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
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:
2,634
Reviews:
1,003
Avg:
4.06
pDev:
10.59%
 
 
Wants:
151
Gots:
338
For Trade:
2
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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

650ml bottle.

Appearance - Pours a cloudy amber colour with two fingers of creamy white head.

Smell - Piney hops, citrus and tropical fruit, sweet caramel malts.

Taste - Nice punch of piney hops and citrus fruit/peel. Good use of caramel-like malts to balance out the bitterness.

Mouthfeel - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.

Overall - A good and balanced Imperial IPA that stays true to the style. Really happy that there is a solid malt backbone to support the bitterness.

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Serving glass: Poured from bottle into Imperial Pint.

Appearance: Barely hazy gold with thick, sticky white head and lacing.

Smell: Sweet and bitter mix of grapefruit, guava, caramel and bread.

Taste: Somewhat sweet with a malt core of bread and caramel, with sticky hop layers of grapefruit, tangerine and guava. Slightly spicy as well on the finish, with light bitterness. Balanced mix of sweet, dry, bitter and tart.

Feel: Full, creamy body with restrained carbonation. Dry finish.

Overall: A flavorful, balanced DIPA that is just a trifle too sickly sweet to be a top echelon example of the style.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

22 oz bottle was poured into a snifter.

Appearance: This beer poured a one finger head that reduced to a thin layer. It is a pale orange color with great clarity and slow moving bubbles coming up through the glass. Super nice lacing on the glass as the beer was drank.

Smell: Strong resiny piney aroma, caramel, bready, floral, citrus, and a little alcohol.

Taste: Resiny pine, tangerine, grapefruit, pineapple, caramel and bready malts, and a little warm alcohol.

Mouthfeel: Smooth, a little boozy, a little chewy, low to medium carbonation, medium bodied, a nice sipper, and extremely drinkable. Scary. Hoppy and balanced.

Overall: For a DIPA, this is solid and extremely balanced. I love it so much that the replay system is not working in Atlanta. Patriots are soaring high in Atlanta and that includes a Mulligan too.

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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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