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RATINGS: 1509   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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3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
DukeBrewDevil (732) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - OCT 17, 2007
Bomber. A somewhat cloudy orange color with a big foamy white head. Smells of orange peel and grapefruit. The flavor is an interesting mix between a hoppy IPA and the spice of a Saison. Not the hop-forward IPA I was expecting, but its flavor is all its own and really drinkable. Quite floral and citrusy. Its not a must have, but Ill be trying this one again if they start coming to NC.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
drfabulous (7386) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - OCT 16, 2007
Outstanding. Floral. Hoppy. Full body. Not overpowering. The style I love. A really good IPA from a brewery that I am now really in love with. Ship to Missouri!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - OCT 14, 2007
Hazy, thick, syrupy looking body. Glowing orange-amber color. Large, fluffy off-white head settles quickly to a thin patchy film with a skinny edge. Minimal spotty lacing dots the glass. The nose has a strange buttered graham cracker profile up front, almost like a pie crust. Scents of strong orange and grapefruit hops add sharpness, while cereal grains add a grainy component to the background. The flavor is again heavily based on buttery malts, with caramel and toffee playing big roles. Sour grapefruit hops rush in on the back end. Moderately astringent finish. Medium-heavy, syrupy body. Sits pretty heavy. This is a somewhat strange brew that let me down a bit.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Hawksfan17 (890) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - OCT 12, 2007
Pours a dark cloudy orange. Notes of hops, pine, malt, and bubblegum in the nose. This beer is all about hops in the flavor! I mean wow. You can taste the alcohol which is a negative here.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
IMtheOptimator (1167) - Brookfield, Connecticut, USA - OCT 8, 2007
Poured amber with a large semi-creamy/frothy white head. Nice aroma upfront with notes of pine, some grapefruit rind, a touch of grass and alcohol. Flavor is surprisingly sweet with notes of pine and a touch of bitter orange/grapefruit rind, backed up by sweet alcohol. Finish is light and dry. Overall I enjoyed the beer, and it was quite easy drinking. I would have liked more assertiveness in the hop flavor, especially in the citrus department, and I think it might have actually been too easy drinking for the style, but still quite well made and enjoyable.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
barleyPops (1142) - Quad-Cities, Illinois, USA - OCT 7, 2007
thanks to Saarlander for the 22 oz. bomber. shared with illini08. poured an orangey-amber with a great looking head. hop aroma was OK, but not the crisp citrus and pine Ive come to enjoy from SoCal brewers. flavor had a long lingering bitterness that while OK, just didnt quite seem right.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
biz82 (1327) - austin, Texas, USA - OCT 5, 2007
Dull orange and hazy with a firm off white head. Dank, herbal, slightly cheesy, chlorophyll and orange aroma. Spicy, herbal, chewy hop flavor with a bit of orange. Ok body with noticeable hop resins on the tongue. This is a really unusual hop combination. I dont immediately love it but would like to get to know it better. Bitter finish.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cathcacr (647) - Oregon, USA - OCT 4, 2007
The carbonation is fierce within this one. The initial scent is of your standard I2PA and the taste of it is that of a beer aged over pine bark chips, maybe spruce, and made smooth and mellow through some further process. The tail end of the sip contains moderate sweetness of maybe honey and/or mild flower. Supoyb!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
dpjuart (1112) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 2, 2007
Bomber split with Naka. Hazy burnt golden color with frothy white head. Very prominent floral hop nose, a bit of earthiness too. Wow, light mouthfeel, without an overpowering amount of malt, but its there, a touch of carmel I guess. Hop explosion. Earthy hop flavor, kind of gritty/dirty, but in a good way. Floral and citrus notes in the middle, then that dry, earthy taste to finish that lingers, but not in a bad way. Very good IIPA. Straigth SoCal HopBomb.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ungstrup (36180) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - OCT 2, 2007
Bottled. An amber beer with a lazing beige head. The aroma has spicy notes of sage, as well as notes of other herbs, and heather honey. The flavor is sweet with notes of caramel and heather, leading to a very bitter finish. The body is thin.


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