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Green Flash West Coast IPA (2014-)

Serve in Shaker, Snifter


on tap

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RATINGS: 525   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69/5   IBU: 95   EST. CALORIES: 243   ABV: 8.1%
(This is the new recipe for West Coast IPA, now an Imperial IPA)

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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GuideDogSaint (1192) - Xiamen, CHINA - OCT 19, 2016
330ml bottle at Beer Station, Xiamen. Pours hazy golden orange with a white head. Aroma of tropical fruit and hops with mint. Intense bitter finish. Ok but not exceptional.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cajun (414) - Lafayette, Louisiana, USA - OCT 15, 2016
Bottle - Pours a deep amber-orange, soapy white head. Aroma of pine, bread dough, citrus. Flavors of citrus, fermented breads, floral, fruity and tart. Hops throughout and bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Karol (877) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - SEP 24, 2016
On casks at the brewery. Golden copper color. Thick soapy head. Aroma of malt, hops, alcohol, some dark fruits. Tast is very smooth of cognac, malt, dark fruits, bitter hops. Finish is bitter hops, booze. Nice!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dudelikesbeer (4) - USA - SEP 9, 2016 does not count
Dark bronze color. Big floral hop aroma, dank piney notes & big malt profile

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bbbeer (745) - Massachusetts, USA - SEP 7, 2016
Clear bubbly orange-brown, small white head. Aroma pine and orange. Medium body, not much alcohol. Flavor moderately bitter, mostly bitter citrus and pine but with a pretty decent amount of sweet malts, more than I think of for "west coast" style. Solid nonetheless.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bergstaden (2453) - Røros, NORWAY - SEP 3, 2016
amber with off white head - Good hop aroma that has a good fruity tone - Good malt body to support a good hop profile that has a fruity flavour - The fruity hop goes into the finish that ends dry - this was real good

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Homer321 (4316) - Melboring, Florida, USA - SEP 2, 2016
Draft. Pint. Nose is pretty citrus/orange forward. Was expecting more complex aroma since the tap handle has about 7 hops listed on t. Not piney at all. Very clear, orange pour. Taste is initially very bitter and pithy. Almost astringent bitterness. No sign of alcohol. Overall ok but just a bitter bomb with only a modest hop flavor character.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
alex_leit (2510) - Minsk, BELARUS - SEP 1, 2016
Bottle. Golden color. Aroma: citrusy and fruity hops, a little nectar, raisins. Taste: citrus, grapefruit, honeydew, pure, bitter, very good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mjik83 (1350) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - AUG 25, 2016
33cl flesje bij Cafe Frape, Maastricht Alcoholpercentage van 8,1% Uitgeschonken in Frape glas Uiterlijk: donkeroranje met flinke schuimkraag Aroma en smaak: bitter, hoppig (5 hopsoorten Columbus, Cascade, Centennial, Simcoe, Citra), fruitig Conclusie: prima dipa, lekker ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mambossa (298) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - AUG 24, 2016
Softly hazed caramel amber pour. Placid pine and citrus, pineapple, wet flowers, peaches and apple. Flavor has a sturdy lightly toasted malt body with floral bite, ripe sweet grapefruit, papaya, pastel lemon skin, piney floral linger. It’s good. Not astonishing, but worth buying as your go-to.

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