, almost amber.

S: a bit floral, with a nuggety aroma. F'n great.

T: amazing. totally a stoner's beer, really! tastes like nuggets, just like it smells. Being a 9.5%, it's so covert, you don't even notice alcohol.

M: Thick head then a smooth beer. Not thick, but definitely not watery.

Overall: Top notch stuff. Pop the bottle and chase that smell. I've been hooked on this stuff for along time now (years).... the only substitutes i like are maybe Ithaca flower power, troegs nugget nectar, or a good hoppy barleywine ---- all else has been a let down. Even if it's not your favorite i would challenge you to find a 9.5 abv as discreet as this stuff.

 753 characters

Photo of fatbatcat
4.5/5  rDev +10%

Photo of FuselGuy
4.75/5  rDev +16.1%

Photo of Sazz9
2.5/5  rDev -38.9%

Photo of kwa357
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of Heff19
4/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of Edruil
3.98/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

22oz bottle, poured into Stone Ruination 10th anniv. pint glass

Appearance: Opaque, light-copper color. Lovely finger and a half head with good retention and some of the best lacing I've seen from an IPA. Really nice

Smell: Big pine and spice, some caramel malt showing through but the pine, spice, and herbal notes absolutely dominate

Taste: Follows the nose. Pine, spice, and some citrus hops dominate, malt sweetness of caramel and bread lingers in the background but do not really punch through. The finish is long, bitter, and spicy. Hops dominate the game in this brew

Mouthfeel: Medium to full bodied, thick, syrupy. Nice but nothing special

Overall: Certainly a different take on the West Coast IPA / Imperial IPA. Rather than big citrus/grapefruit hops, the hop presence comes through in the form of pine and spice. Would like the malt character to show through more.

 881 characters

Photo of oldvines
4.5/5  rDev +10%

Photo of cwd
4/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of RES
4/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of JamFuel
4.5/5  rDev +10%

Photo of pavpav12
4/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of Nutwood
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

Green Flash Imperial India Pale Ale from Green Flash Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.09 out of 5 with 2,638 ratings
  • About Us

    Founded in Boston in 1996, BeerAdvocate (BA) is your go-to resource for beer powered by an independent community of enthusiasts and professionals dedicated to supporting and promoting better beer.

    Learn More
  • Our Community

    Comprised of consumers and industry professionals, many of whom started as members of this site, our community is one of the oldest, largest, and most respected beer communities online.
  • Our Events

    Since 2003 we've hosted over 60 world-class beer festivals to bring awareness to independent brewers and educate attendees.
  • Our Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.