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Green Flash West Coast IPA (2014-)

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96
86
style
Serve in Shaker, Snifter

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 512   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69/5   IBU: 95   EST. CALORIES: 243   ABV: 8.1%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
(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.


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Wojo21 (175) - Pelplin, POLAND - JUL 16, 2016
Aromat średnio intensywny, cytrusowy, świeży. Barwa złocista, delikatnie zamglone, piana średnio wysoka, zbita. W smaku wytrawne, cytrusy, żywica, goryczka średnia w stronę wysokiej, grejfrutowa. Ogólnie spodziewałem się więcej, a tak to poprawna, dobra nie urywająca niczego Ipa.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
ordybill (1301) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - JUL 6, 2016
Poured from a 12 OZ bottle into a pint glass. The appearance is a clear bright amber copper with a large white head. The aroma is a full on rush of hops, pine and citrus. The taste is full of hops and citrus. A world class beer.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
knasputte78 (516) - SWEDEN - JUL 6, 2016
Halvljus och lätt grumlig, humlad och rätt beska, ändå balanserad och inte så spritig ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Banzale (5) - FRANCE - JUL 5, 2016 does not count
Acheter en supermarché français ( Auchan Roncq ) bouteille de 33cl . Au premier abord couleur cuivré . Senteur florale + fruité. Un goût particulièrement prononcé avec des notes d’agrumes ( peu être orange sanguine. ..) une amertume présente. Un houblonnage qui ne laisse pas indifférent. Bonne découverte !

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Drjohnrock (690) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 3, 2016
From draft flight at Biermarkt USA on July 2, 2016. Medium amber/gold color, nice citrus/hoppy nose, big resin taste with some hops and malt but resin dominates. Different but rather good.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (21549) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUL 2, 2016
28th June 2016
USA bottle. Almost clear gold beer, good cream colour head. Smooth palate, decent fine carbonation. Nice light malts. Fairly spicy hops. Tropical fruits. Spicy orange peel. Mild skunk. Smooth spicy finish leaves a bitter linger. Fresh and tasty.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
fakebeersnob (316) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - JUN 25, 2016
I had this when it was just an IPA - trying it as a DIPA. I am still not really a fan of this beer. Smells of grapefruit, with a bit of other hops mixed in. Poors a slightly dirty copper penny color. Thin head, but the lacing lasts. Grapefruit, pine, sticky, resiny, a bit floral. Too much of a hop mix. It has a bit of a sweet malt backing, but I think the hops competing for what the actual taste is makes it overall not as enjoyable.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
allanmb (151) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - JUN 20, 2016
Pours clear golden with a good white head. Aromas of citrus and pine hops with a hint of malt. Medium carbonation and good mouth feel. Taste is zesty and fruity hops with a piney bitter finish and slight maltiness

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
thepatrickman (714) - Durham, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 17, 2016
On draft. If Green Flash set out to create a textbook West Coast IPA, then this is an excellent manifestation of that. Light malt body with a big, pungent and bitter hop profile. A fantastic beer, considering it’s readily available just about everywhere.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
wyldeturkey101 (29) - - JUN 16, 2016
UPDATED: JUN 16, 2016 Pours into a dark orange with a minimal white head. Taste is crisp, very hoppy with a hint of caramel.


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