vyvvy (5892) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - AUG 9, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours clear golden / bronze with a large light tan pillowy head. The aroma has lots of citrus (orange & pineapple), sweetness and caramel malty backbone. Very full, rich and hoppy. Medium / fully body with fairly soft carbonation. The flavor starts with citrus and pineapple-like hops along with coconut, pine and lightly toasted malt. The finish is a tropical bomb with lots of pineapple, coconut and just a ton of resin clinging to all parts of the mouth. Thumbs up to this delightful beer.
dwyerpg (5683) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - AUG 8, 2007
4.2 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Wonderfully hoppy aroma. The flavor has quite a bit of hops with some creamy coating characters at the end. Pretty tasty, sticks in the mouth too much.
JFURYCAT (1079) - East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 8, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I actually prefer the West Coast IPA but this one is more balanced, has a nice mix of fruits, spices and bitterness with an excellent crispy floral finish. The alcohol is well hidden. I miss this beer I got at State Line in Elkton, MD. They also have the Green Flash Barley wine there.
drawde (115) - San Francisco, California, USA - AUG 5, 2007
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
UPDATED: JAN 9, 2008 Medium foamy yellow head. Butterscotch color and clear. Just loads and loads of fresh-cut grass combined with a perfect amount of peach, making for a gorgeous flavor and nose.
[Compared next to a Moylan’s Hopsickle]
The Hopsickle is more malty, sweet, and syrupy; the Green Flash is way more focused on delicious grass. Both are fantastic, but I prefer the Green Flash.
[Tasted next to a Three Floyds Dreadnaught Imperial IPA]
The Dreadnaught is very peachy in the nose; the Green Flash is ganja and grass. Not suprisingly, the taste matches. Besides that, the Green Flash has more hop sting aftertaste; the Dreadnaught has more of a warm syrupy aftertaste. Both impeccable. I personally prefer the Green Flash.
[Tasted next to a Lagunitas Sonoma Farmhouse Hop Stoopid]
The Green Flash has a more complex flavor, and more sting.
RedHaze (371) - Where the hell am I?, Nebraska, USA - AUG 4, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a slightly hazy orange tinged gold, with a dense two finger head that fades slowly to a thick cap. The resulting lace is very sticky, leaving a solid sheet on the interior of the glass.
Smell; lots of citrus with grapefruit and orange peels. There’s a mild hint of some sweet malts, but this one is definitely all about the citric hops.
Taste; the grapefruit and oranges really stand out, and there’s also a touch of lemons in there as well. The malts are more noticable in the flavor than they were in the aroma, with a little caramel and biscuits, and there’s a little bit of an alcohol spiciness in the finish.
Mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with a bit of a biting carbonation, and the drinkability is good.
Tejas (989) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 4, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: AUG 7, 2007 I thnk I just swallowed a pine tree and I cool with that. Never had an IPA with as much fresh piney flavor as this. Alcohol isn’t noticeable at all. Very very drinkable. Great IIPA that I could drink many of. Would love to try again.
brentfeesh (1208) - Mansfield, Ohio, USA - AUG 3, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 oz bottle. Lightly hazy orange pour with a nice looking light white head. Lots of grapefruit in the aroma with apricot and caramel malt. Nice caramel malt body with solid hops all the way through. Tangerine and pine are with come to mind. Yum…No other way to say it. Medium body with a bitter dry finish. Solid and enjoyable stuff!
Speedle (266) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - AUG 2, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz bottle...big pine and sweet citrus aroma..golden orange with a decent bubbly head...very bitter first impression with a smooth finish and clean crisp bitter aftertaste...alcohol is hidden by the hops and not the sweetness of other doubles....lots of long lasting lacing and head....really enjoyed this beer...I will definately add this to my buy again list
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - AUG 1, 2007
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft @ Grey Lodge. Great surprise to see this on tap in Philly and I went right for it. Pours with a thick head and the sticky, pine aroma I miss from SD beers. This fails to dissapoint with grass, pine and citrus fruits. A real treat, especially to find this on this coast.
Schultsc (572) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 30, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a hazy bright golden orange with an off-white medium dense head. Bright, pleasantly weedy, fresh herbaceous aroma with some dark citrus and earth notes and a slight touch of maltiness. Straightforward strong bitterness with earthy and dark citrus hops flavors and well-integrated malt and alcohol. Extremely well-rounded mouth-feel with extraordinary balance with prominient bitterness that really works and very little malt sweetness yet posesses great structure and strangth.