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

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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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

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4.12/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bomber poured into a GI tulip

A - A cloudy, hazy golden orange with a nice finger white head comprised of many tiny bubbles. Enough light shines through to give it a glow

S - Nose is a mix of piney and tropical hops. I get hints of pineapple and tangerine that blends with pine. The nose is rather fragrant without being overpowering

T - at first, it's slightly sweet as the pineapple is the dominant flavor. As the beer continues, a slight pine bitterness makes itself known without being overpowering. The pine becomes stronger in the finish leaving a slight bitter aftertaste. This is one really well balanced DIPA that plays the sweeter, more tropical flavors off the more bitter pine flavors to near perfection.

MF - Lighly carbonated with a slight stickiness to it. Has a lighter body that makes it easy to continue to have drink after drink.

O - A great beer by green flash. One of my. Common complaints about DIPAs is that they are too sweet or overly hoppy. This is one that combines those two flavors together to give you a well balanced and flavorful beer.

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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

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4.02/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a clear to very lightly hazy golden yellow to orange in color. The beer has a two finger tall dense light beige head that reduces by about 40% leaving a thick layer covering the entire surface of the beer. Significant amounts of lacing are observed.

S: What a super intense hoppy aroma! Aromas of pine/resin and citrus/orange rind hops dominant the smell. This is so inviting.

T: The flavors start with a light amount of malty sweetness that is quickly overtaken by the intense hop flavors. There are pine/resin flavors as well as orange citrus from the hops, though the orange is more a bitter orange rind. Light notes of spices and quite a bit of lingering bitterness.

M: Medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Crisp and lightly oily.

O: Way too intense to be an easy drinking beer or sessionable, this is much more of a sipping beer for the evening. The flavors and aroma of this beer are really quite enjoyable and definitely a beer that I really enjoyed, would get again.

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4.38/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A – Bright sunny orange colour, with two fingers of fluffy white head and sticky thick lacing.

S – Very hoppy in the nostrils, grapefruit dominates, with some pine backing.

T – Big wet blast of citrusy hops assaults the tongue right off the bat, orange peel grapefruit and apricot with some pine resin. Touch of heat throughout.

M – Smooth and oily. Intensely quaffable and bitter. Medium carbonation.

O – Love it. Great brewery. Loving their policy of refridgeration all the way to Australia. This one is big, bold and just an enamel stripping hop bomb.

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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4.47/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22 oz bomber

A- Transparent golden with big white head and nice lacing.

S- Big earthy citrus hops.

T- Taste follows nose and offers big earthy hops.

M- Not heavy and very smooth for a 9.4 ABV.

O- Very enjoyable and easy drinker. Enjoyed greatly and will seek out again.

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

Green Flash Imperial India Pale Ale from Green Flash Brewing Co.
4.06 out of 5 based on 2,634 ratings.
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