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RATINGS: 1499   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.86/5   IBU: 101   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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. Its all about the hops!" -- Brewmaster Chuck Silva
101 IBU


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GlasgowTAD (1352) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - FEB 24, 2016
Bottle at Doghouse. Pours orange with a sizeable which soon recedes. Aroma is caramel, mango and tropical fruits. Taste is caramel, piney, earthy, lemon citrus, citrus bitter.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
commonshawn (1048) - Minnesota, USA - FEB 22, 2016
Tap in San Francisco. Gold with white head. Resin hop and sweet. A sweeter and high alcohol taste than their other ipas. Good citrus notes. Otherwise just a really solid imperial ipa.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SKnox13 (24) - Arizona, USA - FEB 19, 2016
Poured deep clear orange with great foamy pale white head with good retention. Large bubbles made way for some of the woodiest pine and zesty grapefruit Ive ever smelled on this style beer... Slightly phenolic with a hint of ethanol fumes. Never had this hop variety but damm. Mouthfeel is is a bit tannic but far from sharp. This is a refined IPA very balanced and very smooth with a extra dry finish. I loved there passion fruit kicker and now after 2 home runs Im a fan.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
MetalNHopHead (1424) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - FEB 2, 2016
For some reason, I took a real liking to Green Flashs Imperial IPA. I believe the ludicrous amount of hops may have had something to do with it. Pour is orange and not too hazy. Long-lasting head - slightly rocky. Floral and tropical on the nose. Flavor notes of earth, nectar, pine, grapefruit, orange, and peach. A chewy resinous feel with lots of crispness and bitterness. Theres just enough malt in the background to keep this ale in line. Yes, its brisk and boozy, but also quite easy to enjoy.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
sir__v (2049) - Lille, FRANCE - FEB 1, 2016
Bottle from Deconinck, Vichte - BE. Color: clear golden beer with medium carbonation and medium white foam. Smell: hoppy resin domination. Grassy and resin. Hoppy. Taste: medium body with superb hoppy blast, resin. Pine notes. Grassy and floral. Good attenuation. Quiet drinkable. Aftertaste: high bitterness, resin and pine.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mambossa (289) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - JAN 7, 2016
To snifter. Pours a nice softly hazed bright orange, medium sized head with stucco-shaped lacing. Nose is a healthy blend of pine resin and ripe mango with a twist of pineapple. Flavor is also displaying an ample amount of pine, some citrus rind, and ripe tropical fruit following after. Sturdy malt to stand up to the extremely high alpha hops used. Linger is sticky but no overbearing flavor. Its pretty solid, this bottle seems to be maybe a month or two old (best by date is in Feb), but surprisingly still hugely hoppy and satisfying. Booze is hidden by all that pine resin. I love piney imperials. And this satisfies my craving almost as much as Pure Hoppiness. This is just a tad sticky for me!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mep3222 (1273) - East Greenbush, New York, USA - NOV 27, 2015
Tropical piney hop aroma. Taste is malty with lots of hop balance. Still finishes with slight piney resin hop, but slight sweet too from the malt. Fairly balanced but hops are a bit overpowering. Good double ipa, and get some nice pineapple hops in the finish, but still feel it is a bit unbalanced?? ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RichTheVillan (6669) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - NOV 9, 2015
Bottle at Tilt Brum; clear amber pour with a thin white head, aroma has massive pine hops along with mango, taste has some sweet caramel, mango, pine, some big IBUs.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
zgaier (1889) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - NOV 6, 2015
Bomber. Pours a golden orange with a white head and hoppy, citrusy nose. Taste is bitter, lots of hops, citrus, and caramel notes with a bitter, dry finish.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
TattooJack (509) - Illinois, USA - NOV 4, 2015
Poured from the bomber, nice orange look. Taste is spicy, creamy, tropical, got that bitter, and is a nice 9.4%. Green Flash does the strong stuff well.


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