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RATINGS: 1449   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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3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Abijen (1732) - ís-Hertogenbosch, - JUN 8, 2014
Pours a golden slightly unclear beer with a good white head. Smells tropical fruits, sweetish. Tastes the same bit floral. Average carbo, medium body and a sticky texture.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jrwhitney6 (357) - - MAY 24, 2015
Pours a clear gold with some foam. Traditional IPA nose - floral, citrus. Taste is heavy on the hops up front - no fooling around. There is a touch of grapefruit and then...bam - the bitterness kicks in. It's good - would like a little more balance between citrus and hops. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mrol (40) - - MAY 19, 2015
Pours a pale gold, with small,white head. Strong floral hop aroma. Flavor is intensely bitter, with citrus notes and some malty sweetness.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AirForceHops (4176) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 12, 2015
Bottle. So when I have a DIPA this good in a bottle, I have to rethink how often I want to buy a DIPA from a bottle. Normally I only want them on draft ( or freshly canned locals). Today I had two really nice bottled DIPAís with questionable bottling dates that really have me shocked. Iím a confused individual about my IPAís. This rant is for nobody but my own personal notes.

Aroma is tropical fruits, mild grass and subtle citrus. The flavor shows very nice balance yet still has the assertive hop punch and bitterness. Light floral upfront turning into tropical fruit and rounded out by citrus and just a mild touch of pine. Slightly dry texture with a minor hint of alcohol found in the tail end of the sip. A little bit of sugar found and a mild syrupy feeling. Overall I would seek this out on draft and would sample again happily.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
theillafish (3) - Florida, USA - MAY 2, 2015 does not count
great example of a well done west coast style IPA. sweet hops in the nose, hops are showcased in the flavor with a mild to high bitterness. easily would buy again...and again

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
natejgood (413) - Bozeman, Montana, USA - MAY 1, 2015
Pours a clear golden with a thin white head. Honestly, this beer looks like what I expect an IPA to look like. Aroma of piney hops along with a bit of sweet vanilla. The sweetness to the aroma is different for an IPA, but not in a bad way. Flavor is a straight up hoppy IPA all around. Pine, grass, resin and all the rest. Just a bit of malt in the background. Though this beer has a lot of flavor and is high gravity, it is still very crisp in the mouth. Props to Green Flash for that. In Montana we donít see to have that many hopped up west coast style IPAs, so this is a good one to find here.

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 (314) - 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 (1374) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - APR 11, 2015
Bottle from Bruisiní 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 (1911) - 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 (600) - 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.


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