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Green Flash West Coast IPA (-2013)

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RATINGS: 2155   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.87/5   IBU: 95   EST. CALORIES: 219   ABV: 7.3%
Editor’s Note: If you had the 8.1% abv version marketed since 2014 as a Double India Pale Ale, this is the wrong beer page. Please rate under Green Flash West Coast IPA (2014 -).

This West Coast-Style India Pale Ale is extravagantly hopped, full flavored, medium bodied and copper colored. A menagerie of hops is combined throughout the brewing process to impart specific characteristics. Hops used include Simcoe for a unique fruitiness and grapefruit zest, Columbus for strong hop pungency, Centennial for pine and citrus notes, and Cascade for floral aroma.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Hanan (82) - NW Phoenix, Arizona, USA - MAR 11, 2015
Top of the line IPA. Ben a favorite for 3 years now solid. Pisses me off that it’s sold in a 4 pack. It’s good but doesn’t need to be priced so much higher than something like a Stone IPA. If they sold this as a 6r or in a case for a reasonable price I’d buy a lot more. Nevertheless, very pleasantly piney, beautifully hopped, and a bit more on the dry hopped end.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Erzengel (6723) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - MAR 8, 2015
*Old rating from 2012. The beer starts fruity and smooth, fresh, but way too sweetish. Nice, fruity-floral, sweet.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
cbohl (12) - - MAR 1, 2015
Great full flavored IPA - great appearance, very piney and hoppy but fullness smooths it out a bit. Very much in the Sierra Nevada Torpedo range and that is a much more affordable alternative.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Abrakarl (397) - SWEDEN - FEB 7, 2015
Nice tropical beer with plenty of hops. Typically the aroma is better than the bitter taste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
George999 (314) - Colorado, USA - JAN 19, 2015
Pour from bottle is auburn in color, aroma is floral and hoppy, taste is initially bitter slightly sweet on the front of the tongue, finish is bitter, solid IPA

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Iznogud (1565) - CROATIA - DEC 17, 2014
Bottle, 355 ml from Za Popent, Ljubljana, shared with JFK. Pours cloudy dark orange with off-white head. Very hoppy, citrus, floral, pine aroma. Sweetish malty, caramel with great hoppy bitterness. Full bodied. Very balanced. Was really impressed by this brew, for me this one has it all.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
RickReallyBrew (78) - Franktown, Colorado, USA - NOV 12, 2014
Last night I had an Avery Myrcenery Ale from CO. It was as good as it gets for an IPA. Well, I have to report that this brew is equally delicious and satisfying. And I’m not easily pleased. Thus beer has a wonderful hop nose, balanced malt and hop bittering flavor. A cornucopia of IPA goodness!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RuneStumo (2507) - Haugesund, NORWAY - NOV 12, 2014
12.11.2014. 0,355l Bottle. Bougth in Sweden at Systembolaget in Gøteborg. BB August 2014. Dark orange colour with white head. Unclear. Very strong aromas of fresh aromatic hops. Spruce, herbs and pine. Kind of rich with both a malty body and alcohol that gives strength. Aftertaste is bitter with lots of aromatic hops, its not bitter with that dry bitterness. Kind of oily at the end with a kind of softness. Very nice!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bygers (1098) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 5, 2014
Bottle 0,33l. Pours a clear orange, big white head, nice lacing. Aroma is malty, pine, grapefruit, caramel. Taste, of pine, grapefruit, citrus, malty, caramel, alcohol. Big bitterness. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Earplay (50) - NEW ZEALAND - OCT 30, 2014
Punchy IPA, bitterness a little aggressive and malt caramel character seems to clash with hops a little. Otherwise a great flavour packed IPA.

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