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RATINGS: 1430   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. Itís all about the hops!" -- Brewmaster Chuck Silva
101 IBU


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3.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mattern33 (99) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 18, 2013
22oz bottle. Medium amber, cloudy color. Thick head. Bitter nd hoppy on palate. Lingering flavor. Smooth for the high ibuís. Average hop aroma.


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
BeerdedDave (505) - - NOV 21, 2014
slightly cloudy amber color; nice, citrusy hop aroma; great citrusy, piney hop flavor with herbal notes on a medium bodied bready malt base; great, dry, bitter finish

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
RobertDale (3663) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - NOV 17, 2014
Sample at Strong Ale Festival 2014. Comes a clear dark gold with a small white head. Aroma of pine, citrus, and malt. Taste is pine, citrus, tropical, malt, and some floral. Very good.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
phikus (76) - syracuse, New York, USA - OCT 28, 2014
Somewhere between the west coast and the green bullet this one lost me a little. The arome was citrus zest with some pine, but nothing like the west coast IPA bouquet. The flavor is what just doesnít do it for me. I really donít like the hop flavor but donít know how to describe it. Maybe grassy. It is however another well balanced well made green flash

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jookos (2536) - FINLAND - OCT 22, 2014
Bottle@wka. Copper golden clear. Caramels, tropical exotics, fresh berries, pines. Pretty nice fruity hoppy nose. Smooth body. Sweets, bitters. Cream corny caramel malty. Fruity, light spicy iipa. Good balance, possibly bit on the bitter side, hides the abv quite well. Slight floral meadowy finish.

-- bb

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
weihenweizen (1834) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - OCT 19, 2014
On tap at Pies & Pints Morgantown. Deep gold with medium white head. Aroma is herbal hops, medium/thick body, medium carbonation, and little small-bubble lacing. Taste is dank, some herbal hops and bitter hops. Lots of hop flavors in this one.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
wyzzywyz22 (2000) - Wirral, Merseyside, ENGLAND - OCT 19, 2014
Bottle from Beermoth, Manchester. Shared with weaselkenievel. Vivid orange pour with a smallish off white head. Piney hop aplenty in the beak alongside sweet malts. Flavour wise the hops stepped up to the plate and delivered, juicy citrus fruit and earthy notes in chorus alongside balancing malty sweetness. Up there with the best in style and this was right up my er freeway.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AdiBeer (1433) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 17, 2014
Aroma: citrus and tropical fruits, sweet caramel and grains. Appearance: clear gold, small, white, creamy head. Taste: light bitter. Palate: sweets intensify, citrus ice cream, bitters coming up,, slightly dry finish. Overall: very nice IIPA,great aroma and palate, well-balanced. Pint at Green Flash Brewing Company, San Diego.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
slowrunner77 (6031) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 14, 2014
"after having them side by side, i have to give a slight nod to the West Coast over this one...maybe the juicier and more floral hop profile...Nugget & Summit in here, has a bigger body and is ridiculously smooth for such a big hop bomb of a beer. Quite acidic in the feel & flavor. The aroma, as expected is wonderful piney bitter hops. Love it. Similar profile to Hopsickle, but not quite as good...close though. For theprice, Iíll stick with GFís West Coast IPA but will have this again."

3.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
john_henry (115) - - OCT 7, 2014
Off the bat this beer looks, like all green flash beers, great. Pours a lovely lovely gold with a solid lasting white head. Unfortunately the aroma doesnít come threw, but then this bottle does have some age on it. The taste is good, not too bitter for a big IPA, it manages to retain some complexity threw all those hops and is very drinkable. Overall, I would like to try a fresher example, but this still stands strong.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
JonMoore (1886) - Loughborough, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - OCT 2, 2014
Bottle from The Euston Tap, London. Cloudy orange with white head. Aroma of citrus hops, pine, orange, pith.Taste is a great balance of hops, malt, sweetness, big hoppiness, very easy to drink, full mouthfeel, well-hid alcohol, nice bitter finish. Excellent.


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