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Green Flash West Coast IPA (-2013)

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RATINGS: 2159   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Schultsc (572) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 17, 2005
Nice earthy hops aroma followed by a good bitter body which intensity that resembles a double IPA. Little maltiness and fewer hops flavors than the aroma would lead us to believe. Finishes with a good, thick mouth feel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BBB63 (6509) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - SEP 16, 2005
Bottle from the Foolish_Mortal (much thanks!) and served in my Great Lakes mini snifter:

Pours a nice coppery hue with a solid frothy head and good lace. The nose detects both peppery and piney hops with a equal dose of grapefruit esters, also found a layer of pale malt and woodiness dancing about. This smells the part of a quality IPA. The taste didn’t let me down after the very nice aroma. Sharp, pungent, and fresh hop bite through the taste but at no point did it become unbalanced or over-the-top. A citric and pepper undertones do a stand-up job in support. The feel is sharp yet seems equally smooth and refreshing. Pretty good body for the style. Another surprise for me for Green Flash who is now 2 for 3 in my book. I could drink this IPA all the time. Seek this out ratebeerians.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
egajdzis (5898) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 10, 2005
Poured an amber color with a medium sized, off white head that left decent lacing on the glass. Aroma of caramel malt, pine, citrus, and floral hops as well. Taste of more pine and citrus, light malts, and finished overly bitter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
whaleman (2178) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 3, 2005
UPDATED: DEC 1, 2006 Bright, clear copper body with a soft, foamy off-white head. Pleasant blend of hop aromatics including spice, earth, and grapefruit. Some sweet crystal malt comes through as well. Big, coarse, cruddy flavor, but mostly in a good way, with plenty of malt character. Intense, lingering bitterness. Full-flavored, aggressive and distinct IPA that appeals to me. Greatful for regular access.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Enniskillen (2045) - Salinas, California, USA - SEP 3, 2005
aroma is very nicely hopped, with strong lemon and grapefruit. Body is a deep amber with a 1/2 inch cream head. taste is smooth, and quite brilliant and relaxing, hopped to a nice level with plenty of fruit and pine notes. terrific ipa.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Odeed (1799) - Bakersfield, California, USA - SEP 2, 2005
thanks to enniskillen for the free brew.pours an ice tea like looking body with a nice white head.aroma is beautiful citurs/pine hop mix.the flavor is much in the same with some malts thrown in.this is super tasty!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
FoolishMortal (990) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 30, 2005
Yellow orange with a large white head. Cascade family hop aroma, citrus, pine and floral notes. Malty sweetness up from, complemented by citrus hop notes, fades into a pleasant resinous bitter character in the finish. Mouthfeel is medium and rather dry.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - AUG 30, 2005
On tap at the 2005 OBF. This was a very fresh, still kinda green hopped IPA, still tasted a bit planty. Medium sweetness up front with a big citrus hop finish, very bitter and crisp. Very nice smooth beer with a very fresh hop taste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
chilehead (186) - Laguna Niguel, California, USA - AUG 24, 2005
Deep copper color, thick foamy head. Hops come through on the nose and mouth. Smooth medium body. Much stronger in flavor and alcohol than your typical IPA. Damn good!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hopdog (10913) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 19, 2005
Bottle acquired in trade with DarkElf (thanks!). Poured a dark copper color with an averaged sized tan head. Aromas of citrus (oranges), pine, grapefruit and somewhat spicy. Tastes of grapefruit, citrus, pine and light caramel. Lightly sweet and ending on a not over the board bitterness.

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