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RATINGS: 1435   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.86   IBU: 101   EST. CALORIES: 282   ABV: 9.4%
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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. It’s all about the hops!" -- Brewmaster Chuck Silva
101 IBU


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nhorween (645) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 2, 2007
UPDATED: APR 18, 2008 Bottle. Nice orange-yellow pour with a dense head. Good full hop aroma and malt profile. Alcohol is detectable, but matches well with the resiny notes. Full flavored with a long, lingering bitter finish. Very well done. Rerate - had on cask at Blind Tiger. Soapy and really floral. Really an excellent beer on cask.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
UPDATED: APR 8, 2008 Date: 11/30/2006
Mode: Draft
Source: Liars Club

Appearance: clear dark yellow, wispy white head, drippy lace,
Aroma: big citrus aroma,
Flavor: lots of citrus flavor, tongue scraping bitterness,
-------- /> Date: 04/05/2008
Mode: bottle
Source: tasting
Score: 3.4 to 3.7

Aroma: sweet crystal malt comes through the aroma to balance the citrus hops,
Body: creamy body,
Flavor: more of the sweet crystal flavor comes through to balance the billerness allowing the hop flavor more control,

Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 15/20
Rating: 3.7/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: **4

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Stine (1628) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - AUG 31, 2007
Quite an attractive pour of a brilliant, cloudy golden orange. A thick and fantastically milky crown. Aroma first suggests a salted caramel ice cream. Mildly sappy with a lot of urinal pungency and sweet clementine on the other side. A quick wink of mango. Toffee smacks first on the tongue, thick and sweet. A foul density of catty piss hops envelops this quickly, with a rotted, earthy bearing. Vanilla custard sweetness in turn dominates this with a little warmth, developing a lovely little burnt edge. Syrupy, plastic astringency and some obscure vinegar. Finishes with old orange juice, smacking on a dry punch of gin and lime. Full palate. Heavy alcohol. Not intolerable, but difficult to drink, with few redeeming qualities.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerguy101 (5294) - Newark, California, USA - AUG 29, 2007
This Imperial IPA pours a slightly deep orange gold color from a 22oz bottle. Medium to large sized white foamy head, with good retention and nice lacing. Aroma is piney and grapefruity. A medium bodied Imperial IPA. Malts are fruity and sweet. The hops are citrusy, grapefruity and a touch floral. The hops are really upfront and somewhat chewy and juicy. Nice balance between the malts and hops, with the hops being way forward. Lots of hop flavors without a lot of bitterness, well there is a lot of lingering bitterness but its all at the finish. Lively carbonation. Nice example of the San Diego IPA. Mouthfeel is full. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly bitter.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 18/20
jmikolich (1477) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - AUG 25, 2007
22oz, consumed on a hot sticky summer night, which is quite like the beer, this beer slams a ton of hops, however also yields a rather sticky resiny mouthfeel which lingers for quite some time, but the best cure, just drink it fast :D Good West Coast IIPA.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
happy4hops (376) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - AUG 23, 2007
What more is there to say. Pretty much the best of the best. Well priced as well.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
masonjer (609) - Holt, Michigan, USA - AUG 20, 2007
Poured a golden color into a pint. My buddy brought this back from California so I was happy to share with him. Smell is everything you expect in an DIPA, nice pine and floral hops, enticing citrus and tropical fruit. flavor didn’t dissapoint, tropical fruits came through, balanced with a sharp hops, citrus, all balanced by a distant malt backbone.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ogglethorp (917) - Ohio, USA - AUG 18, 2007
Bottle. Pours a hazy copper color with a decent sized off white head. Aroma is huge floral hops, grapefruit, mango, peach. Flavor is huge floral hops mango, peach, pine, cedar, caramel malt. Palate is medium bodied, medium carbonation, finishes with a huge blast of prickly hop bitterness. Fantastic.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Zinister (1423) - Houston, Texas, USA - AUG 18, 2007
Brought a bottle to Fralo’s in Leon Springs. Cloudy orange color with creamy head. Nose of grapefruit, lemons, pine and malts. Taste of creamy caramel malts mixed with the typical glorious flavors of a well built IPA. Not overly bitter on the finish. Very nice.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
asedzie (617) - San Francisco, California, USA - AUG 16, 2007
Bottle. Pours hazy golden amber with creamy off-white head. Awesome retention. Aroma is pine needles, resiny, juniper berries, as well as definite fruitiness, some passion fruit, a toffee-like malt buried beneath , but more and more noticeable as it warms. Flavor is surprisingly balanced and light. Toasted toffee malt taste upfront, lots of floral and sharply bitter fruitiness and citrus – lemon, apricot, lime – throughout. Finish is slightly soapy citrus. Surprisingly, alcohol is not at all noticable. Strong bitterness lingers for a long while.


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