bvc (1178) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - FEB 14, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle from sparky27. Pours a cloudy darker straw yellow with a medium white head that laces the glass on the way down. Nose is spicy Belgian sweet with some citrus pine notes and clove. Spicy pepper taste with some floral citrus and a bit soapy. Like most Green Flash that I have had, the abv is detectable. Decent brew.
tjthresh (1866) - Greenfield, Indiana, USA - FEB 10, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 ounce bottle from Brusin’ Ales. Pours hazy light orange with some sticky white head. The nose has plenty of Tripel spice and yummy citrus hops in the nose. The flavor has some citrus soap, pine, pepper, and clove. The soap detracts for me a bit. Medium, and easy drinking body. Small carbonation bubbles. Dry finish with a bit of heat. Overall though, I really do like this beer.
BrotherGrendel (787) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 9, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A- Pours an opaque orange/apricot hue, head is minimal now but was solid at earlier tastings, slight lacing sticks to the glass
S- Nose is sweet and spicy, banana, citrus, and Belgian candy are up front, tones of clove, vanilla, grass, touch of funky yeast and alcohol
T- Initial taste that hits is sweet candy and spices intermixed with citrus/floral hop bitterness, waves of earth and herbal tones enter midway, finishes with warming alcohol and dry grassy hops
M- Medium/full-bodied style, oily texture, good carbonation
D- This is definitely a thick and chewy IPA with considerable complexity and intermingling taste sensations, the alcohol is present in the aftertaste and I probably wouldn’t drink more than two in a row; overall a very interesting combination of styles that is exciting and innovative
decaturstevo (5342) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - FEB 6, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma of brown sugar and clove. An amber pour with a foamy off white head and lace. Perfumy, clovish, brown sugar flavor. Medium bodied with good carbonation. A damn fine beer.
brokephibroke (293) - Mead, Colorado, USA - FEB 3, 2009
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
My first real "fusion". Noticed the hops aroma first, but the yeast hit next. I don’t think this works for me, it is a great, unique beer for sure. Best of both worlds?? No.
BrianDorry55 (333) - Spring Hill, Florida, USA - FEB 2, 2009
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 20/20
22oz. from trade with GMCC (Gabe)...Thanks man! Aroma is loaded with florals, sweet citrus fruits, spices, and yeast...Rivals Two-Hearted as the best beer Ive ever smelled. Pours a nice amber with a very thin white head. Flavor is unbelievable! Every sip is loaded with different spices, the perfect amount of hops, different citrus fruits, and some grasses...the unbelievable smell is impossible to ignore as you take every sip. The Belgian Strong - IPA hybrid is genius! Leaves a bitter aftertaste and a weird mouthfeel...this is definately the only downside to this beer. Overall...this beer is just fantastic...I need to find some more in this style because its a damn shame I cant buy it in my home state...Cant thank Gabe enough for sending it my way!
jujubeast6000 (854) - Houston, Texas, USA - FEB 2, 2009
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Reviewed 1/25/2009 (bottle):
Pours a cloudy amber yellow colored body, with an average but quickly diminishing white. Pretty good lacing. Very bitter hoppy aroma. Also sweet and flowery. A lot of sweet spiciness. Soft palate, spicy taste. Some light floralness. Some bitterness too, but not very hoppy tasting. A little sourness. Definitely tastes like a weak cross between an IPA and a Belgian. Alcoholy as it warms up more.
Glouglouburp (6104) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 1, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: AUG 18, 2010 In short: A very perfumy and soapy Belgian ale that manages to be surprisingly drinkable
How: Bottle 22oz. Probably about 6 months old (consumed about 2 months after receiving it). Sent my way by Hellbilly, thanks a lot Joshua.
The look: Partly cloudy golden body topped by a medium off-white head
In long: The intense floral nose is very perfumy with something reminiscent of perfumed soap. Taste is very soapy, dried fruits (peach, citrus), rose water, candy sugar. Unsurprisingly the finish is intensely floral, like a concentrate of romantic flowers juice. As the beer warmed up the soapy/perfumy nature of the beer went down but unfortunately the candy sugar was also coming through more. Bubble gum showing up here and there. The first 80% of the bottle was good but the yeasty end of the bottom was even better with the dusty yeast dying out the beer. Very good Green Flash Le Me.
MatSciGuy (907) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 31, 2009
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
[Bottle] shared by timbeer. Pours a bright hazy gold with a large, fluffy beige head. Aroma is loaded with yeasty esters - clove, banana, but the lack of hops is a little odd. Somewhat grassy. Flavor is initially a bit like rubber cement, and the alcohol promotes that perception quite a bit. As I drink it that fades away into lots of yeastiness, cloves, and spices along with a significant amount of hop bitterness. I wonder if this is an older bottle, because this represents more of a tripel than an IPA. However it maintains the IPA bitterness. Nice rich mouthfeel and well carbonated. Had a lot of potential, but I’d like to try a fresher bottle of this to get a bit more of that hop aroma and flavor.
Nik925 (769) - USA - JAN 29, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
An amazing wall of hops battling on the tongue with some Belgian yeast funkiness. While both elements seem like they could be great beers, only Stone has been able to pull of this Beglain IPA combo. Wished for better, but about as expected.