RATINGS: 1509   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
haakonjo (22) - - AUG 10, 2012
Bottle at home. Hazy orange colour. Large white head. Lovely hoppy and bitter, yet fruity and sitrusy aroma. Grapefruit, peach, sitrus. Piney hops and some malt sweetness. Very hoppy and bitter, but balanced with sweet caramell maltflavour like a proper IIPA. No bottling date, but this was likely bottled 8 - 12 months ago. Still good though. Would love to taste this one fresh. Will have to travel across the atlantic for that.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
simontomlinson (193) - Blackburn, Lancashire, ENGLAND - MAR 17, 2017
Brilliant white rocky head stayed well on a dark gold coloured, lightly effervescent body. Malt & sweet citrus aroma. Thick & almost chewy on the palate. Prickly with a sharp clean aft. Malty to the fore with a pine, citrus & a very hoppy flow over the tongue. On the back theres a long bitter finish. Very nice indeed

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hman43 (1358) - Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA - MAR 4, 2017
It pours golden with a moderate slightly off white head. It does leave a quite a bit of lacing behind. The initial aroma is stone fruit with a caramel background to it. The stone fruit is most favorable towards peach. Present are also citrus and a bit of floral. The flavor has a strong hop bitterness highlighted by peach and floral elements. There is also a caramel backbone to it as well. It has a moderate feel to it with moderately high hop bitterness that lingers well into the finish. Overall, this is a quality imperial IPA that is not over done with the bitterness, but does provide a good bitter bite to it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
wekker84 (2240) - etten-leur, NETHERLANDS - FEB 25, 2017
Bottle a dark golden yellow colored beer with a white head aroma malts citrus pineapple spicy and bitter hops flavor malts citrus pineapple grapefruits fruits white fruits earthly notes and bitter hops

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
snoworsummer (5389) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - FEB 9, 2017
Draft at GF Mira Mesa. Pours almost clear amber with a fizzy off white head. Tastes like hop resin, lemon, cracker malt, and spicy and grapefruit hops. Let that/medium body and carbonation. Smells like hop resin, lemon, cracker malt, and spicy and grapefruit hops.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Maris (1448) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - JAN 30, 2017
From a 650ml bottle on 30/1/2017. Pours an opaque medium golden with a small head head. The nose is very cirussy, with lots of grapefruit in particular. Flavour wise, its sweet and fruity up front - peach, apricot and mandarin, with a touch of honey and bready malt in the background. The hops are big, grapefruity and peppery. The palate is a touch syrupy and the carbonation is soft. A big, bold, in your face, and very enjoyable DIPA.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Andrew196 (1734) - Katy, Texas, USA - JAN 24, 2017
Pours a lovely peach with a wispy ivory head, spotty lace. Aroma is citrus, peach, notes of mint and ginger. Spicy pop on the tongue, bready, citrusy malts, more ginger, grapefruit, pepper. A tad boozy for 9% but outstanding flavors all around.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MelvinKalksma (1361) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 9, 2016

Medium aroma of malts, caramel, honey, fruit, hops, citrus and grapefruit.

Turbid golden/amber beer with a medium white/off-white head.

Starts medium sweet with malts, caramel, honey and fruit; ends slightly/medium bitter and dry with hops, citrus and grapefruit.

This beer is rather intense, complex and balanced. Great amount of hops, but misses some distinct fruit flavours. Great appearance with a steady head, but the aroma could have been stronger thanks to this.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tightslice (1156) - Redwood City, California, USA - NOV 13, 2016
Bottle from Safeway in Redwood City, CA. Aroma is tropical fruits, grapefruit, maybe some honey. Taste is tropical marmalade, grapefruit peels. Up front the taste is really great but the combination of bitter peels and booze started to wear on me at the end.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
PhillyCraft (6760) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 11, 2016
Backlog. Draft. Golden brown color with medium to larger head. Smell and flavor are heavy and resinous pine, grapefruit, overripe pineapple, toast, and grain. Lots of bitterness from the 100 IBUs. A little aggressive and boozy but has a lot of hop flavor. Used to like this one but would never order it these days with all the lower alcohol and cleaner juices.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
androman (2093) - Maarssen, NETHERLANDS - NOV 5, 2016
1pt 6fl oz bottle at home from FirmaBier, 6 weeks after expire date. Nose is citrus, grass, weed. Body is clear pale, head is small, offwhite, frothy, average lasting, good lacing. Aroma is malty, grapefruit, honey, tropical fruits, leather. Medium sweet, light bitter, light citric sour. Finish is long lasting hoppy medium bitter, hint of salt. Medium body, dry texture, average carbonation. Quite easy, strong flavor, good balance but weird taste, should drink a fresh one next time, not bad though.

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