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RATINGS: 1439   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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
grant (842) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - MAY 7, 2007
22 oz. bomber thanks to DYCSoccer17. Slightly hazy golden straw color. Quite profuse, long-lasting head. Lighter in color than many of the IIPAs I’ve had lately, but I I think this is to style. I definitely get the Summit coming through in the aroma - lots of grapefruit and strong pineyness here, layered with a light smattering of tropical fruits. Relatively muted, though. Lightly doughy initial maltiness supplanted quickly by a jagged, cutting pine forest. Medium ethanol notes exude through and tingle the nostrils (perhaps a bit much). It leaves you with a light bit of sweetness and moderate (for an IIPA) level of bitterness to ponder. Also a slightly warming ethanol sensation. The second beer that I’ve (knowingly) tried with Summit, and very similar (I liked the other one too). Nice beer.

   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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
5000 (6300) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - MAY 5, 2007
Bottle: Orangish amber, fairly clear, large foamy off-white head, fairly sticky lacing, no real carbonation to speak of.   Very heavy pine and citrus peel nose.   Heavy citrus peel on the tongue.   Bitterness isn’t big, nor are the malts.   Seems more of a 1½ IPA.   If you like citrus peel, this is your beer.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate... certainly less than I would have expected.   Having recently had Oskar Blues Gordon on tap, I gotta say that this one would dissapoint me.   Good, but just seems not to be big enough.   Smooth, fairly clean, well balanced, but not at the level I thought it would be.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
STEPHENDR (478) - California, USA - MAY 3, 2007
22 oz. bottle- color of dark orange , with a decent off white head - nose of fresh hops , pine , mint , resin , cannabis , and slight malts – taste of fresh hops , slight mint , resin , cannabis , and slight malts - body is smooth, but too watery , and with low to medium carbonation – aftertaste of some metallic , hops , and resin

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
riversideAK (5726) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - MAY 4, 2007
This and Moylander IIPA are what I rate all other Imperial IPA’s on. At least when it comes to somewhat readily available IIPA’s. I have not had Three Floyds Dreadnaught, and apparently that is the best IIPA, but this is pretty much it for me. Intense pine floral aroma. As it warms I also get a little fruit punch from the malt. The beer is a golden orange color. The flavor really is dominated by the 101 IBU’s. I get a ton of pine. It is balanced by the malt only slightly, but it is pretty much a hop bomb. A little bit of floral bitterness too. Very resiny on the palate. Dry and heavy mouthfeel. This is my favorite IIPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mds (2250) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
CultHero (16) - Vancouver, Washington, USA - MAY 10, 2007
A great IIPA to base good imperials on. Nice aroma and color with a quaffable grassy hop flavor.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
zebracakes (1339) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 3, 2007
Bottle. Hazy orange caramel, off white head. The aroma is quite unique on this one. I smell intensely fresh hops and apricot. The flavor is hops, apricot, walnut, wheat, floral. Very flavorful and fresh. This is one of my favorite Imperial IPAs.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JMFG (1587) - Florida, USA - MAY 9, 2007
Poured a slightly cloudy dark yellow color with a moderate white head. Grassy, clean hop aroma. Aroma not very intense for a DIPA. Palate nice and thick. Taste has a nice spicy maltiness hiding underneath the hops, with the finish having a strong piney bitterness.

   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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