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Friday, August 31, 2012

Drink of the Week: Green Flash Imperial IPA

Our September/October issue is hitting newsstands, and in it we highlight 50 of the world’s most obsessed-over beers (as well as a few of their worthy understudies). But cult-worthy favorites extend beyond what we could fit into the magazine, including today’s Drink of the Week—the Imperial IPA from Green Flash Brewing. A longtime favorite of hopheads across the country, this big beer clocks in at 9.4% ABV, reaches a whopping 101 IBUs and is considered by many to be imperial IPA drinking at its finest. And though it’s definitely a big beer, it doesn’t overwhelm, instead finding a foothold in the subtleties of each sip—a hint of pine needles here, a bit of fresh grapefruit there—and the nuances go on and on. Greenflashbrew.com for distribution info.

For more favorite cult beers, check out “Join the Cult” in our September/October 2012 issue, and for a seasonal breakdown of other renowned brews we love, click here