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RATINGS: 1498   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. Its all about the hops!" -- Brewmaster Chuck Silva
101 IBU


3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
douglas88 (8322) - 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 07 - Another outstanding Green Flash beers. Ive always been a big fan of their WC IPA, and think its 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 (1765) - 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 IPAS. 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 yo soul...brother! (sing it, it sounds better, trust me - im 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!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
shp555 (2024) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - DEC 11, 2007
Pours a hazy copper orange color color with a white head. Aroma is caramel and resinous hops. Flavor is light on the malt with a piney resinous bitter hop finish.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
madcow75 (426) - Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 11, 2007
Bottle. Pours hazy gold with a frothy white head. Great hoppy aroma, grapefruit, pine, resin, terrific. Taste is more of the same intense hops. Mostly pine in the taste. Not much in the way of malt, a little unbalanced, but I like it that way. Good bitter finish that lingers. I like.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Angeloregon (2055) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 11, 2007
Poured a deep deep copper-amber with a medium to wispy white head. Dominated by resinous piny hops aroma and chewy malts. A bit cloying in the finish with waves of palate bruising bitterness. Not well balanced, but right up my alley. I still prefer the regular GF IPA to this one.


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