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!

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4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 650 ml bottle into a nonic.

A: Light amber hue. Pervasive and continual rising effervescence. Pours a 2 finger, frothy, white head. Settles very slowly. Leaves a very persistent foamy blanket. Spotty, dry, persistent lacing.

S: Pine resin, pine straw, pecans.

T: Hoppy pine with a little sweet agave nectar and grapefruit pith.

M: Full and hearty, however high alcohol is not so apparent. Bitter and flavorful aftertaste lingers on the palate.

D: Sipper... based on character.

Atmosphere is really excellent. Frothy head, persistent blanket, and persistent lacing. Nose is piny with a nutty tone. Hoppy, with touches of sweetness and citrus. Overall, this is a great quaff.

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Photo of Tsekouratos
3.89/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

650ml bottle at The Local Pub.

Apperance: Coppery golden colour, hazy, with a nice tan head. Very clear body!

Smell: Aroma was toffee, caramel and bread from the malts used probably. The hops were deffinitely there but no so intense as hopped. hints of pine and maybe pineapple.

Taste: The taste was a little bitter with tropical fruits (maybe peach?) while the aftertaste was pure caramel, again from the big malts used. I was hopping a not so balanced beer, but one on the hoppy side.

Apperance; The body was medium to full with average to high carbonartion.

Overall: not the best DIPA I ever had, but a nice one nontheless. i was hoping for more hops, but as it seems I tend to like Green Flash's Porter-Stous rather that their IPAs.

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Green Flash Imperial India Pale Ale from Green Flash Brewing Co.
4.06 out of 5 based on 2,636 ratings.
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