overall
99
97
style
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. Its all about the hops!" -- Brewmaster Chuck Silva
101 IBU

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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
puzzl (3258) - New York, New York, USA - APR 24, 2007
UPDATED: APR 25, 2007 Hoppy, very sweaty gym socks aroma. Slightly tart and even a touch funky. Pours with great lacing, very pale. Flavor is interesting and balanced, big hops but not in your face like three floyds stuff, rather they are very yellow and laid back, yet still IIPA strong. Finish is interesting, almost savory, with odd notes of potato, salt. Palate is clean and smooth for 9%.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Terminus (3626) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - APR 24, 2007
UPDATED: DEC 2, 2011 22oz bomber bought in DC at a whole foods. Bright orange with a foamy white head. good head retention the whole way through. lots of piney hops here-delicious and juicy ones. Man, if its the summit, i dig them! a backbone of floral notes as well which balance well with the pine and resin here. flavors have tons of piney hops-like eating a cascade hop cone at times. truely delicious! after the pine and resin, there is a tropical fruity note that is wonderful. this is a GEM of an IIPA and i wish i bought more so my buddy vyvvy could sample it. Damn, maybe next time i go to DC. This is one that is hard to beat and definately under-rated! ReRate fresh bottle-hmmm, this beer is still pretty good, but has alot of things that make it not as highly rated as i once had it. THe nose is still really nice-dank pine and resin. Flavors are where its goes down a bit. Lots of piney hops, but the beer doesnt really come together very well, somewhat like the Bear REpublic IIPA.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
nolankowal (938) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 23, 2007
Bottle courtesy of dirtymartini, thanks again! Orange-yellow pour with a white head. Aroma of pine and grapfruit...fairly pungent with some spicy characters and some sweet malt notes. FLavor of resiny pine hops backed with some light sweet malt...more spice elements as well. Medium bodied...bittersweet and bright throughout. Pretty nice stuff.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
DYCSoccer17 (3664) - Woodland, California, USA - APR 22, 2007
22 ounce bomber purchased from the Nugget on Mace in Davis, CA. The aroma is just LOADED with pine trees. Smells sooo good. There is also a bit of hemp in the nose, too. Very quaffable and enjoyable to the nose. Transparent light copper/dark golden body with a nice, frothy off-white head which leaves attractive lacing. Wish it was a little darker. This is like drinking a pine tree. Lots of piney hops in the start, which is backed up by some nice chewy malts. Lightly sweet in the middle with a little touch of booziness. Finishes with more bitter piney and hempy hops. Relatively one-dimensional, but that is a damn good dimension and this is well-balanced for being such a big beer. Great job.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RiverHorse (457) - New Jersey, USA - APR 22, 2007
Pours a very nice medium orange hazy color with a one inch off-white head. The smell is intensly hoppy with citrus and spicy tones. Excellent bitter taste with a big hoppy finish. This brewery doesnt disappoint, Green Flash knows how to satisfy the hop heads.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
blankboy (7425) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 21, 2007
Bottle (650ml) shared with HogTownHarry, jerc, mabel, mds & tupalev -- courtesy of HogTownHarry. Pours a hazy golden-orange with a small diminishing white head. Aroma: Oh yeah thats nice! Big, fresh resin & citrus hops backed by sweet malt. Flavour: Big (that word again!) citrus hops taste with a long bitter finish -- delicious to this hop-head. Alcohols well hidden. Nice medium to full body. Simply a wonderful IIPA!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
greenhorn1 (850) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - APR 20, 2007
22 oz bomber. Big fruity and hoppy aroma. Pours a clear straw color with a big frothy three finger head. Flavor consists of an overpowering grapefruit backed by pine notes. Slight oily mouthfeel. I expected a biggerlingering hop bitterness on the finish, which was dissappointing. Overall, it is still a good West Coast IIPA.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
aspidites (1272) - manteca, California, USA - APR 18, 2007
Garlic, Onions and ginger in the nose.Astingent vegetative hop notes up front with a big mouthfeel. Very bitter all the way thru with a lingering astringency.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
jsquire (4270) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - APR 18, 2007
Deep golden color with big fluffy off white head. Sharp pungent hop nose with tons of pine resin. This is a huge beer with lots of pine and grapefruit bitterness. Pinapple, apple sauce, red ruby grapefruit, manderin orange and pungent sharp focused hops all balanced on a firm bready malt foundation. Really great IIPA.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
holdenn (2110) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 17, 2007
22 oz bomber sampled thanks to drewbeerme. Pours a clear orange amber with a tall head. Grapefruit resin, floral, juicy aroma that Im really enjoying. Grapefruit, citrus, pine, and floral notes with a lasting hop bite. A tasty imperial ipa.


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