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RATINGS: 1511   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. Its all about the hops!" -- Brewmaster Chuck Silva
101 IBU

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3.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 12/20
omhper (24642) - Tyres, SWEDEN - JAN 31, 2008
Bottled. Somewhere between deep golden and pale amber, firm head. Striking lychee aroma. Full bodied and very sweet. The attempts at balancing the vast amounts of hops results in excessive sweetness,and it feels a bit sticky. The lovely hop flavour fades out into an inky bitter finish.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Wegro (332) - Fresno, California, USA - JAN 31, 2008
UPDATED: JAN 14, 2010 pale orange, paler than expected. smells piney. flavor is sticky on the tongue, very hoppy throughout. very resinous. has a really unique flavor profile, sort of spicy, citrusy and grassy in a unique and very tasty way. toasty/biscuity malt backing enough to be noticeable but obviously overpowered by the hops. alcohol noticeable in the finish but its welcomed. has a nice warming zing at the end and not the alc flavor. very lively brew. unique and enjoyable, definitely delivers the hops as well. a favorite of mine for sure!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mwelsh13 (499) - Maryland, USA - JAN 28, 2008
22 oz bottle poured a golden color pushing orange. The overwhelming hop aroma was citrus orange, grapefruit, and lime. Nice head that laced around the glass nicely. Hop bitterness matches aroma with a bit of grassiness. Breadlike malt supports the weight of the hops. A bit of residual sweetness remains with honey notes appear. A bit of bitterness remains after the swallow. Nice west coast IPA.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
sheatripper (863) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - JAN 28, 2008
Bomber. Clear amber with a frothy white head, leaving spotty lacing. Beautiful tropical fruit hop aroma--pineapple, mango, passionfruit--also tangerine and peach. Big resiny and grapefruit hop flavors infuse a clean and submissive malt body. The resin quality of the hops is pure tasting, not sticky or overly woody. Not overly astringent either, just tingly and lasting. Fine carbonation. Beautiful 2IPA. Im thinking of building an altar to San Diego area IPAs. Please keep them coming.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DTM (798) - Winters, California, USA - JAN 24, 2008
Poured a golden color and you could smell the hops right out of the bottle. This is the best IPA ive had yet. Tasted a bitter citrus on the palate, but no bitter aftertaste. Surprisingly smooth finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
timfoolery (1126) - California, USA - JAN 22, 2008
UPDATED: FEB 18, 2008 Imperial IPA carries a connotation of its own. Even still, this one hit my tongue with a ton of bitter grapefruits with no aftertaste. Normally, a beer with bitter hops lacks control, but this one was impressive.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
thewolf (12375) - Kolding, DENMARK - JAN 19, 2008
Bottle. [thanks to ster]
Pours a lightly hazy golden-yellow with a great, yellowish creamy small head. Good lacing. Aroma is wonderfully fruity, strawberries, light doughy and pilsner malt as well as a good dose of hops (naturally). Lively mouthfeel, but still rather creamy. Begins of rather mild with a good fruity hoppiness. Then some light caramel and pilsner maltiness. The finish is extremely bitter, lots of powerful hops. Wonderful for a hophead, a bit sharp, but I really like it.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
faroeviking (10693) - FAROE ISLANDS - JAN 19, 2008
Bottle. Pale deep golden. Fruity piney bit sweet aroma. Dry fruity pine aroma with some sweetness. Long lasting dry fruity flavour with caramel, pine and some citrus and a good dry fruity hoppiness in the finish. Thanks to the thewolf.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (43363) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JAN 19, 2008
75 cL bottle, thanks to thewolf. Pours hazy orange with a dense white head. Mild pine and grapefruity aroma. Flavour starts with a sweet caramel with a nice fruity note before a solid bitterness is building up along nice sweet notes towards the finish. Nice.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
KimJohansen (10489) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - JAN 17, 2008
UPDATED: MAR 23, 2008 [Courtesy of thewolf, session @ yespr] Hazy golden with medium short lasting head. Aroma is hoppy with grapefruit notes. Flavor is sweet with grapefruits, citrus, caramel and a nice hoppy kick to the end. Finishes bitter. Lovely!


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