Green Flash Imperial IPA (650ml Bottle)
"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 flavours and aromas from a unique blend of Summit and Nugget hops. It's all about the hops!" -- Brewmaster Chuck Silva 101 IBU
Color is brilliantly clear and light orange. Aroma is intensely floral and grassy, and a deep sniff will also reveal lemony elements. Flavor starts with fresh cut grass and flowers, sharp hoppiness rounded by some sweetness in the middle and a sharply bitter, spicy, and flowery finish with a touch of grapefruit. So hoppy it almost sizzles in your mouth. Boy, that bitterness stays with you in a lovely way. Alcohol contributes a touch of astringency in the finish, but in general, the hops overwhelm it. Overall, this is as expected a delicious brew. It is intensely hoppy, and a great display of West Coast brewing. The clarity and color of this brew are truly world-class.
Imperial IPA, Double IPA or DIPA is a strong, often sweet, intensely hoppy version of the traditional India Pale Ale. Bitterness units range upward of 100 IBUs and alcohol begins at 7.5% but is more commonly in the 8.5-10% range. The flavour profile is intense all-round. Unlike barley wines, the balance is heavily towards the hops, with crystal and other malts providing support.