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RATINGS: 1503   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.86/5   IBU: 101   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
"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 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MelvinKalksma (1115) - UTRECHT, NETHERLANDS - DEC 9, 2016

Aroma:
Medium aroma of malts, caramel, honey, fruit, hops, citrus and grapefruit.

Appearance:
Turbid golden/amber beer with a medium white/off-white head.

Taste/Palate:
Starts medium sweet with malts, caramel, honey and fruit; ends slightly/medium bitter and dry with hops, citrus and grapefruit.

Overall:
This beer is rather intense, complex and balanced. Great amount of hops, but misses some distinct fruit flavours. Great appearance with a steady head, but the aroma could have been stronger thanks to this.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tightslice (1076) - Redwood City, California, USA - NOV 13, 2016
Bottle from Safeway in Redwood City, CA. Aroma is tropical fruits, grapefruit, maybe some honey. Taste is tropical marmalade, grapefruit peels. Up front the taste is really great but the combination of bitter peels and booze started to wear on me at the end.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
PhillyCraft (6310) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 11, 2016
Backlog. Draft. Golden brown color with medium to larger head. Smell and flavor are heavy and resinous pine, grapefruit, overripe pineapple, toast, and grain. Lots of bitterness from the 100 IBU’s. A little aggressive and boozy but has a lot of hop flavor. Used to like this one but would never order it these days with all the lower alcohol and cleaner juices.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
androman (1910) - Maarssen, NETHERLANDS - NOV 5, 2016
1pt 6fl oz bottle at home from FirmaBier, 6 weeks after expire date. Nose is citrus, grass, weed. Body is clear pale, head is small, offwhite, frothy, average lasting, good lacing. Aroma is malty, grapefruit, honey, tropical fruits, leather. Medium sweet, light bitter, light citric sour. Finish is long lasting hoppy medium bitter, hint of salt. Medium body, dry texture, average carbonation. Quite easy, strong flavor, good balance but weird taste, should drink a fresh one next time, not bad though.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Lambister (471) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jhamp9 (1717) - 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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tstamba (775) - 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

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ansalon (3117) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lilja (2922) - 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!

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Sparf (249) - 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.


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