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RATINGS: 1462   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GreenDragon (219) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 2, 2007
Pours a hazy deep golden orange with a creamy off-white medium head that leaves a lot of lacing behind. Strong sweet hoppy aroma with orange, grapefruit and perhaps canteloup melons. Very appealing. Strong bitter hoppy taste with a thin clear bitter body. Noticable warming effect. This is great stuff, but in making it an imperial IPA, theyíe lost the citrusy flavour of the standard GF IPA. Itís still very very good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
bdigital (658) - Ft Wayne, Indiana, USA - MAY 29, 2007
Thanks to Odeed for the bottle. 22 oz. bomber pours an orange-yellow color with small white short-lived head. Not much lacing to it. Very sweet grapefruit and orange smell along with some floral hops in the aroma. Didnít seem to be as hoppy as I thought it would be. You can tell theyíre there, but only lurking in the background. The sweet citrus comes through much more prevalent than the hops do unfortunately. Still very good though and would definitely seek out.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ABUSEDGOAT (2416) - California, USA - MAY 28, 2007
Went 0-2 on guessing the hops here but oh well. I really enjoyed it regardless. Amber orange with a moderately large head, solid lacing and retention. Aroma is citrusy fruity hops with a tad bit of grapefruit and caramel. Medium bodied with a farily bitter finish. I really enjoyed this because it uses hops that most IIPAs donít use. It is very tasty and isnít more of the same. If evey IIPA had summit and nugget hops I would have enjoyed this much less.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Reid (2078) - Salem, Oregon, USA - MAY 28, 2007
UPDATED: OCT 29, 2009 22 oz bomber. Nice slightly hazed dark orange coloured beer, with a nice looking off white frothy,thick head. Pungent hoppy aroma, transcending the usual pine..till I get a whiff of green onion! All hop. Very bitter indeed, grapefruit, pine,crab apples,thankfully none of the "green onion" makes it to the taste, but this is all mouth puckering juicy bitterness. I believe the 101 IBU! Ok mouthfeel , though the unrelenting bitterness does challenge the taste buds. Overall an OK beer..for sure a great one for hopheads. But for me it went just too far.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
RealAleDave (45) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - MAY 28, 2007
Slightly hazy tannish gold. Extremely fine head settles to an incomplete cap, which leaves some lace. Wild hop nose - lots of piney, sappy notes, combined with a peachy citrus note. With time, some pineapple and sweat come out. No hint of malt. Big hop flavor in the mouth as well. There is a penetrating bitterness throughout. Tons of citrus and sappy pine. There is a wooliness to it, presumably from all of the raw hop. There must be some malt in there somewhere, but I never tasted it - its sole purpose seems to be to provide a pulpit for the hops to preach from. Long, bitter finish. Mouthfeel is a bit furry from all of the hops. Drinkable, but I prefer some discernible malt in both the nose and the palate. I was surprised this has a lot of Summit in it - the few other beers Iíve had that were hopped with that beers have tasted of scallions to me, so this was a pleasant surprise. Also, the 9+% alcohol was well hidden.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
presario (4901) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 27, 2007
Chicago Trip. Friday 09:30. A beer to kick off the trip before we go to the airport. Rich but not overpowering pine and citrus hop aroma. Golden beer with thick lasting (permanent) head. All hops but very drinkable. Is it really 101 IBUs. Interesting how some IBUs taste of different strengths. Residual medicinal spruce/pine and citrus.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nightrider (754) - encinitas, California, USA - MAY 27, 2007
On tap at Liars club. Hazy golden with good white head. All hops and earthy pine on the nose. Rich on the palate and smooth. Bitter, and citrus fruity with great length of flavors. Pleasant aftertaste. Very nice.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
mtoast (336) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 27, 2007
Commencing gonzo rating v1. Huge piney aroma as soon as the cap is popped. Poured into trusty Duvel tulip. Dear god itís like they liquefied nugget hops. Seriously, itís like opening a bag of fresh hops, and sticking your face inside. Flavor is all about the hops, mouthfeel is all about the hops, finish is all about the hops. This beer is all about the hops. Honestly, second only to Pliny the Elder for sheer deliciousness and way too palatable (well at least for my hop loving ass) for the weight. Just gave it some more props for having at least some sediment, yeast is good yíall.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
schmidtserland (6) - Exton, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 26, 2007 does not count
Coppery color. Nice head. Very astringent. Nice and sticky like a hop monster should be! If you are trying Green Flash, hereís your starting and finishing Line.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ChillCoat (1029) - Concord, California, USA - MAY 25, 2007
Draft. Pours a light copper color with a white head. Very pale color for an imperial. resinous, piney aroma with citrus notes. Exceptionally bitter with the slighest of malt notes. Pine, floral and grapefruit notes. A great IIPA.

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