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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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

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2.67/5  rDev -34.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Poured from a 22ounce bottle to a tulip glass.

A- pours a clear golden amber with a 2 finger head that sticks and settles to the side of the glass.

S- stinks of schwag weed, green peppers? Onion and garlic. A must of wet cardboard and pungent lemon pepper.

T- bready caramel, toasted bread, roasted garlic, huge pepper right In the middle. Weird flavors all over. Not very enjoyable at all, had to go back and check the bottle to see if it was the ipa. Wtf.

M- medium bodied bready, extremely veggie, soft and dry on the finish.

O- overall, well, this isn't my cup of tea. No bottling date may play into it but it's just weird. Earthy, peppery, vegal, not digging this what so ever. High expectations, very low result.

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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +17%

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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4.75/5  rDev +17%

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

bomber into tulip. cant seem to locate any bottled-on date.

A: a very pretty haze on this very bright orange hued brew. head is creamy and bright white. retention is good as is the lacing.

S: the hop resins are strong on the nose. passion fruit. pomegranate. some caramel undertones makes this oh-so warm and inviting. the last sniff just smelled like a fresh bag of weed. that may have bumped it up half a point...

T: bitter without being overbearing is something i definitely notice during my first few sips. similar to the nose, the caramel, lightly toasted grain is just enough to provide backbone and body w/out being a real main player. there is some kind of metallic flavor in there that i cant seem to shake. scratch that, just shook it. finish lingers with some pine resin.

M: carbonation bubbles are tiny and refreshing. certainly full-bodied. well done for the style.

D: another hoppy west coast winner from green flash. absolutely terrifically fresh american hop pine and fruit flavors. the off-and-on metallic notes are the only deterrent for me. otw, this rocks.

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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Gold and fairly bubbly with a huge, bubbly head (3")--great retention; lacing is good

S: So much hops: grapefruit, bubble gum, watermelon, spruce, weed--the hoppy resin tickles the nostrils

T: Bitter hops give way to a slightly sweet breadiness; lots of hop oils--spruce, pine, some citrus, and some faint grass and weed flavors

F: Decent medium body with decent stickiness but a touch on the thin side

O: A really nice DIPA with little notice of the ABV--well, in the taste at least; nice, hop forward beer

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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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