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Green Flash West Coast IPA (2014-)

Serve in Shaker, Snifter


on tap

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RATINGS: 399   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ARH (856) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 27, 2015
On tap, poured into a snifter. The aroma is a blend of pine, resin, and grapefruit with other assorted tropical notes. It’s a murky yellow amber hue with a dense head, mild retention, and lots of snowdrift lacing. The taste profile is a medium high bitter and medium sweet compliment. The texture is oily with a fuzzy carbonation and a medium full body with notes of pine, wood resin, and grapefruit along with a lightly floral and burnt bread undertone. The finish is crisp with notes of caramel, bread, and grapefruit membrane. The strong, pungent aftertaste is bitter grapefruit and pine that coats the mouth and lingers for awhile, but ends abruptly and clean.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
b3shine (6748) - Indiana, USA - AUG 26, 2015
Draft to taster. Looks good; a fairly transparent fuller gold with off-white head that steadily dissipates into lacing. Smells piney and juicy with a malty bittersweet backbone. Tastes like it smells with a slightly boozy medium full-bodied mouthfeel. Solid, but malty, and not what I’d call a West Coast DIPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
portableparty (2096) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - AUG 25, 2015
12 oz. bottle. Pours a dark golden orange with a good off white frothy head that settles to a soapy film and lacing. Aroma is herbal hops caramel malt candied sugar and some spice. Taste is bitter herbal hops faint citrus pine and plenty of caramel malt and spice in the finish. Full sticky.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Padron4KM (690) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - AUG 23, 2015
Draft, Poured from a 32 oz growler. Dark copper, with a dense, lasting, tan head, and sticky lace. Aroma is floral, mango, citrus, a touch of caramel. Favor is pine up front, with some grapefruit, and sweet caramel malt balancing it out. There is a little alcohol heat on the finish, but overall it is a nice DIPA.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nik925 (776) - USA - AUG 22, 2015
I have the older version of this a 4.4. Not sure if this is a different recipe or just marketing. Similar to those notes, the malt is bank seat. Nicely, the hops are over the top and not just the bitterness. Going to take objection to their overly starting their awesomeness on the bottle, but still a mighty tasty

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
novair (130) - Bergen, NORWAY - AUG 22, 2015
Pours clear golden with small head. Sweet and fruity aroma. Nice balanced, not as sweet, finishes sour. Nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Florya (949) - Bergen, NORWAY - AUG 22, 2015
How : bottle Appearance : almost clear golden, large white head. Aroma : floral, citrus, grass , caramel, some pine. Palate : medium body, average carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
yourilevesque (470) - Quebec, CANADA - AUG 22, 2015
Bière ambrée et légèrement voilée. Quelques fines bulles remontent à la surface du fond de mon verre et contribuent ainsi à au maintient de cette mousse riche et onctueuse. La mousse est absolument collante et dessine sur mon verre de magnifiques dentelles riches et complexes. Arômes résineuses, légèrement alcoolisées et résineuses. Quelques fruits mûrs sur fond de céréales caramélisées. En bouche, amertume tranchante d’écorce de pamplemousse et de citron. L’alcool est très mal dissimulé et au zeste mentionné, en résulte un goût plutôt acre laissant la bouche pâteuse et capiteuse. Effervescence moyenne, corps gras, texture collante et interminable finale âcre, cette bière n’est pas très agréable à boire.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
geologyguy (986) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - AUG 21, 2015
Light Hoppy smell ...citrus, taste is too hoppy and bitter citrus, killer after pausing for a while...too much for me

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jrodooo5 (1276) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - AUG 15, 2015
Big & bitter. Not really my style of ipa. Huge hops & good aroma but not bad overall.

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