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RATINGS: 1499   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.86/5   IBU: 101   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
"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

   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 (814) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 11, 2007
CHRONIC!!! this is soooo good, i voted this people’s 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 (6427) - 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. It’s 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 wouldn’tgo 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 (5850) - 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 (1799) - 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.’s dont disappoint.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
IrishBoy (4112) - Bakersfield, California, USA - FEB 5, 2007
Thanks to Odeed for sharing!!! This is one IVY League beer! I am used to the normal citrus, pine, and floral hop smells but this beer smelled like ivy! Nose of big IVY, with some citrus and pine in the background! Light amber with a small off-white head; Flavor of IVY, light hop bitterness and some pine notes in a medium thick body and the IVY and a little bitterness showing for the finish! Very unusual!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeerHawk (1810) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - FEB 5, 2007
Thanks to illinismitty for sharing this bottle with us at the Nashville Tasting! Poured an amber color with an off white head. Big pine aromas that reminded me of being in upstate NY for Christmas with all the fresh cut pine bows. The flavor found pine, apricot, and a slight earthiness. Moderate sweetness up front with a mild bitter ending. Medium body and smooth. Real nice IIPA!!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - FEB 4, 2007
At the 2007 Big Beer, Belgians, & Barleywines Festival in Vail. Dark gold/light amber in color with a thick white head. Citrus/pine abounds, but I get some biscuit-like yeastiness as well. Long finish of steady hop bite.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
luckygirl (1223) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - FEB 4, 2007
Bomber. Beer is clear, light amber brown. Head is initially smallish, white, frothy. Diminishes slowly into a mist on the surface and a skirt on the glass.<P> The aroma is as close to pine cleaner as I’d ever care to find in something I’m about to ingest. Hoppy with Heavy notes of resin/pine, grapefruit and orange oils; Malty with light notes of toasted grain, cookie; Yeasty with a trace of dough, light-to-moderate note of dirty damp dish rag; Light note of vanilla.<P> The flavor is heavily bitter, moderately sweet with a long, moderately bitter, lightly sweet finish. Moderate warmth.<P> The body is medium-to-full, the texture is velvety and the carbonation is lively.<P> Not a fan of unbalanced, heavy hop, but I did like the sparkle of orange oil and the vanilla in the nose. None the less, this wasn’t very drinkable or enjoyable for me.

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