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TheBEERSgoneBAD: “Imperial IPA” by Green Flash Brewing Co Beer Review


A small company with big ideas.

Mike and Lisa Hinkley took their interest in the craft beer industry to a new level in 2002 when they founded Green Flash Brewing Company. Former pub owners, Mike and Lisa jumped into brewing, and in 2003 renowned brewmaster Chuck Silva joined the team.

With Chuck on board we began brewing premium style beers, modern twists on traditional styles, and our beers began to develop a following. Cutting edge brews, Green Flash Brewing Company’s beers don’t fit traditional guidelines, instead we let our hybrid, benchmark beers blaze their own trail.

Located in San Diego, CA, we specialize in brewing assertive and distinctive beers, such as our West Coast I.P.A.: an award-winning beer whose wide acceptance has helped define a category. We also brew seasonal, collaborative and barrel-aged beers.

Our award-winning beers are on draft and bottled and are available throughout the United States in bars, restaurants and retail outlets.

Our People

A small team of people making great beer.

Every person on our team contributes to the success our beers, and we rely on them to continue to bring a new, fresh approach to brewing beer. Here’s to the team that brews, bottles, markets, sells, and delivers the brews of Green Flash Brewing Company.

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Posted by on August 23, 2011 in IPA


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TheBEERSgoneBAD: “Green Tea IPA” by Stone Brewing Co. Beer Review

Bryan Baird of Baird Brewing Co., Numazu, Japan
Toshi Ishii of Ishii Brewing Co., Guam
Mitch Steele of Stone Brewing Co., San Diego
Alc/Vol: 9.2%
Bottle Size: 12oz
Brew Date: May 19th, 2011
Release Date: July 11th, 2011
Special Fact: This is the first collaboration beer brewed as a fundraiser. All sales proceeds are donated to Japanese tsunami relief programs.

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Posted by on August 19, 2011 in IPA


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TheBEERSgoneBAD: Manzanita IPA


This traditional IPA contains a prominent hop Aroma, high hop flavor and bitterness. This bright golden copper colored brew delivers a sweet flavor with a dry finish.

‘Great first mate-trustworthy with a spine’

Foods to Pair with: Spicy foods, Thai and Indian dishes. Chicken. Great Marinade.

ABV: 7.6%

Style: American IPA

IBU: 90

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Posted by on July 24, 2011 in IPA


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TheBEERSgoneBAD: “Racer 5” by Bear Republic

This is a hoppy IPA. Did I say hops? Your brewer is a hop head! This is a full bodied beer using American grains. The goal was to create abase for showing off the unique floral qualities of two Pacific Northwest hops, Columbus and Cascade. Columbus is a new hybrid High Alpha Acid hop used mostly for bittering, but used heavily as an aromatic in this strong brew. Cascade is the balance that ties the malt and bittering hops together. It is a true specialty ale and is our brewer’s statement on this style. 2004 L.A. Commercial Brewing Competition, Silver Medal Winner; 2004 World Beer Cup, Silver Medal Winner; 2001 Real Ale Festival, San Diego, Gold Medal Winner; 2001 Real Ale Festival, Chicago, Gold Medal Winner; 1999 Great Amercian Beer Festival, Gold Medal Winner – og 1.070, ABV 7.0%, IBU 69. California State Fair Bronze Medal, 1997 Beerfest Invitational. – og 1.070, ABV 7.0%, IBU 69.

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Posted by on July 19, 2011 in IPA


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theBEERSgoneBad “Big Eye IPA by Ballast Point”

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Posted by on July 17, 2011 in IPA


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