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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TChrome (1447) - Bedford, Texas, USA - FEB 15, 2007
Beer pours a really attractive honey color with a big, fluffy off white head that is totally retained. Aroma is BIG grapefruit hoppy goodness with a bit of pine resin. Flavor is really nice, juicy citrus, sweet pineapple, wonderful hoppy bitterness. I have not been a big fan of Double IPAs lately, but I really am enjoying this one. Great job, Green Flash!!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
AllAboutStout (605) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 14, 2007
22oz bomber poured into my pint glass. Pours a golden color with only the slightest of head that quickly recedes and is gone. Smell. The smell is sticky-icky. You know when you get done cutting the grass and you turn the mower over to clean out the clumps. Yeah, that in a glass. The taste is pretty much the same as the smell but with the obvious hop bitterness. Now Iím more of a fan of the simcoe hop. The juicier, more citrusy hop. But for what itís worth, this beer was easily drinkable. It went down smooth. The mouthfeel was well balanced between the hops and what malt there was. The alcohol does come through quite apparent. Itís not hiding no where. Itís as up front as the hops are. Which is about the only thing that keeps this beer from being highly sessionable. A good offering. I would have again.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sammy (9442) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 11, 2007
Better than average double IPA at Pizza Port in Port Carlsbad. Good hop juice, piney. Drinkable though over 100 IBU. Orangey colour with white head. Citrus taste. Satisfying though assaulting as it is. Summit and nugget hops. A change of pace, but their IPA and most IPA are more my speed.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
HopDevil1979 (117) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - FEB 11, 2007
A TREMENDOUS I2PA! Something Iíll tell the grandkids about. Intense hoppieness that doesnít dry you out. Pours yellow with crazy carbonation factor 5. Smells of hops with hops added. Tastes like a liquid pine tree meets hop flavored bubbilicious.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HopheadHans (804) - Bay Area, California, USA - FEB 11, 2007
Tap at DIPA fest. Very aggressive beer, dominated by very floral yet bitter hops. Nice mouthfeel and lasting bitter finish. Aroams are nice as well, fruity and piney with an added floral component. Very good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
AlabastorJones (810) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 11, 2007
CHRONIC!!! this is soooo good, i voted this peopleís choice award at the KLCC brewfest, nearly perfect balance of all things perfect.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pailhead (5555) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - FEB 10, 2007
Bottle: Courtesy of Styles. The aroma is very piney with a moderate citrus presence. It pours a transparent orange with a msall white head. The flavor is very tropical fruity up front. It finishes with moderate citrus and lgiht grapefruit hops. Itís not nearly as hoppy as I expected, especially having already tried their regular IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
buck1313 (3) - USA - FEB 9, 2007 does not count
As it poured in the pint, I noticed a very frothy, creamy white head that really clung to the glass. The hop aroma was very apparent as it should be for an IIPA. Citrus and pine notes were the major hop aroma I noticed. The alcohol was not hidden in the beer. In fact, it was quite in your face. My pour had very low carbonation. I think a little more would have taken away from the very harsh bitterness. It was good, but I want not overly impressed. I wouldnítgo out of my way looking for it. It is easy to over-hop a beer with little balance. I think Green Flash achieved that with this beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
decaturstevo (5407) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - FEB 8, 2007
Thanks to illinismitty for sharing this one with us in Nashville. A huge aroma of fresh hops with a hint of sweet malt. An orange amber pour with an excellent gooey lace that clings to the glass like a leach. A subtle creeping sort of flavor taht expands through your mouth like a dense fog. The hops are the show here but the malt makes for a well balanced beer. The palate is smooth and full. A pretty good beer with a good hop profile good body.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Odeed (1796) - Bakersfield, California, USA - FEB 6, 2007
UPDATED: APR 28, 2007 orange body with a thick white head that left lacing.aroma starts like your usual san diego i.p.a.,then transforms into an "ivy" type aroma.flavor is loaded with ivy as well.along with some ice tea.orange pop sickles,and cactus.as usual the s.d.i.p.a.ís dont disappoint.

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