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RATINGS: 1462   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. Itís all about the hops!" -- Brewmaster Chuck Silva
101 IBU


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
xarcadia (44) - California, USA - OCT 26, 2007
Extremely hoppy aroma. The taste is mild in comparison, but still nice hops. The palate is surprisingly smooth. Goes great with ribeye steak!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
CelticBrew (912) - The Crystal Coast, North Carolina, USA - OCT 21, 2007
22oz bomber, pours a hazy light orange with aroma of hops, a bit of pines, slight caramel. Flavor is smooth, flowers, hops. Surprisingly no hop bite or bitterness. Not a bad IIPA.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dannyboii76 (1) - Carlsbad, California, USA - OCT 18, 2007 does not count
As a total hop-head, I dug this beer,but felt a little ripped off. In my opinion theyíve taken their West Coast I.P.A. and simply ran a different carbonation scheme not unlike Alesmithís I.P.A. which employs thr micro-bubbles carbonation style if you pick up what I;m layiní down. Great beer, but....

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
DukeBrewDevil (732) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - OCT 17, 2007
Bomber. A somewhat cloudy orange color with a big foamy white head. Smells of orange peel and grapefruit. The flavor is an interesting mix between a hoppy IPA and the spice of a Saison. Not the hop-forward IPA I was expecting, but itís flavor is all itís own and really drinkable. Quite floral and citrusy. Itís not a must have, but Iíll be trying this one again if they start coming to NC.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
drfabulous (4801) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - OCT 16, 2007
Outstanding. Floral. Hoppy. Full body. Not overpowering. The style I love. A really good IPA from a brewery that I am now really in love with. Ship to Missouri!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - OCT 14, 2007
Hazy, thick, syrupy looking body. Glowing orange-amber color. Large, fluffy off-white head settles quickly to a thin patchy film with a skinny edge. Minimal spotty lacing dots the glass. The nose has a strange buttered graham cracker profile up front, almost like a pie crust. Scents of strong orange and grapefruit hops add sharpness, while cereal grains add a grainy component to the background. The flavor is again heavily based on buttery malts, with caramel and toffee playing big roles. Sour grapefruit hops rush in on the back end. Moderately astringent finish. Medium-heavy, syrupy body. Sits pretty heavy. This is a somewhat strange brew that let me down a bit.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Hawksfan17 (890) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 12, 2007
Pours a dark cloudy orange. Notes of hops, pine, malt, and bubblegum in the nose. This beer is all about hops in the flavor! I mean wow. You can taste the alcohol which is a negative here.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
IMtheOptimator (1164) - Bethel, Connecticut, USA - OCT 8, 2007
Poured amber with a large semi-creamy/frothy white head. Nice aroma upfront with notes of pine, some grapefruit rind, a touch of grass and alcohol. Flavor is surprisingly sweet with notes of pine and a touch of bitter orange/grapefruit rind, backed up by sweet alcohol. Finish is light and dry. Overall I enjoyed the beer, and it was quite easy drinking. I would have liked more assertiveness in the hop flavor, especially in the citrus department, and I think it might have actually been too easy drinking for the style, but still quite well made and enjoyable.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
barleyPops (1141) - Quad-Cities, Illinois, USA - OCT 7, 2007
thanks to Saarlander for the 22 oz. bomber. shared with illini08. poured an orangey-amber with a great looking head. hop aroma was OK, but not the crisp citrus and pine Iíve come to enjoy from SoCal brewers. flavor had a long lingering bitterness that while OK, just didnít quite seem right.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
biz82 (1328) - austin, Texas, USA - OCT 5, 2007
Dull orange and hazy with a firm off white head. Dank, herbal, slightly cheesy, chlorophyll and orange aroma. Spicy, herbal, chewy hop flavor with a bit of orange. Ok body with noticeable hop resins on the tongue. This is a really unusual hop combination. I donít immediately love it but would like to get to know it better. Bitter finish.


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