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Green Flash West Coast IPA (-2013)

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RATINGS: 2152   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.87   IBU: 95   EST. CALORIES: 219   ABV: 7.3%
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Editorís Note: If you had the 8.1% abv version marketed since 2014 as a Double India Pale Ale, this is the wrong beer page. Please rate under Green Flash West Coast IPA (2014 -).

This West Coast-Style India Pale Ale is extravagantly hopped, full flavored, medium bodied and copper colored. A menagerie of hops is combined throughout the brewing process to impart specific characteristics. Hops used include Simcoe for a unique fruitiness and grapefruit zest, Columbus for strong hop pungency, Centennial for pine and citrus notes, and Cascade for floral aroma.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jgb9348 (5096) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JAN 17, 2009
Perfectly clear deep amber/copper coloured body with strong ruby highlights and a thinnish white head. Aroma of very fresh grassy hops along with citrus notes, perfumy notes and even more hops! Medium-bodied; Strong hop bitterness up front fading to a good malt backbone then back to some citrusy type hops. The aftertaste shows a lot of the hops with a bit of the grassyness from above and a good bit of malt. Overall, a good IPA that isnít overpowering that can be drunk in Winter OR Summer and really enjoyed. I sampled this twelve ounce bottle purchased at Normís in Vienna, Virginia on 31-October-2006.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
joKing (11) - NEW ZEALAND - JAN 15, 2009
West Coast IPA was dry.... bone dry. I tried to drink the whole 6 pack in one night - but I could only manage 2 bottles before the bitterness dissolved my brain: hence the loss of drinking reflex. The pine aroma was so strong - that I woke up in a cold sweat thinking I was lost in the forest. I soon realised that it was actually the empty bottle on my bedside table. I had to dial 911 after I drank this beer. It took several assurances from the lady on the other end that my tongue would grow back.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
thefle (168) - , New Jersey, USA - JAN 13, 2009
UPDATED: APR 26, 2009 This is a great IPA! Has a great bite and a very hoppy taste. I would highly recommend to any ipa lover, stronger than your average IPA

4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ChukHell (2) - Austin, Texas, USA - JAN 13, 2009 does not count
Love this IPA! A whoring 95 IBUs and a nice character. Green Flash are doing the Lordís work!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Schroppfy (2360) - Łůdż, Warsaw, Poland; Michigan, Ohio, USA - JAN 12, 2009
MmmMMMMmm! Wow, with a little tiny bit of bottle conditioning too! Pours a medium bronze, towards amber but with yellow tints too. Nice head stay around, well carbonated but not out of hand. Intensely pine and grapefruit, this is an in your face smack. A bit of tropical flavor, with melon and some metallic hop flavors. Trying to detect any semblance of bready, sourdoughy malt is an exercise in suggestion. Insanely drinkable, better than I supposed and a little heftier. Aroma is fabulous but the flavor can get a little numbing - it is an assault! I like this beer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
patrick767 (3727) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - JAN 11, 2009
bottle - Drank side-by-side with a Victory Hop Devil. This one pours very hazy copper with a one finger head. It has an excellent pine hop aroma with a touch of citrus. The flavor is even bigger hops with tasty citrus and pine notes. Itís medium bodied and leaves a long, bitter finish. Very good. Itís hard to pick a winner between this beer and the Victory. The Green Flash has more complex hops flavors, but I think the Victory has better balance.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tlind2 (1298) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 11, 2009
12 oz bottle@Olutkellari, Helsinki. Deep amber color, lasting white head. Strong aroma with hops, syrupy malts and alcohol. Very hoppy flavor with tobacco and lingonberries, dry finish. Full body, medium carbonation. Seems like this should be rightly called a double IPA: it really packs a punch, especially in terms of hop bitterness.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
scrizzz (2223) - Bothell, Washington, USA - JAN 5, 2009
UPDATED: JAN 18, 2010 Bright fresh hop aroma, clean sunset color. Balanced ipa, tasty all around. Big crisp citrus, lots of grapefruit. Fantastic.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jeff789 (1408) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 3, 2009
Pours an amber with a slight haze with a decent tan head leaving slight lacing... Very floral aroma of citrus/pine with a creamy quality... Taste is dry, not the citrus hop punch i was expecting, quite piney, intensely hoppy... Medium bodied with a dry lingering finish... I would have liked the grapefruit/citrus aroma to translate to the flavor a bit more...

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BillKismet (3502) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 2, 2009
Of an appealing luminous ginger-amber color with an adequate head. Increasingly pungent ripples of hops waft off the glass top. As advertised, this beer is strongly characterized by grapefruit and citrus aromas and flavors atop a thin layer of crystal accented malts. Tasty raw hop bite. Strong bitterness that the palate can mostly handle. Only a slight, detracting, astringent metallic ping. One of thankfully many outstanding West Coast IPA’s


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