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RATINGS: 1497   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. Itís all about the hops!" -- Brewmaster Chuck Silva
101 IBU


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JFURYCAT (1079) - East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 8, 2007
I actually prefer the West Coast IPA but this one is more balanced, has a nice mix of fruits, spices and bitterness with an excellent crispy floral finish. The alcohol is well hidden. I miss this beer I got at State Line in Elkton, MD. They also have the Green Flash Barley wine there.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
drawde (115) - San Francisco, California, USA - AUG 5, 2007
UPDATED: JAN 9, 2008 Medium foamy yellow head. Butterscotch color and clear. Just loads and loads of fresh-cut grass combined with a perfect amount of peach, making for a gorgeous flavor and nose. [Compared next to a Moylanís Hopsickle] The Hopsickle is more malty, sweet, and syrupy; the Green Flash is way more focused on delicious grass. Both are fantastic, but I prefer the Green Flash. [Tasted next to a Three Floyds Dreadnaught Imperial IPA] The Dreadnaught is very peachy in the nose; the Green Flash is ganja and grass. Not suprisingly, the taste matches. Besides that, the Green Flash has more hop sting aftertaste; the Dreadnaught has more of a warm syrupy aftertaste. Both impeccable. I personally prefer the Green Flash. [Tasted next to a Lagunitas Sonoma Farmhouse Hop Stoopid] The Green Flash has a more complex flavor, and more sting.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
RedHaze (371) - Where the hell am I?, Nebraska, USA - AUG 4, 2007
22oz bottle. Pours a slightly hazy orange tinged gold, with a dense two finger head that fades slowly to a thick cap. The resulting lace is very sticky, leaving a solid sheet on the interior of the glass. Smell; lots of citrus with grapefruit and orange peels. Thereís a mild hint of some sweet malts, but this one is definitely all about the citric hops. Taste; the grapefruit and oranges really stand out, and thereís also a touch of lemons in there as well. The malts are more noticable in the flavor than they were in the aroma, with a little caramel and biscuits, and thereís a little bit of an alcohol spiciness in the finish. Mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with a bit of a biting carbonation, and the drinkability is good.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Tejas (974) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 4, 2007
UPDATED: AUG 7, 2007 I thnk I just swallowed a pine tree and I cool with that. Never had an IPA with as much fresh piney flavor as this. Alcohol isnít noticeable at all. Very very drinkable. Great IIPA that I could drink many of. Would love to try again.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
brentfeesh (1208) - Mansfield, Ohio, USA - AUG 3, 2007
22 oz bottle. Lightly hazy orange pour with a nice looking light white head. Lots of grapefruit in the aroma with apricot and caramel malt. Nice caramel malt body with solid hops all the way through. Tangerine and pine are with come to mind. YumÖNo other way to say it. Medium body with a bitter dry finish. Solid and enjoyable stuff!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Speedle (266) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - AUG 2, 2007
22 oz bottle...big pine and sweet citrus aroma..golden orange with a decent bubbly head...very bitter first impression with a smooth finish and clean crisp bitter aftertaste...alcohol is hidden by the hops and not the sweetness of other doubles....lots of long lasting lacing and head....really enjoyed this beer...I will definately add this to my buy again list

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - AUG 1, 2007
Draft @ Grey Lodge. Great surprise to see this on tap in Philly and I went right for it. Pours with a thick head and the sticky, pine aroma I miss from SD beers. This fails to dissapoint with grass, pine and citrus fruits. A real treat, especially to find this on this coast.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Schultsc (572) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 30, 2007
Pours a hazy bright golden orange with an off-white medium dense head. Bright, pleasantly weedy, fresh herbaceous aroma with some dark citrus and earth notes and a slight touch of maltiness. Straightforward strong bitterness with earthy and dark citrus hops flavors and well-integrated malt and alcohol. Extremely well-rounded mouth-feel with extraordinary balance with prominient bitterness that really works and very little malt sweetness yet posesses great structure and strangth.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerme420 (50) - Corona, California, USA - JUL 29, 2007
Golden red color with fizzy small white head. Dry finish with hoppy taste. can detect the malt in this one

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Magjayran (1378) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUL 28, 2007
I was super excited to try this one and a bit dissapointed at the end. Still a good beer. Clear orange beer with a small white head. Some orange and maybe apricot in the aroma but itís mostly very floral. Nice bitterness upfront, maybe a little piney. Unpleasant alcohol finish. Itís a good beer but nothing super spectacular.


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