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

Green Flash Imperial India Pale AleGreen Flash Imperial India Pale Ale
BA SCORE
4.09/5
2,637 Ratings
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
Ranking:
#2,114
Reviews:
1,003
Ratings:
2,637
pDev:
10.51%
Bros Score:
4
 
 
Wants:
151
Gots:
339
Trade:
2
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 2,637 |  Reviews: 1,003
Photo of wlynch
3.94/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of NickThePyro
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rodbeermunch
3.6/5  rDev -12%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Hits those darker than average notes for an ipa, brown appearance. Aroma hits some hop notes, I think some of their pales and single ipas have better dry hopping than this one.

Taste just is bigger and a heavier malt bill than what I want. Heavier, woodsier, not light and dry enough, more than I wanted caramel/toffee notes. I still like its bitterness and hoppiness. At least the alcohol isn't huge, covers that up well. Still better than average for style, just wish the malt bill was lower.

Stay away from the bomber format, too high price per oz, at least go 12oz/4 pack on this one.

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Photo of cfcairns
3.9/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of snoofus
4.71/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of AD17
3.94/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Chiefy770
4.09/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

22 Fluid Ounce Bottle
"Best By" date of June 18th, 2016
Reviewed on April 23rd, 2016
Served in an IPA Glass

Eyes
Poured a hazy, deep gold body with a very nice amber glow. A nice sized bright white head, around an inch tall, formed, collapsed, and left a decent amount of sticky lacing.

Nose
Very dank. Mouthwatering citrus. Nice leafy herbal undertones. Cracker. Sweet and bready malt backbone.

Tongue
Sweet citric hops hit the tongue first. Grapefruit, lemon zest, touch of orange. Herbal hops also carried a good deal of weight, especially as the beer warmed up. Lemongrass and pine. Nice backbone of sweet malts with caramel, sweet bread, and a touch of cracker being the primary flavors. Very nice balance of fruit and herbal hops.

Mouthfeel
Medium-bodied. Moderate/Low carbonation. The malts thrived in this sparsely carbonated DIPA. Overall mouthfeel felt richer than other variants of the style.

Overall
Everything works for this DIPA. Big hop flavor without being aggressively bitter. The mouthfeel was a bit dense for my liking but it did not take much away from the experience. A modern classic that every hop-head should try!

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Photo of benloho
4.15/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of robbase9
4.55/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Kercnat21
4.51/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of curtis6290
3.87/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of johlac66
4.23/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ejohnson654
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Mortarforker
4.5/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of JonSchwartz
4.1/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DrStiffington
3.94/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of robear
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bcaputo99
4.04/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of RichH55
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DerwinWentworth
4.5/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of TheHopsman
3.74/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of RickyBfromCT
4.23/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mchegash
4.39/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

L: Bright deep orange with a good amount of light tan head. Slighlty less than average amount of carbonation can be seen rising up the beer.

S: Lots of citrus and extreme amount of tropical fruit flavors going on here. Some pine aromas as well as a bit of resin.

T: Lots and lots of delicious tropical fruit flavors, along with additional citrus, pine and resin aspects.

F: Thick, heavy and syrupy, but in a good way. Very smooth, with a slightly less than average carbonation.

O: This is a great IIPA, highly recommended.

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Photo of Timfromthemainland
3.97/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Omnium
4.14/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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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