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RATINGS: 1366   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.85   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. Itís all about the hops!" -- Brewmaster Chuck Silva
101 IBU


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3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bennywisest (43) - - JUL 1, 2012
Tasted: on tap, Liberty Taproom. Orange red color. Aroma of piney/ resin hops with a citrus touch. Piney hop flavor and light caramel taste. A heavy dank floral hop finish. Nice balance.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gurthnar (1245) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - APR 11, 2014
Bottle. Aroma fresh crisp hops, grassy, citrusy, orange, light resin. Clear golden to amber colour. Taste is assertively hoppy with high bitterness and a decent malt backbone. Orange, zest, grassy. ery refreshing despite the alcohol, which is hidden well. Moderate body.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
rxeight (1042) - Illinois, USA - APR 8, 2014
Bomber. Best by 7/27/14 date. I hate when they do that. Tell me when it was bottled, ill determine the best by date. Some breweries say 4 months some 6. Stone is the only one who gets it right. 35 days. Even thatís too long. Sorry for the rant. This is a florallly double IPA. Bitterness is pretty damn hight. I taste every one of the 101 IBUs. Maybe more. Floral, herbal, maybe a bit earthy. The hops dominate. Just Iím more of a pine or citrus hop guy. Some of that floral ones come off like a basket of pit pouri. Middle of the road double IPA. Drinkable. But not going to buy again. Pretty much like every other green flash beer.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dohny (147) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - APR 7, 2014
Poured from bottle. Clear dark yellow collor with white head. Strong pleasant hoppy aroma (flowers, pine). Flovir; fruity, resin. Ballance towards bitterness. Medium body, moderate carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerhunter111 (5386) - Hasborn, GERMANY - APR 7, 2014
Orange-bernsteinfarbenes Bier mit schŲner Schaumkrone. Geruch sehr malzig fruchtig, exotische FrŁchte. Geschmack sehr fruchtig malzig, lange Bitterkeit.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
scotchzombie (286) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - APR 6, 2014
Pours orange-copper and clear with a foamy white head that leaves lacing as it disappates to a nice thick coating. Aroma is caramel malt and sweet floral hops. Taste is heavy caramel malt lifting into piney bitter hops that resinate. Aftertaste is the bitta. Low sweetness and higher bitterness than the typical IIPA.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fajry (102) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - APR 5, 2014
Flaska. Jemne jantarova farba. Pena pekna biela. Vona krasna ovocna s jemnymi chlebovymi a citrusovymi tonmi. Lahko citit travove vone. Telo piva je pekne vyvazene. Lahko karamel, citrusy a sladka dochut. Horkost, tak akurat. Prijemne pitie.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MisoW (794) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - APR 5, 2014
Bottle at Behind the hills beer tasting 2014. Pours amber golden color, white head. Aroma is floral hoppy, caramel, citrus. Taste started malty, then hopps follow. Bitter taste, caramel, citrusy, grapefruit. Bitter aftertaste.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
badhack (277) - San Francisco, California, USA - APR 1, 2014
Hop forward but quite a nice balance of hops... mostly citrus, but also some pine and floral hops and a touch of earthy hop flavor and pepper in the finish. Enjoyed the malt profile, did a good job holding up the hops.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ericular (492) - Minnesota, USA - MAR 31, 2014
From a bomber with 2 weeks left before "Best By" date. Pours a hazy amber with lasting off-white head and good lacing. Aroma is herbal pine, green leafy hops, but with some dish soap in there. Taste is very briefly sweet with citrus up front, then right away into a pretty big slam of grapefruity peppery bitterness in the middle. It hangs on for a long time, taking a good 10 seconds before the retronasal brings the biscuity malts in just a little. By definition this might be a West-Coast IPA, but the hop profile is dry and peppery, and when mixed with the alcohol presence it comes across menacing, but in a way that must be endured rather than enjoyed. Maybe a fresher sample would change my mind, but I canít pull punches when Iím still within the Best By period.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kansascityCW (36) - kansas city, Missouri, USA - MAR 27, 2014
Nice look and feel. Other than that Iím a little disappointed. Some booziness in the taste and nothing in the aroma that really pops out at me. Overall a very decent DIPA but there are many I would rather have.


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