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RATINGS: 1490   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
BückDich (5477) - McCall, Idaho, USA - JUN 20, 2007
Bottle: Copper color, sticky white head, nice lacing. The nose is funky with lots of citronella and grapefruit along with some catty notes and vanilla. The flavor is chewy and sweet with lots of bitter and dry hops, sticky and thick. A machete to cut through these hops. The finish is starchy and sharp. Nice and tasty, but a bit brash.

3.8
redlight (2325) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JUN 19, 2007
Dank and funky aroma, definitely the a cousin in the canabis family. Pours blonde. Flavor is mary jane, pine resin, Very hoppy!!!!! GOOD.

3.9
mgumby10 (1856) - Jupiter, Florida, USA - JUN 19, 2007
Courtesy SoLan. Pours a clear orange with a small white head. Puff, puff, pass. Smells of the chronic. Monster hop aroma with just a touch of grapefruit. The taste is obviously monster hops as well, with a distinct bitterness to it. Alot of pine in the taste as well. This one just beats you and beats you down in the hop category. The finish actually mellows out in the hop departmet amd has some nice citrus fruit to it.

4
johnadam2002 (529) - Hainesport, New Jersey, USA - JUN 15, 2007
Pours gold with white bubbly head. Aroma of pine and hops. Big time pine hop flavor throughout. Hides the 9% well.

3.8
robertsreality (2460) - Minnesota, USA - JUN 12, 2007
Hazy Orange/Gold Color with White Head. Fresh Wet and Dry Hopped Aroma. Easy to Assume that Your Palate is About to Receive a Hop Attack. Medium Mouthfeel. Very Sweet but Dry Hops Balance it Out Quite Well. Initial Notes of Citrus, Particularly Grapefruit. A Bit Piney. Very Nice Hit of Mouth Watering Hops. Sweet Herbal Dry Aftertaste. Very Well Done Impy IPA.

4.6
AleDrinker (1089) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JUN 11, 2007
Pours golden with a medium, dense, lasting head. Big citrus, grapefruit, aroma. Nice lacework covers the glass. Big bitterness hits the tongue with a slight sweetness, bitterness lingers on. Awesome. Body is just perfect. Thick enough to stand up to the huge bitterness and alcohol. And even a bit of malt to back everything up. Brilliant.

3.7
TheEpeeist (3709) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 9, 2007
22 oz bottle. Clear gold straw with a white, doughy head. Nose is big on citrus, apple and melon. Light strawberry with subtle caramel-banana. In contrast, taste starts with a sharp, dry pith bitterness countered with a dash of pineapple. Another wave of bittering washes in leaving juniper and capers. A little harsh for my taste but hop freaks should love it. Quite fruity with spicy food.

4.5
badlizard (5533) - Berkeley, California, USA - JUN 8, 2007
650 mL bottle. Hazy deep yellow amber with fluffy white head. Aroma of pine and hemp. Thick chewy and very bright palate. Initial taste of tangy sweet malt with some fruit character transitioning to a piney hemp taste and finishing with a semi-dry bitterness and a lingering hoppy perfume in the back of the throat. Wow, this is good.

4.1
GreenDragon (219) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 2, 2007
Pours a hazy deep golden orange with a creamy off-white medium head that leaves a lot of lacing behind. Strong sweet hoppy aroma with orange, grapefruit and perhaps canteloup melons. Very appealing. Strong bitter hoppy taste with a thin clear bitter body. Noticable warming effect. This is great stuff, but in making it an imperial IPA, they’e lost the citrusy flavour of the standard GF IPA. It’s still very very good.

4.1
bdigital (659) - Ft Wayne, Indiana, USA - MAY 29, 2007
Thanks to Odeed for the bottle. 22 oz. bomber pours an orange-yellow color with small white short-lived head. Not much lacing to it. Very sweet grapefruit and orange smell along with some floral hops in the aroma. Didn’t seem to be as hoppy as I thought it would be. You can tell they’re there, but only lurking in the background. The sweet citrus comes through much more prevalent than the hops do unfortunately. Still very good though and would definitely seek out.


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