origin: San Diego, CA
price: either $5, or $10/22 oz depending if you're at the Alpine brewery or not
My guess is that in the process of dialing in the scaled up version of Duet or Pure Hoppiness (both finally fantastic versions of the original, btw), they took a misstep that turned out to be pretty, pretty, pretty, pretty nice. This is nice. Real nice. Pretty nice even.
Drinking this reminds me of the good ole' days when IPAs were amazing. Well, they still are, but because everyone this side of the world makes an IPA, it's easy to forget that feeling. Like, remember when you first had Duet? Or Heady? Yeah, me too.
Of course this is nowhere comparable to those experiences, but it reminds me that yes, Green Flash does make excellent IPA. Or is it Alpine? Or both?
Even though the NSP is below my arbitrary threshold of 10 — slightly — I'm giving it a rubs the lotion rating: