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RATINGS: 194   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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“There’s a lot going on in this beer with two yeast strains, copious amounts of wheat malt, and a big focus on ‘C’ hops to deliver a citrus explosion,” explains Green Flash Brewmaster, Chuck Silva. “In fact we lined up more than a dozen hop varieties in the brewery to select three hops with the biggest citrus character to dry hop the beer. “This golden beer pours with beautiful, frothy white beer foam that lasts due to bottle conditioning. Gently rousing the yeast that settles in the bottle will result in a fuller texture and a more cloudy white appearance. The citrus aromas that jump from the glass are largely tangerine up front with other types of citrus notes that mingle with the Belgian yeast esters. Hop flavors of bitter orange zest dominate the brew and linger to the finish with a nice play of American and Belgian yeast combo.” A beer with so many components can be held together with a “Linchpin”. The official “Linchpin” of this beer is the skillful collaboration between the two breweries to create a unique hop-forward brew. Linchpins are symbolic: two simple shapes that combine to strengthen a bond amongst many different pieces.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
aleph (231) - - MAY 21, 2012
Draught @ Green Flash. Opaque yellow orange with white foam. Citrus, yeast, residual taste of spices from the yeast, and pine. Medium-strong body, bitter finish, balanced yeast and hop profiles.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ibrew2or3 (6767) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - MAY 20, 2012
Pours murky deep gold with dirty off white head. The aroma is lively with grapefruit and lemon mixing with mildly malty sweetness. The taste is just as lively and even more crisp and yummy with lemon, lime and grapefruit notes that are partially tempered with some sweet malts. In the background are nuances of yeast aiding to the sessionableness of the experience. Nice fresh crisp stuff that will go great in the heat this summer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
danielcurtis81 (1519) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 19, 2012
Served from a 22 oz bottle from OTM. The appearance is a pale white gold with a huge white foam head. The flavors and aromas are very similar. Nice yeasty tones, not overly Belgium but leaning in that direction. A nice light creamy citrus and some stone fruits. This is my first "white IPA" and I guess what they really are are hopped up wibier. The mouth is nicely creamy with just a kiss of bitter. Overall I enjoyed this brew. Excited to see the Founder’s label on a West Coast shelf, even if it is just a collaboration.

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
StephLJensen (15) - California, USA - MAY 18, 2012
Hazy yellow in color, poured out of a 22oz bottle. Looks like a white ale, super frothy, long lasting head. Nose is full of wheat and floral notes, lots of citrus. Flavor is very "white ale", lots of wheat and really good mouthfeel, full-bodied with hoppy bitterness on the finish. This beer was completely under the radar and I have not had one like it before.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (10692) - Woodland, California, USA - MAY 18, 2012
Bomber from the Davis Beer Shoppe. Pours dishwater orange gold with a 4 finger creamy white head. Primary aroma through the froth is yeast/spice. Sort of golden Belgian ale aroma. Near full bodied. There’s a lot of citrus hop, but if that’s taken out of the equation this starts earthy like a saison, but with a bit too much yeast/spice, and then that 50% NW hop aspect has to be dealt with. This is one really good beer. Yeast/spice into the finish, with a lot of hop riding along. Malt, yeah there’s a substantial backbone, but this is all about spice and hop. Brilliant effing ale.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jcwattsrugger (11067) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - MAY 18, 2012
preCBC tour on tap @the brewery-pours hazy yellow/gold with a tight white head and heavy lacing. Aroma is yeast, lemon, light malt. Taste is lemon/spice hops, yeast, light malt.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
lightandrhythm (63) - - MAY 17, 2012
Wonderful balance of citrus and hop bitterness. Tangerine and tangy yeast bite the back of the tongue while soft grassy malt flavors layer the front of the mouth. Slightly cloudy, small soft lingering head. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
iowaherkeye (2690) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - MAY 17, 2012
13oz cask at green flash at the release. Bright yellow amber with 1 1/2 finger off-white cask head. Tangerine citrus and tropical fruit up front in the nose, some Belgian esters and just a little peppery spice. Granted, it is cask, but I thought the aroma would be stronger. Flavor follows suit, and, at first I thought the flavor was fairly muted, but once it warmed (it wasn’t served at cask temp) the flavors came forth better. Having trouble picking out any wheat what with the hops and esters. Finishes bone dry with bitterness at a 6. Low carb with a medium body. For whatever reason this seems all green flash with little founders to me. Maybe its because I’ve not had any Belgian styles from founders (with the exception of Blushing Monk). I prefer this to Stone Cali-Belgique. 7-4-8-4-16--3.9. Rerate at Pizza Port OB. Seems a bit muted again. Dropping off 0.2 points for today, with 0.1 off the overall.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JohnnyJ (4218) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 15, 2012
Draft at stone bistro. Hazy Orange pour, foamy white head. Lots of citrus, Belgian yeast evident in the nose, bitter finish, with some sweet fruit and spice from the yeast. Good. I’m not sure what "white" IPA is.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
daknole (8851) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAY 13, 2012
Gold/apricot pour, white head. Citrus hops and the belgain yeast shine in the nose. The flavor is hoppy, citrusy, good yeast notes and some good spice notes in the background. Good.


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