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RATINGS: 1427   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. It’s all about the hops!" -- Brewmaster Chuck Silva
101 IBU


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3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sully (1377) - Potts Point, New South Wales, - MAY 31, 2011
This pours and laces well. A good consistent head. I love the soft pineconne and citrus hop aroma that comes through. A thick mouthfeel and the flavour of malt and hop dominates but for a slightly ferric/curic aftertaste. This is a slight detraction from an otherwise fine beer, my first for the Aussie winter.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jookos (2351) - FINLAND - OCT 22, 2014
Bottle@wka. Copper golden clear. Caramels, tropical exotics, fresh berries, pines. Pretty nice fruity hoppy nose. Smooth body. Sweets, bitters. Cream corny caramel malty. Fruity, light spicy iipa. Good balance, possibly bit on the bitter side, hides the abv quite well. Slight floral meadowy finish.

-- bb

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
weihenweizen (1773) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - OCT 19, 2014
On tap at Pies & Pints Morgantown. Deep gold with medium white head. Aroma is herbal hops, medium/thick body, medium carbonation, and little small-bubble lacing. Taste is dank, some herbal hops and bitter hops. Lots of hop flavors in this one.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
wyzzywyz22 (1973) - Wirral, Merseyside, ENGLAND - OCT 19, 2014
Bottle from Beermoth, Manchester. Shared with weaselkenievel. Vivid orange pour with a smallish off white head. Piney hop aplenty in the beak alongside sweet malts. Flavour wise the hops stepped up to the plate and delivered, juicy citrus fruit and earthy notes in chorus alongside balancing malty sweetness. Up there with the best in style and this was right up my er freeway.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AdiBeer (1358) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 17, 2014
Aroma: citrus and tropical fruits, sweet caramel and grains. Appearance: clear gold, small, white, creamy head. Taste: light bitter. Palate: sweets intensify, citrus ice cream, bitters coming up,, slightly dry finish. Overall: very nice IIPA,great aroma and palate, well-balanced. Pint at Green Flash Brewing Company, San Diego.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
slowrunner77 (5977) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 14, 2014
"after having them side by side, i have to give a slight nod to the West Coast over this one...maybe the juicier and more floral hop profile...Nugget & Summit in here, has a bigger body and is ridiculously smooth for such a big hop bomb of a beer. Quite acidic in the feel & flavor. The aroma, as expected is wonderful piney bitter hops. Love it. Similar profile to Hopsickle, but not quite as good...close though. For theprice, I’ll stick with GF’s West Coast IPA but will have this again."

3.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
john_henry (109) - - OCT 7, 2014
Off the bat this beer looks, like all green flash beers, great. Pours a lovely lovely gold with a solid lasting white head. Unfortunately the aroma doesn’t come threw, but then this bottle does have some age on it. The taste is good, not too bitter for a big IPA, it manages to retain some complexity threw all those hops and is very drinkable. Overall, I would like to try a fresher example, but this still stands strong.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
JonMoore (1875) - Loughborough, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - OCT 2, 2014
Bottle from The Euston Tap, London. Cloudy orange with white head. Aroma of citrus hops, pine, orange, pith.Taste is a great balance of hops, malt, sweetness, big hoppiness, very easy to drink, full mouthfeel, well-hid alcohol, nice bitter finish. Excellent.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Eberndt (186) - - SEP 27, 2014
Hazy orange color with a good amount of head. Aroma of citrus and a little earthy and astringen. Very sweet orange peel flavor and crazy drinkable for such a high ABV.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Garrold (1473) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 26, 2014
Bottle. Hop Hideout, Sheffield. Hazy orange. Film of bubbly, sticky, white head. Sticky toffee. Overripe mandarin. Ripe banana. Some spice. Some pith. Taste is heavy sweet, before relief, by way of a dirty, earthy bitterness, kicks in. Some booze, and soft carbonation, make for a big, rich mouthfeel. Finishes juicy, spicy bitter. A big beer. A tad rough, but very tasty. Stupid expensive, though. Could have been a lot higher rate. Need to get to America...

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beersiveknown (3074) - NORTHERN IRELAND - SEP 25, 2014
Bottle at home from brewdog
super hazy mid amber with frothy offwhite head. Dank lemony hop freshness with sticky fudge resinous background. Full bodied, pithy dryness, heavy, boozy, lime sherbet. Fairly astringent bitterness, floral, fairly high carbonation.


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