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RATINGS: 1487   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
xnoxhatex (1305) - Grand Rapids/Chicago, Michigan, USA - JAN 8, 2008
Bottle from encinitas, CA. Hazy orange/amber with large, long lasting white head. Citrus and grainy hop aroma with slight lemon, not all that strong, but nice. Nice fresh hop flavor of pine and grapefruit with large bitterness, slight malt tones of caramel, not very balanced but a very nice hop bomb. Hotly carbonated that fades to nice creamy full body. A nice brew with wonderful hops, only wish it were more balanced but that is personal preference.

3.5
Miver (609) - Silver Spring, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 7, 2008
Bomber. Poured cloudy amber with a fine white head. Aroma of fresh cut grass, and tons of floral hops. Taste was hops, oranges, lemon and pine. Hints of Lysol present and certainly a little harsh. I like a good IIPA but in this case I’ll take green flash’s single IPA over this.

3.3
steview (1037) - Petaluma, California, USA - JAN 5, 2008
it is just a big ol’ double IPA with nothing else; thin for what it is, but otherwise; good--typical flavor and aroma, bigger and more fresh aroma, however.

3.7
axilla (962) - New Providence, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 4, 2008
Poured a slightly hazy amber orange color body with a big, sticky, off-white head. The aroma is sweet pine and oranges with some carmel. Flavor has the same hop profile as the regular IPA with a much bigger malt backbone. Seemed a little off balance in the wrong direction, a little too malty.

4
SuzyGreenberg (1603) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 4, 2008
22 oz. bottle - clear gold, big head and good amount of lacing; huge hop nose; drinks bitter with tasty mix of hops, citrus and malts; nice bitter aftertaste; tasty

4
00cobraR (1103) - Greensboro, North Carolina, USA - JAN 2, 2008
This is more of on the lines of what im looking for in an IIPA. Copper color with a big smack of hops and pine. Flavor was the same with a grassy citrus finish to it. the aftertaste hung around as well. Outstanding brew.

3.9
ross (2146) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - JAN 1, 2008
Bottle from Daniel, thanks. One I have wanted to try for a long time, and the other night I finally got to try it. Pours out an orange / yellow color with a white head on it. Sweet hoppy smell full of pine and grassy and plenty of citrus. The taste is mostly hops, balanced very well, fresh tasting. Not overly bitter, but a very nice double ipa which one could easily session. This beer would probably not be very good with age, so thank god this one was fresh. No alcohol detected, just a nice west coast IPA. Thanks.

4.5
Taverner (1100) - San Ramon, California, USA - DEC 31, 2007
UPDATED: MAY 23, 2008 This is a perfect example of the PERFECT West Coast IIPA. The hops balance, better than any other IIPA, the malt adds sweetness to the hops and the result is a perfectly balanced, high alcohol IPA that can be taken in session if you’re looking to push the envelope...a lot! This stuff pours a nice carmel golden amber, with minimal white head. Lacing present, but not too much. Flavor is a mellow, yet very hopped and graciously malted golden flavor.

3.4
bfeldmann (1050) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - DEC 28, 2007
Poured a light orange color with good head and okay lacing. ARoma was pine and citrus and wet dog. Flavor was much the same lots of fruit light ones in the flavor. good beer minus the wet dog.

3.9
MaltOMeal (1094) - Land of Sugar, Texas, USA - DEC 26, 2007
22 oz bomber. Pours a cloudy amber with a 1/2 inch off-white head. Strong hoppy aroma of citrus - orange, I think - as well as pine. Flavor was orange and pine. Mouthfeel was medium and creamy with a good bitter aftertaste. Nice IIPA.


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