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RATINGS: 1400   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


5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
BillZav (22) - Sarasota, Florida, USA - JAN 24, 2011
While excellent in a bottle, itís on tap where this aleís effervescent character is brought out. Golden amber in color, with a burst of citrusy notes up front balanced by sweet malt and piny hops. GF Imperial, which Iíve raved about several times on my blog, is smooth, nutty, and spicy with a crisp clean finish. Definitely one of the classic West Coast IPAs. http://www.billysbeerblog.com/2010/12/bright-l

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Merkybongwater (1) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 11, 2011 does not count
wow! perfect for a lover of strong IPA ! give this a try, smooth with a great finish. same IPA bite.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
LKay (109) - Maryland, USA - OCT 7, 2012
Very bitter beer. Has a citrus, specifically white grapefruit flavor. This beer is stunningly addictive.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
spacemonster (76) - Igo, California, USA - JAN 31, 2014
UPDATED: FEB 23, 2014 Lovely blaze orange with nice carbonation. Smells like hop/heaven. citrus, resin and a slight grassy note. Tastes soooooooo delicious. This is my favorite IPA along with palate wrecker. This beer has a hop in its make-up that makes my nose run. I love it. Such a great beer.perfection. This beer is wonderful. Thank you Green Flash!

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
nathan30533 (585) - Dahlonega, Georgia, USA - JUL 23, 2014
Just another perfect beer. Iím enjoying out of a snifter. Great look, taste, aroma. Awesome all around beer. "Itís all about the hops. "

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
ClubGonzo (3951) - Bergen, NORWAY - FEB 7, 2011
UPDATED: FEB 8, 2011 Bottle from Vinmonopolet in Valkendorfsgate, Bergen. Pours a beautiful cloudy deep orange body with a medium, short-lived white head. Aroma is absolutely to die for: heavenly cascades of fresh, fruity hops: grass, peaches, apricot, melon and hints of spruce. Amazing. The first sip really blows me away: this is truly a great DIPA! So much flavor! So much balance! Starting off at first with a distant sweet maltiness, the hops grow exponentially in your mouth, going from peaches to apricot to melon, then switching over to a grassy, lightly spruced bitterness - this is a beer that actually tastes pretty much exactly what it smells like. Carbonation is tender and soft, palate is refreshing and silky smooth at the same time. The aftertaste is mildly fruity, sweet and slightly bitter at the same time, carrying the full weight of each sip as it gently takes your palate by the hand, leading you over bright green, flowery and beautiful meadows, where you meet a fair, white-clad lady with golden hair and... *_* ...eh, sorry, got carried away a bit there. *cough* Well, nuff said: this is perhaps the best DIPA Iíve had in my life. No, not perhaps, this IS the best. There is too much of nothing here, too little of nothing. Awesome. And this rating isnít even contextually biased; Monday evening, sitting alone in front of my PC with just the kind of expectations to expect from a solid American craft brewery. In other words; this is liquid magic. Just go and get it.

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
doctorfrenzy (6) - East Greenbush, New York, USA - JUL 28, 2013 does not count
wet hop, straw, pine & mossy nose is also slightly malty; pale tan, fluffy head stands well; noticeable white and pink grapefruit and its an accompanying bitterness is beautifully subdued and balanced by extremely smooth and clean - but not dry - malt finish; for a hoppy IPA -and especially an imperial - beautifully restrained and eminently quaffable

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
beergod (103) - Austin, Texas, USA - AUG 31, 2008
This beer pours a light amber with a nice head, already i can smell the hops! They smell of a dry, grassy ,earthy maybe even a tad bit herbaceous! Now this is not your bright citrus hop bomb. This is earthy, dry, and dirty and lacking a bit of a malt backbone, but if you’re a hophead this beer is a must! There is a light malt flavor, but the hop presence is dominant.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
zizzybalubba (1394) - Elizabeth City, North Carolina, USA - APR 28, 2009
22 oz. bottle from Grape & Gourmet. Pours golden orange with a thick white head. Aroma of grapefruit, clean pine, and citrus hops. Beautiful blend of bright hop flavor blended with just the right sweetness. San Diego does it again; a near perfect DIPA.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
donttreadonme (91) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 20, 2010
Hard to find anything to dislike about the West Coast IPA. Not a hop bomb, no, theyíre too smart to make that - better to make it higher alcohol and smooth. Maybe it is a hop bomb, I canít judge anymore, I drink too many hoppy beers, Iím even growing my own now. Any how - excellent beer - drink some.


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