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RATINGS: 1482   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.86/5   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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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rcasta (846) - - AUG 8, 2009
gracias ramenen en el lago estuvo refrescante y deliciosa. creo que tambien la probo el pollo. semana de agosto 2009


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GRM (3581) - 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 (2141) - 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 (1165) - 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 (921) - 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.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
MetalNHopHead (1159) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - FEB 2, 2016
For some reason, I took a real liking to Green Flash’s Imperial IPA. I believe the ludicrous amount of hops may have had something to do with it. Pour is orange and not too hazy. Long-lasting head - slightly rocky. Floral and tropical on the nose. Flavor notes of earth, nectar, pine, grapefruit, orange, and peach. A chewy resinous feel with lots of crispness and bitterness. There’s just enough malt in the background to keep this ale in line. Yes, it’s brisk and boozy, but also quite easy to enjoy.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
sir__v (1689) - Lille, FRANCE - FEB 1, 2016
Bottle from Deconinck, Vichte - BE. Color: clear golden beer with medium carbonation and medium white foam. Smell: hoppy resin domination. Grassy and resin. Hoppy. Taste: medium body with superb hoppy blast, resin. Pine notes. Grassy and floral. Good attenuation. Quiet drinkable. Aftertaste: high bitterness, resin and pine.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mambossa (249) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - JAN 7, 2016
To snifter. Pours a nice softly hazed bright orange, medium sized head with stucco-shaped lacing. Nose is a healthy blend of pine resin and ripe mango with a twist of pineapple. Flavor is also displaying an ample amount of pine, some citrus rind, and ripe tropical fruit following after. Sturdy malt to stand up to the extremely high alpha hops used. Linger is sticky but no overbearing flavor. It’s pretty solid, this bottle seems to be maybe a month or two old (best by date is in Feb), but surprisingly still hugely hoppy and satisfying. Booze is hidden by all that pine resin. I love piney imperials. And this satisfies my craving almost as much as Pure Hoppiness. This is just a tad sticky for me!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mep3222 (1092) - East Greenbush, New York, USA - NOV 27, 2015
Tropical piney hop aroma. Taste is malty with lots of hop balance. Still finishes with slight piney resin hop, but slight sweet too from the malt. Fairly balanced but hops are a bit overpowering. Good double ipa, and get some nice pineapple hops in the finish, but still feel it is a bit unbalanced?? ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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