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RATINGS: 1465   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.86   IBU: 101   EST. CALORIES: 282   ABV: 9.4%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
"San Diego-style IPA, as it has come to be known by many, is a super-hoppy, high gravity, yet highly quaffable ale. Green Flash Imperial IPA is created in this new tradition, with intense hop flavors and aromas from a unique blend of Summit and Nugget hops. It’s all about the hops!" -- Brewmaster Chuck Silva
101 IBU


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4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
bmeup (576) - Ormeau, - JUL 27, 2012
Archive. Amber orange with a large white head. Aromas of caramel, pine and citrus. Sweet then lots of bitterness and boozy as well. Sensational beer.


4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tselloufc88 (247) - Coventry, West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 28, 2015
Bottle from Beer Gonzo, Coventry. Strong aromas of pine, sweet peach, tropical fruit, pineapple, some malty caramel, touch of onion. Taste is strong pine, up front herbal resin, some tropical fruit. Really dry and spicy finish. Complex.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Desverger (4349) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 19, 2015
Bottle purchased at GBBF2015, London - pours golden to amber with a white head. Aroma and taste comprises sweet tropical fruits, prominent grapefruit, tangerine, citrus peel, with a good malty backbone, caramel, resinous hoppy, pine needles, bitter finish. Lovely.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MarcoDL (2969) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 2, 2015
Bottle. Golden color. Aroma is strong, with citrus, booze, pine and peach. Taste is a real hop bomb, with lots of citrus, pine, caramel, booze and a nice hop punch. Great beer.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SNL (436) - - JUL 29, 2015
Bottle. Nice hoppy Nose, with a fruity note. Taste is nice and fresh, hoppy, with a clear citrus note. Long medium bitter finish. Medium body. Soft carbonation.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
rouhlas (1343) - GREECE - JUL 22, 2015
650ml bottle. Unclear golden orange color with off white head. Heavy hoppy and malty aroma, pine, grapefruit, caramel. Sweet and bitter taste like the aroma. Medium oily body with soft carbonation

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
yourilevesque (488) - Quebec, CANADA - JUL 21, 2015
Bière très orangée et affichant une mousse importante, épaisse, riche et des plus prometteuses! Au nez, je ressens du conifère et de l’alcool en abondance. Le liquide est froid et ne dégage absolument rien de chaleureux. En bouche le liquide est lourdement alcoolisé et présente des notes terreuses qui coupent rapidement dans une finale sans goût et ne laissant en bouche qu’une interminable amertume sans intérêt ni véritable saveur.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
55x11 (37) - - JUL 17, 2015
Bomber to glass. Clear golden-orange with nice head and lacing. Fruity citrus pine aroma not very strong. Hop forward with some bitterness in aftertaste. Great double IPA. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
youdictategood (435) - Florida, USA - JUL 17, 2015
Bottle. No detailed notes, entering from earlier tasting. Solid DIPA with a strong bitter finish.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
VinegarStroke (345) - Napa, California, USA - JUL 13, 2015
Bottle: Clear, golden, medium head and good lace. The nose is a little reductive or dank. Maybe too much pine for me. Very rich palate. Dry to off fry. Not sour and very bitter. Dense and long. Loads of hops and malt. Lacks polish and style.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Douberd (3298) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - JUL 13, 2015
(Green Flash Imperial IPA) Bottle 650 ml at home, served into a big tulip, ABV 9% Deep golden orange colour on the body, tall and thick white head with great retention. Aroma of tropical fruits, caramel, pine. Taste is nicely bitter albeit nothing extreme, with fruity hints, pine, caramel. Medium body with good carbonation. Standard DIPA but highly drinkable.


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