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RATINGS: 1486   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.86/5   IBU: 101   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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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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3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Derek881 (1236) - Denver, Colorado, USA - AUG 22, 2012
Poured from the bottle into a trumpet glass to drink. The beer had a hazy light straw-amber color with a good-sized, foamy white head with good retention, along with great cling and lacing. The aroma featured notes of citrus, pine, spices, and a nice floral component as well, with slight touches of candy and sugar. Its taste was mostly bitter with a grainy-citrus flavor, but it also had a slight sugary sweetness at first, and a slight sour effect at the end. The beer was lively and fizzy with average carbonation, and a quite dry but fairly full mouthfeel.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beerplace (414) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 4, 2016
On tap at St. Augustine’s. Straw hazy color, white head. Aroms and taste are candied tropical fruits with resin notes. Same aftertaste. Perfrctly balanced beer. Excellent.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mezr (76) - California, USA - JUN 1, 2016
Poured from a 20 oz bottle a crystal clear orange. Beautiful to look at. The head is thin and white, quickly dissipating and leaving no lacing at all. Aromas are of grapefruit and mild pine. Medium bitter with a lingering bitter finish. I expected it to be more sticky based on the resin in the aroma. Very refreshing and easy to drink, but the alcohol content creeps up quickly, so I’m enjoying it by sipping slowly.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
JRisWasted (15) - La Palma, California, USA - MAY 25, 2016
Pours a pretty blaze orange color. Aromas of grapefruit, citrus, and small amount of pine comes through. Hop flavors of grapefruit and citrus burst on the palate. Not much malt balance, which is great for hopheads. Love this intense hop forward brew!!!!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oldrtybastrd (4914) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 6, 2016
Pours a deep dark orangish amber color. Aromas of big hop action, sweet malts, and more hops. Flavor has some bready maltsy tastes with nice grapefruit and floral hop taste. This is one hoppy sumbitch. These guys sure know what they are doing.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GRM (3640) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 29, 2016
Sample, 1-ounce, draught, during the Great American Beer Festival, savoured on September 26 2015; eye: golden, clear, no effervescence, tiny ring of white head, average lacing; nose: fresh, alcohol, pine, tropical fruits, light malt; mouth: fresh, alcohol, pine, tropical fruits, light malt, finale in pine with presence of alcohol, full body, good carbonation, rather bitter, lightly sweet, harsh and alcoholic texture; overall: fine FRANÇAIS Échantillon, 1 once, en fût, durant le Great American Beer Festival, savourée le 26 septembre 2015; œil : dorée, limpide, pas d’effervescence, petit anneau de mousse blanc, dentelle moyenne; nez : frais, alcool, pin, fruits tropicaux, léger malt; bouche : frais, alcool, pin, fruits tropicaux, léger malt, finale en pin avec présence d’alcool, corsée, bonne carbonatation, plutôt amère, légèrement sucrée, texture râpeuse et alcoolique; en résumé : bien

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Viper666 (3271) - Richelieu, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 19, 2016
Où, Quand, Comment : Bouteille, dégustée le 6/25/2013.
Visuel : Couleur : ambrée-orangée. Apparence : claire.
Arôme : Houblon résineux, fruité (agrumes), herbeux et légèrement citrique, léger caramel sucré.
Goût : Entrée de bouche : Goût amer de houblon résineux, fruité (agrumes, traces d’abricots), légèrement citrique et herbeux. Un support malté de caramel sucré est également bien présent avec quelques notes de biscuits, et de poivre.
En bouche : Corps : moyen. Effervescence : moyenne. Texture : légèrement résineuse. Finale : longue et un peu sèche, composée d’un goût amer de houblon résineux herbeux aux notes fruitées, terreuses et épicées ainsi que des notes d’alcool.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
danlo (2291) - Darlington, Durham, ENGLAND - MAR 4, 2016
1 pint 6 fl oz bottle from Brewdog online store. Deep orange amber colour, white foam head leaving lacing and aroma of tropical fruit, mango, citrus, hoppy. Taste is malt, caramel, sweet, floral fruity, mango, grapefruit & pine, resiny hop, and tangy earthy bitterness. Smooth mouthfeel, medium bodied, soft carbonation, dry warm boozy bitter finish. Nicely drinkable IIPA.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GlasgowTAD (1289) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - FEB 24, 2016
Bottle at Doghouse. Pours orange with a sizeable which soon recedes. Aroma is caramel, mango and tropical fruits. Taste is caramel, piney, earthy, lemon citrus, citrus bitter.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
commonshawn (1000) - Minnesota, USA - FEB 22, 2016
Tap in San Francisco. Gold with white head. Resin hop and sweet. A sweeter and high alcohol taste than their other ipas. Good citrus notes. Otherwise just a really solid imperial ipa.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SKnox13 (24) - Arizona, USA - FEB 19, 2016
Poured deep clear orange with great foamy pale white head with good retention. Large bubbles made way for some of the woodiest pine and zesty grapefruit I’ve ever smelled on this style beer... Slightly phenolic with a hint of ethanol fumes. Never had this hop variety but damm. Mouthfeel is is a bit tannic but far from sharp. This is a refined IPA very balanced and very smooth with a extra dry finish. I loved there passion fruit kicker and now after 2 home runs Im a fan.


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