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97
style
RATINGS: 1491   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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4.4
DYCSoccer17 (3714) - 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
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 doesn’t disappoint, Green Flash knows how to satisfy the hop heads.

3.9
blankboy (7860) - 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 that’s 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. Alcohol’s well hidden. Nice medium to full body. Simply a wonderful IIPA!

3.8
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
aspidites (1271) - 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
jsquire (4662) - 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
holdenn (2127) - 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 I’m really enjoying. Grapefruit, citrus, pine, and floral notes with a lasting hop bite. A tasty imperial ipa.

3.8
StewardofGondor (1933) - Washington Heights - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - APR 17, 2007
Translucent copper brass in color with an oily, frozen tundra white overlay for the head. Aroma catapults from the bottle, blessing us with Nugget goodness. Dry peaches and apricot chews meet a dried out picnic blanket, sun inundated orange rind and ripe mango papaya butter. It’s got it all going on. Flavor rolls in with dry apricot bitterness, pursued by a semi-peachy oiliness. Harsh bittered hops pick up the tempo in the post sip, reveling dry and scratchy. Another sip increases the bittered flavor and scratches the middle of the tongue. Gummy mango with harsh bitters. In your face, to say the least. Cumquat huskiness fornicates with ripe, young tropical flavors and bitter realizations. Fuller bodied with the bittering hops doing a fine job to consol the natural carbonation at admirable administrations. Peach fuzz and clementine rind give a fruity finish before the harsh bitterness settles in for the night. Thanks for the bomber, tpkenned!

3.7
Indra (2710) - Suburbia, Kansas, USA - APR 17, 2007
22oz. bottle. Strongly piney, herbal and green hop aroma, juicy, fresh and enticing with lighter notes of tangerine and a very faint toasty malt backdrop. Light-medium golden amber color, clear, with a slight but persistent head. Flavor does seem to properly showcase the hops, being full of resinous pine and vivid orange, with a certain dried, leafy, herbal tinge throughout and plenty of spicy bitterness to coincide with the much less substantial malt presence, this being more felt than tasted, but does contribute a light, honeyish sweetness and toasted grain character that is mostly noted about midpoint. Clean and perhaps even gently abrasive on the palate with a touch of warmth, body is sufficiently full. I certainly would not be unhappy if this were available in my area regularly. Thanks, Brian!

3.6
Gorbalev (3000) - Ontario, CANADA - APR 16, 2007
Bottle shared with Blankboy, Hogtown Harry, Jerc, Mds, and Mabel, Harry’s 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.


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