RATINGS: 1511   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.86/5   IBU: 101   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
"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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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gorbalev (3000) - Ontario, CANADA - APR 16, 2007
Bottle shared with Blankboy, Hogtown Harry, Jerc, Mds, and Mabel, Harrys bottle. Hazy orange, small white head. Nice piny hop aroma - strong. Very very bitter taste - again, lots of pine. Strong but very drinkable. Nice strong simpel stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jercraigs (10258) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 14, 2007
UPDATED: MAY 9, 2008 2008-05-08. Orange amber body with a modest white head. Big hoppy aroma, resiny hops, green leafy notes with a hint of sweat socks. (7+) Flavour is quite bitter with a good amount of resin character. (7+) Average to medium palate. Pretty solid. 8/3/8/3/15-16 3.8 Bottle courtesy of Swoopjones <P>April 2007. Bottle. Hazy golden amber body, small off white head. Hoppy aroma with light lemon and tropical fruit notes. Very bitter with more tropical fruits. The bitterness is not particularly balanced by the malt, but the hops are nice, with lots of lemon flavours. Average palate. This is very good, but just does not quite hit that magical hop reverberation in my palate today to take it to the next level. 8/3/7/3/15 - 3.6

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HogTownHarry (6563) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - APR 13, 2007
UPDATED: MAR 29, 2008 Bottle (650ml). Shared with blankboy, jerc, mabel, mds and tupalev - my bottle via trade with DarkElf - DarkElf+ Fest 07!!. Cloudy light orange, smallish white head. Incredible sweet, resiny hop aroma, heavy pineapple and citrus, mild alcohol, light malt - very appealing. Straight-ahead bitter hop taste (slow in developing), light fruit, increasing alcohol - nice, but a little one-dimensional. Average body, very astringent, mildly acidic, decent carbonation, very long bitter finish - very very good .. but not necessarily great. Re-rate March 29/08

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
OhioDad (2492) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - APR 12, 2007
22oz bottle via trade with Crosling! - Thanks Nick! - Pours amber with a fair offwhite head that fades back to a ring but leaves some lace. Aromas of grapefruit, and pine pretty much. Flavor is hoppy in the fore. Good grapefruit, pine and a little malt behind it but very much leaning to the hoppy side. Resinous palate and some slight alcohol warmth on the back of each sip.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jarspag (601) - San Francisco, California, USA - APR 12, 2007
UPDATED: FEB 15, 2008 Bottled in bomber. Solid IIPA offering from yet another san diego brewewy. It must be in the water? Big, bold, flavorful, but dangerously drinkable. Io like the blend of pine and the increased dose of caramel malt than what is found in their west coast IPA. Flat out, just a nice drinking brew - good for any time of the day. Solid.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
LiebeBier (808) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - APR 12, 2007
22 oz bomber - A hop monster. A citrus, grapefruit aroma. Amber colored with with thin white head. As the lable says, it is all about the hops. Extreme ending bitterness and astringency. Its really much too bitter without any balance of the malt character.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
beachbum25 (1086) - Powellville, Maryland, USA - APR 12, 2007
12 Oz bottle-Poured a cloudy amber color w/a moderate white head. Strong hop aroma. Strong up front hop flavor, like you were chewing on them. Much too overpowering for me to really get anything else out of this beer; just too far out of balance. Nothing to balance out the finish or flavor. Too one dementional. There seems to be a lot of buzz @ this Brewer, but this is the third beer Ive tried from them & found them all to be underwelming

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dmac (6032) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - APR 10, 2007
22 oz bomber. Poured a honey amber color with a HUGE white head in a tulip glass. Aroma was pure hops with a nice balance between grapefruit and spruce aromas. Very light palate that felt a little watery. Slight alcohol warming and tons of hops in the flavor but still very pleasant.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ughsmash (7508) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - APR 9, 2007
Bomber. Poured a clear, translucent toffee with a nice initial cap of whitish head. Huge pine forest and grapefruit provide a succulent aroma.. caramel and toffee provide sufficient backing for the big hops.. this just pulled me in. Flavor was similar, with emphasis on grapefruit sweetness and bitterness.. sharp, bitter pine and alcohol accents at times.. not very complex, but mighty tasty. Heavy on the palate with some sharp pine and alcohol notes that detract a bit. Very good overall!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
3fourths (9299) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - APR 9, 2007
UPDATED: OCT 10, 2013 Opaque dark orange color. Nose of juicy, dank west coast hops, neat-perfect smelling, with a little bit of mold or cheese. Sweet and sticky hop juice, tastes divine soft, creamy, fresh hop oil and musty fruit and light mold. A great example of hops, with a really thorough but mellow bitterness in the finish.

Some more notes from another bottle - sometimes the hops in this beer smell like chile peppers... like a lime citrus jalapeno smell. Thats cool.

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