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RATINGS: 1453   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


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ughsmash (7353) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - APR 9, 2007
Bomber. Poured a clear, translucent toffee with a nice initial cap of whitish head. Huge pine forest and grapefruit provide a succulent aroma.. caramel and toffee provide sufficient backing for the big hops.. this just pulled me in. Flavor was similar, with emphasis on grapefruit sweetness and bitterness.. sharp, bitter pine and alcohol accents at times.. not very complex, but mighty tasty. Heavy on the palate with some sharp pine and alcohol notes that detract a bit. Very good overall!

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
3fourths (8549) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - APR 9, 2007
UPDATED: OCT 10, 2013 Opaque dark orange color. Nose of juicy, dank west coast hops, neat-perfect smelling, with a little bit of mold or cheese. Sweet and sticky hop juice, tastes divine… soft, creamy, fresh hop oil and musty fruit and light mold. A great example of hops, with a really thorough but mellow bitterness in the finish.

Some more notes from another bottle - sometimes the hops in this beer smell like chile peppers... like a lime citrus jalapeno smell. That’s cool.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hotstuff (4397) - Indiana, USA - APR 8, 2007
Bottle. Thanks to jsquire for sharing. Off-white small head tht mostly diminished, fair amount of lacing, no visible carbonation, hazy, and a golden hue. Nose was malt, hoppy, grapefruit, pine and floral and ditto for the flavor as well. Dry finish. Fairly smooth mouthfeel. Medium body. Quffable, would drink this one again and worthy of a try.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
undsioux7 (841) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - APR 4, 2007
Pours a hazy Golden orange with a small white head. Aroma of Pine, grapefuit, and orange. Taste is clean, but juicy, with grapefruit and a definite prickly hop bite. Grrr. Just a bit of biscuit malt to let you know its there, but just as a backdrop.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jake65 (2881) - Boise, Idaho, USA - APR 3, 2007
Bottle: A true golden pour with lots of white head and thick lacing. Nose is intense with floral and citrus hops; lots of grapefruit. A sweeter citrus hops with hints of florals and some caramel. More of a fruity hop impact. Ever so slight alcohol warming affect. Very flavorful and easy to drink. Thanks to my bud Darren for hookin me up!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
stegosaurus (1882) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 3, 2007
Bottle sampled. Pours hazy orange amber with a decent size off-white head. Aroma of pine hops, citrus, and slight fruit. The flavor is slight fruit, citrus, loads of pine hops, finishes bitter.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
beerslayer (753) - New Jersey, USA - APR 1, 2007
This is a goo Imperial IPA. Pine,hoppy and earthy flavors. Finishes crisp, clean and chewy.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bitbucket (2160) - Kirkland, Washington, USA - APR 1, 2007
Bomber courtesy dirty_martini. Pours a clear orange with a lacy white head. Massive pine aroma, with a touch of citrus. Sweet full body with moderate carbonation. The taste and finish were a nice surprise. Rather than the tongue-shredding pine resin bitterness I was expecting, I found an nice mix of citrus and pine, with a malty note here and there. A nice beer. Thanks Larry!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
scraff (2121) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - APR 1, 2007
Hazed peach color, creamy white head. Intense fresh hop nose of sweet pine and earth, with softer honeyed citrus tones. Flavor is full of rich green leafy hoppy cannabis-like notes, hints of melon and sweet earth. ABV is well hidden and integrated. Scary drinkable without a doubt. Medium bodied, medium carbonation, bitter finish. Great for getting your hop fix on. Priced well at $4 per bomber...

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
after4ever (6632) - Brier, Washington, USA - APR 1, 2007
22, thanks to the kind hand of BitBucket. Cheers! Dense moussy head on top of a cloudy amber body. A real cavalry charge of a nose; so piney it’s like one of those CAR-FRESH-NERs right out of the package. The body’s nice and full and the attack is bold and the mid-palate is tangy with sylvan redolence, but the finish is a bit of an afterthought. Not quite as complex and lingering as the ABV and the style might lead you to suspect, but as an IPA and a half, this is a hell of a beer.


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