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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
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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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3/5  rDev -26.7%

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

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5/5  rDev +22.2%

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4.85/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

The bottle does not have a date on it but the case had a 11-7 date on it. Pretty fresh. 22oz bottle poured into my HOTD tulip.

Appearance- Clear golden orange with a big off yellowish head. Lots of lacing. 4.5/5

Smell- Big pine aroma with sweet malt backing it up. 4.5/5

Taste- Great pine trees, Batman! Lots of pine and less of a sweet malt background than the smell. 5/5

Mouthfeel- Perfectly even. Right down the middle of thin and thick. 5/5

Overall- I love Green Flashes regular IPA and this is just as great only bigger. 5/5

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

Aroma = musty, grapefruit, slight pine
Appearance = golden, clear nice thick foamy head
Taste = musty, earthy taste. Bitter hop resins. Gum tingling. Balanced with a nice amount of malt
Mouth feel = thick as expected. Good carbonation
Overall = very nice double. Musty hop resinous. Will eat the enamel off your teeth! Good stuff

Update 2/19/2012: Drinking another bottle of this and this one must be a bit fresher. The hops are really fresh and pungent. Outstanding

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

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4.47/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Green Flash Imperial IPA pours a nice golden amber with a bubbly, silky, medium-sized head. Wonderful aroma of citrus and resinous hops. The first sip is excellent--a solid, but not too rich or sweet, malt backbone over which flows a delicious wave of citrus notes and delightful tongue-bruising bitterness. Alcohol is very well-hidden, and a smooth, creamy, mouthfeel with nicely balanced carbonation contributes to an extremely drinkable, yet very big, beer.

First American-brewed double IPA I've had in long while after several months in Japan, and man does it taste good. Perhaps the freshest Green Flash I've had. Buying Green Flash in the Midwest was a crap shoot, since the lack of bottle dating sometimes resulted in the purchase of beer with spectacularly faded hops. My impression is that shipments to Tokyo are probably smaller and sell more quickly, perhaps ensuring better freshness. Cheers to the folks at Nagano Trading for importing this and an ever-increasing variety of US craft beers to Japan.

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

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4.6/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

I had out of a bottle that I got at The Burger Shoppe in the NYC Financial District.
A. It has a gold color that makes it opaque. There are some bubbles that creates something of a limited head but that leaves a descent amount of lacing.
S. There's a soapy-ness to it and clearly some hops aroma.
T. It's very fruity and not as much floral, for an IPA. There's a strong hint of strawberry. The aftertaste is more of a sweet caramel hit. The hoppy spicyness is mixed throughtout.
M. Thick, in a good way.
O. Fantastic offering. More of a sweet, fruity IPA than the floral IPA's I traditionally prefer, but a fantastic offering.

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

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5/5  rDev +22.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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5/5  rDev +22.2%

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

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3.47/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A- Tarnished copper with half a finger of head that looks like soap bubbles.

S- Very floral- lavender, caramel. Not a lot of volatile aromas that I can really get a hold on.

T- Prett harsh- not what I expected. A lot of flowery tastes, just like the smell. Some grapefruit pith. Malts taste like whole wheat soft bread crusts. Sweet orange and tangerine candy.

M- Silky and smooth. Light carbonation but I'm enjoying it. Sort of coats the mouth. But still pretty harshly bitter after that coating.

O- I wish it was a little more powerful, especially in the aroma, and a little smoother in the taste. It's rough around the edges.

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5/5  rDev +22.2%

Green Flash Imperial India Pale Ale from Green Flash Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.09 out of 5 with 2,637 ratings
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