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RATINGS: 1468   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.86   IBU: 101   EST. CALORIES: 282   ABV: 9.4%
"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

   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.

   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 Fraloís 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
asedzie (713) - 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 Ė lemon, apricot, lime Ė throughout. Finish is slightly soapy citrus. Surprisingly, alcohol is not at all noticable. Strong bitterness lingers for a long while.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
jgentgesdo (682) - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - AUG 16, 2007
Pours hazy gold with a medium white head. Nose is intense grassy and floral hops. Flavor of strong grassy and floral hops with a finishing grapefruit hops note. Intensely bitter. Very limited malt background that only shows up as it warms, and then only towards the end. Endless bitter finish. Oh so good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
crizay (1050) - Brook Park, Ohio, USA - AUG 16, 2007
Light copper pour, small white head. Aroma of citrus hops bigtime. Flvor is citrus hops, orange mostly and grapefruit. Caramel backbone, dryhopped like crazy with lots of citrus hops flavor and aroma.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
LeviathanIPA (30) - chula vista, California, USA - AUG 15, 2007
very strong hop aroma, a hazy amber color with a thick tanish yellow head. has an oily thick feel on the palate. smooth with a bitter sweet after taste

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mike mcneil (660) - St Augustine, Florida, USA - AUG 14, 2007
Pours a very slightly hazy amber-orange hue producing a tight, thick huge head. Nice foam retention and sheets of lacing noted throughout the glass. Beautiful aromas of grapefruit and orange rinds, pineapple, sun-drenched pine needles, lemon zest and a touch of caramel swirled in malted milk. Palate is quite full, velvety and slightly oily; has a nice chewiness in the mouthfeel. Flavors are those of a classic and well done west coast IPA. Tons of citrus hops swarm over the tastebuds on the initial sip. A moderately welcomed and balanced caramel-toffee sweetness intervenes to render a nice balance. A faint spiciness and alcohol warmth appears in the background. Very drinkable and solid rendition of the style.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
SmellGood (339) - Memphis, Tennessee, USA - AUG 14, 2007
Poured beautifully and floral bouquet immediately filled my nose. Taste was as good as expected with overpowering (a good thing!) hops. Sediment in the bottom of my empty glass was a bonus.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MadMan (495) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - AUG 11, 2007
Bottle. Pours with small fairly dense off white head, retains small layer and leaves it down the sides of glass. Body is clear and amber. Aroma is light malt, with heavy dose of hops. I detect citrus, citrus rind, grapefruit and maybe honeydew, as well as some pepper, a touch of sweet floral, and something I canít define yet. Might be slightly doughy as well. Medium bodied with a slightly oily and sticky texture and lively carbonation. The flavor is long in duration while being lightly sweet and heavily bitter. This has the longest lasting resiny finish and the aftertaste is just phenomenal. I may have to try another bottle before I get too crazy here, but this has more than just a huge dose of hops, it has a huge dose that ends up with an interesting flavor, may be the blend of summit and nugget...i donít know. Good beer though, maybe a little too sweet at times but everything else is good and has a nice balance. Perhaps on the next bottle I will figure out what Iím missing in the aroma.....as I take another sniff it might be old shoes. Hmmmm............................................. Iím back. I didnít finish the bottle yet and was doing so while looking at the other reviews (i refuse to look first as I think it may skew my ratings) and I found one that mentions coconut. I think I might have missed that but I agree it is there. Not the fake mailibu rum and sun tan lotion coconut, but the real unsweetened coconut. That may be what I was missing.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
vyvvy (4777) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - AUG 9, 2007
Pours clear golden / bronze with a large light tan pillowy head. The aroma has lots of citrus (orange & pineapple), sweetness and caramel malty backbone. Very full, rich and hoppy. Medium / fully body with fairly soft carbonation. The flavor starts with citrus and pineapple-like hops along with coconut, pine and lightly toasted malt. The finish is a tropical bomb with lots of pineapple, coconut and just a ton of resin clinging to all parts of the mouth. Thumbs up to this delightful beer.

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