RATINGS: 1515   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CanIHave4Beers (4183) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - FEB 1, 2013
Must have been saving this rate for after the Pliny one... Drank both this and Pliny the Elder with my brother in law Dwain on the same night maybe nine months ago. Dwain, who maybe had never had an IPA in his life up till this point had some commentary that he asked me to write down about the beers we were drinking. I intended originally to provide a whole series of such ratings where I put down my notes then his but I think this only panned out to like two or three beers. Maybe Ill try again in the future.

Pours a golden, almost a light orange color with a huge white head and good lacing on the glass.

The aroma is herbal with a touch of cooking spice. There are plenty of pungent fruity hops. The alcohol character is very low and there is a little bit of toasty malt.

The flavor is hoppy with a medium bitterness, the hops are more of the spicy and grassy varietals but the beer does feature some melon and orange rind character as well as some odd tomato notes and a little bit of toasty malt.

And now for the Brother Dwain bonus rate:
This is a fruity beer by smell, and it also smells like good pot.

Flavor: This tastes really bitter & not as good as Pliny the Elder

Overall: Way too bitter for me to even drink.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AntonyWilson (323) - Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA - MAY 20, 2017
660ml bottle: Pours a hazy golden with white head. Peppery notes with spicy hop aroma. High bitterness, medium bodied, medium carbonation. Beer finishes dry. Some good caramel flavours come through together with herby notes. Overall a refreshing beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Muggus69 (2414) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - MAY 19, 2017
650mL bottle from Beer Love online. BB 09MAY17 - whoops Hazy orange gold beer, decent size dense white head. Aroma not as intense as expected (can forgive that with age) - citrus rind, pine sap, toasty malt, not as malty as the standard IPA seemingly. Full body, resiny, big but that booze is well tempered. Enjoyable flavours of toasty biscuity malt, sweet throughout really with hops making the balance providing lingering lime & grapefruit, green pine needle, unripe peach, and a healthy hit of bitterness. Yeah, its a bit long in the tooth but retains plenty of character.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jayman217 (1) - Michigan, USA - MAY 16, 2017 does not count
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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hershiser2 (2857) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - APR 30, 2017
Bomber, Kroger, Rio Hill. Golden with a small white head. Aroma of pine, oregano, citrus. Flavor is heavily tropical fruit up front. Cantaloupe, pine, grapefruit. Juicy up front... lingering cantaloupe flavor closes it out along with pine.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
doriangrey (17) - Diamond Creek, AUSTRALIA - APR 15, 2017
UPDATED: APR 16, 2017 Quite drinkable and didnt taste at all like 9% though I did drink an 8% IPA before it. However the 8% tasted stronger! Straw coloured and tropical. Not very fizzy but enjoyable. 2nd try it tasted a little too boozy and heavy with not enough hops to cover.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
alkolord (537) - - APR 4, 2017
Leuchtend gold, leicht trb, wenig weisser schaum, leicht fruchtig in der nase, schlanker krper, gute bittere, schn trinkbar

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
simontomlinson (289) - 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 (1483) - 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 (2280) - 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 (5554) - 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.

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