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RATINGS: 1366   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. Itís all about the hops!" -- Brewmaster Chuck Silva
101 IBU


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
guzzler67 (1484) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - MAY 18, 2007
Clear amber appearance with a large, off white head and good lacing. Resinous hop aroma with a herbal edge. Flavor is full of citrusy hops but there is enough of a malt backbone to add balance. Hops dominate the aftertaste, though, and linger through the bitter, long lasting finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JB175 (1665) - Bucks County, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 17, 2007
UPDATED: MAY 21, 2007 Golden-amber color with medium white head. Aroma is a mega-hop blast with lots of pine, heavy flowers, and lime. Taste has a heavy and sweet pine, honey, and lemon flavor - sweet and bitter, but not quite on par with the top dogs from the area. Most disappointing part about this is that their regular IPA is much smoother and of higher quality (hence the 15 overall).

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Cobra (1100) - Banned City, - MAY 16, 2007
22 oz. brown bomber bottle. No freshness date seen anywhere. Pours out a hazy orange color, with a sticky tan head. left a decent lacing on the sides of the glass. Aromas are pure hops. Nothing but hops. Flavors are nothing but hops. The hops overpower the malts by a great deal. Medium mouthfeel. Unbalanced by a longshot.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MullMan (1099) - New Jersey, USA - MAY 15, 2007
mostly clear bright amber color, thick foamy and fluffy tall head. aroma is sappy pine needles on branches, charred pine cones too. flavor is a smokey sweet caramel malt like pine cones were smoked in the malt. flavor of piney hop starts well balanced with the malty sweetness, then the hops get bitter and even sharp in the finish, approaching hot. bitter greens liek dandilions. lots of clingy chunks of lacing hang on the inside of the glass.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
LilKem (1213) - Marietta, Ohio, USA - MAY 14, 2007
a pretty damn decent IPA but Iím not sure it feels fully like an IIPA. Not bold or body enough. Some heavy malt and lots of bitter hops in this guy. Orange and grassy and perfume.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JensenTaster (1719) - DENMARK - MAY 14, 2007
(Bottle,shared by Beermouth, thanx) Grassy and freash hop aroma, semi hazy, white head and with a dark yellow color. Heavy, yet balanced taste of the malts vs. the BU. Does not get metallic at all n the finish, witch shows me a really good feel for ballance, looking at the bottle-aging. Soothes out real nice.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
auerbrau (3125) - Peace Dale, Rhode Island, USA - MAY 13, 2007
22 Oz Bottle. Lemon, cat and Simcoe heavy aroma, dosed with heaps of resins and cones. Mostly piney with nips of orange liqeur. Pours a sainted clean, clear gold with a rim of linen white. On the mouth, initially a standard double IPA, with bristling pine cones, warm bready sugars, and a whole chaotic swirl of hop characters. A halcyon of cone production. This sorts out into a drier, bitter herbal quality, with the malt falling behind and finding a seat behind turpentine and grain alcohol. A nip warm and nosing, but generally composed of pleasing hop flavors. Iím not sure if I would have chose to build this beer with only Summit and Nugget, but as a duo they mostly get the job done before losing to a scathing bath of grass alcohols. Unique and somewhere in the field of decent west coast IIPAs. Some weird awkward tropical fruits and coarse grain characters show up down the line.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
brianjames1 (539) - Northridge, California, USA - MAY 11, 2007
22oz bottle. Not a bad IPA but nothing to go ga-ga over. Better han most. Excellent aroma but lacking a bit in flavor and bitterness

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mds (2167) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 11, 2007
Bottle. Pours a cloudy orange hue with a small bubbly white head. Smells very intense - pure pine needles, pineapple, citrus resin, and alcohol sweetness. Intense flavour a la barleywine-esque. Noticeable alcohol among piney hops but somewhat underwhelming in terms of profile. Mild sweetness and finishes with musty, lingering pine cone hops.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
sneagrams3 (2337) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - MAY 11, 2007
22oz bomber. Clear and honey golden. Soapy clinging white head. Soapy zesty citrus nose. Great, and I really mean GREAT aromas. Honey smooth malts. Great immediate potential. Then bang, big bitter hop finish. Sticky brew. Wonderful!


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