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Green Flash West Coast IPA (2014-)

Serve in Shaker, Snifter


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RATINGS: 232   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68   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: http://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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Partisn92 (1) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 28, 2014 does not count
I usually prefer lagers and Belgian white beers, but have recently started drinking more IPAs. This is the first double IPA I've enjoyed. Doesn't overpower you with hops, although it is a hoppy beer. Very tastefully brewed. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
FrancisGeleit (3) - - NOV 27, 2014 does not count
Very beautiful beer with golden color and billowing carbonation. Aroma is strong pine and grapefruit. Flavor is even more lemon and pine. Beer has a lot of hop mouthfeel. Very well done IPA, one of the best.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dgess32 (7) - - NOV 26, 2014 does not count
12 ounce bottle poured into a pint. Big piney hop flavors and aromas and well balanced. Love this beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theydon_Bois (9729) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - NOV 26, 2014
Keg at South Beach Grille, Ocean Beach, 13/11/14. Clear golden amber with a decent eggshell white covering that retains well. Nose is bitter hops, caramel malt, grapefruit, orange pith, straw, citric peel. Taste comprises earthy hops, grapefruit, light mineral notes. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi aggressive hop bitterness in the close. Solid West Coast IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hfmejias (784) - Dover, Delaware, USA - NOV 23, 2014
12 Fl. Oz. Bottle. Poured cloudy, orange, big tan head and lots of lacing on the snifter. Aroma is loaded with hops and citrus fruit notes. Taste is bitter and hoppy but well balanced with sweet malty notes; dry finish. Very pleasant and enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
brenn79 (1559) - Idaho, USA - NOV 22, 2014
22 oz bottle- Pours cloudy orange with a nice pillowy white creamy head. Aroma is typical IPA, tropical fruit, citrus, hops, sweet malt. The taste is better, in your face citrusy hops, grapefruit, mango, melon, all balanced by nice sweet light malt. I do wish there was more of a dry finish, I love a bone dry IPA, this is tasty though, as you drink the bitterness builds with every sip, i liked that. Body is medium and mouthfeel is slightly sticky. Enjoyed, but I have to admit I expected more from such a flagship brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Voodoo (336) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 16, 2014
Poured a deep honey color with a fair white head which lingered.......aroma is cascade citrus........taste is citrus, bread, pine, doughiness, finishing with bittering......fairly well balanced for a large IPA, but could do without the dough taste near the end, but still well done.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
drowland (6134) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - NOV 16, 2014
11/14/14. On tap at Mellow Mushroom. Orange pour with a small khaki head. Lots of hops in the aroma, citrus, some pine, doughy, candied orange. Nice flavor, candied orange and grapefruitl doughy, a touch sweet. Not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Zymurgeist2 (1082) - Redwood City, California, USA - NOV 16, 2014
Grapefruit and pine intermingle. Slightly hazy orange with smallish white head. Flavor is clean, overt citrus with moderate low pine. Bittering is moderate to moderate high.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
cheap (4173) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 13, 2014
So, what’s the big deal with another but different year of the same kind of bullhit ipa. Just change the name and retire, you dumb ass. At mad mex. Slight ipa aroma and perfume. Flat. Coudy brownish yellow. Tes, one big bitter pine tar terrible mouth coating nast ipa fer sure. Certainly on style, but seriously folks, why is it a new version?

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