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Green Flash 5th Anniversary Double IPA

Green Flash 5th Anniversary Double IPA
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RATINGS: 34   MEAN: 3.78/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 95   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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Green Flash 5th Anniversary Double IPA Brewed with 100% Columbus hops this double IPA is an absolute Columbus hop bomb! Its resinous hop character comes through with huge grapefruit zest and pine notes throughout the brew. The big juicy, fruity, citrus hops add a resinous and almost sticky hop presence in the body making the medium body from crystal malts seem even richer and fuller. This is a hop head’s treat! 9.5% ABV, 95 IBU

ChillCoat's rating

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ChillCoat (1029) - Concord, California, USA - DEC 8, 2007
draft at PP Strong Ale Fest 07. Clear, dark copper color. Tons of citrus in the nose. Hop forward with big citrus.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
slowrunner77 (6162) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 16, 2014
"(early 2013)Hmmm. Not sure what to think of this one, and I have no clue how old this was. I’ve had fresher from Green Flash, and you get the feeling this was once pretty epic. Piney and tropical, with a floral aroma. Maybe a little hop forward for them, but still nice."

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gription79 (2379) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - DEC 8, 2013
Had on draft at the brewery. Vegetal, grassy, resinous, fruity alcohol, hidden alcohol, nice bready malt character, could use more complex hop flavor.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cory (350) - , California, USA - OCT 10, 2013
Draft. The Columbus hops are very aromatic, unlike other DIPAs where they have been diminished. Not too bitter, little thick, long finish. Alcohol apparent in taste and bitter stays with ya and builds.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (11673) - Woodland, California, USA - JUN 7, 2013
Tap at The University of Beer. Pours hazy amber with a creamy off-white head. Aroma is resin. Med body or better. Flavor is resin with a touch of citrus/floral over restrained caramel. Not biting, but finishing very hoppy and bitter. With grapefruit peeking out. Excellent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
oRos (1221) - sacramento, California, USA - APR 12, 2013
On tap at capitol beer. Pours ruby copper with white head. Taste is very malty with a crisp bitter finish

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
marcus (6860) - Sacramento, California, USA - APR 10, 2013
On tap at Capitol Beer, Sacramento. Pours light amber with a thick beige head and a citrus and molasses aroma. There is a full-bodied caramel malt flavor that starts sweet then turns bitter.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hoppapatamus (3) - fremont, California, USA - MAR 27, 2013 does not count
Mmmm Columbus...... Very hippy and enjoyable. Was drinking side by side with green bullet and couldn’t pick a favorite

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
neuromatt (1218) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 19, 2013
On tap at the brewery, served in a sampler glass. Pours clear golden amber with a moderate off-white head that fades slowly to a thin cover and leaves a small amount of lace. On the nose, it has big notes of resin, citrus and pine, along with caramel biscuity malts. The flavour is well balanced with big bitter resinous hops with lots of spice, pepper and caramel malts. The finish is long and hoppy-spicy, with prominent alcohol. On the palate, it is medium in body with a dry texture and soft carbonation. Overall, this is a very nice California style double IPA. Well worth another taste. 2013-03-17

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
anders37 (17904) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 19, 2013
Draft @ 13th Bistro Double IPA Festival, Hayward, CA. Pours a pale amber color with a small white head. Has a fruity malty piney hoppy aroma. Fruity malty piney hoppy grapefruit flavor. Has a fruity malty piney hoppy grapefruit finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
GarrettB (1117) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 5, 2013
November 11th, 2012 - My memory is a bit hazy (writing this in March, 2013) but I believe this was a pint or a sampler glass at the brewery itself to celebrate some kind of small achievement. I tend to find Green Flash’s hops style to be poorly tailored to my own tastes, but this Double IPA is singularly obsessed with Columbus hops. This is an exciting opportunity to test both whether I like Columbus hops and what this hops’ effect is on Green Flash’s flavor personality. The glass was too small and the tasting room too loud to get a proper read on the nose, but the flavor came through loud and clear. Biscuits and crackers of all kinds brought back memories of my carb. and cheese laden day tripping through England during one summer in college. Rye and pumpernickel bolster this robust grainy portfolio, and add a salty bread touch. Parmesan and umami flavors are abundant. I’m not sure where the advertised grapefruit and piney flavors are supposed to be, but I’m not grieving their absence. This is a beer that reminds me of a drinkable, fresh loaf of bread, and like chewing on warm bread, I’m charmed.

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