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RATINGS: 1499   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.86/5   IBU: 101   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
"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

CanIHave4Beers' rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CanIHave4Beers (4024) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - FEB 1, 2013
Must have been saving this rate for after the Pliny one... Drank both this and Pliny the Elder with my brother in law Dwain on the same night maybe nine months ago. Dwain, who maybe had never had an IPA in his life up till this point had some commentary that he asked me to write down about the beers we were drinking. I intended originally to provide a whole series of such ratings where I put down my notes then his but I think this only panned out to like two or three beers. Maybe I’ll try again in the future.

Pours a golden, almost a light orange color with a huge white head and good lacing on the glass.

The aroma is herbal with a touch of cooking spice. There are plenty of pungent fruity hops. The alcohol character is very low and there is a little bit of toasty malt.

The flavor is hoppy with a medium bitterness, the hops are more of the spicy and grassy varietals but the beer does feature some melon and orange rind character as well as some odd tomato notes and a little bit of toasty malt.

And now for the Brother Dwain bonus rate:
This is a fruity beer by smell, and it also smells like good pot.

Flavor: This tastes really bitter & not as good as Pliny the Elder

Overall: Way too bitter for me to even drink.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Lambister (452) - FINLAND - SEP 17, 2016
Large bottle @ Flinders Lane. Bisquit and fresh grass on the nose. Fresh hoppy mouth with loads of flavor. Bit soapy at the end but still everything is really well put.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jhamp9 (1682) - Corinth, Texas, USA - AUG 25, 2016
Lightly hazy yellow orange pour with a fluffy white head and great lacing. Aroma is earthy, herbal, pine, mango, and toffee. Taste starts earthy then goes into citrus and tropical fruit with a piney finish. Some caramel sweetness to balance it out. Lingering piney aftertaste. Medium body.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tstamba (748) - Maryland, USA - AUG 18, 2016
Bomber to a pint. Hazy copper orange with thin white head. Pungent pine and citrus notes... Balanced, quaff able, dry bitter finish... Outstanding DIPA! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ansalon (3030) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - AUG 17, 2016
Pours hazy orange with a medium frothy white head. Aromas of grass, hay, peach and apricot jam, pine, caramel. Taste is very fruity and somewhat floral with a nice hoppy bitterness. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lilja (2839) - Malmö, SWEDEN - AUG 15, 2016
Drucken på fat på Bishop Gustav, Malmö. Smak och doft av humle, malt, karamell, mango, tall med toner av ananas och citrus. Fruktig, stor kropp och sötma, bra balans, fin beska med smak av citrus och tall. Gott!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Sparf (238) - Östersund, SWEDEN - JUL 31, 2016
En doft av helt färsk barrskog och gräs samt grapefrukt, saftig frukt och en touch kola. Exceptionellt välbalanserad doft, inte så stor men mycket elegant. Här finns också en svag ton av råttpiss/surt disktrasa som ger karaktär. Klar brygd med gulaktig färg. Varaktigt skum. Citronskal, kådatoner och en rejäl grapebeska. I förlängningen mest citrus och därefter en sakta avklingande välavvägd beska. Ordinär kropp och mjuk kolsyra. Riktigt bra IPA av den friska, mindre söta sorten.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Plumb7 (5) - Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - JUL 30, 2016 does not count
Possibly my favourite dipa. So amazing in every sense. So bitter in the tongue. Lovely.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Peter_L (1244) - SWEDEN - JUL 28, 2016
Tap@Akkurat. Grumlig gul vätska. Väldigt bra doft med massor av humle. Gillar tobak och den lätta anisaromen. Massiv humle och en stor maltkropp. Helhetsintrycket dras ner då avslutningen framhäver alkoholsmak, annars hade det blivit 4+.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
VT (2527) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 19, 2016
Bomber. Pours a clear pale golden with a resilient white head. Aroma is grapefruit, lemon, pine, cedar and resin. Flavor is fruits, bubble gum, pine tree, grapefruit, lime and lemon. Finish is nice bitter punch, mostly fruity. Lingering residual sugars, as well as cedar and pine. Medium to full body, average carbonation. Great!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Brentv (657) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 15, 2016
On tap at IBU in Beaverton. Pours hazy orange with a small white head. Fruity mango aroma. Taste is intensely hoppy, bitter, fruity. Medium oily mouthfeel.

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