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RATINGS: 1444   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


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4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
mensch (264) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - FEB 22, 2010
Big aroma - citrus with vague herbal notes. Mouthfilling sweet carmel malts upfront and surprisingly restrained (but still formidable) hop bitterness in the finish. Aftertaste and effects of evident alcohol. My bottle says 9.4%. Somehow reminiscent of onions, but not in a bad way.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
soyorganic (297) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 19, 2015
Very nice. Hops: dry, subtle, but intense. I like this a lot, but I like the Palate Wrecker more. High carbonation. Overall great beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Poobah (310) - New Orleans, Louisiana, USA - APR 18, 2015
Golden with a thick, bubbly head, some lacing, and a hoppy, piney nose. Mildly-carbonated intro followed quickly by intense hoppiness that persists with a long, honey-sweet, brown sugar finish.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
kevinsenn (1353) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - APR 11, 2015
Bottle from Bruisin’ Ales. Big resiny piney beast of an ipa. Nice c-hop taste with angoos bittersweet balance. Very tasty.

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
poisoneddwarf (1865) - Rathdrum, Idaho, USA - APR 10, 2015
Bomber from a case bought at work. Aroma is grapefruit, stinky caramel malt, candied citrus, flowers, perfume. Pours hazy orange with an off-white head with great retention; leaves some cobwebby lace. Taste is highly bitter with some candy sweetness backing it up. Flavors of citrus, cooked vegetables, alcohol. Not my kind of IPA.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mstrcrwly (551) - New York, USA - MAR 31, 2015
bottle poured into a tulip glass..burnt orange with a fluffy white head..huge hop aroma with caramel,resin,pine,florals..sticky mouthfeel..bitter with solid malt backbone..very good.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
euniceradio (68) - Colton, California, USA - MAR 9, 2015
Pours clear orange amber. Head is thick beige. Aroma is strong citrus, grass, bitter fruit rind and silage. Taste is dank, bitter acidic and malty with great grass, hay, exotic fruit peel, citrus and bready flavors. Malty sweet finish and resounding hop bitterness. Wow...that?s strong!! 101 IBUs; 9.0 ABV.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jh773 (207) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 7, 2015
Deep amber-orange, thin head. Smell is deep resin, sweet citrus. Taste is dank, complex, bitter candied citrus peel flavor. Full-mouthed, thick body.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rederic (3202) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 13, 2015
22oz bottle, orange-golden color, with an off-white head egg shell color. Very nice pine bark, citrus orange, tangerine peel, mango, pineapple, peach fruity nose, with some spicy floral resiny, citrus, leafy, grassy hoppy, lemon pie accents, and a light crackery pale, toasted, munich, toasted malt, spicy pepper lemon, pine needle note in the aroma follows through on a medium-bodied palate with a good flowery tropical fruit, piney, resiny, citrus, leafy, grassy hoppy character, with some bitter grassy hop pellet, fruity lemon, grapefruit zesty rind, peach, mango, pineapple, faint honeyed pale, pilsener, toasted malt, crackery flavours, leading towards a nice fruity lemon, grapefruit rind zestiness, lingering leafy, grassy, piney, citrus, coniferous hop bitterness finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
iguanodon (90) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - FEB 7, 2015
Pours clear deep gold with a thick but fine grained off white head. Aroma of citrus, pine, grass, straw. Taste is citrusy hops well balanced with sweet malt. Nice thick mouth feel. A solid IIPA.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Darwenus (603) - Virginia, USA - FEB 5, 2015
A very bitter, very juicy, strong IPA. It pours a full, rich, orange gold color; medium, creamy head, average lace. The aroma is citrus, candied pineapple, grass, buttery malt... this is what west coast double IPAs smell like when they smell really good. The flavor is strong and tangy up front, and on the swallow there is a very bitter flood of hops. As hoppy as this is, I’d still call it well balanced because of how different the front end is from the back.


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