obguthr (3861) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - OCT 1, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft: Whole orange, lilly nose. Clear amber, medium yellow head. Orange, tangerine. Some maltiness, but definitely hop forward. Medium body, alcohol noticeable. Great beer, but too hoppy for me to pair with spicy Mexican food
FlacoAlto (3810) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - SEP 29, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A steady, soft pour into my fresh, clear, plastic hotel cup produces a Ĺ-finger thick, light tan colored head. The beer is a bright copper color that shows a brilliantly clear, golden copper hue when held up to the light. The aroma smells of sweet candied spruce, candied fresh pine, ripe tangelo zest, bright ruby red grapefruit, nice guava notes, and lychee. This is backed by soft caramelized malt, and a bit of sweet grain character, as well as some menthol leaning hop notes.
Slightly sweet up front, which accentuates the bright hop fruitiness, while the middle and finish takes on a woody spiciness, a definite bitter herbal bite, and a lingering pine character. The body has a creamy heft to it that isnít quite as light and refreshing as I prefer (which is why I usually prefer IPAs to Doubles), but still keeps this well out of the Barley wine territory. Flavors of lychee, guava, ripe tangelo zest, spicy kumquat, bitter orange peel, peppery pine, a bit of sage, and perhaps even some savory / spicy / woody cedar like notes. The male plays a clearly supporting role here, but the finish does have a touch of caramelized, slightly sweet tea leaning crystal malt to it, and there is some toasted whole grain cracker character as well.
This is a nice Double IPA, it does still reinforce my preference for regular IPAs though, as I donít like the extra alcohol and chewy malt character that comes along with these, in general. Still this does hold my interest, and is tastily hoppy, so I canít really complain much. I hope they are replacing the old West Coast with something in the regular IPA range.
Dedollewaitor (13925) - Odense, DENMARK - SEP 29, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle @ De Molen Beer Shop. Pours hazy dark golden with a white head. Mango and tropical hops with very faint caramel. Quite unlike any 2ipa ive had recently. Fresh hops and overall a superb balance. Smooth, vaguely sticky and dry!
BVery (6427) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - SEP 29, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled at ABR 2014. Clear rich gold pour with a frothy white head. Citrus and pine, with some floral notes. Another good west coast IPA from Green Flash.
MRodgers1982 (101) - USA - SEP 24, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Not that great, in comparisson to other big breweries in SD. a little sweet dirty and alcohol is a little much because it doesn tblend in. Blah
tendency (26) - California, USA - SEP 20, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
lemme start this off by saying to you fellow raters: if youíre getting a bottle of this - and im talking to you folks that are overseas - and youíre stating thatís itís golden amber in color, or hazy golden, then youíve got a sample thatís probably not fresh. when fresh either via bottle or on tap this is a copper golden color leaning more to the copper. typically im not a huge green flash drinker but this one definitly ticks the boxes; creamy, bracingly bitter with excellent grapefruit, pine and resin. not too sweet but there is a nice bit of malt present though hops are the dominant player here. well done.
Tmr (37) - - SEP 20, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A: 1/2 finger head/ golden amber/ lacing/ slightly darker than apple juice
S: HOPS!!!/ citrus/ pine/ floral
T: Alcohol/ pine/ citrus/ pepper
Body: BITTER!/ warming/ lingers/ BITTER!
ciocanelu (71) - Timisoara, ROMANIA - SEP 20, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Overall a very nice double IPA with itís classic west coast tropical fruit characteristics. I liked the old one better. This one has a bit too much sweetness and alcohol presence for my taste.
brokensail (11008) - Orange County, California, USA - SEP 19, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap @ Yard House Irvine. Golden pour with white foam. Nose is fairly resinous and piney. A lot of caramel and honey, though. Floral hops, some orange, and grapefruit. Eh. Flavor is kind of sweet and malty. Intense piney bitterness. Some grass, orange, and grapefruit peel. A somewhat chalky note, too. Maybe some peach.
mike5326 (923) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - SEP 19, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured from a bottle. Clear golden color, small white head. Medium floral aroma. Medium body with a strong bitter flavor and a light finish.
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