Let’s discuss Green Flash Brewing Co., shall we? I’ve sampled all their beers available here in the Midwest since they became available a few weeks ago. We’ve got the Hop Head Red, Imperial IPA, and West Coast IPA, as well as the Double Stout, which required a trip into Missouri in order to snag some at Royal Liquors.
These are some flavorful beers, my friends. You can find these tastes at the Louisiana Beer Fest, just make sure you scope out the New Orleans hotels and find a place to stay after the festivities. The Red and West Coast IPAs are like getting slapped in the face with a bunch of flavor. The gentleman at Jensen’s described Green Flash’s beers as “hop bombs,” and I’m inclined to agree. Surprisingly, the stronger Imperial IPA (at a hefty 9.4%) seemed a lot mellower to me. I’m not sure as to why this is, but I tend to notice the citrus elements of beers like this. Much like Odell’s Myrcenary Double IPA, the Green Flash Imperial IPA tastes more fruity, and that strong hop bite present in their other IPAs seems to be almost completely absent.