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Green Flash West Coast IPA (2014-)

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RATINGS: 174   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72   IBU: 95   EST. CALORIES: 243   ABV: 8.1%
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(This is the new recipe for West Coast IPA, now an Imperial IPA)

If you are drinking this one in Europe, chances are you should be rating under this entry: http://www.ratebeer.com/beer/green-flash--st-feuillien-west-coast-ipa/281827/

As craft beer pioneers, we embarked on an expedition to brew the benchmark West Coast IPA. We ventured into the unknown and struck gold, discovering a tantalizing menagerie of hops. Simcoe for tropical and grapefruit zest, Columbus for hop pungency, Centennial for pine notes, Citra for citrus zest, and Cascade for floral aroma are layered throughout the brewing process. West Coast IPA exemplifies the Green Flash spirit of adventure and discovery.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tendency (26) - California, USA - SEP 20, 2014
lemme start this off by saying to you fellow raters: if youíre getting a bottle of this - and im talking to you folks that are overseas - and youíre stating thatís itís golden amber in color, or hazy golden, then youíve got a sample thatís probably not fresh. when fresh either via bottle or on tap this is a copper golden color leaning more to the copper. typically im not a huge green flash drinker but this one definitly ticks the boxes; creamy, bracingly bitter with excellent grapefruit, pine and resin. not too sweet but there is a nice bit of malt present though hops are the dominant player here. well done.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tmr (37) - - SEP 20, 2014
A: 1/2 finger head/ golden amber/ lacing/ slightly darker than apple juice S: HOPS!!!/ citrus/ pine/ floral T: Alcohol/ pine/ citrus/ pepper Body: BITTER!/ warming/ lingers/ BITTER!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ciocanelu (59) - Timisoara, ROMANIA - SEP 20, 2014
Overall a very nice double IPA with itís classic west coast tropical fruit characteristics. I liked the old one better. This one has a bit too much sweetness and alcohol presence for my taste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
brokensail (10935) - Orange County, California, USA - SEP 19, 2014
On tap @ Yard House Irvine. Golden pour with white foam. Nose is fairly resinous and piney. A lot of caramel and honey, though. Floral hops, some orange, and grapefruit. Eh. Flavor is kind of sweet and malty. Intense piney bitterness. Some grass, orange, and grapefruit peel. A somewhat chalky note, too. Maybe some peach.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mike5326 (923) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - SEP 19, 2014
Poured from a bottle. Clear golden color, small white head. Medium floral aroma. Medium body with a strong bitter flavor and a light finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Lore (1064) - Budapest, HUNGARY - SEP 19, 2014
cloudy golden to orange colour, moderate sized yellowish off-white head; aroma of citruses, tropical fruits, resiny and floral notes, maybe some biscuit; taste is dominated by intensive hoppy bitterness with some citruses and tropical fruits in the background; long lasting bitter aftertaste; very good, strongly hopped IIPA

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Niller (676) - Hammel, DENMARK - SEP 19, 2014
Bottle from Voldby. Pours golden/orange with a white head. Very hoppy taste, orange, citrus fruits, grapefruit, notes of caramel. Creamy mouthfeel. Soft carbonation. Nice dry bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hackobock (1375) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - SEP 19, 2014
August 21, 2014. On tap at Rover. Pours clear pale amber with a very small white head. Aroma is grass, pine, citrus, floral, caramel. Taste is light/medium sweet caramel and resin with a medium dry grassy bitterness. Finish is medium dry bitter bitter with a light biscuit sweetness in the back. Medium bodied, average carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
jgentgesdo (668) - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - SEP 16, 2014
Pours murky golden with a thin tan head with good legs. Nose is caramel, floral hops, a little citrus hops. Flavor is malt forward with a very bitter finish and a bitter aftertaste. There is a little metallic flavor in there for me. Mouthfeel is creamy and a little oily.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
EdInSaltLake (639) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - SEP 15, 2014
Tangerine/orange citrus, leafy hop aroma. Really light sweet malt. Herbal/leafy, citrus, pepper hop flavor. Some resinous flavor and mouthfeel. Light malt flavor -- just enough...

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