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RATINGS: 1416   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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3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
maddmatt639 (243) - Pacifica, California, USA - DEC 7, 2013
Tasted on January 13, 2013: A: Pours a chestnut color. Has a good lacing and has close to an inch of foam. Foam stays for awhile. S: Strong smell of citrus and pine. Don’t smell much else. Hops are smelt in there too. T: Very hoppy in the beginning, but not overly hoppy. Slightly sweet in the end with very strong pine notes. M: Medium heaviness on the tongue. Still can taste the pine. O: Not as hoppy as I was expecting for an Imperial, but still quite enjoyable. I enjoyed the taste of pine. Serving type: bottle


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jehoesefat (271) - Poway, California, USA - SEP 17, 2014
Extremely strong hoppy aroma, skunky and citrusy. Pours clear orange with a white head. Steering hop flavor with a malty backbone, finishes smooth and bitter.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
liquidhedonism (64) - Beaverton, Oregon, USA - SEP 7, 2014
22 oz bottle from Whole Foods in Hillsboro, OR. Aroma is piney, resinous, and lightly grassy. Mouthfeel is crisp, with an impressive bite from the hop bitterness and carbonation. Has a strong malt backbone to perfectly balance out the massive hop profile. This beer is ridiculously easy drinking for such a high gravity ale. One of my all-time favorites!

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
julesjis (54) - Oregon, USA - SEP 7, 2014
Poured from a 22oz from Whole Foods. Color is a bit cloudy. Aroma is definitely hoppy, I get mostly woody, musty almost with floral hints. Taste is a classic IPA, difference here is this one masks the 9.4%. Finish is slightly sweet/bitter. Very well balanced!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ChiGuy68 (411) - Illinois, USA - SEP 6, 2014
Tasted from a bomber. It poured a hazy golden amber with a frothy white head and minimal lacing. Nice hop aroma with a hint of lemon zest. Well balanced hop taste with a touch of bitterness. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fishonmyplane (439) - Newington, Connecticut, USA - SEP 6, 2014
Citrus and floral aroma. The palate is sticky and resinous. Flavor was strong and hoppy, but surprisingly it was less bitter than I expected for a 101 IBU beer. Very drinkable for such a big beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
firemarshal (159) - North Carolina, USA - AUG 31, 2014
Pours cloudy amber with orange hue. Thin head and light lacing. Aroma is orange and citrus floral hops, pine nuts, a distinct yeast note, and wheat/grass in there as well. Flavor is a massive hops kick in the mouth. Pine, citrus, licorice, clove, basil, honey and pepper. Mouthfeel is alcoholic, astringent, and bitter. This is a great example of DIPA. Thank you, Sir! May I have another!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jh773 (127) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 27, 2014
Dark orange, thin head. Clean hops aroma, some pine and citrus. Bitter evergreen, resin, hint of citrus peel, then an intriguing bright note (tangerine lollipop?). Long and dry on the finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Benfi (532) - DENMARK - AUG 17, 2014
Pours a nice golden color with brilliant clarity. Excellent lacing and hop flavor and a Strong hop aroma.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BREWMUSKCLES (2234) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 15, 2014
full bodied brew that is refreshing and satisfying with flavors of pine, grapefruit and a malt backbone of cracker and a bit of caramel. touch of alcohol an aromatic brew with hint of herbs and resin. when you want this- this is what you want!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
blackflag321 (481) - Lansing, Michigan, USA - AUG 13, 2014
Shared bomber, shaker glass. Murky medium brown. Slick, bitter malty palate covers the high ABV. Not something I would drink a lot of but I enjoyed it.


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