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RATINGS: 1491   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.86/5   IBU: 101   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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"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


4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Taverner (1100) - San Ramon, California, USA - DEC 31, 2007
UPDATED: MAY 23, 2008 This is a perfect example of the PERFECT West Coast IIPA. The hops balance, better than any other IIPA, the malt adds sweetness to the hops and the result is a perfectly balanced, high alcohol IPA that can be taken in session if youíre looking to push the envelope...a lot! This stuff pours a nice carmel golden amber, with minimal white head. Lacing present, but not too much. Flavor is a mellow, yet very hopped and graciously malted golden flavor.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bfeldmann (1049) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - DEC 28, 2007
Poured a light orange color with good head and okay lacing. ARoma was pine and citrus and wet dog. Flavor was much the same lots of fruit light ones in the flavor. good beer minus the wet dog.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MaltOMeal (1093) - Land of Sugar, Texas, USA - DEC 26, 2007
22 oz bomber. Pours a cloudy amber with a 1/2 inch off-white head. Strong hoppy aroma of citrus - orange, I think - as well as pine. Flavor was orange and pine. Mouthfeel was medium and creamy with a good bitter aftertaste. Nice IIPA.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
douglas88 (8166) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 23, 2007
Thanks to riversideAK for this beer. 22oz bomber. Pours a light gold with a weak frothy head. The aroma is strong; a fierce hoppy/pine aroma that stands out. The taste is a strong hop presence; full of pine and citrus. There is also a great floral and malt presence. Really well made and enjoyable. 101 IBU but also really easy to drink. 9% no way, the alcohol is not noticable. Great!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GG (2332) - NorCal, California, USA - DEC 20, 2007
NorCal December í07 - Another outstanding Green Flash beers. Iíve always been a big fan of their WC IPA, and think itís one of the best out there. Now this comes along and wow, very nice. The aroma has a nice combo of piney and citrus hops, which combined with the fruity/sweet malts make this a great sniffer. Flavor is a fantastic 1-2 punch of juicy grapefruity hops and a strong caramel malt bill. There were also some nuances of spicy hops and a touch woody, like chewing on tree bark. Overall, a very nice beer. Fairly easy to find too.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Foxbush (1748) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - DEC 19, 2007
THis was great experience. A well balanced IPA. The IPA poured with a very white frothy head and a cloudy golden color. The intense hops flavors lingered with a slight bitterness. This is good example why I like IPAíS. It is hard to drink lagers after having one of these.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
pinkzambia (1803) - Boise, Idaho, USA - DEC 18, 2007
Tap: Cloudy pale gold with a sticky full head. What is interesting about this one is that it is like drinking a cup of cold, herbal hop tea. There was a taste of ripe veggies and other earthy notes. The aroma is sweet hops and a little of the tea thing as well. Creative and enjoyable once you get used to it.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
tyler_mn (1475) - SLP, Minnesota, USA - DEC 18, 2007
220z bottle from FlacoAlto. Very "green" aroma. Fresh cut wet grass, mint, cilantro, bell peppers. Quite unique for a IIPA and very interesting ... a double IPA without any "C" hops. I like it! Nary an oily pine or bright citrus note. Rather, very floral and (as odd as this sounds) fresh outdoors smelling. Pours light, clear copper with a thick, creamy head leaving excellent lacing. Flavor mirrors the nose in the fact that there are loads of fresh and earthy notes. Lots of mint and grass. Hints of spruce. Damn. This is one hell of a unique unique imperial IPA. Silky smooth. Good and not overbearing carbonation. A very unique and compelling IIPA.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JDUB (178) - Venice Beach, California, USA - DEC 14, 2007
pours a slightly hazy, orange body with white fluffy head that so far exemplifies quality head retention and lacing. Smells like a softly sweet fruity cream candy (think those starburst ones with the "fun" swirls). The flavor is consistent. velvety texture going down. This is great. buy it, try it and rectify yoí soul...brother! (sing it, it sounds better, trust me - iím not crazy, or am I....? only time will tell)

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
sinkr (323) - Odenton, Maryland, USA - DEC 14, 2007
Pours thick head on top of a body of slightly opaque amber. Has a wonderful floral and hoppy aroma and a bitter finish that sticks around longer than a lot of beers I taste. Leaves a very pleasant aftertaste on the my palate. A worthy IPA for sure!


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