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RATINGS: 1427   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
pineypower (2523) - 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 I’m 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 (2478) - 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 (653) - 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 (2378) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jmuhops (669) - Winchester, Virginia, USA - DEC 15, 2006
Pours orange-amber with a small white head. Aroma of orange and--oddly, I should say--blueberry bread. Pine and sweet caramel linger in the background. Big resinous flavor, piney, flowery, and citrusy. The finish is a hop bitterness and a spiciness. A touch of mint finishes the flavor. Very good.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheBeerGod (5284) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - DEC 13, 2006
Bottle. Rich amber pour. Sturdy tanned froth with larger collection of bubbles off-center. Nose is strong oily hops, pine, citrus oils and orange peels. Taste is big pine and citrus, flowery notes, light hop spice, chewy malts and caramel. Touches of maple syrup as well. Some tropical fruit as well. There’s a mint or menthol feel coming through towards the back end. Body is oily and creamy with a medium-full overall feel and a moderate carbonation feel. Sticky as well. Finishes with big orange peel, grapefruit juice, pine sap, pine needles and citrus oils. Very big and very West Coast IPA. Me likey!!!

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Dickinsonbeer (5077) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - DEC 12, 2006
22 oz bomber at Oaktree in S plainfield for $5. Pours a light orangey/yellow, some haze and a nice fluffy sticky pure white head and crazy sticky lacing. Aroma is very very intense with minty pungent resinous hops- dear lord! Reminds me almsot fo the first time I had hopsickle, but I think this is even better. Citrus and pine, tons of grapefruit some tropical fruits. Im really diggin these summit hops in this IPA. More mint in the flavor, resiny lemon and orange oil sticky and sappy with a thick harsh resinous bitterness in the end. Just a bit of alcohol bite in the end as it warms. Whew- this was awesome.


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