Green Flash's Imperial IPA (also known as San Diego-style IPA), is a very hoppy, high gravity ale, brewed with a unique blend of Summit and Nugget hops. This 9.40% ABV, 101 IBU ale is available on a rotating schedule in bottles, casks, growlers, and on-tap. Green Flash Imperial IPA pours out a golden yellow with a slight haze and a bone white foamy head that laces your glass. Imperial IPA smells of pine and grapefruit hops, with herbal, earthy hops underneath, and also subdued malts and yeast notes in the nose. Imperial IPA's taste follows its nose, with big pine and citrus hop flavors balanced by fruity, tart, spicy hops and a caramel malt backbone that adds just the right amount of sweetness. The finish is dry and bitter, and the mouthfeel is a medium bodied, lightly carbonated, pleasant sipping experience. We recommend sipping Green Flash Imperial IPA from a snifter, tulip, or oversized wine glass.