iowaherkeye (2636) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - NOV 11, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at Hamilton’s. Clear medium amber with a small off-white head, fair retention. Aroma of orangey lightly dank hops, tinge of pine, and light dry biscuit malt. Flavor follows suit, pretty much zero sweetness, more orange with light backing pine. Bitterness peaked at a 7, dry. Light prickly carbonation with a light body. Very tasty. I think I had the first batch that Guy brought to joet’s tasting after CBC in SF. 8.5 aroma and flavor.
anders37 (12756) - Malmö, SWEDEN - APR 14, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft @ the brewery. Pours a golden color with a small white head. Has a fruity malty hoppy citrus aroma. Fruity malty hoppy bitter grapefruit flavor. Has a fruity malty hoppy bitter grapefruit finish.
oRos (612) - sacramento, California, USA - APR 6, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at capitol beer and tap. at green flash takeover. Resurrection of the 2008. Pours copper with white head taste is fresh pine and citrus great beer
chinchill (581) - South Carolina, USA - MAR 27, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
2013 reincarnation of Green Flash Surfs Up IPA served on tap at the Secret Stash Bash.
Poured clear, light amber in color, and with a medium and fairly durable head.
Had an attractive and complex hoppy aroma. Medium/high bitterness (IBU = 75) in this hoppy, West Coast style IPA that has limited amount of sweet malts. The hop mix included piney, herbal, citrus and grassy/weedy elements.
Medium body with slightly high carbonation.
O: a rather aggressive hop-lovers IPA.
czarinakat (3) - Florida, USA - MAR 22, 2013 does not count
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
I wasn’t able to determine much aroma from this, a small citrussy note and some grassyness.
neuromatt (858) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 19, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the brewery, served in a tasting glass. Pours clear straw-amber with small white head that fades quickly and leaves a tiny amount of lace. On the nose, there are medium floral, fruity, piney hops with subtle caramel malts. The finish is moderate in length with floral hops and subtle spice. On the palate it is medium in body with a smooth milky texture and soft carbonation. Overall, this is a decent floral IPA but it feels like it is missing something. 2013-03-17
bb (5888) - Alamo, California, USA - MAR 12, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Amber beer with a cream head. Grapefruit and pine aroma. Pine and earthy flavor. Medium bodied. Good bitterness. Earth and pine linger with light woodsiness.
skmikeg (429) - Poway, California, USA - FEB 15, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a bright orange with a small off white head and some lacing. Aroma is of citrus peels, pine, some tropical fruits, and some sweet biscuit malts. Taste is of citrus (mainly lemon and grapefruit) pine resin, tropical fruits (mainly pineapple) some biscuit malts, and some sweet malts. Has a medium body with a semi creamy mouthfeel and a semi dry, crisp, refreshing finish. Overall, a very nice IPA that is very refreshing and drinkable.
cooplander (543) - Florida, USA - FEB 4, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
orange/amber color, aroma of spruce/pine/citrus hops, caramel, bread, same flavors, tropical fruits, great balance, very good IPA
hayduke (2933) - Eureka, California, USA - JAN 25, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Got this on draft at THE LOCAL BEER BAS in Eureka, CA on Green Flash night. Came in the glass a clear orange color with a white head and good lacing. Nose is a burst of hops with citrus leading the way. Medium in body with a smooth mouthfeel. Flavor is big here with tropical fruits going well with the grapefruit and oranges. Finish is dry and bitter. Really good beer.
hapjydeuce (888) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 11, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Obriens during Green Flash Night 2013, all anniversary ales rebrewed on tap. This is delicious and easy drinking. Floral aroma with light citrus zest. Straightforward peppery hops flavor with a light malt base. Well balanced throughout with a fairly quick flavor fade. Sessionable!