I won’t say that Green Flash Imperial IPA is perfect, because then my job becomes obsolete. What I will say is that it’s right up there with the best of the best when you consider taste, value, and its ability to deliver what an Imperial India Pale Ale should taste like.
This beer is very hoppy but also very smooth and drinkable. However, at 9.0% ABV, its strength will sneak up on you and one of these brews – only available in 22oz bottles – is more than enough to get you going. I would recommend a small glass, 10 ounces or less, to savor the flavor.
Green Flash Brewery is located in San Diego, CA and is one of the up and coming breweries that are making an impact at beer festivals with their attention to detail and creativity in developing unique beers like their most recent one, Rayon Vert, which is a nice compliment to this Imperial IPA.