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RATINGS: 1396   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.85   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


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
hapjydeuce (924) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 7, 2007
22oz bomber. Clean light gold color in a tulip glass, producing a decent white head and plenty of carbonation. Nice malty aroma loaded with pine needles and citrus scents. Flavor is quite earthy, with syrupy malt at the beginning, fading into lots of grapefruit and hay notes. Good crisp finish, but the flavor fades quite quickly. Tons of bitter hops that compliments the malt nicely. Good!

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Storm (2684) - Amager, DENMARK - JUL 7, 2007
Bottle. Hazy golden colour with a nice white head. Lovely aroma of hops, nut-like and grains. Very wonderful flavour of hops, specialy citrus and melon notes are most present. Very nice and tasty.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kyzr (1147) - Belgrade, Montana, USA - JUN 27, 2007
Thanks to realale420 for this pour. Burnt orange in color with hugh fothy head. Big nose of hops, I mean big. Flavor is all hops up front, then is mellowed by a good balance of malt. Finish is dry and hoppy.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
heykevin (1274) - Decorah, Iowa, USA - JUN 27, 2007
Medium gold. Frothing healthy head. Spruce, candied citrus (citron, almost artificially) some flowery rose petal. Medium bodied, healthy, yet balanced bitterness. Moderately dryish finish (not too syrupy) Soft in th mouth. This hop combo is good, but not spectacular. Solid double IPA.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SoLan (1550) - Florida, USA - JUN 21, 2007
Orange. 3.5cm of frothy, white head. All hops in the nose- skunk, earth, cannabis, resin, pine, citrus. Flavor is the same. Malt adds just a touch of sweetness and some weight to the body. Full on the palate, balanced carbonation. Very bitter with great hop flavor. Soild IIPA.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
IndianaRed (2315) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUN 20, 2007
Bottle Pours a slightly hazy orange/copper color with an off-white head and sticky lacing. Big hoppy aroma. Grapefruity but a bit odd. Something else I cant put my finger on. Vanilla maybe. Flavor is thick and malty, lots of body and plenty of sweet caramel malts and the IBUs to balance. Nice, big IPA but the flavors were a little off for me. Thanks Jordan

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - JUN 20, 2007
Bottle: Copper color, sticky white head, nice lacing. The nose is funky with lots of citronella and grapefruit along with some catty notes and vanilla. The flavor is chewy and sweet with lots of bitter and dry hops, sticky and thick. A machete to cut through these hops. The finish is starchy and sharp. Nice and tasty, but a bit brash.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
redlight (2316) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JUN 19, 2007
Dank and funky aroma, definitely the a cousin in the canabis family. Pours blonde. Flavor is mary jane, pine resin, Very hoppy!!!!! GOOD.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
mgumby10 (1856) - Jupiter, Florida, USA - JUN 19, 2007
Courtesy SoLan. Pours a clear orange with a small white head. Puff, puff, pass. Smells of the chronic. Monster hop aroma with just a touch of grapefruit. The taste is obviously monster hops as well, with a distinct bitterness to it. Alot of pine in the taste as well. This one just beats you and beats you down in the hop category. The finish actually mellows out in the hop departmet amd has some nice citrus fruit to it.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
johnadam2002 (529) - Hainesport, New Jersey, USA - JUN 15, 2007
Pours gold with white bubbly head. Aroma of pine and hops. Big time pine hop flavor throughout. Hides the 9% well.


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