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RATINGS: 1463   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. Itís all about the hops!" -- Brewmaster Chuck Silva
101 IBU


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cab (866) - DENMARK - MAR 24, 2007
Bottle. Oooh what a Ipa, very good balance, fruity and malty at the same time and then very hoppy, Chuck Silva you got my vote.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sersdf (1018) - chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 22, 2007
draft at liarís club. a dark miller lite in appearance. all i smell is masssive hops. super sharp northwest coast hops. tyler would love this. IIPAís all taste the same to me.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sliffy (2040) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 22, 2007
Bottle shared by nolankowal: Hazy peach color with an off white head. Aroma, pine, grapefruit and other citrus notes, resinous hop notes. Flavor, pale and caramel malts up front, a sticky grapefruit and piny hop character. Great flavor from the hops, but I thought it lacked that big bitter punch on the back end. Good beer though.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
merlin48 (656) - Jenkins, Kentucky, USA - MAR 22, 2007
Bomber pours a hazed, but radiant, peach body topped by a one finger, creamy, almond head. Excellent retention and island chain lacing drapes the pint glass. Aroma has prominent pink garpefruit complimented by orange esters, lemonrind and pine. Creamy, well carbonated, medium body has no hint of the 9% abv. Citrus fruit hoppiness dominates the taste, with a restrained honey-like sweetness balancing well. Nugget hops are prominent. Outstanding balance and dangerous drinkability. One of the better west coast DIPAís Iíve had the fortune to sample.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
spector (906) - Lancaster, Ohio, USA - MAR 21, 2007
Lots of piney hops in the aroma.Pours a very light copper with a big white head.Big hops totally dominate the flavor.Medium to full mouthfeel with a huge hop finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerBiker (1413) - Odense, DENMARK - MAR 21, 2007
[Bottle from Beermouth tasted with the hop-bros at Jessí cosy inn.]
Filtered look with amber colour and huge head. Aroma of pine and other fruits combined with grasshops. Flavor of malted fruits and alcohol ending up in a bitter finish.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
bombshelter (349) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAR 19, 2007
bottle from total wine. semi-cloudy amber, not overly carbonated. aroma is big grassy hops, herbal earthy happy hops, peaches. medium body, a hint of malt fades into an explosion of hop flavor. the bitterness is perfectly balanced against the 9% alcohol and is not over the top. just a ton of wonderful hop flavor and a dangerously drinkable beer. damn.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
brewblackhole (1588) - Muskego, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 19, 2007
Didnít really get the pineiness others are repoerting,it was all hops alright ,but a more field grain aroma, certainly pleasant enough,taste was a more lucoius grain hop dominated taste ,with the sticky caramel backing.Alcohol became evident as it warmed ,another great West Coast IPA,but I would label this the proto San Diego hop beer. Thanks Kingpin

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thebaldwizard (1205) - Ohio, USA - MAR 18, 2007
Pinecone. Thatís what this beer is all about. The aroma is the twin of one of those pine tree air fresheners, the piniest smell of all time. Extremely clear golden color with a huge head. The palate is full and sticky. The taste is tons of pine, huge hops and that is about it. This is different, but unbalanced.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Braudog (6014) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - MAR 18, 2007
22 ozíer ... pour a nice light, bright orange, with a massive airy, rocky head. of white foam. Pure hop nuggets assault the olfactory glands on the first whiff ... wow ... quite the tease for the hophead like me. As I begin to drink it, the utter oily, resiny hoppiness starts pouring down my gullet before the first bit of liquid touches the lips. Surprisingly the beer itslef is less brutally hoppy than all that aroma suggests. Instead, itís nice and even-keeled with a decent citrus hop flourish, but without being overwhelming. Still a lot of resiny, oily hop here, but blended into a light-to-the-lips beer. Wow. (#2758, 3/18/2007)


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