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Green Flash West Coast IPA (2014-)

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97
88
style
Serve in Shaker, Snifter

bottled
common

on tap
common

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RATINGS: 245   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: 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.


3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
growler6 (13) - - DEC 19, 2014
Third time I’ve it. Bitter herb and malt overpower fruity notes. Viscous bout not overly so. Finishes bitter in the back of the throat. Won’t seek it out again.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mindwarp (89) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 18, 2014
Pours a dark clear orange color with a thick white head. Nice hoppy aroma citrus and pine and neither are overly strong. Strong piney flavor with a good dose of bitterness. A good IPA that makes me want to sample more of their beers in the future.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
AgentAle (790) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 17, 2014
Aroma is sweet malts, caramel, clove and citrus. Taste is a light sweet maltiness with a fairly pronounced bitterness that has clove and tarty aftertaste that lingers somewhat long. Appearance is a thin pearl head that retains fairly poorly.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sharkweek (107) - Statesboro, Georgia, USA - DEC 17, 2014
Solid enough IPA. The beer has a big flavor but the aroma wasn’t overwhelming or anything. I would drink it anytime its around.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
obxdude10 (2077) - Pottstown, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 16, 2014
Nowhere near as good as the first, older version. This new recipe is a bit off-balanced for my liking. I feel it’s way too malty. There’s certainly enough hops in the beer, but the sweet, bready and alcohol-fueled malts overpower them. It might be nit-picking, but I think the color is a bit off too. I think it’s a little to dark for the style. Thankfully I only got the sampler with eight of these bottles in the case.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
liquidhedonism (178) - Beaverton, Oregon, USA - DEC 11, 2014
12 oz bottle. Aroma: malty, with hints of caramel and resin. Taste/Palate: crisp; starts sweet, and finishes with a long bitterness. Another perfect beer with a fantastic malt/hop balance! These guys sure know how to brew...now if we could only make them stop with this "session" shit that they are doing...

2.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 2/20
murran (242) - - DEC 10, 2014
Pours a redish amber body with a thin head. Odd aroma, a bit like a belgian ale. Unbalanded but rather interesting taste.

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
florent.janssens (62) - - DEC 6, 2014
Bière fortement houblonné. Malheureusement, elle n’offre rien d’autre que ce goût de houblon et de façon moins puissante que d’autres bières de ce genre.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ulysse (121) - Brussels, BELGIUM - DEC 6, 2014
Amber colour. Underwhelming aroma for a five hops beer including citra hop. On the honey side of the glass. Overwhelming Sticky bitterness.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jmohno (1135) - Iowa, USA - DEC 5, 2014
Copper light amber. Pungent resinony aroma with some light fruit, toasty malt and some caramel. Resiony hop taste with some mildly sweet maltiness, strong resin and pine in bitter.


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