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Green Flash West Coast IPA (2014-)

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88
style
Serve in Shaker, Snifter

bottled
common

on tap
common

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RATINGS: 284   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67   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-west-coast-ipa-european-edition/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.


4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
thedm (4997) - Fort Wayne, USA - MAR 1, 2015
This bottled brew from a grocery store poured a large sized head of foamy finely sized off-white colored bubbles that were long lasting and left behind a softly carbonated transparent golden orange brown colored body and an excellent lacing. The mild aroma was hoppy and malty. The sharp mouth feel was very tingly at the start and at the finish with a strong hoppy aftertaste. The sharp flavor contained notes of Cascade hops toffee caramel and hops. A decent one that I would consider drinking again.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mtdewa1 (416) - rome, New York, USA - MAR 1, 2015
Nice golden orange pour, white head. Aroma is citrus, floral and hops. Taste is citrus and hops. Malts help tone it down. Clean smooth feel. Very good iipa.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
rolfc81 (91) - - FEB 28, 2015
Really enjoyed this beer. Normally not a big fan of higher alcohol IPA, but this had a smooth crisp taste.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
borre_m (394) - NORWAY - FEB 27, 2015
Pours cloudy amber. Aroma has a lot of hops, fruity and floral. Taste is hoppy, and you can tell is a strong beer. Full body.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Enwiebe (178) - - FEB 23, 2015
2/23/15. Bomber. Rating this as a DIPA, I'm not too impressed. Pours and tastes like a solid IPA, but doesn't offer what I want to see in a Double. Hops over-run the alcohol and doesn't let the bitters round and spread. Serious bitter interest but a thin mouthfeel. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jh773 (194) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 20, 2015
Crystal-clear ruby-orange with a thick head. Smell is subtle; tropical fruit, grass, warm grain. Taste is warm, dry, complex, hoppy, lots of citrus, pine and grass notes. Good body, bitter finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
anders37 (18184) - Malmö, SWEDEN - FEB 18, 2015
Bottle. Pours a hazy orange color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity grapefruit hoppy piney aroma. Fruity malty grapefruit hoppy bitter flavor. Has a fruity malty grapefruit hoppy bitter finish.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
AdamJackson (3077) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 14, 2015
This is probably old but I hope note. burnt orange 3 finger off white head. This is a pretty resinous west coast style beer. taste is a lot of burnt malts, a bit of cheese, some intense orange peel and pine cone finish. will re-rate next time I’m in California.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GlennHendry (42) - Oshawa, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 10, 2015
Looks like an IPA in Beast Mode with that rich copper colour and it sure smells like it. There’s tons of pine with a rock solid malt background, and it’s really smooth and sticky at the same time. A powerful beer

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Hinez57 (186) - Clinton, Mississippi, USA - FEB 10, 2015
On tap @ Blue Canoe Tupelo, MS Excellent IPA. Very citrus centric with hints of alcohol, tropical fruit, and a bit of pine. Malt balance. Great lacing, beautiful in the glass. Long not quite dry, obviously bitter, finish. Overall it’d wear your palate out but you’d still pound these anyway!


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