RateBeer
overall
99
97
style
Serve in Shaker, Snifter

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 1430   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.86   IBU: 101   EST. CALORIES: 282   ABV: 9.4%
Share this beer with friends!
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
"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


3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
alexanderj (3331) - Branson, Missouri, USA - DEC 21, 2006
Pours clear copper, smallish white head. Aroma is of pine and citrus. Very fresh and crisp taste. Piney flavor; some sweetness and caramel. Very pronounced hop ending and aftertaste. Pretty good; but a little light for the style. Would have liked more on the palate.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
trokini (1025) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 21, 2006
I really liked this one. Good representative of the west coast IIPA. I agree with DA, the hops in this beer taste fresh and clean, giving it a different character than most IIPAís. Powerful taste, but not an overly bitter bite. Has hints of sweetness, like a pink grapefruit. Good balance and smooth taste throughout. Finish is resiny but not sticky. Very nice.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - DEC 19, 2006
Umm, this is an excellent IIPA, not painfully bitter, with a nice pine hop character and high alcohol without the kick to the palate. Very fresh hop aroma and flavor blends with the orange caramel flavor up front. Kinda reminds me of an orange lollypop near the finish. Body has a good weight and is very smooth. Pours a deep golden amber with a soft white head that leaves lacing with every sip.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
pineypower (2527) - Pine Barrens, New Jersey, USA - DEC 17, 2006
Pours out a light copper color with a small white head. Aroma is of pine/citrus hops, hops and more hops. The taste is very hoppy mostly citrus and pine, lots of pine at that. Makes me feel like Iím drinking the Christmas tree sitting behind me.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Murphy (1759) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - DEC 17, 2006
Bomber. Pours with a great medium white head, soild retention and sticky lacing. Mild carbonation, color is light copper with a bit of haze. Aroma is piney, sappy, west coast hops. Palate is expectedly hop dominated- resin and pine, light fruit. Light toasted malts, hint of butter but not detracting. Moderate bitterness, a slight oxidation. Body is light, a touch too watery for the style.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beastiefan2k (2498) - Emerald City (formely NYC & KS), Washington, USA - DEC 17, 2006
Bomber. My girlfriend is making enchiladas and last time she did this I had the DFH Golden Shower. Those two went great together. I was hoping for similar results with this brew. Since, this was a spur of the moment kind of thing this beer only sat int he fridge for maybe an hour. Pours amber-orange with a small head. Very clear, almost completely lucid. Aroma is very piney hop, with some citrusy hop behind it. Taste is kind of soapy and only lightly oily, pretty light on body and actually not hoppy enough for me (I though i would never see this day). I was hoping for a full on resiny oily hop soup drink. A bit let down but a watery, not left--coast enough of a IIPA. Finishes watery only medium bitterness.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
ChazMania (656) - Pasadena, California, USA - DEC 16, 2006
Bomber. Wow~!! Definetly a winner here. Aroma is of huge pine needles and spruce. The initial flavor punch is like getting a tree slammed down your throat! I love it. The Summit hops are right out in front. Very great DIPA, and certainly NOT for the faint of heart lite beer drinker.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dorwart (2382) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - DEC 16, 2006
Nice large white head of fine bubbles. Light carbonation. Huge spruce and piney hops in the aroma. Smells like you have your nose stuck into a fresh cut christmas tree. Hint of stinky cheese in the background with some light malts. Color is a bright orange. More pine and spruce in the flavor with a late swallow dry puckering bitterness. Tangy and resinous. A little sweetness but not a lot of malt body. Hint of watermelon rind in their also. Yes, I am weird. Nice warming from the alcohol. Finish is strong bitterness and lingering alcohol and pine needles. Take a bite off a white pine tree and it will be similar to this brew. This is not a bad thing though. Just a huge hopfest of a brew and one that should be enjoyed fresh.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
papajohn (1249) - San Diego (Mira Mesa), California, USA - DEC 16, 2006
22 oz bottle from BevMo: Aroma is hoppy with some pine needles and sweat. Color is crystal clear, rich golden amber with a small fading off-white head. Flavor starts with a tangy bite and sweet citrus followed by some hop spice and a long dry grapefruit rind finish. Medium bodied and creamy with soft carbonation.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
adrian910ss (2361) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 15, 2006
22 oz bomber. Pours a clear orange amber color with a medium white head. Aroma is west coast piney with hints of caramel. Taste is dominated by piney hops and hints of citrus and floral undertones. Excellent.


We Want To Hear From You



Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »



Page  1 « 137 138 139  140  141 142 143


Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2014,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
reserved.
about us
About RateBeer
FAQ
Contact/Feedback
New Beers
add
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Events
membership
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50