GuilTTy (728) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - MAY 29, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very few Green Flash brews are available In this part of the wrong coast so when I saw a new one next to their excellent IPA I was excited. When I noticed it was an amber my excitement began to wane because I’m not a fan of the style but this brewery deserved a fair review so with somewhat diminished expectations I brought some home. So much for diminished expectations! This is a very well crafted beer that really raises the bar for Ambers - practically legitimizes the style all by itself. Pours a rich chestnut with ruby highlites beneath tight and long lasting light tan head. Aroma of grapefruit, hops and toasted malt. Decidedly IPA-like hoppy flavor profile but with notes of toasted caramel and vanilla bean on top. Rich texture and dry as stone and bitter finish. I hope this one will be around for a while.
CelticBrew (748) - The Crystal Coast, North Carolina, USA - MAY 29, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours ruby red from 12 oz bottle, foamy head comes forth. Aroma of the typical hopped up amber, hops, some caramel, metallic tin. Flavour was of hop crystal surprise, some pine resins, malts and slight grassy tones come through. Lacing is nice, mouth feel superb. What a delightful surprise. Rather dry in the end but acceptable. Pretty good beer. Would love to try on tap.
JahNoth (1039) - Rochester, New York, USA - MAY 29, 2008
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Green Christmas tree aroma is off the charts! Delightfully clear reddish amber in color with a thick head and oozing lace. Lots of caramel sweetness and crystal malts to balance the green hoppiness. Somewhat creamy. Resinous finish. It’s like the beer gods are smiling on me.
carl4beer (521) - Fairfax Station, Virginia, USA - MAY 29, 2008
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz. pours deep copper with nice head. aroma is huge citrus and pine hops. mouthful is a bit sticky with plenty ’o green pine. finnish lingers pleasantly.
Taverner (1076) - San Ramon, California, USA - MAY 29, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: AUG 23, 2008 Absolutely the best "Amber Ale" I’ve ever had. It pours copper red with a very frothy, soapy head. It’s very dry with a piney resinous flavor. The aroma is very grassy and full of hops.
Ty5592 (1018) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 29, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Clear amber color with great lacing. Aroma was of burnt metalic hops. The flavor was of piney grapefruit and that weird burnt hop taste. Chemical finish.
eaglefan538 (2828) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - MAY 28, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: OCT 25, 2008 Re-rate, 10/08: Another fine experience on draft at SL. Holding the numbers, although the caramel came out a little stronger than desired this time around. Original rating: Rating this one as an IPA. Pour was deep copper, full of well-suspended sediment that remained almost motionless after the pour, really quite nice with the huge off-white colored head on top. The aroma was rich citrus hops, light floral notes, full caramel. The flavor followed the aroma, great malt depth, oranges and grapefruits completing the highlight flavors, finishing with a huge strong bitter hop finish, some resinous and even herbal/spicey notes too. A great brew, Green Flash!
highibus (698) - Vail, Arizona, USA - MAY 28, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
A nice deep red color with a thin white head. Aroma of spicy hops mostly with some malt sweetness coming through. Great hoppy finish tht keeps on coming.
Immy (1955) - Virginia Beach, USA - MAY 27, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz bottle. Clear, dark red with a beige head. Big, sweet malt nose with tons of floral and citrus hop. Excellent lace rings, medium, somewhat creamy body. Lots of citrus hop flavor, sweet caramel and bread. Excellent!
scraff (2121) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAY 27, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz - Deep reddish brown, light tan creamy head. Soft pineapple and leafy black tea aromas rest on light citric caramel tones. Moderate grapefruit tea and earthy flavors round to a soft sweet caramel ending. Medium bodied and smooth, soft carbonation, bittersweet finish. A near perfect hopped up session brew. Well done....