BillZav (22) - Sarasota, Florida, USA - JAN 24, 2011
While excellent in a bottle, it’s on tap where this ale’s effervescent character is brought out. Golden amber in color, with a burst of citrusy notes up front balanced by sweet malt and piny hops. GF Imperial, which I’ve raved about several times on my blog, is smooth, nutty, and spicy with a crisp clean finish. Definitely one of the classic West Coast IPAs.
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wow! perfect for a lover of strong IPA ! give this a try, smooth with a great finish. same IPA bite. LKay (160) - Maryland, USA - OCT 7, 2012
Very bitter beer. Has a citrus, specifically white grapefruit flavor. This beer is stunningly addictive. spacemonster (90) - Igo, California, USA - JAN 31, 2014
UPDATED: FEB 23, 2014 Lovely blaze orange with nice carbonation. Smells like hop/heaven. citrus, resin and a slight grassy note. Tastes soooooooo delicious. This is my favorite IPA along with palate wrecker. This beer has a hop in its make-up that makes my nose run. I love it. Such a great beer.perfection. This beer is wonderful. Thank you Green Flash!
nathan30533 (1020) - Clifton, Ohio, USA - JUL 23, 2014
Just another perfect beer. I’m enjoying out of a snifter. Great look, taste, aroma. Awesome all around beer. "It’s all about the hops. "
liquidhedonism (289) - Beaverton, Oregon, USA - SEP 7, 2014
22 oz bottle from Whole Foods in Hillsboro, OR. Aroma is piney, resinous, and lightly grassy. Mouthfeel is crisp, with an impressive bite from the hop bitterness and carbonation. Has a strong malt backbone to perfectly balance out the massive hop profile. This beer is ridiculously easy drinking for such a high gravity ale. One of my all-time favorites! Plumb7 (5) - Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - JUL 30, 2016 does not count
Possibly my favourite dipa. So amazing in every sense. So bitter in the tongue. Lovely. ClubGonzo (5685) - Bergen, NORWAY - FEB 7, 2011
UPDATED: FEB 8, 2011 Bottle from Vinmonopolet in Valkendorfsgate, Bergen. Pours a beautiful cloudy deep orange body with a medium, short-lived white head. Aroma is absolutely to die for: heavenly cascades of fresh, fruity hops: grass, peaches, apricot, melon and hints of spruce. Amazing. The first sip really blows me away: this is truly a great DIPA! So much flavor! So much balance! Starting off at first with a distant sweet maltiness, the hops grow exponentially in your mouth, going from peaches to apricot to melon, then switching over to a grassy, lightly spruced bitterness - this is a beer that actually tastes pretty much exactly what it smells like. Carbonation is tender and soft, palate is refreshing and silky smooth at the same time. The aftertaste is mildly fruity, sweet and slightly bitter at the same time, carrying the full weight of each sip as it gently takes your palate by the hand, leading you over bright green, flowery and beautiful meadows, where you meet a fair, white-clad lady with golden hair and... *_* ...eh, sorry, got carried away a bit there. *cough* Well, nuff said: this is perhaps the best DIPA I’ve had in my life. No, not perhaps, this IS the best. There is too much of nothing here, too little of nothing. Awesome. And this rating isn’t even contextually biased; Monday evening, sitting alone in front of my PC with just the kind of expectations to expect from a solid American craft brewery. In other words; this is liquid magic. Just go and get it. doctorfrenzy (6) - East Greenbush, New York, USA - JUL 28, 2013 does not count
wet hop, straw, pine & mossy nose is also slightly malty; pale tan, fluffy head stands well; noticeable white and pink grapefruit and its an accompanying bitterness is beautifully subdued and balanced by extremely smooth and clean - but not dry - malt finish; for a hoppy IPA -and especially an imperial - beautifully restrained and eminently quaffable Ctplt777 (530) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - AUG 5, 2014
So just popped the top and got punched in the face with a blast of pine. That’s how this one is going to go. I’ve had this several times but this one particular bottles splendor needs to be reviewed. The aroma is TONS of pineapple and pine as promised by the label. Literally telling me what to be excited for and delivering. Taste is nuts. Just pine pine pine pine pine pine hops hops hops hops hops hops tropical fruits and a super dry finish that leaves your palate scorched and it’s awesome. This is what an imperial IPA is supposed to be like. It is well balanced and has that hop monster title it can actually live up to. I get really excited about all these green flash beers they are world class. Exceptional brewery and beer. Cheers.